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A P Ventures LLC (APV) was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract recently to help support the Housing and Urban Development. The contract with the HUD Office Housing Operations (OPS) includes a 1-year base period with two 1-year options.
 
“APV new contract with the HUD aligns perfectly with APV strength of providing innovative and engaging training solutions. This Train the Trainer support will bring impactful courseware and services to the Department’s critical operations teams” said President Nandita Gududuri, of APV. “We are excited and very humbled that the…


On September 16, 2019 the 42nd Contracting Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, awarded A P Ventures LLC two direct award contracts to support the Air University’s (AU) Squadron Officers School (SOS) and the eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education (eGPME). The SOS educates U.S. Air Force (USAF) captains and civilian equivalents in a six-week in-residence course. By comparison, the eSchool of eGPME is a 100-percent distance-learning course available to USAF officers and civilian equivalent personnel from lieutenant through colonel.

Upon winning the work, APV President Nandita Gududuri…


A P Ventures, LLC was recently awarded a competitive contract, estimated at $5.1 million, to help support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Part C and Part D programs. The contract with the Medicare Plan Payment Group (MPPG) through its Consolidated Support Services (CSS) contract includes a 1-year base period with four 1-year options.


A P Ventures LLC was awarded a sole source award estimated at $1.74M to help support the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM) with the NLM Reference and Customer Services contract which includes a 1-year base period with four 1-year options.


APV is thrilled to be selected for the SBIR Phase-1 grant! APV along with it's partner, University of Maryland was selected for Phase-1 to develop a proto-type to teach Russian language, click here to see the details.


May 6, 2019 – Columbia, MD - A P Ventures (APV) is pleased to announce the addition of two veteran business development professionals to its staff. Mike Hoffpauir and Ken Rice have all joined APV’s Business Development (BD) department in key BD roles. The expansion adds a depth and breadth of invaluable experience—more than 80 years combined—in the Defense and Federal Healthcare sectors. The duo’s distinguished portfolios include decades of active duty military service and program management experience with major Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, allowing APV to respond even more effectively to the evolving needs of clients such as U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, the…


March 29, 2019 – Columbia, MD –  A P Ventures (APV) attended the 10th annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, March 27-28th, for collaboration and exchange of ideas with stakeholders from the healthcare community. “Celebrating a decade of turning information into innovation,” Health Datapalooza offered opportunities to hear from and collaborate with pioneers in healthcare data management. APV Senior Business Advisor Estelle Sarricks attended the event with APV Outreach Coordinator Monica Berron, to conduct outreach and market the Innovation Fellowships for the…


March 29, 2019 – Columbia, MD –  A P Ventures (APV) is proud to announce the impressive accomplishment of our Senior Advisor for DoD Programs, Mike Freeman, in finishing the 2019 All American Marathon at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on March 24, 2019. In preparation for the race, Mike had logged more than 300 training miles over months of disciplined and intense conditioning. After overcoming aches, pains, and a foot injury only three weeks before the race, his determination propelled him to the marathon start line the morning of March 24th.

Mike began his 26.2 mile journey with over 700 other runners in historic downtown…


October 9, 2018 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures (APV) has been awarded a contract with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) to develop new and update existing Department of Defense (DoD) firefighter certification web-based training for DoD Fire and Emergency Services personnel. APV will design, develop, and update accredited computer-based courses in compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. These interactive and engaging multimedia courses will become an integral part of the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Certification System. APV’s services will also include high-quality, custom marketing materials to promote the new and revised courses. APV is…


October 8, 2018 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures (APV) has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to develop the new Organic Integrity Learning Center (OILC) for the agency’s National Organic Program (NOP). APV will create this new training program for a diverse set of NOP stakeholders with content tailored specifically to support their work in protecting organic integrity from farm to table. 

APV’s talented team of instructional designers will apply their expertise to conduct a comprehensive needs analysis to identify the core audience groups and learning paths. The results will drive the design and development of…


September 14, 2018 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures (APV) has been awarded two contracts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop online training for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) – National Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD. The contracts are for two distinct courses that will promote community risk reduction and emergency preparedness, and support USFA-NFA’s strategic goal to prepare for, prevent, and mitigate fire and life safety risk.

