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ITA International Awarded $100 Million GSA Contract

NEWPORT NEWS—ITA International (ITA) was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase III, five-year, $100 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to implement data driven tools to enhance warfighting, training, and decision-making for the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies.

“Our team of ITAers has a great deal of experience helping the U.S. Air Force operationalize data. We’re ecstatic the data-enabled services we provide them has become a model of excellence for all of government,” said Mike Melo, chief executive officer, ITA International. “We are well-prepared and ready to take on all tasks necessary to help our government become an efficient and data driven organization.”

ITA will deliver customized data visualization and analysis by leveraging domain expertise, robust methodology and technology within the ITA Data Analytics Center (ITADAC) along with subject matter expertise from the ITA Global Security (ITAGS) team. ITADAC and ITAGS will employ an integrated suite of data analytics tools called “The Arena” to operationalize data, which will enable Airmen, DoD and federal government end-users to successfully manage situations and make informed decisions. Derived from SBIR Program research, the Arena process starts with asking the right questions with the intent of fully understanding customers’ needs and objectives to develop integrated and sophisticated solutions for complex challenges. Specifically, ARENA stands for:


  • Interview Stakeholders
  • Define and Document Business Objectives


  • Determine “As Is” Data Maturity
  • Collect Preliminary Data Sets


  • Determine “To Be” Data Maturity
  • Collect Final Data Sets
  • Perform Extraction, Transformation and Load (ETL)


  • Define Problem Classification
  • Assess Available Data Algorithms


  • Visualize Data
  • Evaluate Algorithms

Headquartered in Newport News, ITA International employs more than 320 people and is a global service provider leveraging subject matter expertise, data analytics and technology ensuring mission success for customers.

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