Arlington, VA, February 19, 2018 — CEO Report chose Arc Aspicio as a Washington D.C. Corporate Culture Award Winner for 2018. An independent committee grants the award to companies that focus on empowering employees and fostering a work environment that is both creative and collaborative. Winners of the Corporate Culture Awards are leaders in using company culture as an asset for growth.
Across the Federal government, agencies and programs have been tasked with building, training, and retaining the workforce needed to serve the American people. Public-sector leaders have been struggling with the right approach to this challenge, but we are now seeing more and more agencies turn to implementing private industry ’lean’ methods as a potential solution. Lean strategies aim to identify and improve an organization’s pain-points by following a set of principles and techniques focused on minimizing risk, optimizing cost and quality of processes, and engaging employees to deliver value-added benefits and improvements aligned to the organization’s mission and goals.
Human Resources (HR). What comes to mind when you hear “HR”? Hopefully, it’s positive! While most people would answer with “processing paperwork, administering benefits, onboarding and paying employees, etc.,” HR in 2018 is so much more. As the Association for Talent Development argues, HR is about being an “experience architect.” It can transform the employee experience.
As threats evolve and technology reinvents how we perform work, the Government must continue to find solutions to increasingly complex and multifaceted problems. Thanks to the expanded availability and relevance of data, agencies are now equipped with more resources to make accurate fact-based decisions surrounding these complex issues. As agencies make increasing use of this data, they need to determine whether to implement a centralized or decentralized analytical structure.
We’ve all been there, a moment in a past job where you ask yourself if your work really matters. You are approaching mid-career and what matters more to you now is seeing your work make a difference. I knew that I wanted to spend more time “doing” homeland security, rather than writing policy memos about what other people were doing. With this mindset, I walked into my interview with Arc Aspicio four years ago. My question for my interviewer—how do your people make a difference every day?
Washington, DC, February 12, 2018 —Arc Aspicio published a blog series and updated its website to focus on the story and history of the company. “Our Story” starts from the beginning and shows key accomplishments and milestones along the way.
Lynn Ann Casey founded Arc Aspicio with a small team of people that wanted to influence and shape the Homeland Security consulting industry for the benefit of the Federal Government and the people it serves – the American public. As the company has grown, it has remained focused on the its core values; to put the mission first, build trust with one another, be innovative, solve difficult problems, and invest in its people.
I chose to attend college in Washington, D.C. because as an eager, politically-motivated young woman, I couldn’t imagine a city with better opportunities. Now entering my final semester at the George Washington University (GWU), I realize that even my highest hopes for a life in D.C. couldn’t compare to what I found once I got here. With nearly every government agency headquartered within metro distance, there is an internship for every calling.
What do you want to be when you grow up? The truth of the matter is, I’ve never wanted to answer that question. I’ve never been someone who felt tied to one particular activity or career path (and I have a disgruntled high school guidance counselor who can vouch for that). What I did know coming out of college were two things: I wanted to solve problems facing our country and I wanted to continue learning.
We tell our story to share who we are as a company. This blog is the fifth in a series that highlights how our strategy and culture lead to positive results for our clients and employees.
As threats evolve, the Federal government acquisition process must keep pace and even get ahead. Federal acquisitions remain driven by systems that have been in place for decades. Challenges exist within the agencies, and between government and industry, in awarding contracts. The complex nature of acquisitions leads to higher costs, slow procurements, and sometimes minimal innovation.
We tell our story to share who we are as a company. This blog is the fourth in a series that highlights how our strategy and culture lead to positive results for our clients and employees.
What distinguishes Arc Aspicio apart from the rest? For me, it’s the investment in an employee’s personal and professional growth. Arc Aspicio is a place where employees are supported and encouraged to keep learning, growing, and being challenged.
We tell our story to share who we are as a company. This blog is the third in a series that highlights how our strategy and culture lead to positive results for our clients and employees.
We tell our story to share who we are as a company. This blog is the second in a series that highlights how our strategy and culture lead to positive results for our clients and employees.
Discovering talent with potential has been a focal point of the Arc Aspicio since its founding in 2004. As a consulting firm, Arc Aspicio is in the talent business. We invest in people at all levels (including our interns) who show promise and potential, and help them grow the skills they need to be successful in consulting (or in an internal specialty role in our fun and very busy office).
Arlington, VA, January 11, 2018 — In December 2017, Arc Aspicio sponsored their seventh search dog team and raised enough money to sponsor an eighth team with the funds from their annual event for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF).
Arlington, VA, January 11, 2018 — Earlier this year, Arc Aspicio started work on their 100th project at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Along with reaching 100 projects, the company also grew their client base to include the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the DHS Office of the Inspector General.
Today’s workforce is full of knowledge workers. Knowledge workers are employees who create and use knowledge and apply critical thinking to complete their jobs. There are many such workers in the Government. As a consulting firm, we find that all of our employees are knowledge workers.