As part of NNSA’s Small Business Week, today’s profile highlights Cadre5, a full-service technology and design firm located in Knoxville, Tenn. Since 2007, Cadre5 has worked with NNSA through Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop innovative and state-of-the-art software products and provide other program consulting expertise on multiple projects, most notably the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). Cadre5 was the principal developer of G2, GTRI’s award-winning program management information system. Developing G2 has been instrumental in allowing GTRI to accelerate its efforts to secure vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials located at civilian sites worldwide as a centerpiece of President Obama’s nuclear security agenda.
When designing G2, Cadre5 leveraged its experience with private-sector executive reporting and data visualization systems to meet NNSA’s need for project information at more than 8,000 buildings in 100 countries. Cadre5 has been instrumental in addressing complex problems through its own expertise and coordination with NNSA and laboratory subject matter experts. Cadre5’s development of the G2 system has far exceeded NNSA’s expectations.
In 2011, NNSA was awarded the Project Management Institute's Distinguished Project Award in recognition for this effort, a first for any government agency. Cadre5’s use of an agile software development strategy greatly contributed to this achievement and has kept GTRI well ahead of the technology curve. The success that GTRI has had in utilizing G2 and working with Cadre5 is being leveraged with other programs across DOE/NNSA. Utilizing common or similar software solutions, Cadre5 has improved DOE/NNSA’s ability to successfully carry out its mission and realize considerable efficiencies and cost-savings.
Cadre5 has supported its local community through charitable contributions to the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America, and through donating computer equipment to local schools and other organizations. Cadre5 has proven itself not only as an agile small business committed to excellence in the products and services they deliver, but also as a key GTRI team member.
For more information about Cadre5 see: http://www.cadre5.com/index.html