July 1, 2019 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Enterprise Program Management Division (EPMD) awarded FTC the Section 508 Accessibility Tools and Training Support Task Order (TO), a three-year follow-on to FTC’s current Section 508 TO, scheduled to end in July, 2019.
Following the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)’s decision in 2000 to refresh Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the VA Chief Information Officer (CIO) mandated that all Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems comply with Section 508. This TO, which was competed on the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology-Next Generation (T4NG) vehicle, ensures that all projects and web-based ICT produced, used, maintained, or developed by VA meets those requirements. FTC will continue to provide overall project coordination, management, reporting, and Section 508 Assistive Technology (AT) tools training and script support, which includes technical assessment, scripting, and administration services to customize tools and products to meet the needs of the VA enterprise. FTC will also provide customer support and scripting support to disabled individuals to assist them in learning how to utilize their AT software with VA software applications.
“FTC began its work on the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology-Next Generation (T4NG) vehicle with our Section 508 Accessibility Tools and Training Support Task Order in 2016. Three years and 30 task orders later, FTC’s win of this follow-on task order reminds us just how far we’ve come while at the same reaffirms our commitment to exceptional performance for our VA customers,” commented FTC Founder and CEO, Vaseal Montgomery. “We look forward to continuing our support for VA’s compliance with Federal standards while acting as stewards in support of the mission to improve the quality of Veteran care."
This win is FTC’s 31st Task Order award on the T4NG vehicle, which has brought FTC more than $560M in total contract awards since 2016.
Specializing in Agile Transformation, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure/Telecommunications, Cloud Services and Big Data Solutions, FTC is a Health IT and Management consulting company based in Vienna, Virginia, that delivers innovative, transformative solutions to our Federal Government customers. Our focus on integration, innovation and continuous process improvement enhances our customers’ ability to make informed decisions by delivering adaptive, transparent and resilient solutions that leverage emerging tools, technologies and best practices to transform how our customers carry out their mission.
A Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and an 8(a) Small Business founded by a retired Army Colonel and former CIO with 30 years of Military Health IT experience, FTC began with the mission of making a difference in the lives of Americans who have served their country by improving veteran healthcare outcomes. Just over ten years later, the company has achieved incredible success in accomplishing this goal and more.