USDA Awards Anadarko Industries $50M IT Contract

AI has a been a key contractor for ITS over the past 5 years helping them consolidate IT operations across USDA. This consolidation has included bridging network and data center operations in cities, such as Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; and Washington, DC, until other contracts were put in place. AI has successfully combined over ten contractors and subcontractors into one consolidated support contract. Upon completion of inheriting the multiple city operations, AI spearheaded an effort with The Gartner Group to perform an extensive benchmarking activity to identify the current state of help desk operations and compare to other industries and Government agencies to identify key areas for continual improvements.

USDA ITS awarded AI the 2007 Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year for its effort in helping USDA consolidate multiple contracts in Washington, D.C. AI’s continued excellent performance and “team player” attitude is the primary reason for USDA awarding the follow-on five year contract.

Because of its importance, AI’s Operations Manager, Victoria Edgington, and Vice President, Kenn Hall, have been primarily dedicated to the transition of the USDA ITS contract. The USDA is a cornerstone customer for AI making up 10.7% of its business. In addition to the ITS contract, AI supports a number of USDA Forest Service contracts in Fort Collins, Colorado. NASA JSC makes up the majority of AI’s business at 80.7%.

Anadarko Industries LLC (AI) is a Native American Tribal Owned Small Disadvantaged Business which is owned by the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Anadarko, Oklahoma.  AI was the tenth largest prime contractor servicing NASA’s Johnson Space Center for 2009 providing IT support services and facilities management support as well as IT services in eight cities throughout the country for the USDA, Army and Air Force.  For more information on Anadarko Industries, please go to

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2010