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- Freedom Consulting Group Awarded DoD IT Services Contract
- Freedom Consulting Group Awarded DHS BPA
- Freedom Consulting Group at Strut and Sip 2013
- Geek is Chic Campaign Award
- 2012 Referral Contest Winner
- FCG Establishes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- USAID Geocenter Team Project in Esri's ArcUser magazine
- BIGIS and GeoInt 2012
- Freedom Consulting Group Awarded USAID GeoCenter Contract
- Freedom Consulting Group Awarded ITAM Contract
- Shanna Hamilton Wins FCG 2010 Referral Contest
- Freedom Consulting Group Wins NEXSYS Award
- FCG Awarded the QTOOL Enterprise Services Contract
- FCG Wins Enterprise GIS Support Award
- Freedom Consulting Group on Winning Team for Award of the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE)
- Freedom Consulting Group Receives the 2010 Federal Business Partner of the Year Award From ESRI
- FCG named 2010 Federal Business Partner of the Year
Freedom Consulting Group Awarded DoD IT Services Contract
COLUMBIA, MD — (January, 2015) — Freedom Consulting Group (FCG), a leading Information Technology and Data Solutions provider, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ExacliburRose contract to provide Pre-Planned Product Improvement and Life Cycle Support services to the Department of Defense (DoD). A one-year base period with up to four option years was awarded via competitive bid with a ceiling value of $71 million.
Under this contract, FCG will provide information technology support to DoD business systems, including analytics and web-based software solutions. The ExcaliburRose program is essential to program execution, budget analyses and the standarization of shared information throughout the DoD.
Under the terms of this contract, FCG will be responsible for providing:
- Program and project management
- Technical planning
- Software development
- Analytics and data processing
- Data solutions and data management
- Operations and maintenance
Freedom Consulting Group is a Columbia, Maryland based Small Business, providing IT services to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, with personnel supporting customers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. FCG specializes in database technology, Geospatial Information Systems, software development, system integration, analytics and big data management. For more information on Freedom Consulting Group, go to freedomconsultinggroup.com or call 410-290-9035.
Contact: John Crooks, VP of Business Operations, 410-290-9035.
Freedom Consulting Group Awarded DHS BPA
COLUMBIA, MD — (December, 2013) — Freedom Consulting Group (FCG), a leading Information Technology, Database and Geospatial Services provider, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Geospatial Technical Support Services (GTSS) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A one-year base period with up to four option years was awarded via competitive bid to four different small businesses with a combined overall ceiling value of $98 million. Under this BPA, FCG will provide information technology support to geospatial programs across DHS components.
The GTSS program supports components and agencies throughout DHS with geospatial and common operating platform requirements. Geospatial technology is an essential tool that supports a variety of DHS missions that include emergency management of natural and manmade disasters, planning for National Special Security Events, support of border security, immigration and customs enforcement, maritime security and other law enforcement missions, and critical infrastructure protection as well as situational awareness capabilities to DHS operations that rely on location-based technologies.
Under the terms of this BPA, FCG will be responsible for providing:
- Program and project management
- Technical planning
- Engineering and implementation
- Analytics and processing
- Enterprise and technical architecture
- Data processing and management
- Operations and maintenance
Freedom Consulting Group is a Columbia, Maryland based Small Business, providing IT services to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, with personnel supporting customers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. FCG specializes in database technology, Geospatial Information Systems, software development and integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. FCG is a leader in GIS enterprise development and applications targeted to increase access and functionality for end users at all levels of various organizations. For more information on Freedom Consulting Group, go to freedomconsultinggroup.com or call 410-290-9035.
Contact: Bruce Morton, Business Development 410-290-9035.
