Who We Are

IT Lab Partners, LLC (ITLP) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business joint venture between Cadre5, LLC, Information Technology Resources Inc., and XCEL Engineering, Inc. The partner companies have significant experience supporting the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies with various professional services such as advanced IT, engineering, and software development. ITLP holds a Department of Energy Facility Clearance (FCL) and a favorable Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI) which allows us to provide our Federal customers with cleared IT/Engineering and professional staff.

What We Do

ITLP currently provides advanced IT services through staff augmentation in support of the IT BOA at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ITLP has a fill rate of more than 80%, far exceeding the industry average.

ITLP has proven experience filling cleared and uncleared positions in the following areas:

  • Applications Development and Maintenance
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cisco ISE Development & Implementation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communications
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Database Engineering & Administration
  • DevOps
  • Electrical Engineering
  • GIS
  • Help Desk/Technical Support
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Infrastructure Support
  • IT Management
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Training
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Network Engineering & Security
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Quality Engineering
  • Robotics
  • SAP Administration and Development
  • ServiceNow Administration and Development
  • SharePoint Administration and Development
  • Software Engineering & Development
  • Software Quality Assurance & Testing
  • Systems Engineering & Administration
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Development

The Partners

Cadre5 is a full-service technology and design firm located in Knoxville/Oak Ridge, Tennessee with services ranging from engineering, information architecture, interface/user experience design, and custom software development/testing. Cadre5 specializes in building enterprise information systems and research software for federal agencies and national laboratories. Cadre5’s Lab Partners Division is a staffing division that helps customers build their teams. Their client portfolio includes multiple Government entities, media/entertainment companies, banking/financial service companies, and more.

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Backed by more than 25 years of experience in specialized IT and Engineering staffing and staff augmentation, ITR connects the best STEM related talent by providing a full spectrum of staffing services to organizations that require on-demand technical expertise. We provide talented professionals with extensive skill sets by maintaining relationships with a diverse network of skilled Information Technology and Engineering professionals. We utilize an exclusive database with over 46,000 professionals from the region and nationally which allows us to begin identifying candidates much faster than traditional hiring methods and search engines.

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XCEL Engineering, Inc. (XCEL), an award-winning small business located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, provides trusted information technology, engineering, consulting and project management solutions and services to federal agencies and organizations. Originally founded in 1971 by professional engineers at the University of Tennessee, XCEL became a MartinFed company in 2023. XCEL’s information technology solutions and services include, application development, high performance computing support, systems integration and interoperability, systems administration, network infrastructure, cyber security, and mobile application development.

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There are a variety of advanced IT opportunities supporting the important and exciting mission of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Please visit the partner companies’ respective employment information or contact a member of the ITLP recruitment team below to learn more.


Contact Us

Reach out to one of our ITLP team members for more information.

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