Archive for April, 2014

Acquisition Management from DHA

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

 

Acquiring and maintaining government contracts provides a significant source of revenue for many private sector enterprises. Countless government agencies have a huge need for the services of private businesses, and the market for government contracts is enormous.

 

However, navigating the complex world of government contracts is no simple task. Add in the fact that you’re competing against other businesses for the contracts you want, and Federal acquisitions can be time-consuming, and a drain on your resources.

 

This is where DHA comes in. We have many years of experience helping private sector enterprises acquire and keep important government contracts. Our “cradle-to-grave” approach helps guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.

 

We can assist in the creation of Pre-Award Documents, including:

 

Acquisition Plans

 

Statements of Work/Objectives

 

Source Selection Plans

 

Independent Government Cost Estimates

 

Sole Source Justifications and Approvals

 

Determinations and Findings

 

Requests for Information/Quote/Proposal

 

Evaluation Score Sheets, Evaluation Reports, Award De-briefings

 

Assistance with Post-Award Contract Management

 

Performing Invoice Review and Verification

 

Drafting Official Contract Correspondence

 

Documenting Vendor Performance

 

Tracking Contract Expenditures

 

Supporting Contract Modifications

 

For all of your acquisition management needs, trust an organization that has been helping private sector businesses in the world of government contracts since 1994.

 

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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. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. 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 What Are the Benefits of Consulting Services from DHA?, please visit us atwww.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Operations Support From DHA

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

 

Complex operations require a comprehensive approach. DHA uses our field-tested three-pronged approach of training, intelligence analysis, and administrative services to provide support for operations of all natures. With operations support from DHA, you get our extensive experience and knowledge in operations that result in a smoothly run and successful operation.

 

Training

 

Training is critical to the success of any operation, and requires a significant investment in time and manpower. DHA’s approach to training is thorough and exhaustive, to ensure that all operators are well-versed in the system which they will be using. We can provide training facilities and materials as well as instructors and facilitators. Curriculum development, presentation/briefing development and user manual development are also available.

 

Intelligence Analysis

 

Intelligence is a second critical factor in the success of an operation. Often, success hinges on proper intelligence gathering and analysis. DHA’s experienced intelligence analysts are thorough in their approach to gathering and analyzing data, and exercise discretion in all situations.

 

Administrative Services

 

No less important are the administrative requirements of any operation. Maintaining schedules, drafting correspondence, and making travel arrangements may not be the most glamorous aspects of an operation, but they are just as crucial to its success. DHA handles administrative duties efficiently so the operation can proceed without any unexpected delays.

 

For more information on our operations support services, please contact DHA today.

 

 

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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. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. 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 Operations Support From DHA, please visit us atwww.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

What Are the Benefits of Consulting Services from DHA?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

When you work with DHA, you get professional consulting services backed by an experienced and award winning team. Not only that, but our list of clients speaks volumes with regards to our reputation in the federal consulting sphere. With core competencies in program management, operations support, IT support, and facilities and logistics, DHA provides mission-oriented services to a number of high-profile clients and industries. Our versatility is a testament to our skills, and our longevity a testament to the reputation we’ve built for ourselves. So what are the benefits of working with DHA?

 

Trust

 

Trust is crucial when is comes to federal consulting services. DHA is a federal consultant that you can trust with your project management, operations support, IT support, and facilities and logistics. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Our client list speaks for itself:

 

  • The Department of Justice
  • The FBI
  • The U.S. Army
  • The Defense Logistics Agency
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

Versatility

 

Our multiple core competencies enables us to serve a variety of needs in the federal consulting landscape. Within these core competencies we offer an exhaustive list of services designed to fit the growing demands of many different industries. From the virtual world to the real world, we cover the most pressing needs of federal clients.

 

Team

 

Our dynamic and highly-skilled team has made us a highly-desirable federal consultant in just 20 years. We currently have more than 200 employees serving 4 branches, 13 divisions, 11 sections and 15 units with the FBI. In just two years we’ve grown from under 50 embedded employees to more than 200, and we’re committed to growing and maintaining our standard for excellence.