These awards mark APV’s first contracts with the Department of Homeland Security, which will be well-served by APV’s proven record of success in delivering more than 1,500 hours of web-based training over the past…


APV was invited to present one of APV’s core capabilities in Application development at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) vendor outreach session. APV is proud to have supported WSSC for the past four years on various initiatives and was thrilled to be part of a great networking event. The event was very well planned and provided great opportunities for vendors to meet IT managers at WSSC.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


APV attended the 51st annual Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, FL. I/ITSEC is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, with an estimated 2,000 attendees from 70 countries. I/ITSEC promotes cooperation in support of learning and simulation technologies, methods, processes and systems, to identify common issues; to address national needs in training, simulation and education; and to develop solutions to problems in these areas. I/ITSEC is known for its peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, professional workshops, exhibits, serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students…


APV attended the 63rd Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington, DC. As a professional development forum, the event included military technology on display, panel discussions, seminars, and industry products and services. "The event reinforces our commitment to preparing mission-ready Soldiers through innovative training and education solutions," shared Rachel LaVoie, APV's Director of Business Development. "We look forward to expanding our virtual training solutions for the Army with 3D modeling, serious gaming, simulation, and AR/VR technologies."

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


APV is pleased to announce an award from the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to develop an Air Traffic Control Operator – IFR Services course for the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) at Fort Rucker, AL. APV is developing this online course with interactive multimedia instruction (IMI) at levels 1-3, including 3D modeling. APV is delighted to support USAACE’s mission through developing highly interactive distributed learning content for a virtual training environment.

Friday, September 29, 2017


APV has secured a win from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a multiyear operations and maintenance contract on the VICP/CICP Injury Compensation System (ICS). The ICS is administered by the Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB) for vaccine and countermeasure injury compensation case management. APV is proud to support HRSA in its vital role assisting millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable health care and other services through HRSA’s 90+ programs and 3,000+ grantees.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


APV has been awarded a task order on OPM and GSA’s IDIQ, Human Capital and Training Solutions Small Business (HCaTS SB) Pool 1 for FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Business Informatics. The contract is to enhance FDA Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) platform strategic communication, stakeholder outreach, and user training. This marks APV’s first win on the newly awarded HCaTS contract. “We are thrilled to further partner with FDA CDER in supporting its mission,” says APV president, Nandita Gududuri. “This win, along with a few recent wins with other HHS agencies, further enlarges APV’s health IT footprint.”

Monday, September 25, 2017


APV was honored to present at the recent CMS Survey and Certification Group (SCG) 2017 Training Coordinators’ Training in Annapolis, MD. APV's president, Nandita Gududuri, accompanied APV’s presenters Cherie McGovern, Executive Director of Instructional Programs, and Bayley Hochradel, Senior Instructional Systems Developer, as they shared ways that trainers can engage learners and enhance learning outcomes. Specific topics included the advantages of microlearning, mistakes to avoid, and approaches for success. The APV team demonstrated a variety of microlearning products ranging from video to interactive modules.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Effective September 6, 2017, GSA awarded A P Ventures a contract award on GSA’s Professional Services Schedule (PSS) for business consulting solutions. This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule provides direct access to simple or complex fixed-price or labor-hour professional services. Formerly known as MOBIS schedule 874, federal agencies can benefit from streamlined procurement procedures in FAR Subpart 8.4 to procure a full range of management and consulting services that can improve a federal agency’s performance and its endeavors to meet mission goals.

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A P Ventures is pleased to announce an award from FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) to provide recruiting support services. As part of APV’s human capital solutions, we are excited to help the FDA achieve its mission through the identification of qualified and experienced research analysts, computer scientists, and other vital roles. APV will apply its strategic human capital approach and proven vetting processes as we analyze talent in the DC metro region to best support this important government agency.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has awarded a contract to APV for a year-long project to develop online professional learning for social studies teachers and school administrators. DoDEA provides K-12 education for the dependents of military and military-related personnel across the U.S. and around the world. The project includes developing 28 online model units on social studies content and skills, as well as administrator modules and Community of Practice support. APV’s Cherie McGovern and her talented team are delighted to apply their social studies expertise to this worthwhile endeavor ultimately benefiting military-connected students and their families across…


APV has been awarded a contract for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to develop a comprehensive learning and knowledge management strategy and implementation protocol. Included in the scope is the development and maintenance of a digital knowledge library and training content. This online library will have advanced search engine capabilities and provide a gateway to CMMI’s knowledge base and existing training resources. APV is developing the platform and creating new blended learning training content for CMMI’s 400 employees and stakeholders. APV is proud to support CMMI’s vital mission and welcomes this opportunity to continue our work with CMMI.

