Attain secures $35m contract to provide IT services for DoE’s national lab


The US department of Energy (DoE) has awarded technology consulting firm Attain a contract to  support the operations of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

NETL is an arm of the DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy. The lab conducts research and development of technologies to ensure consumers are provided with clean, safe, affordable and reliable energy.

The $35 million deal includes Attain providing services such as the operation of infrastructure, programme management, cybersecurity and enterprise application management.

Manish Agarwal, COO at Attain, said: “We are proud to bring technology and cyber security excellence to another leading research environment as we support NETL and the broader DOE mission.”

“With a track record of success at the intersections of technology, innovation and research, we look forward to delivering an integrated CMMI, ITIL v3, and Risk Management Framework (RMF) approach that integrates continuous service improvement throughout the lab’s research operations.”

The deal is expected to help the DoE to achieve its mission to promote the national, economic, and energy security of the US.

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