ORNL wins award based on IT innovation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has won a top honor for innovative information technology at a government facility, thanks in part to the contributions of Knoxville-based small business Cadre5.

ORNL received the award from the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council for government IT using innovation and collaboration to solve difficult problems. According to information released today, Cadre5, a subcontractor to ORNL,  helped developed the program — known as RESolution or Research Enterprise Solution — that supported more than 20 research projects at the Department of Energy lab in Oak Ridge.

Here’s a quote from Jeff Smith, ORNL’s deputy lab director for operations:

“We have been on a multi-year effort to improve our researcher’s experience here at ORNL.  We’ve created a campus-like setting, brought the most advanced scientific equipment available on-line, and worked hard to create a support environment that is focused on meeting researcher needs. RESolution represents an underpinning innovation that increases researcher productivity. Cadre5 did a great job helping ORNL’s IT staff translate the needs of researchers into a tool that supports their work.”

Cadre5 has an ongoing working relationship wit ORNL and last year the lab recognized the Knox company with its Small Business Impact Award.

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