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.


Blog Series:
We tell our story to share who we are as a company. This ten-part blog series highlights how our strategy and culture lead to positive results for our clients and employees.

Our Story, Part 1: We Put the Mission First for our Clients
Our Story, Part 2: We Build Trust Through Collaboration
Our Story, Part 3: Driving Innovation in the Federal Government
Our Story, Part 4: Our Teams Tackle Complex Systems and Entrenched Behavior 
Our Story, Part 5: Our Company Invests in Our Future Leaders

Our Story, Part 6We Put the Mission First for our Clients: A 2018 Close Up
Our Story, Part 7We Build Trust through Collaboration: A 2018 Close Up
Our Story, Part 8Our Methods Accelerate Innovation: A 2018 Close Up
Our Story, Part 9Our Teams Tackle Complex Systems and Explore the Future: A 2018 Close Up
Our Story, Part 10: Our Company Invests in Our People: A 2018 Close Up

Our Story, Part 11Persistence in Solving Complex Mission Challenges Makes Us Different
Our Story, Part 12: This is What Trust Looks Like
Our Story, Part 13: ArcTank and the Blue Rooster
Our Story, Part 14: Overcoming a Natural Resistance to Change
Our Story, Part 15: What Drew Me to Arc Aspicio: Becoming Entrepreneurial Leaders

Our Timeline

Organization and Accomplishments

Clients and Community


Won Smart CEO Future 50 Award


Won Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Company list for 8th year


Won FEMA Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation Support BPA

Awarded FEMA Strategic Planning and Business Process Improvement BPA


Won ICE BAPSLE contract


Won 50th contract with DHS


Lynn Ann Casey Appears on NPR to Discuss Hiring in a Difficult Environment

Awarded FEMA PAMSS Contract Vehicle

Won HRLA Award for social responsibility


Opened office at 1725 I Street


Project: MyTSA Mobile App Launch


Launched partnership with National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Projects: TSA.gov and TSA Secure Flight


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

Founded Homeland Security Group on LinkedIn

Sponsored thought leadership series on immigration

First Project with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


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

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


Won Helios HR Apollo Award

Project: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Project: Department of Education Federal Student Aid


Launched Homeland Security Newsletter


Worked on United Kingdom’s eBorders Program

Arc Aspicio Founded