 

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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. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. 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 What Are the Benefits of Consulting Services from DHA?, please visit us atwww.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Heartbleed Bug Information for Washington D.C. Internet Users

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Heartbleed bugIf you’ve been paying attention to the media lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Heartbleed Bug, but there’s a good chance that you haven’t actually learned a whole lot about it that makes sense. Media outlets tend to report in a way that is more confusing than anything. If you have an account on any social media or major website, you need to be aware of what the Heartbleed Bug affects as well as what precautions you can take against it.

What is the Heartbleed Bug?
This is a programming error that allows hackers to easily get past the OpenSSL Certificates that Internet pages use to keep information encrypted and safe. Basically, it allows people to easily steal usernames and passwords, thereby getting any and all information that they want. They can also pose as the company, sending out email under the company name and asking you to do things like change your password or other information. It’s important that you’re diligent in paying attention to what comes through your email. Don’t trust anything that isn’t directly on the website.

What information is being leaked as a result of the Heartbleed Bug?
First and foremost, encryption keys are being leaked. These are what makes the Heartbleed Bug so dangerous. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if people weren’t able to impersonate websites themselves. Usernames, passwords, content, and details are also being leaked. Obviously this is an issue for many websites. Some use a different kind of certificate and are protected and some have already started patching and using an upgraded version of OpenSSL that isn’t vulnerable; however, some websites are still vulnerable and you should be aware of this. For a list of websites and their current status in regards to the Heartbleed Bug, you can visit this website

How can I protect myself and my information?
Currently, changing your password is pretty useless in the whole scheme of things. Since the Heartbleed Bug hasn’t been entirely patched yet, your new password could easily be grabbed by the bug. Your best bet is to be careful about what information you put out on the Internet and take down anything you don’t want seen (i.e. credit card numbers, etc). If you’re going to change your password, change it to something strong using a combination of capital and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.

You can’t protect yourself from everything that goes wrong with the Internet, but you can protect yourself from some things. Employing strong security measures will help protect you from things like viruses, malware, and spyware. Make sure you know how to protect your computer and your information.

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 The Heartbleed Bug, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

Source: http://heartbleed.com/

Are You Protected From Cybersecurity Threats?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

How important is cybersecurity in today’s increasingly cyber world? Well, a recent Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance survey of federal, defense/military, and intelligence agencies found that 85% of respondents see cybersecurity as a high priority. And while most agencies believe they are “well prepared” to handle cyber threats, these agencies are constantly striving to improve the cyber efforts, including investments in mobile device initiatives, cloud computing, and more.177002377

Cybersecurity Threats

  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Data Leaks
  • Cyber Espionage
  • Mobile
  • Misuse
  • Hacking
  • Spam
  • Social
  • Insider
  • And more!

“Government’s challenge is two-fold, adopting transformational technologies to help reduce operating costs while also keeping systems and data safe,” said Rick Johnson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “Our Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance partners are keenly focused on collaboration and innovation to provide seamless end-to-end security with affordability in mind.”

Cybersecurity and your Business

What has your business done to protect itself from cyber threats?

While you may think you are safe, the truth is that hackers are beginning to target small and medium-sized businesses even more than larger businesses and government agencies. Why? Because, unlike government agencies and large Fortune 500 companies, smaller businesses typically do not have the cybersecurity measures in place to protect their critical data.

So what are you doing to protect your business?

DHA can help ensure your organization is keeping pace with technological advancements by applying new technologies with intelligence. 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. Our cybersecurity services include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment: This is the process of identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities in a system.
  • Penetration Testing: This is the process of simulating a cyber-attack by a hacker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities.

If you have any questions regarding Cybersecurity and IT Security, please contact DHA by visiting DHA-Inc.com today!

Innovative IT solutions are at the core of modern business, and robust, scalable models are necessary to achieve long-term success.

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