A Homeland Security Knowledge Hub

A Homeland Security Knowledge Hub

Today's Government landscape is becoming more challenging than ever. With year-on-year budget cuts, sequestration, and a greater public focus on monetary waste, it translates to a more cost-conscientious, delivery-focused government client. This makes for an even more challenging environment for Government contractors.

Arc Aspicio has always prided itself on being mission-focused and delivering above average projects. Today, while we continue to make the client's mission our own, we must continually up our game by operating with a laser focus on innovation, integrity, and consistently making a difference.

Our company strives for excellence in delivering cutting-edge and impactful solutions to our clients. One key way we do this is our state-of the-art knowledge hub: Initio. Initio connects our employees across projects within a secure environment, and by allowing them to exchange tools, templates, best practices, and other industry standards. It allows our team to compare ways to drive innovation into day-to-day deliverables and strategic off-sites with our clients. It helps us remain focused on ethics from our leaders to our project managers who face challenging decisions every day.

With our ever-present focus on building lasting partnerships with our clients, it is clear that these practices start with our home base, the company. Our Initio portal includes a social media feed that allows instantaneous access to expertise across the company—in homeland security mission knowledge, and functional areas such as information sharing, human capital, strategic planning, outreach, and systems development.

Our knowledge hub allows our employees to be creative and flexible through today's challenging times of governmental cutbacks. To deliver exceptional service in a time of budget pressure, enabling our employees through our homeland security knowledge hub and a strong culture of excellence, we can deliver innovative solutions without compromise.

As we continue our natural progression toward becoming the most trusted homeland security consulting company, our path is clear. Through ethics-driven management and a way to exchange knowledge across the homeland security community, we are ready to build trust and set the standard for client satisfaction.

Ask us about Initio, our homeland security knowledge hub. And, more importantly, ask about our culture of learning, ethics, and innovation.

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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