U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Arc Aspicio for Sixth Year in a Row

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Arc Aspicio for Sixth Year in a Row

Arlington, VA, April 2, 2012 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Arc Aspicio for the sixth year in a row with the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, state and local chambers, and industry associations.

The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, honors businesses that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas, including strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service. This national award recognizes small businesses for their critical role in job creation and economic growth.

“These small businesses are each a shining example of the power of free enterprise and the opportunities it can create for America’s doers and dreamers,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber.

“We are very excited to win this award, it reflects our focus on innovation and client service. Our employees dedicate their time and engery to solving our clients’critical mission challenges.”
Rob O'Keefe, Arc Aspicio’s Chief Technology Officer 

Arc Aspicio balances its commitments to client service, employee development, and community involvement. The company and its employees support various nonprofit and community organizations, most notably the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which strengthens disaster response by training search and rescue teams. Arc Aspicio builds a strong homeland security community through its widely read newsletter and its support of Women in Homeland Security, a professional networking organization that shares the company’s passion for the mission.

Contact Information
Lynn Ann Casey
lac@arcaspicio.com
703.465.2060

Arc Aspicio is an information technology and management consulting company that focuses on homeland security and intelligence. Our services include strategy and planning, business architecture, strategic communications, mission/technology alignment, information technology, and program management. Arc Aspicio is building a community that promotes collaboration, continuous learning, innovation, and intelligence to improve homeland security. For more information, visit us at www.arcaspicio.com

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* Arc Aspicio | Arc Aspicio is an information technology and management consulting company that focuses on homeland security and intelligence. Our services include strategy and planning, business architecture, strategic communications, mission/technology alignment, information technology, and program management. Arc Aspicio is building a community that promotes collaboration, continuous learning, innovation, and intelligence to improve homeland security. For more information, please visit www.arcaspicio.com.

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Lynn Ann Casey / Chief Executive Officer
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703.465.2060

Strengthening Security Globally through Shared Biometrics

Strengthening Security Globally through Shared Biometrics

Today's global threat environment is increasingly complex, especially monitoring individuals leaving and entering countries. Events like the terrorist attacks in Paris put increasing mission pressure on the U.S. to properly vet and identify individuals entering and exiting the country. Refugees from countries of unrest, such as Syria, further complicate this mission challenge.

Can a Government Program Create Brand Loyalty?

Can a Government Program Create Brand Loyalty?

In an environment of limited resources, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components face the challenge of creating loyal stakeholders as a means to stay relevant and obtain sustained funding. In the many mission areas across DHS, there are valuable, unique programs that must grow and develop to meet the ever-increasing needs of demanding stakeholders.

Security in Cyberspace

Security in Cyberspace

Recent large-scale cybersecurity incidents have highlighted the need for increased vigilance and defense against information security threats that affect organizations worldwide. Hackers stole the personal data of more than 21 million people in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Breach in 2015. These cyber-attacks resulted in the theft of personal information of millions of Americans, many of whom are current or former Federal workers and contractors. Stolen information enables hackers to conduct individual targeted cyber-attacks, such as spam and phishing campaigns. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations must stay aware of emerging threats and act quickly to secure their data and networks.

Arc Aspicio Sponsors Two Search Dog Teams in 2015

Arc Aspicio Sponsors Two Search Dog Teams in 2015

Arc Aspicio announced its sponsorship of its fourth and fifth search dog team for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) in 2015. The SDF is a non-profit organization that partners rescue dogs with firefighters and other first responders that respond to disasters, terrorist attacks, and other mission-critical events.

See Something, Change Something

See Something, Change Something

In today’s world of evolving technology, we expect a certain level of “intimacy” with our data. We are no longer just passive receivers of data, but involved participants that create and distribute it. With the rise of crowd-sourced information, society increasingly demands this immediate and accurate information, and compels the people to provide it.

The Power of Proper Negotiation to the Homeland Security Mission

The Power of Proper Negotiation to the Homeland Security Mission

A refugee crisis on the heels of war. A sudden diaspora in response to a spreading disease. A natural disaster displacing thousands of international citizens.

These are three very real scenarios that the United States government and the international community have had to face in the past year alone, and three cases that make negotiating across ethnic lines that much more important to the homeland security mission. In times of crisis, disagreements are inevitable, but knowing how to properly address them in creating a plan of action can mean the difference between coming to a mutual agreement or severing a working relationship.

Cultivating Mission Performance through Risk Management

Cultivating Mission Performance through Risk Management

Scientists predict that the next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will produce the worst natural disaster in the history of North America. With many experts suggesting we are overdue for the “big one,” it is critical for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to incorporate effective risk management methods within their mission-critical, national, and high profile programs to improve their ability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from the potentially devastating effects of this imminent threat.

Consulting Magazine Names Arc Aspicio 20th on Fastest Growing Firm list for 2015

Washington, DC, October 20, 2015 – Consulting Magazine named Arc Aspicio as one of the 2015 fastest growing consulting firms in the United States. The Fastest Growing Firms list ranks consulting companies of any size and sector by their revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.

Winners have demonstrated impressive and consistent growth over the past three years. Arc Aspicio’s official ranking will be revealed November 6 at the magazine’s Consulting Summit.

In Plain View: Making Open Source Intelligence a Priority

In the virtual public square, the most valuable intelligence might not be so secret. In fact, the intelligence might be in plain view. During the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the public discovered that the Boston Marathon bombers learned how to build their weapons not in a clandestine operation, but from Al-Qaeda’s public and free online magazine, Inspire. Everything the Tsarnaevs knew about terrorism came from open source information. 

Sometimes It Takes Fresh Eyes to Solve an Agency’s Biggest Challenge

Sometimes It Takes Fresh Eyes to Solve an Agency’s Biggest Challenge

 “Doing more with less” seems particularly relevant today. Federal agencies face growing demands and smaller budgets. Given this climate, the tendency to address government’s biggest challenges with in-house staff is understandable. An alternative approach is to apply external resources to address entrenched issues. External experts with mission knowledge and experience set clear goals and provide a repeatable process to get there. Trusted consultants work hand-in-hand with clients to quickly set a path for success – what we call Speed to Mission