fbpx
 

HERNDON, Va. — RiverTech LLC, a federal contracting subsidiary of the Alaska Native-owned Akima, has secured a $17 million contract from a division of the U.S. Army. 

Under the terms of the five-year contract, Colorado Springs, Colo.-based RiverTech will provide sustainment services to the airborne division of the Army’s Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command. The company will focus on improving and standardizing business processes and workflow across 90 locations in the continental U.S.

The support work will include various logistics, maintenance, supply and transportation services, according to a statement. 

“We are extremely proud to continue our long-standing relationship supporting the U.S. Army’s mission objectives,” Scott Rauer, president of Akima’s Facilities Solutions Group, said in a statement. “This award demonstrates Akima’s ability to provide a variety of unique solutions for our customers’ needs.”

The U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), or USACAPOC (A), based at Fort Bragg, supports the military with “strategic, operational, and tactical civil affairs, military information support, and information operations capabilities across the range of military operations,” according to its website. Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations soldiers leverage various skills “to conduct and support civil-military operations for conventional and special operations forces.”

The division awarded the contract under the federal government’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) program for small businesses.

A U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certified contractor, RiverTech offers a range of mission support services, systems engineering and information technology, particularly for space, warfighter support and training and maritime operations. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hendon, Va.-based Akima, which was founded in 1995. Akima employs 7,500 people across its more than 40 subsidiaries, and currently is working on more than 2,000 contracts and task orders, according to its website. 

In turn, Akima is an enterprise of NANA Alaska Native Corporation, which is owned by 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders with roots in a 38,000-square-mile section of northwest Alaska, much of which is located above the Arctic Circle. 

In addition to federal contracting, NANA also maintains a diversified portfolio of commercial businesses in mining, oil and gas, health care, education, construction and exploration.

More Stories Like This

American Basketball Association Announces Native ABA Initiative
Four Winds South Bend Upgrades to Class III Gaming Casino
Native News Online Wins Two Awards from Native American Journalists Association
Wahlberg Brothers Are a Big Hit at Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in Las Vegas
Native Gro Offers Tribes a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Entering the Cannabis Industry

Do you appreciate a Native perspective on the news? 

For the past decade-plus, we’ve covered the important Indigenous stories that are often overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the toppling of colonizer statues during the racial equity protests, to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools, we have been there to provide a Native perspective and elevate Native voices.

Our news is free for everyone to read, but it is not free to produce. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation this month to help support our efforts. Any contribution — big or small — helps us remain a force for change in Indian Country and continue telling the stories that are so often ignored, erased or overlooked.  Most often, our donors make a one-time gift of $20 or more, while many choose to make a recurring monthly donation of $5 or $10.  Whatever you can do, it helps fund our Indigenous-led newsroom and our ability to cover Native news. 

Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you. 

About The Author
Native News Online Staff
Author: Native News Online StaffEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Native News Online is one of the most-read publications covering Indian Country and the news that matters to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous people. Reach out to us at [email protected]