Innovate!, Inc. Celebrates its 10th Year in Business

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 1, 2011) – Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate), an 8(a) certified, “green” business providing premier government consulting services, celebrated its 10th year in business on March 1, 2011. Innovate has proudly and successfully supported software engineering, business consulting and geospatial solutions initiatives since their inception in 2002. Innovate was created by bringing together highly experienced and knowledgeable partners and consultants from some of the top consulting companies. Based in the Washington, DC area, but with a presence across the U.S., Innovate is a small, rapidly growing consulting firm with annual revenues of $2M.

Building strong client relationships

Clients have been able to count on Innovate to maintain a high level of accountability and integrity. “Innovate treats integrity as not only as doing what we say we’re going to do, but also doing what is expected of us” said Lily Thomas, founder and president of Innovate!, Inc.

Innovate has championed the efforts of government agencies since their inception. The company’s primary clients include the Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Award-Winning Success

Innovate’s ability to listen first, analyze second, and then methodically supply high quality, reliable solutions at a low cost has resulted in many long-term satisfied clients. Innovate’s clients have received recognition and numerous rewards for projects Innovate has delivered:

  • 2010 EPA/CIO Award for Innovation, GeoData Gateway
  • 2008 EPA/CIO Award for Innovation, Exchange Network Performance Measures
  • 2008 GCN Award for Agency IT Achievement, GeoData Gateway
  • 2008 EPA Mason Hewitt Award, GeoData Gateway
  • 2007 EPA/CIO Partnership Award, eAuthentication
  • 2007 ESRI Best Embedded GIS Application, EPA Metadata Editor
  • 2007 ArcUser Magazine Feature Article, EPA Metadata Editor
  • 2005 EPA/CIO Innovation Award, Central Data Exchange (CDX) Business Case
  • 2005 EPA/CIO Partnership Award, eAuthentication

Providing Sustainable Results

Innovate’s strengths in collaboration and facilitation have proven essential in managing tasks involving policy, planning, information security, investment management, enterprise architecture, IT architecture, IT transformation and strategy, and project management.

“Innovate takes pride in our ability to create an innovative and flexible framework to facilitate decision making — this has enabled us to take on very large and complex operations and procedures at agencies with very sophisticated IT environments ” said Ayhan Ergul, Vice President of Software Engineering.

Innovate has helped clients facilitate changes in behaviors inconsistent with their goals and leave behind an environment that is more conducive to producing sustainable results.


About Innovate!, Inc.

Innovate is an 8(a) certified, “green” business providing geospatial solutions, software engineering, IT security services, management consulting and transformation consulting services. Innovate’s employees are passionate about and concerned about the well being of the planet. Innovate’s focus is to drive efficiencies and business results through innovative consulting techniques and IT solutions.