PCI Strategic Management’s Fifth Annual Family Picnic on September 13th was a good time despite the rain. Kids of all ages enjoyed the petting zoo, pony rides, and mini golf! Thank you to everyone who came out for the afternoon to spend time with the PCI family!
PCI has been named for the third consecutive year to the Inc. 5000’s exclusive list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. This year’s Inc. 5000 was the most competitive crop in the list’s history, with the average company on the list achieving a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000’ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. The company’s comprising the list run the industry gamut in business and consumer products and services. This year PCI was ranked #3,019 in the country, #145 of the Top Government Services Companies, and #79 of the Top Maryland-based Companies. PCI’s profile on the Inc. 5000 list can be found here: http://www.inc.com/profile/pci-strategic-management.
PCI has been awarded a contract to provide the HISN Program with an operational assessment of the current HSIN Release 3 platform architecture and its position within the DHS data center to confirm users are receiving services that meet contracted Service Level Agreements (SLAs). This effort includes verifying that the current environment consisting of the DC2 data center, DHS network and the current HSIN R3 system architecture are capable of scaling to meet usage requirements. PCI will conduct performance testing of all HSIN R3 components and provide results, analysis, recommendations, and solutions to increase system capability and efficiency.
On June 27th, we had another Oriole’s Game Night Out! Excellent weather and a great game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Thanks to all those who came out to support PCI as well as the Oriole’s over at Camden Yards!
PCI recently completed our independent assessment of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Operations Center (FOC) Emergency Notification System (ENS) ahead of schedule, receiving an outstanding CPARS evaluation for the quality and content of the effort and our recommendations. As part of this effort, PCI assessed and evaluated the current capabilities, capacity, and performance of the FEMA ENS. The results of the study provided the FEMA FOC with the necessary information to make strategic decisions concerning the viability of both the current and future ENS. As part of PCI’s analysis of the ENS system, we have generated independently verified models and simulations to support our analysis and recommendations. Our evaluation includes examination of various technologies and methodologies, which will enable the FEMA ENS to remain a modern and efficient system for the next several years as well as providing a significant return on investment (ROI) considering the FOC’s mission and strategic goals.
PCI celebrated our 5th Annual Golf Event to continue our support for the Fisher House. For members of our Armed Forces, retirees, veterans and their families, the Fisher House program offers shelter and support during a medical crisis. Located on the grounds of every major military medical center, and many VA medical centers, Fisher House facilities provide a comforting “home away from home” while a loved one is receiving care in an unfamiliar environment. Through the generosity of our partners and sponsors, this year we were delighted and honored to be able to donate $25,000 to the Fisher House.
PCI has been awarded a contract to provide Independent Operational Testing Services for the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Under this effort, PCI is responsible for providing operational testing and evaluation services to support the HSIN Acquisition Decision Event 3, which moves the HSIN program into the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phase. For this effort, PCI will provide a team of subject matter experts that will develop test plans, develop test scripts, conduct operational testing and evaluation activities on operational capabilities, document results, and report on findings. This effort will result in the delivery of the Final HSIN OT&E report.
For the third straight year, PCI has been selected as one of the Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region. This is an outstanding accomplishment!
The Baltimore Sun published “Baltimore’s Top Workplaces 2013” magazine on December 8th. In addition, The Baltimore Sun hosted a congratulatory event on Thursday, December 5th to celebrate our success in creating a positive work environment and to present us with an award.
Thank you and congratulations to all of the employees who make PCI Strategic Management a great place to work!
PCI has once again been selected as a Future 50 Award Winner by SmartCEO. The Future 50 Awards celebrate the region’s 50 fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years. Each Future 50 winner represents the best of what Greater Baltimore has to offer: extraordinary visionaries, passionate leaders, cutting-edge developers and high-end producers. As a winner, PCI will be profiled in the January 2014 issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at the Future 50 Awards reception in January. Congratulations!
On September 30th, PCI was awarded its first delivery order under the EAGLE II contract. As part of our support to FEMA, PCI will be performing an independent analysis of the Emergency Notification System and recommending improvements to enhance the performance of the system. This nine month study builds upon PCI’s proven network design, analysis, and evaluation experience.