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On June 13, 2017, GSA awarded A P Ventures a contract award on GSA’s 8(a) STARS II GWAC. This small business set-aside GWAC provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners, and provides a faster alternative to time-consuming and costly full and open competitions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


January 10, 2017 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures today announced that it has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by Qminds Consulting Global Private Limited.

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. APV has successfully demonstrated a…


May 17, 2016 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures (APV) has been awarded the Human Capital and Training Solutions Small Business (HCaTS SB) government-wide Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contract vehicle, as announced today by the General Services Administration (GSA). The HCaTS SB IDIQ is the result of a partnership between the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and GSA to provide next-generation training and development, human capital, and organizational performance improvement services to federal agencies.

The maximum dollar amount for HCaTS SB is $3.45 billion for Pool 1 and $2.3 billion for Pool 2. Thus the combined ceiling value…


March 20, 2016 – Columbia, MD – The all-new MDgo4it website designed and developed by A P Ventures (APV) for the Maryland Higher Education Commission is now live.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and the Maryland State Department of Education originally created the MDgo4It site to assist students at varying stages of their academic careers with planning for their future. MHEC needed to expand the reach of the site to include a growing audience of adult learners looking for post-secondary learning opportunities. The existing website was not mobile friendly and featured a design that appealed more to K-12 and college students than potential adult learners. MHEC also…


October 20, 2015 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures (APV) has launched the first phase of STARTALK, a web portal of the National Foreign Language Center.

STARTALK is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland. NFLC provides learning opportunities in critical languages in grades K-16, and professional development for teachers of critical languages. NFLC needed a custom solution to replace its legacy grant application system (OPIS) and public website. The existing design had performance and scalability limitations, making modification a difficult process. With a focus on creating a data-…


July 30, 2015 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures has completed an interactive, online Financial Literacy course to be offered as part of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities (MVLO) program for public high school students across the state.
Financial literacy is a required content area for public school students in Maryland and is viewed by many as an urgent need among most Americans, young and old. In fact, in results from a 2015 test of 30 questions from the Financial Educators Council, the average score was just 61% for teens aged 15 to 18 across the country.

Among several new courses that Columbia-based IT firm, A P Ventures (APV…


July 25, 2015 – Columbia, MD – A new online course titled, “Introduction to Video Game Design and Development” was recently created by Columbia-based firm A P Ventures for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The new course was successfully piloted this past spring and will be available statewide for public high school students this fall.

The 120-hour course is a STEM-related course (Science Technology Engineering & Math) that aligns to both art standards and STEM standards, no small feat in the field of academics. Students taking the course engage in a variety of learning experiences that include collaborative activities, custom video tutorials, independent…


July 20, 2015 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures has completed a project-based online Environmental Science course as part of the Maryland State Department of Education’s online high school course offerings.

Maryland’s public schools are consistently ranked at the top of the nation, coming in at #1 in Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report for 5 years in a row, and at #3 in the most recent report. As part of its ongoing efforts to increase STEM proficiency among students, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) commissioned several new online courses related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to offer public high school students in the state through…


July 1, 2015 – Columbia, MD – A P Ventures has been awarded as a prime on an IDIQ contract by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), to provide support for the CMS Survey and Certification Group (SCG) National Surveyor Training Program (NSTP).

CMS-NSTP is a multiple award indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract (IDIQ). The IDIQ has a base term of one year, four one-year option periods, and a total ceiling value for all awardees of $200 million. A total of 13 companies received awards under the IDIQ.

CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. It administers Medicare, Medicaid,…


ARLINGTON, Virginia – June 25, 2015 – At the 10th annual Federal Business Forum & Expo hosted by Minority Enterprise Advocate magazine, president and founder of A P Ventures (APV), Nandita Gududuri, received the Technology Business Executive of the Year award.

Gududuri is the woman behind the woman-owned IT firm founded in 2006 in Columbia, Maryland. The firm specializes in e-learning, web design and portal development, strategic staffing and management consulting, custom software development, and ERP solutions.

“It is exciting and an honor to be recognized,” shared Gududuri, who heads a team of information technology specialists at the 8(a) certified small business.…