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

2017

Collaborated with UPenn on 2017 Design Challenge

Won Smart CEO Future 50 Award

2016

Combatted human trafficking with Courtney’s House

Awarded $11 billion GSA HCaTS contract

Won Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Company list for 8th year

Sponsored SDF Team 6

Awarded 5-year extension to GSA IT-70 GWAC

Named 15th Fastest Growing Consulting Firm by Consulting Magazine

2015

Named one of Seven Small Jewels to Watch by Consulting Magazine

Wom FEMA Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation Support BPA

Named US Chamber of Commerce Top 100 Small Business

Awarded FEMA Strategic Planning and Business Process Improvement BPA

2015 Virginia Best Place to Work

2014

GovCon Program of the Year: Human Trafficking

Won ICE BAPSLE contract

Washington Business Journal 2014 Fastest Growing Company

2013

Awarded $22 billion DHS EAGLE II contract

Won 50th contract with DHS

Won 2013 Best Places to Work by Virginia Business

Completed pro bono project with SDF

2012

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

Awarded FEMA PAMSS Contract Vehicle

Won HRLA Award for social responsibility

2011

Sponsored SDF Team 1

Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

Opened office at 1725 I Street

2010

Project: MyTSA Mobile App Launch

Won DHS Small Business Achievement Award

2009

Launched partnership with National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Won 2009 Helios HR Apollo Award

Projects: TSA.gov and TSA Secure Flight

2008

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)

2007

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

2006

Won Helios HR Apollo Award

Project: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Project: Department of Education Federal Student Aid

2005

Launched Homeland Security Newsletter

2004

Worked on United Kingdom’s eBorders Program

Arc Aspicio Founded