Our History

Strong Foundations

Growing up the daughter of a tribal chairman of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, Victoria Vasques developed a deep understanding of the needs of American Indian communities and the lack of informed private sector services dedicated to meeting those needs. From early in her career as an educator, Vicki advocated tirelessly for not only her own community, but the wider American Indian community of diverse individuals and close-knit tribal groups. American Indian/Alaska Native communities are at the very heart of every service Tribal Tech provides, and though we have expanded our reach over the years and continue to effect change across the whole of the United States, our heritage remains the core of who we are.

Beginnings

In 2000, after recognizing the extent of the under-representation of American Indians in public- and private-sector contracting work, Vicki left the U.S. Department of Education to found her own business. Tribal Tech began as Tribal Tech, Inc., a one-employee firm with a single contract working out of Alexandria, VA. As a woman-owned, Native-owned small business, Tribal Tech struggled to overcome Federal Acquisition Regulations that made it difficult to snag contracts. In her own words, Vicki spent the first nine years “literally knocking on doors to get people to give her work.”

Embracing Change

“My father taught us first and foremost to always give back and serve your people.”

Recent Acquisitions

In March of 2020, Tribal Tech, LLC acquired Cowan & Associates, Inc., a successful veteran-owned management consulting firm that was founded in 2000 by Commander Brian Cowan, USN (Retired). Mr. Cowan had over 30 years of experience, not only with the Department of Defense, but with Fortune 500, non-profit and technology start-up companies.

Cowan & Associates, Inc. serves the public and higher education sectors. With a team of seasoned professionals, they provide strategy, supply chain management, program management, IT advisory support, performance management, change management and business process improvement services to help clients achieve superior results. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Vicki Vasques stated, “With an exceptional staff and client portfolio, which includes numerous Department of Defense organizations and other federal government entities, and the University of Virginia, we are fortunate to have to acquired such a highly respected company. I am excited and proud to count Cowan & Associates a member of the Tribal Tech family as we work together to pursue new opportunities.”

Founded in 2016, the RMP Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the education, health and wellness of all people, especially those throughout Native communities. RMP was created as a catalyst to change lives in our communities as they benefit from our investments in their future. Providing educational opportunities and health focused grants which support our youth and promote healthy communities.

Our mission is to continue to deliver value to our tribal, federal, state, local and private sector customers through our guiding principles of People, Performance and Partnership.

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