Energy Dept. will use Catapult IT to manage nuclear waste

BETHESDA, Md., 10 March 2005. Catapult Technology, Ltd. has been awarded a five-year $45.6 million contract to support the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) at the U.S. Department of Energy.

BETHESDA, Md., 10 March 2005. Catapult Technology, Ltd. has been awarded a five-year $45.6 million contract to support the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Catapult will provide IT support services for the operation and maintenance of the OCRWM communications network, computer operations, cyber security, software development, and program support activities at three sites: Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and Yucca Mountain, Nev.

Established in 1982 by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, OCRWM is dedicated to develop and manage a federal system for storing spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear reactors and radioactive waste from national defense activities. OCRWM has established a program of three major projects: the Yucca Mountain Project, The National and Nevada Transportation Project, and the Waste Acceptance Project, all with significant emphasis on efficient and effective project management.

OCRWM is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of the current population and future generations in a safe and environmentally conscious manner. Since 1982, the Yucca Mountain Project has led extensive scientific studies to suitably develop an underground repository for safely isolating radioactive nuclear waste for at least 10,000 years. Currently, the Yucca Mountain Project is acquiring a license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to construct the repository. Catapult will support OCRWM in obtaining this licensing.

"This contract recognizes Catapult's award-winning past performance as the contractor of choice for many government agencies. Catapult is a project-oriented organization with a proven focus on quality and safety. We look forward to working with the Department of Energy by supporting the safe operation of the repository, protecting people and the environment," said Randy J. Slager, president and CEO of Catapult.

An established 8(a) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned information technology and consulting firm, Catapult provides quality technology solutions, human resources and management consulting to the federal government and private sector. Recognized as the top SDVOB IT prime contractor to the federal government, Catapult is the 31st fastest growing private company in the country. An SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level II company, Catapult is ISO 9001:2000 registered. Founded in 1996, Catapult has a staff of approximately 300, many of whom hold active security clearances. For more information, see www.catapulttechnology.com.

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