On May 3, 2006: Mark D. Lerner, Theodore N. Lerner (AKA Silent Ted) , Stan Kasten, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Faye Fields and Rodney E. Slater, members of the Lerner Group the biggest property developer in the District with a portfolio of more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, as well as more than 22,000 private homes and 6,000 apartment homes , held a press conference at the Fairmont Hotel , Washington DC to announce the purchase of the Washington Nationals baseball team franchise for the US$450 million price set by Major League Baseball's member teams.
Here is a picture of the happy franchise owners
Bottom right is Faye Fields, who was described in reports at the time as President and CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of management support services and information management services to government agencies:
"She has 30 years of corporate organization development and management experience with 20 years experience managing Federal Government contracts from start-up to completion for military and civilian organizations. She formed IRT in 1986 growing from $200,000 in 1998 to over $10 million in revenue in 2004. The company grew over 40%per year from 2000-2004. She holds a BS and MS from the University of Cincinnati, and completed all of the course work for a PhD in Business . "
Earlier in 2004 at the ninth annual Black Enterprise/General Motors Entrepreneurs Conference held in May at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, The winners of the 2004 BLACK ENTERPRISE for EMERGING COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD was Faye Fields of Integrated Resource Technologies Inc.,
If you visit their website IRT describe themselves as ..."provides operation support/security services; IT and management support for a range of Federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. IRT is a small woman-owned business, with several federal government contracting vehicles including MOBIS, schedule 084, and DIESCON 3. "
A look at their list of clients and the work undertaken is ..er... well .. eye-popping..
Defense Intelligence Agency
IRT maintains a staff of approximately 41 personnel, located at 11 government facilities dispersed throughout the US. ...
Defense Intelligence Agency
IRT was responsible for providing operational support and technical assistance to Defense Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operational detachments....
Defense Intelligence Agency
IRT's staff provided FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) processing and declassification support.....
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
IRT provides cleared security technicians, located at four separate facilities, for 24-hour continuous coverage of the day-to-day functions of the Access Control Center (ACC). ...
U.S. Department of Energy
Approximately 52 employees, located at the Golden Field Office (GFO) and four of the DOE Regional offices, provide a wide range of technical, program, and administrative support that is critical to the mission of the GFO....
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Missile Defense Agency
IRT provided facilities management and security management for the Phase One Engineering Team (POET), a group of approximately 37 scientists and engineers who were loaned to the government by commercial and academic organizations.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
IRT staff assisted the Bureau of Justice Assistance in providing technical assistance to states and municipal governments by tracking and analyzing money-laundering programs established by state and local laws, analyzing required threat assessments in connection with future strategies, and analyzing results of established programs to determine how to develop and enhance future programs.
Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
IRT supports the Office of Procurement in managing and closing-out contracts and disposing of contract files according to the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation), U.S. Customs, and GSA.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
IRT provides unarmed guard services for the USDA.
Headquarters, Marine Corps
IRT staff, as a subcontractor, supported the Marine Corps in scheduling, planning, managing, and conducting approximately 48 five-day training programs per year at various military locations throughout the United States, Japan and England.
A remarkable a far flung empire evidently with immaculate connections and considerable influence. Here is a description about their work at The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) now the Missile Defence Agency.
IRT was awarded an 8(a) contract to provide facilities and administrative support to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) Phase One Engineering Team (POET).
This contract typifies the kind of management and technical support that IRT offers. Supported by a subcontractor, McNeil Technologies, Inc. (McNeil), IRT assigns staff on-site at the government facility who are responsible for managing all aspects of
facility operations, performing security management and access control and providing administrative support.
Facility operations include maintenance of a facility lease, installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment, management of compliance to workplace standards and regulations.
Security management involves maintenance of a fully-compliant Industrial Security Program that addresses personnel, information, communications, automated information
systems, and physical security concerns. Administrative services include word processing and graphics support, office supplies management, document production, and conference planning.
In addition to teaming for the BMDO POET Facility Services contract, McNeil and IRT have a mentor-protégé partnership that was formally approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in March 1999. This alliance serves to augment
the technical capabilities, management expertise, and personnel and financial resources available to IRT. Together, IRT and McNeil are Meeting the Challenge… Making a Difference at BMDO POET by providing Innovative Solutions… Excellent Results.
If you want to know what the Missile Defence Agency are up to read about "The Air Force test, called Glory Trip 197, which was part of a continuing program to evaluate and demonstrate the operational readiness of our ground-based strategic deterrent force." this was undertaken this week and reported here by Air Force Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director today.