Blackstone Technology Government IT

Happy Holiday Season and New Year!

Attendance at the recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda Chapter Breakfast Series entitled “Federal Cloud Computing Environments – Modernizing IT Systems” was very heavy (portended a significant growth in activity around this subject, in the new year), as viewed from the Blackstone Technology Group sponsored table. The panel discussion and DC Federal IT community networking conversation revolved around the push to promote and adopt cloud computing as part of the Obama administration’s effort to modernize the government’s information technology systems, and to help reduce the $75 billion annual budget for Federal IT in the process.

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Blackstone Expands Its Ability to Serve California State Government

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a top provider of Technology Consulting Services to the California State Government, Blackstone Technology Group, Inc. announced today the expansion of its ability to serve the state of California through earning a CalPERS Spring Fed Pool Refresh Award. This Award will enable Blackstone to offer both expanded and enhanced IT services to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a CA state organization that provides retirement and health benefits to 1.6+ million public employees, retirees, and their families and 2,500+ employers.

As part of the Spring Fed Pool Refresh, CalPERS awarded Blackstone classifications in six new IT service verticals, namely Project Management, Architecture, Data Administration/Data Modeling, Application Development, Release Management/Quality Assurance/Configuration Management, and Management Support Services. This now expands Blackstone’s capability to service CalPERS to a total of six different verticals and thirteen related job categories.

“This is a significant step forward,” said Rick Venegas, Sr. Director of Blackstone’s CA State Government Practice. “It was an intensive effort that involved several months of Blackstone’s work combined with a deep inspection by CalPERS of Blackstone past performances to ensure we met CalPERS qualifications and standards. Based on the scope and scale of award that CalPERS delivered to us, it shows that Blackstone has met or beaten multiple bars of performance criteria for CalPERS, and that Blackstone is further deepening its credibility in the CA state government marketplace.”

Blackstone Technology Group
Rick Venegas, Sr. Director, CA State Government Practice,
916-565-1260, ext. 327