Enlightened Protege Awarded Ginnie Mae Contract

Jul 30, 2010 (10:07 AM EDT)

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Enlightened, Inc. ("Enlightened"), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) consulting services, is pleased to announce that its protege, Axiom Corporation (Axiom), in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor Protege Program, has been awarded a contract with Ginnie Mae.  The contract is a continuation of a contract Enlightened was awarded in 2007.  With Enlightened's experience and expertise delivering services to Ginnie Mae, Enlightened will serve as a sub contractor to Axiom on the project.

Under the contract, Axiom will be providing program management support for Ginnie Mae's Information Management Division (IMD), in the form of a managed outsourced IT PMO office.  This includes developing project management best practices, providing project management and system development lifecycle governance, and sponsoring project management education.  Additional tasks include providing strategic guidance to project management teams and developing a more transparent and efficient executive dashboard for CIO reporting.  Through all its activities, the goal is to support Ginnie Mae's mission of "expanding affordable housing in America by linking global capital markets to the nation's housing markets" by combining information technology with program management support services.

The intent of the 8(a) Mentor/Protege Program is to enhance the development of the protege and to encourage mentors to provide various forms of assistance to the 8(a) program proteges.   This partnership is a prime example of the SBA Mentor protégé program working at its best.  Enlightened will be able to foster and mentor Axiom for their first contract since joining the program.

"As a recent graduate from the 8(a) program, we look forward to sharing our expertise and experience with Axiom.  We are thrilled with this partnership and see a bright future," said Antwanye Ford, Enlightened CEO.

Roger House, President of Axiom added, "We are very pleased to provide Ginnie Mae with program management services to support their mission. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Enlightened on future endeavors."

About Axiom

Axiom Corporation was founded in 1988 as a primary provider of government information technology and consulting services. Since then, the company has expanded into numerous other service areas.  Axiom provides IT, engineering, professional services and consulting primarily to government entities. In addition to technical offerings, we also provide strategic planning, technical staff outsourcing, training, program management, organizational development, and document scanning and indexing services.

About Enlightened

Enlightened, Inc. is an information technology (IT) and management consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. Enlightened provides support to federal and local government agencies and commercial customers. Enlightened holds GSA IT-70 and MOBIS schedule contracts, and is certified as a Small Business by the Small Business Administration.

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