(Chicago Sun-Times) — Amid a national debate about the federal government’s job-creation strategies, a Chicago consulting firm has doubled its technology-centric work force as it helps the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Energy cut costs and improve their operations. The company, Kairos Consulting Worldwide, just won the No. 10 spot among the top 25 contractors doing business with the federal government in fiscal year 2010, and is the only woman-owned business in the top 11.
Kairos, with a 45-member work force that includes consultants, won more than $900,000 in contracts last fiscal year and saved taxpayers more than $1 million by making the military and government operations more efficient. The company has won $2.5 million in work so far this year.