clearAvenue was awarded the Freedom of Information Backlog Elimination Support contract at the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Under this contract, clearAvenue and its partner TDB communications will provide services to the Agency to eliminate the 30,000 backlog of outstanding FOIA requests.

clearAvenue was awarded the task order for DOD DSLogon Development and Support under the DMDC VLER BPA. Under this contract clearAvenue will support the software design, software development and sustainment of the DOD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon).
"clearAvenue has been supporting VA Authentication and Federation Infrastructure (VAAFI) which is one of the large federation partners for DSLogon. With this contract award, we will bring our best practices and our experience and expertise to DOD," said Dr. Srini Kankanahalli, CTO and VP of Engineering at clearAvenue, LLC.

clearAvenue was one of the companies that was awarded the Blanket Purchase Agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Information Technology services.
"We are excited about this opportunity, given that clearAvenue is currently supporting the VLER initiative for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we will be able to provide synergies across DOD and VA," said Dr. Srini Kankanahalli, CTO and VP of Engineering at clearAvenue, LLC.

clearAvenue, LLC announced today that it has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) at its 9001:2008 standard. An external auditor conducted a formal appraisal to scrutinize clearAvenue's quality management methodologies systems and processes. clearAvenue's certification by an external auditor is a clear indicator of our commitment to the quality of our deliverables to our clients.
"clearAvenue has invested in building the quality infrastructure in terms of tools, training, processes as well as process assets with a focus to deliver outstanding value to our clients," said Ravi Mysore, a principal at clearAvenue.

About ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management system standard that is aimed at helping firms organize activities based on setting objectives and then developing procedures to ensure the achievement of quality objectives. The quality objectives are geared towards ensuring that a company is meeting and exceeding customer expectations. By developing common processes and associated documentation, employees better understand how they can support the organizations objectives, and management ensures that everyone is aiming towards the same goals. Through analyzing business practices, the organization is better able to identify and eliminate causes of customer dissatisfaction and foster an environment of business process improvement. For more information, please visit

clearAvenue announced today that the company has been successfully certified against the ISO/IEC 20000 standard. This certification shows clearAvenue's commitment to quality processes and best practices in IT Service Management (ITSM). "We believe that this certification benefits our clients because we can provide better service management capabilities, improved service levels and predictable, reliable infrastructure at reduced cost," said Dr. Srini Kankanahalli, CTO and VP of Engineering at clearAvenue.

About ISO/IEC 20000 Certification

ISO/IEC 20000 is an international IT standard that allows companies to demonstrate excellence and prove best practices in IT Service Management. The standard ensures companies can achieve evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve their delivery of IT services. ISO/IEC 20000 was released in 2005 based on the IT infrastructure library (ITILĀ®) best practice framework, and updated in 2011. ISO/IEC 20000 specifies requirements for an ITSM system that utilizes industry best practices such as ITIL where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide IT Services that are aligned with customer and business requirements, aims to enhance customer satisfaction, all while being both highly scalable and reducing IT costs.

clearAvenue announced today that the firm's Software Development and Systems Integration processes received a CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 3 Rating from an external lead appraiser. The organization underwent a SCAMPI A appraisal. The appraisal results reinforces clearAvenue's commitment to a systematic set of software development processes that provides repeatability, consistency and quality.
"clearAvenue is delighted to obtain our CMMI Maturity Level 3. We have been operating at Maturity level 3 for some time, but now we have been formally appraised at that level in a SCAMPI A," said Mr. Ravi Mysore, a principal at clearAvenue.

About CMMI

>CMMI is an internationally recognized quality assurance standard that was developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. It has become the standard for assessing the competence of an organization's capability in applying process based methodology to software development, with a focus on continual process improvement. CMMI can be used to set process improvement goals and provide guidance for quality processes. CMMI levels are given a numeric scale from Level 1 to Level 5 to rate the maturity of a software development process within an organization. The accreditation is awarded only to organizations that can document a high level of software and organizational standards of CMMI. For more information, please visit

clearAvenue, LLC has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Order for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of software systems at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The task orders under this BPA will provide for the overall management, planning, development, operations, maintenance and evaluations of ICE software initiatives.
"We are delighted to be given the opportunity to serve ICE," said Dr. Srini Kankanahalli, CTO and VP of Engineering at clearAvenue.

clearAvenue, LLC announced today that the firm has been awarded the United States General Services Administration (GSA) 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS) II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), a multiple-award (MA), Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle with a program ceiling of $10 billion for a five (5) year base period with a five (5) year option period.
clearAvenue will provide a full range of IT services and IT-based solutions in all four functional areas: Custom Computer Programming Services (NAICS 541511), Computer Systems Design Services (NAICS 541512), Computer Facilities Management Services (NAICS 541513), and Other Computer Related Services (NAICS 541519). clearAvenue has been awarded the contract for all the functional areas in both constellation I and constellation II.

About GSA 8(a) STARS II

The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is designed to promote small business utilization when purchasing information technology (IT) services or IT services-based solutions for the federal government. The 8(a) STARS II program is reserved exclusively for qualifying certified 8(a) small business concerns as the prime contractors per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.8.
Awarded: Constellation I and Constellation II under functional area 1, functional area 2, functional area 3 and functional area 4.

8(a) STARS II features

  • Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
  • Five-year base with one five-year option
  • $10 billion program ceiling
  • Directed Order Authority: Directed task orders up to $4 million each are allowed for federal civilian and Department of Defense activities

>8(a) STARS II benefits

  • 8(a) socioeconomic credit transferable to the agency
  • Pre-competed, easy to use contracts
  • Access to proven 8(a) small business technology providers
  • Shortened procurement lead time
  • A low user access fee (0.75 percent) built into contractor's ceiling prices

clearAvenue was awarded the Middleware Services contract at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Under this contract, clearAvenue will support multiple middleware technologies such as Websphere, Jboss and others at USPTO.

clearAvenue has teamed up with CACI to design and implement the Identity and Access Management services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The team will build various prototypes and validate the technologies for various Identity and Access Management initiatives in the Department of Veterans Affairs.