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Putnam Business Awarded $20 Million Federal Contract

Alpha Federal, a business unit of Alpha Technologies of Hurricane, announced on Thursday, May 13, that it has been selected as a prime contractor tasked to deliver Data Center services to the US Geological Survey. Under the contract, Alpha will provide Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) support to the US Geological Survey for up to five years — a one-year base period followed by four one-year options. The total estimated value of the contract is placed at $20 million over the 5-year period.

CEO Doug Tate credits the Region III Workforce Development Board of Kanawha County (WDB-KC) for educating Alpha on employee training options. “Using the WDB Incumbent Workers Program, we were able to train our administrative and technical staff with the following skill sets: Security analysts, network security, facility security and compliance which have equipped us to successfully compete against some of the best IT companies in the world for federal contracts.”

WDB-KC Executive Director Dr. Julie M. Norman stated, “The mission of the Region III Workforce Development Board of Kanawha County is to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to assist employers in finding and developing the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. We were happy to partner with Alpha Technologies in training their existing workers for these new and exciting opportunities.”

Alpha Technologies is a service-disabled veteran owned small business headquartered in Hurricane, with a global datacenter located in South Charleston.

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