Technical Communities and National Instruments Sign Government Services Partnership Agreement

Offering government buyers greater access and savings on automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software

SAN BRUNO, CA and AUSTIN, TX, MARCH 20, 2014 — Technical Communities, Inc., the company that technical organizations rely on for proven government contracting, marketing, and sales solutions, today announced a new government services partnership agreement with National Instruments, specializing in systems for measurement, automation, and embedded applications.

The agreement authorizes Technical Communities to offer NI products at GSA Schedule pricing under GS-24F-0066M. NI is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and control systems for defense and government entities. With solutions ranging from hardware-in-the-loop simulation to mixed-signal electronic test, NI offers hardware and software tools that can be combined to tackle cutting-edge applications faster. The core of the NI platform is the NI LabVIEW system design software, which helps engineers and scientists to meet their specific application needs.

“The addition of National Instruments to our GSA portfolio simplifies the government’s ability to purchase in demand synthetic instrumentation and further solidifies Technical Communities leadership of offering the largest number of GSA qualified products under one roof,” said Peter Ostrow, President and CEO of Technical Communities.

NI products are under General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) managed by Technical Communities, which will provide content, transaction, marketing, sales support, and reporting services around them. Technical Communities also will provide presentation and order processing through the presentation and order processing through the GSA’s e-commerce web site,, and the company’s online marketplaces, and