Archive for August, 2013

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Network?

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

As business and government agencies have evolved over the past 25 years, more and more information is being transported and stored online. In fact, nowadays, “Cyberspace” touches nearly every aspect of our lives. We are now more interconnected than ever before. Unfortunately, we are also more vulnerable.

So how do you protect your critical information?

With Cybersecurity and IT Services!

At DHA, we are experienced at providing IT Security support services within and around Federal Government systems and networks, and can help ensure the safety of your most critical IT assets.In between spaces

The Importance of Cybersecurity

President Barrack Obama called cyber-attacks “one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces.” Because of this, the President conducted a complete review of the Federal Government’s efforts to defend its information and communications infrastructure.

How are you Leveraging Cybersecurity?

It doesn’t matter if you work for the federal government or the private sector, cybersecurity has become an important aspect of life. Your cybersecurity strategy should be twofold:

  1. Improve Resilience against Cyber-Attacks: This involves hardening your digital infrastructure to be more resistant to penetration and disruption. And, if an attack does happen, you must be able to recover quickly from the cyber incident.
  2. Reduce Cyber Threats: Implement best practices for cyberspace behavior and help deter potential vulnerabilities.

If you have any questions regarding our Cyber Security / IT Security Services, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

About DHA:

David F. Hale founded DHA Group, Inc. in 1994 to provide superior program management and operations support services to agencies within the Federal Government. Since June 2008, DHA has won many contract awards, including a Prime Contractor position on the prestigious Program Management Support Services (PMSS) contract with the FBI. DHA was also awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract on the FBI’s $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT Triple S) program to provide supplies, equipment, and IT services to support, maintain, and modernize the Bureau’s IT systems and architectures.

As we continue to expand into new areas of business, DHA remains committed to maintaining our high standards of service excellence.

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The Benefits of Federal Acquisition Management Services

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

What is Federal Acquisition Management?United States Capitol Dome

Are ready to tap into the federal arena? You will need to familiarize yourself with the bidding process, the repercussions of a successful bid on company operations (workforce allocation, needed facility upgrades, etc.), and a host of other considerations. Or, you can outsource these responsibilities to a professional Federal Acquisition Management firm, like DHA.

DHA has extensive experience with the Federal Procurement Process.  Our employees are fluent in the language of government contracts, and our Federal Acquisition Management Services help our clients on a “cradle-to-grave” basis, from the creation of Pre-Award Documents to Post-Award Management.

What is Federal Procurement?

Federal procurement is the process used by every government agency and bureau to purchase or lease goods and services. The procurement process was put in place to offer fair competition to prospective bidders.

What are the Benefits of Federal Procurement?

An increasingly large portion of government spending is related to the contracting of services, such as administrative, management, and information technologies. In fact, more than half of the federal government’s total budget is designated for such services.

So why aren’t you taking advantage?

Expanding your business into the realm of federal contracting can be a great step in the right direction, but only if you know what you are getting into. Many are ill-prepared for the rules, laws, and regulations unique to those businesses under contract with the federal government.

How is Federal Procurement Regulated?

In the United States, federal procurement policies are determined by legislative action and by recommendations from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. These policies are then published in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

If you have any questions regarding our Federal Procurement or Federal Acquisition Mangement, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

About DHA Group, Inc.

DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies, such as the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Army; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services, including program management, procurement and acquisition support, project and budget management, information assurance and cyber-security, information technology modernization and sustainment, data integration and information sharing, eDiscovery, systems engineering and business process reengineering. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about DHA Group and its capabilities, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com, call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Is Your Data Safer in the Cloud?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

When it comes to your data, you want to keep it as safe as possible. As internet connections become faster and more dependable, storing all of your data on the cloud becomes more enticing. As alluring as storing your data in the cloud is, there are still some concerns that need to be addressed.cloudstorage

  • Is your data private? It is important that your data is being kept safe and not being used for advertising purposes.
  • How available is your data? You want to be able to access it when you want or need it.
  • Is your data secured? It is important to make sure that your data cannot be hacked or stolen.
  • Where is your data being stored? If it is it hosted in another country, your data may be subject to different rules and regulations.

About DHA Group, Inc.

DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies, such as the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Army; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services, including program management, procurement and acquisition support, project and budget management, information assurance and cyber-security, information technology modernization and sustainment, data integration and information sharing, eDiscovery, systems engineering and business process reengineering. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about DHA Group and its capabilities, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com, call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Source:

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/data-privacy-how-safe-is-your-data-in-the-cloud–1170332

What is Federal Procurement?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Federal procurement: many people don’t understand what it is – we’re here to clarify. In the U.S., the government purchases and leases both goods and services by means of federal procurement. Federal procurement policies are chosen via legislative measures and expert suggestions made by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, a component of the Office of Management and Budget.work

But how are contracts formalized? Through a bidding process. The government requests a proposal with particular guidelines, and the contract is given to the company that makes a bid that meets all the specifications at the most economical rate.

About DHA Group, Inc.

DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies, such as the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Army; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services, including program management, procurement and acquisition support, project and budget management, information assurance and cyber-security, information technology modernization and sustainment, data integration and information sharing, eDiscovery, systems engineering and business process reengineering. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about DHA Group and its capabilities, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com, call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

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What is Federal Procurement?