Our Story

From Then to Now.

From our early days as entrepreneurs – in our basement with our dog Magnum – we have focused on being more than just a company that puts people on projects.

We are a consulting firm that provides significant executive attention, applies methods and innovations, and achieves long-term collaborative partnerships with our clients. We have done this despite a difficult market, obstacles from the Government, and a changing generation who has new demands from their workplace. While we have made a few mistakes along the way, we have turned them into lessons and leading practices so that we can continually repeat success with our clients.

Over the course of many years, our company has created and evolved a bold strategy to benefit our clients and our employees. Each year, we refine or re-define our strategy to stay ahead of our competition.

Our hard work and continued focus has developed a strong, helping culture that emphasizes trust, gratitude, sharing knowledge, passion, and humility. Our consultants are creative, disciplined, and flexible and our culture reinforces this approach. We ask our people to participate in growing a company that they want to be a part of. Employees and the relationships they build are the driving force behind some of our greatest successes.

Organization and Accomplishments

Clients and Community

2004

Arc Aspicio Founded

Worked on United Kingdom’s eBorders Program

2005

Launched Homeland Security Newsletter

2006

Project: Department of Education Federal Student Aid

Project: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Won Helios HR Apollo Award

2007

Awarded GSA MOBIS/Professional Services Schedule now known as PSS 00CORP

Won US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Blue Ribbon in 2007 and for the next six years

2008

First Project with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Sponsored thought leadership series on immigration

Founded Homeland Security Group on LinkedIn

Won first Prime Contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

2009

Projects: TSA.gov and TSA Secure Flight

Won 2009 Helios HR Apollo Award

Launched partnership with National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

2010

Won DHS Small Business Achievement Award

Project: MyTSA Mobile App Launch

2011

Opened office at 1725 I Street

Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

Sponsored SDF Team 1

2012

Won HRLA Award for social responsibility

Awarded FEMA PAMSS Contract Vehicle

Lynn Ann Casey appears on NPR to discuss hiring in a difficult environment

2013

Completed pro bono project with SDF

Won 2013 Best Places to Work by Virginia Business

Won 50th contract with DHS

Awarded $22 billion DHS EAGLE II contract

2014

Washington Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Company

Won ICE BAPSLE contract

GovCon Program of the Year: Human Trafficking

2015

2015 Virginia Best Place to Work

Awarded FEMA Strategic Planning and Business Process Improvement BPA

Named US Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Small Business

Wom FEMA Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation Support BPA

Named one of Seven Small Jewels to Watch by Consulting Magazine

2016

Named 15th Fastest Growing Consulting Firm by Consulting Magazine

Awarded 5-year extension to GSA IT-70 GWAC

Sponsored SDF Team 6

Won Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Company list for 8th year

Awarded $11 billion GSA HCaTS contract

Combatted human trafficking with Courtney’s House

2017

Won Smart CEO Future 50 Award

Collaborated with UPenn on 2017 Design Challenge