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Paragon Technology Group Awarded NIH/NHLBI Blanket Purchase Agreement

Paragon leads team with IBM and Dell to deliver healthcare research IT support services

VIENNA, Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Technology Group, a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector, announced today that it has been awarded an information technology services and solutions Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Government estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through the BPA is $184 Million over five years. The BPA provides IT Support Services to continue the ground breaking research at the NHLBI and achieve its mission.

Paragon has assembled a team of innovators, technologists and health care research experts to provide comprehensive support to NHLBI's information technology environment. The team includes IBM, Dell Federal Services Group, Digital Infuzion, Digicon Corporation, Microsoft and CTIS.

"We are excited about this award and for the opportunity to continue working with the NHLBI and the Center for Biomedical Informatics to deliver innovative technology solutions that support NHLBI's life sciences mission," said David Gordon, vice president of healthcare, Paragon Technology Group. "Paragon's deep understanding of the Institute's goals and mission and our experience in providing information technology solutions within the Institute will be a key asset for NHLBI leadership as they look for increased use of methodologies such as Agile development and greater leverage of new IT platforms such as cloud computing."

"Dell is excited to continue our work with the NHLBI as NIH is one of our current premier clients," said George Newstrom, vice president and general manager, Dell Services Federal Government. "The partnership with Paragon Technology Group will provide the best possible team to move the NIH further with their mission to enhance health and lengthen life for all people across the globe."

Paragon has supported NHLBI since 2008, providing software development, project management, IT investment management, enterprise architecture and program management support to the Institute. Under the terms of the BPA, Paragon will compete for task orders that provide a range of IT services from service desk support for individual staff members, to the development of custom software applications, to the operation of a petabyte scale storage facility for scientific data.

About Paragon Technology Group
Founded in 1997, Paragon Technology Group provides IT solutions and professional services to the public sector – and has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area.  Paragon delivers an extensive suite of services, including IT systems engineering and application development, governance and PMO implementation and support, business intelligence and data management, enterprise modernization, and financial and quality management. Paragon offers particular expertise in the areas of healthcare IT, logistics and supply chain management, and homeland security. Paragon serves clients across the public spectrum, from the Departments of Defense, Treasury, Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture, to federal healthcare agencies including NIH, CMS and FDA. Paragon is a CMMI Level 2 Certified company. Paragon is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.

Paragon Technology Group Contact:

Brian Talbot
Vice President, Marketing
Phone: 703.462.6162
Email: btalbot@paragontech.net

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