Cherokee Nation wins contract
CATOOSA — Cherokee Nation Technologies has secured a five-year, $35 million contract to work with the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians' Office of Historical Trust Accounting to provide research and historical documentation services in support of the U.S. Interior Department's efforts to reconcile monetary accounts with American Indian tribes.
The company's primary tasks are to search, collect and safeguard Indian Trust-related documents; design and execute database inquiries; manage and track document requests; and provide analytical assistance for tribal accounts.
“Securing and protecting these documents is a top priority for all of Indian Country,”said Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Nation Technologies is providing two teams to work in the secure, underground facility in Lenexa, Kan.
The second team is focusing its efforts on litigation support and running queries for multiple agencies, such as the Interior Department, Justice Department and the National Archives and Records Administration. The research is used to identify images and documents needed during litigation.
“The work we are doing with OHTA (Office of Historical Trust Accounting) is a true testament to our meticulous attention to detail and our ability to improve efficiency of our clients by applying the appropriate mix of technology and process improvement,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation Business' diversified businesses.
Cherokee Nation Technologies was formed in 2009 to serve government clients with technological solutions. The Tulsa-based company operates an office in Fort Collins, Colo., and client locations nationwide.
From Staff Reports