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Fulcrum IT Awarded $51 Million Contract to Provide Technology Development in Support of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

April 29, 2013 04:47 AM

Centreville, VA, April 29, 2013—Fulcrum IT Services, LLC (Fulcrum) has been awarded a $51 million contract by the U.S. Department of Education in support of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Alliance contract. The 5-year contract was issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), an entity located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. Fulcrum has supported NAEP, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, since 2001.

The program goals are met by the NAEP Alliance (Fulcrum, ETS, Westat, Pearson, BI), comprising eight contracts with specific areas of expertise. NCES awarded the Web/Technology Development, Operations and Maintenance (WTDOM) contract to Fulcrum to manage all IT operations for NCES, focusing on collaboration, web content management, development of custom applications that manage NAEP data and processes, development of mobile applications, development of the web-based assessment system, and cyber security.

Fulcrum will leverage new technologies and advances in the field of cognitive science to design the next-generation technology-based assessment system that will support innovative test content. Fulcrum will also develop an enterprise data warehouse leveraging open-source technology to serve as a central repository for all data created, used, or collected across all NAEP assessments and the Alliance contracts.

“This contract award reflects the outstanding service provided by Fulcrum to NCES over the past ten years.” said Scott Ferguson, Vice President. “Fulcrum looks forward to our continued partnership with NCES. We are excited to assist NAEP in the acceleration of technology based assessments, and the continued transformation of the NAEP program, serving the nation as the gold standard of assessments.”

NAEP is a federally mandated program responsible for administering national and state assessments of students in various subject areas. NAEP analyzes and provides results on subject-matter achievement through the “Nation’s Report Card” website.

About Fulcrum IT

Fulcrum IT Services, LLC, is an information technology (IT) company based in Centreville, Virginia, that provides IT solutions and services for federal, state, local, and commercial customers. Fulcrum IT specializes in the areas of Healthcare & Human Capital, Technology Services, Cyber Security, Intelligence Analysis & Operations, and Mission Systems.

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