The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has awarded the National Tracing Center (NTC) contract (#DJA-16-AHDQ-V-0129) to BA-ZAI, LLC, a Small Business Administration-approved Mentor-Protégé joint venture between BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. and Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
The National Tracing Center is located in Martinsburg, WV and performs firearms tracing for International, Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to provide investigative leads when a firearm is used in a crime. The NTC also receives records of firearms transactions when Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) go out of business. BA-ZAI will be supporting both of these activities, as well as providing general administrative support for various ATF Divisions.
“We are pleased to expand our presence into West Virginia while supporting ATF and the National Tracing Center and its mission to conduct firearms tracing to provide investigative leads for federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies,” said Gordon Barnaby, BA-ZAI President and BarnAllen CEO.
“ZAI has long supported the Department of Justice via our work at its Community Oriented Policing Services Response Center and its Justice Management Division Library. BA-ZAI Vice President and ZAI CEO, Mary Blevins, added. “We look forward to a continued partnership with DOJ through BA-ZAI’s work at NTC.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. ATF protects communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public it serves through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.
BA-ZAI is an 8(a) joint venture formed in compliance with SBA’s Mentor‐Protégé Program by partners BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. (BarnAllen) and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI), and approved by the SBA in December 2015.
BarnAllen is a fast growing SBA-certified 8(a), Minority-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) providing professional services to both public and private sectors. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, BarnAllen provides technical and management services to clients in the areas of records management, information technology, administrative support, and help desks/call center services.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, ZAI is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and CMMI Level 3 assessed company with 39 years of experience providing the Federal Government with a full range of library services, information management services, and technology services, including records management, systems integration, administrative support services, and the infusion of technology into document processing and distribution center operations for Government agencies.