Arc Aspicio Named SmartCEO GovStar Industry Star Finalist

Arc Aspicio Named SmartCEO GovStar Industry Star Finalist

Arlington, VA, September 29, 2014 — SmartCEO magazine has selected Arc Aspicio as one of the 2014 GovStar Award Finalists. The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for their innovations in technology, workplace environment, growth, and contributions to the industry and the marketplace.

Arc Aspicio is a finalist in the Small Business, Industry Star category. This category represents government contractors that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the industry and the  country as a whole.

"The companies recognized by SmartCEO are leading visionaries, leaders, producers, and developers that positively impact our area. Arc Aspicio looks to continue to make a positive impact on the industry, our clients, and the community,” said Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to be included among such a fantastic group of innovators.”

Each year, SmartCEO chooses 45 finalists for the GovStar awards based on the quality of nominations submitted. SmartCEO magazine profiles finalists in the November/December issue and celebrates them at an awards reception on November 10th, where they announce the 15 winners live.

Founded by Casey in 2004, Arc Aspicio provides management and information technology consulting services to the Department of Homeland Security and other clients in areas such as immigration, border enforcement, transportation security, law enforcement, intelligence, and emergency management.

The company is a strong advocate of making a positive impact on the community, and provides employees with paid volunteer time. In line with their homeland security mission focus, their charity of choice is the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and they recently sponsored their third Search Dog team.

Contributors

* Arc Aspicio |

Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. As a rapidly growing company, Arc Aspicio has a bold strategy for 2016-2018 that drives growth through new capabilities in strategy, design, human capital, data analytics, information sharing, cybersecurity, and strategic communications. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude – for its clients and its great team. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.

Lynn Ann Casey / Chief Executive Officer
info@arcaspicio.com
703.465.2060

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