CHANTILLY, Va., Apr. 16, 2007 — Cairo Corp., one of the capital area’s fastest-growing providers of business and technical solutions to civilian and military government organizations, announced today it has changed its name to Citizant Inc. Citizant also announced the opening of two new offices in the Greater Washington area and the signing of a lease pursuant to moving its headquarters, all to accommodate anticipated growth.
Citizant is a leading provider of enterprise architecture, program management and application development services for the federal, state and local government.
According to co-founder and CEO Raymond Roberts, the new brand identity will allow the company to increase its visibility and support strategic growth. “As we enter our ninth year,” said Roberts, “we feel the time is right to align our brand positioning with our organization’s passion for supporting our customer’s primary mission—service to the citizen. The name Citizant uniquely reflects how personally we take that commitment.”
The company’s growth plans are being fueled by new assignments from existing customers in Q1 and anticipated assignments in Q2, including a new task order for Phase II implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Housing Locator System as well as additional work from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center and the Federal Railroad Administration.
“We’re proud to be helping our customers tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the nation today,” said co-founder and president Alba M. Alemán. “The importance of finding timely and cost-effective solutions to meet those challenges, and what that means to the citizen, is what drives our team’s commitment to the quality of the work we deliver.”
To tackle its new assignments, Citizant is seeking to fill 20 new job openings in the areas of information technology, engineering and project management. Some of these positions will be at the newly opened offices at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., and on M Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. By the end of 2007, Citizant plans to hire an additional 50 employees, nearly a 50 percentage growth in personnel.
This growth follows the recent additions of new senior executives at Citizant. Last month, the company announced the hiring of AOL and Redgate veteran Bruce Milligan as vice president of marketing. In December, it announced the hiring of a former president of Bowhead Support Services, Bill Breighner, as division president of its newly launched Government and Defense Solutions Division.