Say “Hello” to Skylar, Arc Aspicio’s Eighth Search Dog

Say “Hello” to Skylar, Arc Aspicio’s Eighth Search Dog

Say “Hello” to Skylar, Arc Aspicio’s Eighth Search Dog

 

Arlington, VA, March 27, 2018 — Introducing Skylar! Arc Aspicio sponsored their eighth search dog with funds raised during their annual event for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) held this past December.

SDF is a non-profit organization that trains rescue dogs to respond to terrorist attacks and national disasters and pairs them with first responders. The organization relies on donations to train the dogs and provide them with the necessary medical care. Arc Aspicio partnered with SDF in 2011 when they sponsored their first search dog team. SDF and Arc Aspicio share a similar mission and love of dogs that has fostered a long partnership.

“We are thrilled to welcome Skylar as our eighth dog,” says CEO Lynn Ann Casey. “Watching Skylar progress through her training until graduation will be fun for our team and for those who support the SDF with us each year. We can’t wait to see what incredible things she does with her career.”

Animal Care and Control picked up Skylar, a Malinois mix, in Oregon this past December. Her endless energy and profound love of toys revealed her search dog potential to SDF Recruiter Kirsten Fulk, who picked her up from the shelter. Skylar officially entered the SDF program on March 1 and will train at SDF’s facility in Santa Paula, CA for the next eight to ten months.

Skylar is a newbie, but she’s learning fast! Right now, she’s a Search Dog in Training, learning how to save lives when disaster strikes. After she graduates from the program, SDF will pair her with a handler to work on earning her FEMA Advanced Certification. Once she receives her certification, she’ll be ready to spring into action. Her important work will save lives threatened by disasters both nationally and internationally, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, and terrorist attacks.

Before SDF initiated its program, FEMA’s certification process took more than two years and had a success rate of only 15%. Since its founding, SDF has significantly raised that success rate to 85% and decreased time to certification to about a year. Arc Aspicio is proud to support SDF in their mission to strengthen disaster response and save lives.

 

You can read about all our dogs on our Dogs Rule webpage. And you can follow updates on Skylar's progress through SDF’s program at our Arc Aspicio Facebook page.

 

Meet our Search Dog Teams:

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

Top Qualities of Design Thinking Leaders

Top Qualities of Design Thinking Leaders

Design Thinking is on the rise in the business world. Design Thinking leaders focus on creating the best product for their clients and working with the experiences and insight of fellow coworkers. Some of the key characteristics of Design Thinking leaders present themselves in individuals who are open and subject themselves to vulnerability with clients and coworkers. These qualities help leaders to connect and build relationships with others. They also create an open flow of communication that allows for others to better share their knowledge to align with and understand the company's mission.

Think, Key, Speak: Purposeful Communications

Think, Key, Speak: Purposeful Communications

I spent the early years of my career in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer on the E-2C Hawkeye, the Navy’s aircraft carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Command and Control platform. The various missions of the aircraft demand that aircrew monitor up to ten radio frequencies, and actively speak on three or four of those, at any given moment in flight.

How Can Communities Ready Themselves for a Major Power Grid Event?

How Can Communities Ready Themselves for a Major Power Grid Event?

Communities are often the foundation for an expedited recovery following major events. But how can communities strengthen their response to, for example, a major cyber-attack or natural event, such as an Electronic Magnetic Pulse solar flare? A United States electrical grid failure could destroy a number of the nation’s high voltage transformers causing widespread outages for several weeks, even months. A public health emergency could quickly ensue particularly among the vulnerable as the ripple effects cause significant societal disruption. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) strategic plan encourages and empowers communities to prepare for the inevitable impacts of future disasters. How can communities prime for major events?

Confessions of a Chief Strategy Officer

Confessions of a Chief Strategy Officer

I’ll admit it, I was a little smug. After more than 20 years in the consulting business helping clients develop, implement, and integrate their strategies, I thought… “how hard could it be to do the same things for my own company – a company of consultants?” I had the commitment of my leadership, a group of talented people, and a plan and resources to grow the company. We had energy and we had a great process and tools to successful. What could go wrong?

Exploring Trends in Strategic Workforce Planning (Attract, Engage, and Retain)

Exploring Trends in Strategic Workforce Planning (Attract, Engage, and Retain)

Federal agencies have been undergoing significant transformation, requiring effective workforce strategies that can assist them in facing increasing challenges. As government leaders look for and implement initiatives to improve performance, Strategic Workforce Planning, (SWP) has become instrumental in assisting organizations to focus on their most important resource: their people

#Innovate Your Heart Out: We See an Innovation Day in Your Future

#Innovate Your Heart Out: We See an Innovation Day in Your Future

Innovation is difficult to harness for organizations of all sizes (Government and private sector alike). Replicating a process to encourage and produce innovation is even more challenging. Innovating in a structured space and time seems counter-intuitive, and begs the question: can thinking outside the box be a structured activity? Arc Aspicio recently held an Innovation Day to answer this question.

A Unified Brand Helps Serve a Complex Mission

A Unified Brand Helps Serve a Complex Mission

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created in 2003, undertook the most significant reorganization of federal agencies since the Cold War. It brought together federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies with a focus on securing the U.S. from threats in a collaborative way. DHS pulls together five complex mission areas: preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience.