22Oct 2014






The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations (OAO), notifies Industry of a Non-Information Technology Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (Non-IT APBI) on October 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The briefing will be at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Event Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The objective of the Non-IT APBI is to brief Industry on acquisition opportunities from the various offices within VA and to brief other relevant topics.

22Oct 2014

FY 2015 Small Business Kick-off Forum

October 22, 2014 8:30AM to 3:00PM EDT

doe-logoDepartment of Energy Headquarters – Forrestal Building – East Plaza
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
Everyone benefits! Small businesses learn about upcoming opportunities and “How to Work with DOE”, and program representatives meet new small businesses capable of fufilling DOE requirements.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is presenting a FY 2015 Small Business Kick-Off Forum to share DOE initiatives and upcoming procurement opportunities, and to further the ability of small businesses to support our mission.
This free event will feature:
– Insight into potential procurements in the current and upcoming fiscal years.
– Key agency and prime contractor procurement representatives.
– Opportunities to network during the Exhibit Forum with DOE buyers, and with small business advocacy groups.

16Oct 2014

October 2014 — The Department of State (DoS) has selected TJ1 Global Solutions (TJ1) to evaluate and appraise the existing Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). With assistance from its Mentor-Protégé teaming partner, Interactive DoS SealTechnologies Group, Inc. (ITG), TJ1 and ITG will advise the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) on various options for cost-effective healthcare insurance coverage that meets the unique needs of the DoS exchange participant population.

“ITG has always had a deep commitment to helping and supporting new entrepreneurs as they attempt to reach their business goals,” said Mark Newsome, President and CEO of Interactive Technologies Group. “It is a great opportunity for ITG and the TJ1 Global Team to support improvements in healthcare coverage options for exchange participants and to assist the Department of State in achieving its goal to develop leaders and encourage understanding between cultures.”

During FY2013, ITG established an internal goal to expand its client base to include additional federal civilian agencies with specific emphasis on discovering opportunities to provide support to DoS. With this newly awarded contract, the company has met its goal of supporting the Department by the beginning of FY 2015. ITG leadership is pleased with the progress the Company has made since announcing its State Department objectives to employees, and looks forward to building on this momentum with other opportunities at the Department.

The Team will be responsible for conducting an assessment of the current ASPE program and other alternatives in the marketplace, and providing documentation to include a final set of analyses on insurance options and their estimated costs. In providing the assessment, the Team will also develop a proposed transition and implementation plan based on the recommended insurance options, as well as provide guidance and technical advice to ECA Program Offices and Program Managers in relation to healthcare programs, the Affordable Care Act, and the requirements of U.S. host institutions that receive the exchange participants.

“I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with our Corporate Mentor ITG and this Team on the ASPE contract,” said Tony James, CEO of TJ1 Global Solutions. “We have an unparalleled combination of health care subject matter expertise and State Department knowledge, and I know that we have the best team to succeed in improving the health care insurance options to the more than 40,000 U.S. and foreign participants.”

The Altarum Institute is the third member of the team and will also support the requirement in providing health care subject matter expertise. Altarum and ITG have worked together in other health care opportunities at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For additional information, please contact ITG at info@itgco.com.



About ITG:

Established in April 1996, Interactive Technologies Group, Inc. is minority and veteran owned small business with a presence in both the Midwest and the National Capital Region. ITG’s primary focuses are in management engineering and acquisition support. The Company offers solutions to the most complex organizational challenges. ITG offers consulting services for organizations seeking to improve business processes, optimize performance and maximize profitability. ITG has strong expertise in manpower and productivity and acquisition and contract management. It is dedicated to providing new approaches to structuring, transforming and managing both the federal and commercial workplace.

26Sep 2014





IDVA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services to host a Procurement Showcase for Veteran-Owned Businesses on Wednesday, October 15.  See attached flyer for details.

  • Learn how to sell to the State of Illinois and U.S. Government – This event is a no-cost opportunity for veteran-owned businesses to meet with Procurement Decision Makers and learn how to obtain state and federal government contracts. Attendees will learn how to effectively navigate procurement processes and position themselves for success.
  • Meet and network with Procurement Managers – Attendees will have the chance to attend roundtable discussions and network with procurement professionals and peers.
  • Learn about special resources targeted to veteran-owned firms and entrepreneurs – Learn about getting certified as a Veteran-Owned Business in the State of Illinois to capitalize on procurement goals for veterans.
13Sep 2014

The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) is hosting three (3) industry days in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct market research for human capital operations services among government contracting firms registered with SAM (System Award Management). Human capital services includes Benefits Processing and Management; Staff Acquisition; Human Resources Development; Separation Management; Data Reporting; Customer Service Center and User Support. These industry days seek a varied representation of both companies and ideas for executing TSA’s human capital services.


ITG will be in attendance on Tuesday, September 16th for the second industry day, which invites participants with experience in Recruitment and Hiring, specifically Staff Acquisition strategies and marketing; Workforce Planning; Hiring Activities; and Orientation and On-Boarding Activities.

13Sep 2014

ITG is attending the National HubZone Conference for 2014 with one of our trusted teaming partners, VYD and Associates, Inc. (VYD). VYD is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), SBA 8a Certified and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) based in metro Atlanta providing Management and Strategy Consulting, Performance Measurement and Evaluation, and Program, Portfolio and Project Management Services.

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