HTI has been applying custom software development life cycle and systems integration expertise to address the federal government’s IT challenges since 1994. HTI is a registered small business on the General Services Administration (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM) and since 2001 has had the pleasure of providing continuous quality IT professional services to the GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) / Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) organizations. HTI is completing the second of two Technical IT professional services Blanket Purchase Agreements it has been awarded at GSA, with Task Orders on HTI’s latest five year award valued at over $21 million.
HTI has successfully demonstrated its ability to support GSA in the following mission areas:
- Agency Tools and Services – HTI has successfully implemented and/or maintained a variety of agency application systems including Visual Imaging Tracking and Processing (VITAP), FedPay, e-Payroll, Electronic Time and Attendance System (ETAMS), web Payroll Account Code Changes (WEBPACC), Child Care Subsidy (CCS), various Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) and Pegasys functions, BASICS, HR Shared Leave, and others. HTI consistently met target milestones and deadlines to deliver these products and services. For many of these products and services, HTI worked with the government to employ Agile best practices, delivering software incrementally and iteratively while preserving the GSA’s software development life cycle (SDLC), but delivering customer value early and often.
- Citizen Facing Tools and Services – The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Information Portal is an example of a citizen facing tool developed jointly by HTI and GSA. HTI designed the pages on this site utilizing responsive web design techniques, an approach supporting a single code base but allowing citizens to view the content seamlessly independent of the size of the device they are using. HTI selected the Drupal content management system (CMS) to manage the content on this site in order to quickly respond to changes in OCFO client programs.
- Support for memos and letters issued by the Executive Office of the President – HTI assisted the government in successfully implementing SecureAuth in ALOHA, the first OCFO application to perform authentication using Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards in support of the HSPD-12 “Policy for a Common Identification for Federal Employees and Contractors” directive signed by President George W. Bush on August 27th, 2004.
- Support for e-Government Initiatives – HTI played a major role in GSA’s participation of the Office of Personnel and Management’s e-Payroll Initiative, providing project management services for supporting various GSA activities related to OMB’s e-Payroll Initiative. HTI was instrumental in modernizing, consolidating, and decommissioning applications in the Region 7 (Fort Worth, TX) Finance portfolio, resulting in more robust application operating environments, applications using supported technologies, consolidating applications and eliminating redundancy, and cost savings to the government. As part of OCIO, HTI has teamed with OCFO, Pubic Buildings Service (PBS), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and other staff offices to leverage existing GSA process and product assets in development of Authorized Leave and Overtime Help Application (ALOHA) and the GSA enterprise National Staffing Application (NSA).
With HTI’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Service Information Technology Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-0452M), government agencies can purchase information technology services at established prices. With a GSA Schedule, the Government has already negotiated labor rates and terms and conditions, so the lead-time required to obtain services and products is dramatically reduced. HTI is also a Blanket Purchase Agreement holder with the General Services Administration – Office of the Chief Information Officer.
As a contractor to federal government clients, HTI addresses compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794d, as amended, requirements on an individual contract, delivery order, purchase order, or blanket purchase order basis by adhering to the client’s desire, formal requirements, or methodology, as transmitted and agreed upon at the time of engagement. The Government’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards can be found at http://www.Section508.gov.