Freedom Consulting Group at Strut and Sip 2013
COLUMBIA, MD — (October 17, 2013) — Freedom Consulting Group employee, Amy Caughy, was the guest speaker at the 6th annual Strut and Sip for Autism fashion show in Annapolis. This charity event raises money to support Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR), which provides different kinds of therapy to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional challenges. This type of therapy has proven to be incredibly effective, and has been instrumental in helping Amy’s daughter, Reilly, overcome some of the challenges she faces as an autistic child. In the minutes following Amy’s time of sharing about Reilly and how MTR has helped her, the event raised $9,000 in donations. For the entire evening, the event raised over $60,000 to support MTR. It was a big night for the Caughy family, who are very passionate about Autism awareness and about MTR. In addition, FCG employee, Regina Thyberg won a raffle for a pair of 1 carat diamond earrings valued at $3,200, and Norm and Brenda Walters won a dinner for 10 at the Paladar Latin Kitchen during the live auction. Check out the article in the Capital about the event here. To learn more about MTR and the incredible work they do go to their website at http://www.horsesthatheal.org/.
Geek is Chic Campaign Award
2012 FCG Referral Contest Winner!
COLUMBIA, MD — (February 7, 2013) — Congratulations to Brian Babineau for winning the 2012 Employee Referral Contest! Great job, Brian
FCG Establishes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan
COLUMBIA, MD — (November 26, 2012) — Freedom Consulting Group is proud to announce the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The ESOP will be a great benefit to employees, allowing them to participate more directly in the growth and success of FCG. See SC&H press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/180842861.html.
USAID GeoCenter Team project in ArcUser Magazine
COLUMBIA, MD — (November 8, 2012) — An article about a GIS Crowd Sourcing project spearheaded by Freedom Consulting Group's USAID GeoCenter team appeared in the Fall 2012 editon of Esri’s ArcUser magazine: http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/1012/many-hands-make-light-work.html.
BIGIS and GeoInt 2012
COLUMBIA, MD — (November 6, 2012) — In October, Freedom Consulting Group sent several team members to the GeoInt 2012 Symposium, which included hosting our first conference exhibit. The theme of the exhibit was BIGIS, which is a merging of Business Intelligence and Geospatial capabilities to provide new insight to analysts by allowing them to view data in different ways. Shanna Hamilton and Wendy Turner did an excellent job hosting the exhibit and describing our capabilities to potential clients.
Freedom and USAID were also well represented by Shadrock Roberts, who served as a panel member for a session entitled “Young Professionals and the Converged Future of GEOINT”. Shadrock was also interviewed for GEOINTv, in which he spoke about a crowd sourcing project the team had recently undertaken, and the need for more and better collaboration between the Intelligence Community and agencies like USAID. His interview can be viewed online here: http://geointv.com/archive/geointv-2012-usaid-and-geoint/.
Freedom Consulting Group Awarded USAID GeoCenter Contract
COLUMBIA, MD — (October 2, 2012) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to assist provide support services to the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Geospatial Center (GeoCenter) and to assist them in building GIS capacity. The USAID GeoCenter is a GIS facility providing Agency-wide support as part of an overall effort by the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL). PPL seeks to increase Agency use of geographic analysis for strategic planning and decision making, program design and management monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Freedom Consulting Group is very excited to be supporting USAID in their mission to provide assistance to and improve the lives of those in the developing world.
COLUMBIA, MD — (July 11, 2011) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) services to the Department of Defense. This effort is to provide software development and life-cycle support services for a suite of tools used to track Information Technology (IT) assets from receipt through disposal.
Shanna Hamilton Wins FCG 2010 Referral Contest
COLUMBIA, MD — (January 25, 2011) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce that employee Shanna Hamilton is the winner of the FCG 2010 Referral Contest. Shanna made the most referrals in 2010 which resulted in a hire. Close seconds were Rose Renesca, Wendy Turner, and Rich Walker. Thanks to all who participated!
Freedom Consulting Group Wins NEXSYS Award
COLUMBIA, MD — (September 20, 2010) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it was awarded a contract to provide integration testing and evaluation services as part of the implementation of the National Exploitation System (NEXSYS). The goal of this effort, as set forth by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), is to replace a collection of systems employed by the Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) community with a new architecture developed at the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC).
FCG Awarded the QTOOL Enterprise Services Contract
COLUMBIA, MD — (September 9, 2010) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce it has been awarded the QTOOL Enterprise Services contract to provide information technology services to the Department of Defense.
