GAITS Adds Over 200 IT Professionals by Winning a Five Year Base $152 Million Contract from Sandia National Laboratories, a Part

ALEXANDRIA, Va. , June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GAITS, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract with a five year base period to provide Information Technology (IT) services in a wide range of disciplines to Sandia National Laboratories, headquartered in Albuquerque, NM . In addition to the Albuquerque site, GAITS will provide IT services at the Carlsbad, NM , and Livermore, CA , lab sites of Sandia. The contract, involving well over 200 GAITS IT professionals, provides support for the entire IT function.

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"My associates and I at GAITS are tremendously excited about being awarded this prestigious contract," Thomas Asefi , GAITS President said. "Most importantly, we are excited about the opportunity to provide vital services to Sandia National Laboratories across the full spectrum of IT activities. Collectively these activities will contribute significantly to the success of Sandia's multiple engineering and science programs."

The scope of the contract addresses the full spectrum of IT activities, including such functions as information architecture; applications development (scientific, engineering and business systems); information processes (such as data modeling and standards); information services (such as electronic mail and network management) and support of computing and communications (such as mainframes, servers and telecommunications).

"This change is just one of several Sandia is undertaking during this summer that affect its policies and business practices," says Fred Romo , the senior contracting representative who has led the multi-year effort to identify the most cost-effective manner for the Labs' to fill its staffing needs. "For instance, this consolidation of contracts is being made for efficiency reasons. Just one example of that is that cost of administration will be significantly reduced."

Thomas Asefi noted that GAITS welcomes the opportunity to apply its proven processes to the achievement of mission success at Sandia. GAITS' processes are certified SEI-CMMI, ISO 9001:2000 and 20000-1:2005 (ITIL) and are the foundation for the performance based services GAITS consistently delivers.

"GAITS is honored that Sandia National Laboratories has selected us to provide these important IT services which are vital to the success of their programs," said Tony Asefi , CEO of GAITS.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia ( is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M. , and Livermore, Calif. , Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness. Its work falls into these key areas: nuclear weapons; defense systems and assessment; energy, resources, and nonproliferation; and homeland security and defense.

About Global Analytic IT Services (GAITS)

GAITS( provides the IT solutions required by government agencies in today's era of security and e-government. From systems integration to information assurance, managed network solutions to network engineering, to independent verification and validation work, GAITS delivers IT services and applications that federal customers require to improve efficiency, security and mission effectiveness. In short, GAITS delivers process-driven performance for mission success. GAITS is a SEI-CMMI, ISO 9001:2000 and 20000-1:2005 (ITIL) certified company headquartered in Alexandria with other key offices in Dayton, Ohio ; Albuquerque, New Mexico ; Sierra Vista, Ariz. ; and Heidelberg, Germany .