ARLINGTON, Virginia, MAY 3, 2013 — Teamed with a leading Cloud Services provider, TechTrend now helps provide an infrastructure-as-a-service offering to 34 USDA agencies and offices under administration by USDA’s National Information Technology Center (NITC). NITC is a centralized data center management operation responsible for the availability and security of information utilized by the department’s more than 100,000 employees to provide vital services.

The services available under the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) address the stringent security and reliability requirements of federal agencies and are designed to meet the risk management framework outlined in NIST 800-53, a set of recommended security controls for federal information systems. The cloud-computing environment is also designed to achieve the highest security certification under FedRAMP, a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. TechTrend, Inc., is a minority-owned, 8(a)-certified business providing IT products and services to both the government and commercial markets. The small business was founded in 2003 and is based in Arlington, Va. With a strong focus on enterprise-wide solutions, TechTrend possesses thorough knowledge of the specific mandates and contemporary IT trends that shape government and commercial IT infrastructures. A proven track record, repeat clients, and long-lasting customer relationships demonstrate TechTrend’s commitment to client satisfaction.