Cincinnati, OH – March 15, 2016 – Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI), a leading Federal Information Technology (IT) solutions provider and small business, today announced it has received the 2016 Splunk® Public Sector Buttercup Award for exceptional performance and commitment to Splunk’s Partner+ Program. The Buttercup award recognizes a Splunk partner that exemplifies partnership and a commitment to the Splunk Partner+ Program. This award, not given each year, is highly distinguished and symbolic of Splunk’s core company and partner values. “We are honored to be the recipient of the highly esteemed 2016 Splunk Public Sector Buttercup award,” said Jay Lambke, president, GAI. “Splunk is the clear market leader and therefore the cornerstone of our analytics strategy. To that end, GAI has made significant investments in the resources and products critical to the Splunk ecosystem. This award recognizes the hard work and success we have had with Splunk over the past year. We are excited to see how we can further the partnership in 2016.” GAI is a Splunk Elite Partner, the highest partner tier within the Splunk Partner+ Program, and is in an esteemed group of only eight companies nationwide with Elite status. GAI has four Splunk Certified Engineers on staff and 14 certifications company-wide. Splunk is a key partner in GAI’s go to market strategy for big data, cyber security, compliance, and IT operations and they continue to invest and offer solutions to complex problems facing the Government. “Congratulations to GAI for being named the 2016 Splunk Public Sector Buttercup award winner,” said Dave Schwartz, area vice president, global strategic alliances, Splunk. “The Partner+ Program promotes growth and allows our joint customers to achieve productivity, profitability, security and a competitive edge. The Global Partner Awards highlight outstanding partners like GAI for their commitment to customer success and their close collaboration with Splunk.” Splunk global partner awards reflect the top-performing partners globally within specific technology markets. All award recipients were selected by a group of Splunk executives and the global partner organization.