Government IT solutions leader prepares for additional growth, selects architects
CHANTILLY, Va., Apr. 24, 2012 — Citizant, a leader in business transformation and information-sharing solutions for national security and federal law enforcement agencies, today announced it has expanded its lease to include an additional 2,500 square feet at its headquarters office in Chantilly, Va. The expanded space will accommodate 15 new employees in business development and program delivery.
“The staff at Citizant’s headquarters in Chantilly has doubled since we moved to this office in 2007. This most recent expansion allows us to accelerate our growth by adding more business development and technical solution experts,” said Alba M. Aleman, Citizant’s president. “Expanding in our current location will help us maintain collaboration and minimize costs so we can focus on creating value for our federal customers. We believe this is what the government wants from industry partners in pursuit of smarter, leaner and more effective public-sector solutions.”
Citizant recently selected OTJ Architects, a leading architecture firm in the Washington area, as its space planning and design firm for future office expansions in the Washington area and other cities. Voted as the 2008 Architecture Firm of the Year by the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors, OTJ Architects will help Citizant design and optimize office spaces that enable collaboration and innovation among employees in all parts of the business.
“OTJ Architects is excited and privileged to be working with such a dynamic company as Citizant,” said Louis Gauchi, partner at OTJ Architects. “This opportunity will enable us to continue applying our extensive design experience and proven track record in serving our clients’ architectural needs. OTJ will provide Citizant a new workplace for its team focused on their mission of improving the future for America’s citizens. We look forward to our collaboration with their leadership team in creating an exciting work environment that singularly represents Citizant, meets its needs and supports its mission.”
Last year Citizant was awarded prime seats on two large IT contracts — ITSS-4 at the Department of Justice and TIPSS-4 at the Department of the Treasury. Citizant has hired more than 40 new employees in 2012 and expects to hire another 25 employees this year.