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Attain Lands 26 New Business Deals

Professional Services Company Grows Revenue, Makes Key Strategic Hires
VIENNA, VA – February 22, 2010– Attain, LLC, a leading public sector professional services company, today announced it has closed 26 new contracts and contract continuations worth more than $13 million since September 2009. The previously unannounced wins include 20 new contracts and six follow-on or continuing contracts with Federal agency, higher education and nonprofit customers.
“Today’s public sector organizations face complex challenges and are confronted by tough budget realities. However, at Attain, we see a significant opportunity to enable these organizations to innovate and improve security, health and the quality of life for all Americans as we build tomorrow together,” said Greg Baroni, chairman and chief executive officer of Attain. “We are pleased that so many organizations have chosen to work with us to address their critical business challenges, improve efficiency, leverage technology for better performance and achieve breakthrough results.”   
Founded in 2009, Attain (previously Eclat Consulting, LLC) provides services including project and performance management, grants management, applications and IT managed services and health analytics modeling to public sector organizations in the Federal, state and local government, higher education and nonprofit markets.  Prior to establishing Attain with industry veteran partners, Mr. Baroni served for nearly three decades in leadership positions at public sector professional services companies KPMG Consulting and Unisys Corp.
Among Attain’s first wins is a one-year continuation of its award with the U.S. Army to provide strategic services to the Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS) Project Directorate (PD), which is devoted to providing information technology solutions to support the training, administration and mobilization of the Army Reserve.  The automated information systems within RCAS connect more than 10,500 Guard and Reserve units at more than 4,000 sites to perform automated reporting and other information-based functions.
Under its contract, Attain continues to provide the Army Reserve Component with services in five functional areas: quality assurance, lifecycle management, systems engineering, acquisition/contract management and project management.  For example, Attain ensures RCAS information systems use validated products; oversees training and documentation provided by prime contractors; manages systems requirements; performs budget, technical and functional analyses and compliance reviews; and implements affordable acquisition strategies and project management techniques.
In addition to supporting RCAS, Attain has secured business with other federal customers, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations including: Program Management Office for the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) for the U.S. Army, Carnegie Mellon University, Emory University, Mayo Clinic, MedStar Research Health, Inc., Old Dominion University Research Foundation, Rockefeller University, University of Connecticut Health Center, University of Virginia, Yeshiva University and The Johns Hopkins University.
The Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s leading research university, selected Attain to help address the challenges and complex issues associated with developing facilities and administrative (F&A) rate proposals.  Attain is working with the University to prepare a F&A rate proposal and facilitate rate negotiations with the Federal government that will result in significant and appropriate revenue reimbursement of research support costs.
To further grow its business, Attain also recently hired three senior leadership team members:
Michael M. Fox, Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer:  Mr. Fox was named Attain’s vice president, corporate business development and chief strategy officer, effective Feb. 1. He joins the company from SRA International, Inc., where he spent more than 22 years in various leadership positions building SRA into a $1.6 billion company.  Mr. Fox led SRA’s marketing and sales operations and most recently served as its senior vice president for corporate strategic development. In that role, he led strategic planning activities, identified future growth opportunities and implemented corporate-wide plans for new business initiatives. Mr. Fox serves on the TechAmerica Public Sector Board of Directors.
Timothy C. Hays, Partner, Research and Healthcare Solutions: Dr. Hays previously served as the federal director of the Research, Condition and Disease Categorization (RCDC) project at the Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director (OD).  In that role, Dr. Hays provided leadership for science- and research-based knowledge management and data mining, as well as visual and data analytics used to examine the NIH research portfolio. He has also worked for the Office of Extramural Research (OER, OD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he participated in the development of the Surgeon General’s supplemental report, “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.”
Richard J. Roberts, President, Federal Services: Mr. Roberts comes to Attain from BearingPoint, Inc., where he served as chairman and executive vice president of global public services and chief operating officer. During his 30 years at BearingPoint, and previously as a partner at KPMG and KPMG Consulting, Mr. Roberts established the organizations as preeminent businesses in the government contracting marketplace.  He is experienced in the areas of management improvement, information systems, financial modeling, cost-benefit analysis, organizational analysis, and development of accounting and organizational policies and procedures.  Mr. Roberts also has extensive hands-on experience in various organizational and process improvement initiatives in both government and industry.  Prior to his corporate career, Mr. Roberts served as an officer in the United States Army.
About Attain
Based in Vienna, Va., Attain is a professional services company comprised of innovative problem solvers who deliver tangible results to address today’s complex public sector challenges. With approximately 200 employees, Attain delivers strategic, operational support, healthcare solutions, and IT security and application services to more than 125 customers in the Federal, state and local government, higher education and nonprofit markets.
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