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|Headquarters||Reston, Virginia, U.S.|
|Craig P. Abod (CEO) & (President)|
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a privately held company located in Reston, VA. The company is an IT solutions provider for Federal, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions. Carahsoft works with a vast ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and management consulting partners to provide these government customers with IT solutions that enable them to gather, share, and respond to vital information with increased agility and security. Founded in 2004, Carahsoft hit $1 billion in annual sales in December 2011, which marked the end of its 7th year.
Carahsoft's IT solutions support data analysis and storage, cyber defense and security, business intelligence, HR management, and telework. Carahsoft's vendors provide the government with IT solutions centered on emerging/strategic technologies, such as cloud computing, business process management, citizen engagement, collaboration and social media, and geographic information systems. Many of these innovative solutions aid government organizations in modernizing their IT systems, as well as streamlining and simplifying agencies IT assets onto a secure central network.
Carahsoft is divided into specialized teams focused on providing the government with solutions that include Adobe, Storage, Open Source, VMware, Intelligence, SAP, F5 Networks and HP Software.
As a GSA Schedule holder on IT Schedule 70, Carahsoft serves as the government's largest partner and main aggregator for the majority of its top vendors. To expedite the procurement process, Carahsoft has acquired various contract vehicles, including state and local contracts, and federal contracts, which support the US Army, the Navy, the Department of Defense, the Department of US Revenue, DISA, and the Airforce, as well as many other government organizations. On February 13, 2012, Carahsoft was awarded a contract by the National Cooperative Purchasing Association, offering public sector entities nationwide with the greatest overall government pricing for many of the top IT solutions Carahsoft provides through its vendors.
Carahsoft has been recognized by its partners as a leading revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms  by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Inc. 5000 , and Washington Business Journal  and Washington Smart CEO Magazine. On April 3, 2012, Carahsoft announced that CEO Craig P. Abod had been recognized as one of the 2012 Federal 100 Award winners, which showcases 100 Government and industry leaders who have made a crucial impact on the federal government's acquisition, development and management of information technology.
Carahsoft Hosted Annual Events
Each year, Carahsoft's marketing team works with its vendors to host the following on-site events:
HP Software Government Summit - Covers a trend in Government IT relating to HP’s information management, security, operations and applications solutions.
Symantec Government Technology Summit - An outline for government agencies to enforce to create a secure IT infrastructure encompassing Symantec’s Mobile Management and Security, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Data Loss Prevention, and Gideon solutions.
Adobe Government Technology Summit - An emphasis on the various features of Adobe products and services, and how these applications are employed to resolve ongoing issues within government agencies.
Citizen Engagement Seminar - Insight into how government agencies are utilizing new media technologies to overcome communication challenges and successfully engage citizens.
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