ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stanley, Inc. (NYSE: SXE), a leading provider of systems integration and professional services to the U.S. federal government, today announced that it was awarded a two-year, time-and-materials contract valued at $6 million, with exercise of options, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), to provide operation and infrastructure support for the Nationwide Health Information Network. The award falls under the company's Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 2 Innovations contract with the National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.
Under this award, Stanley will provide services to support the onboarding of participants into the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange, including issuing digital certificates, updating network directories and providing helpdesk support. The Nitor Group Ltd. and 5am Solutions, Inc. are subcontractors on the Stanley team."We are proud of the capabilities we offer DHHS in operating the Nationwide Health Information Network and believe our solution will help provide the security, scalability and efficiency needed to achieve their operational goals," said Howard Ady, Stanley vice president. The Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act) sets forth a plan for advancing the appropriate use of health information technology to improve the quality of care and establish a foundation for healthcare reform. Over the past few years, ONC has invested resources in developing the Nationwide Health Information Network to define the standards, specifications, implementation guidelines, policies and operational infrastructure that will enable the secure exchange of interoperable health information in the United States. The Nationwide Health Information Network is an enabler to make the HITECH priorities to improve quality care, expedite care coordination and reduce costs achievable. About Stanley Stanley (NYSE: SXE) is a provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. defense, intelligence and federal civilian government agencies. Stanley offers its customers systems integration solutions and expertise to support their mission-essential needs at any stage of program, product development or business lifecycle through five service areas: systems engineering, enterprise integration, operational support, business process management, and advanced engineering and technology. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the company has approximately 5,000 employees at over 100 locations in the U.S. and worldwide. Stanley has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" from 2007 through 2009. Please visit www.stanleyassociates.com for more information. Any statements in this press release about our expectations about future financial performance, plans and prospects, including statements containing the words "estimates," "anticipates," "plans," "expects" and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and additional filings we make with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements made by us, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. SOURCE Stanley, Inc.