FCG Wins Enterprise GIS Support Award
COLUMBIA, MD — (August 4, 2010) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC (FCG) is pleased to announce it has been selected to prime the Geospatial Information Systems Consolidated Support Program for the Department of Defense. This program will provide development, integration, and life cycle support of enterprise GIS efforts and will be the focal point for GIS capabilities.
Freedom Consulting Group on Winning Team for Award of the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE)
COLUMBIA, MD — (May 26, 2010) — Freedom Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce its selection as a partner to two large prime awardees, including Lockheed Martin Corporation, and one small business prime, Red Arch Solutions, Inc., for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contract supporting information technology (IT) requirements across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise and the greater Intelligence Community.
The Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract designed to streamline execution, simplify purchase requests, standardize acquisition documentation, improve enterprise program management for customers, provide better reporting capability, improve contracting performance and data integrity and make the Agency’s overall IT acquisition processes more efficient. Managed by DIA, the contract will also incorporate IT requirements from customers across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise and the Intelligence Community. SITE is the second in a series of DIA Enterprise IDIQ vehicles intended to bring acquisition excellence to the Agency, following DIA’s IDIQ contract vehicle entitled “Solutions for Intelligence Analysis,” awarded in December 2007.
Freedom Consulting Group’s proven achievements in database architecture, systems development and software applications ensure the awardees and DIA a cutting edge approach to efficiency and modernization. “We see this as an opportunity to use our strengths to further the customer’s goal of peak productivity,” says Dana Gift, CEO. “Our ongoing work in other areas of the Intelligence Community points to the fact that Freedom Consulting Group is a valuable partner, equipped to respond to the challenges and advantages of today’s technology.”
The SITE contract will have a ceiling of $6.6 billion over five years. DIA is expecting SITE to facilitate cost efficiencies, innovative technical solutions, and enhanced competitive opportunities for industry. Competition among the listed firms for task orders under the SITE contract vehicle will begin this summer. The SITE contract vehicle will replace the multiple awards for DIA’s Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODIIS) Integration and Engineering Support Contracts (DIESCON3) and replace the Air Force’s longstanding Intelligence Information, Command and Control, Equipment and Enhancements (ICE2) single-award contract vehicle.
Freedom Consulting Group Receives Federal Business Partner of the Year Award From ESRI
COLUMBIA, MD — (April 15, 2010) — The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI®) recently recognized Freedom Consulting Group (FCG) with their 2010 Federal Business Partner of the Year Award for outstanding achievements in the areas of sales, ingenuity, creativity, and contributions to technological development.
FCG has been instrumental in making ESRI technology — in particular, ESRI's Image Server — the standard for the management and distribution of imagery data in the Department of Defense. FCG worked closely with the ESRI product development team over a two-year period to improve the Image Server product, making it viable for enterprise use and large amounts of imagery. FCG shared the results with the intelligence community, through demonstrations and presentations, to create many sales opportunities for ESRI. FCG has also mastered several other challenging implementations of ESRI technology, including the GeoPortal extension, and created fast map services in secure environments. FCG has excelled in advocating ESRI across the DoD.
ESRI presented the award to Freedom Consulting Group, one of more than 2000 ESRI business partners in 46 countries, at ESRI's 2010 Worldwide Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, California. "We are extremely honored to have been chosen for this award, and want to thank our team for their dedication and hard work. We look forward to a long-term partnership between Freedom Consulting Group and ESRI, and will continue to help our clients to best utilize the ESRI technology suite," said Dana Gift, CEO/CFO of Freedom Consulting Group.
FCG named 2010 Federal Business Partner of the Year
COLUMBIA, MD — (February 25, 2010) — ESRI has selected FCG as their 2010 Federal Business Partner of the Year. Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI, will be presenting this award on March 21 at the ESRI Business Partner Conference in Palm Springs, CA. We're honored to be chosen for this award and it's only because of the hard work and dedication of the OnwardIsland team, Wendy Turner, Andrew Englar, Missy Crisologo, Rose Renesca, and Sean Kain, that we were considered.