November 2016 - OBXtek Obtains ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Certification
Tysons Corner, Virginia – OBXtek, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO9001:2015 certification based on the provisioning of information technology services, managed services, and consulting services to the government and commercial marketplace. This is an upgrade to the latest version of the standard from the existing ISO 9001:2008 certification OBXtek has maintained since 2010.
ISO 9001:2015, the world’s most popular quality management system standard, helps businesses prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet or exceed customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Obtained through thorough, external audits performed by an independent accredited registrar company, the certification aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of a company’s system, including processes for improving the system and assuring compliance with various regulations.
“OBXtek’s continued commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is exemplified in our transition to the new ISO standard and continual improvement of our processes and procedures.” said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek.
November 2016 - OBXtek Donates $10,000.00 to NVSBC Scholarship Fund to Help Emerging Veteran Entrepreneurs
Tysons Corner, Virginia - OBXtek, Inc. is proud to announce it has donated $10,000.00 to the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) Scholarship Fund. Executive Director, Scott Denniston stated "On behalf of the entire Board and members of the NVSBC THANK YOU for your generous support! This will go a long way to helping start-up veteran small business owners learn the opportunities and pitfalls of federal contracting. The scholarship program along with the NVSBC coaching program set us apart as an organization truly committed to helping jumpstart veteran small businesses."
According to Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek, "All of us at OBXtek appreciate this opportunity to give back to the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran community in support of a program that has helped OBXtek succeed in the federal market. We are committed to continue our support by mentoring new SDVOSB company owners in an effort to pay back the many sacrifices they have made in the defense of our nation."
November 2016 - OBXtek to Provide Operation Support to the National Guard Bureau (NGB)
Tysons Corner, Virginia - OBXtek, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a task order award under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to provide Air and Ground Operations Tempo (OPTEMPO) operational and management support.
"OBXtek is eager to be broadening the scope of our support to the National Guard. The National Guard are a vital component of America’s fighting forces and we are delighted to provide them with this operational support in addition to the training support that we already provide," said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek.
November 2016 - Department of Homeland Security Awards OBXtek Acquisition Management Support Services Contract
Tysons Corner, Virginia – OBXtek, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a five (5) year (base plus four options) twenty six million dollar ($26M) task order award under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) from the Department of Homeland Security to provide the full range of acquisition management support services to DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Finance and Budget Division (FBD) contracting staff including assistance with cradle-to-grave acquisition activities, including pre-award preparation, post award preparation, policy and quality assurance, contract administration and contract management, acquisition project management, financial management, records management, and property management. OBXtek is excited to work on this important task order.
"OBXtek is thrilled to part of this important program that is designed to be the next step in the transformation of DHS contracting. This is a new and exciting customer for OBXtek," said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek.
August 2016 - OBXtek Wins 3 Year 4 Million Dollar Contract to Support the National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive Training Programs
OBXtek, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a three (3) year (base plus two options) four million dollar ($4,000,000) task order award under the General Services Administration (GSA) One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) from the National Guard Bureau (NGB) to plan, prepare, and execute coursework related the NGB’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) training programs."OBXtek is excited to be providing this important support to the National Guard. The National Guard are a vital component of America’s fighting forces and we are delighted to assist them in this vital training requirement." said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek.
May 2016 - OBXtek to provide IT and Help Desk Support Services to the US Peace Corps
OBXtek is pleased to announce a recent award with the Peace Corps under our VETS Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The Peace Corps provides IT services to a user base of approximately 5,000 full and part-time personnel distributed throughout the world. OBXtek Inc. will be providing On-Site IT Help Desk Support Services for Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) throughout the nation and at the main Headquarters in Washington DC. OCIO provides enterprise-wide leadership for the global delivery of information and IT services to meet the needs of Agency.
April 2016 – OBXtek obtains ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Service Management System certification
OBXtek’s received certification for its ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 registered Service Management System which utilizes IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process guidelines to manage the service life cycle including Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation, and Continual Service Improvement. The ITIL IT service management framework directs IT services to align with customer business needs and makes sure all development, transition, and maintenance requirements are met. This certification validates OBXtek’s processes and allows us to provide customers with concrete approaches to their IT service management needs.
April 2016 – OBXtek obtains ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System certification
On April 11th OBXtek’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS) was certified by Intertek, a worldwide accrediting organization. Our ISMS includes processes to implement, maintain, and continually improve information security. They include requirements to assess and mitigate information security risks as related to the needs of the organization and project. Federal agency information systems are held to very high security standards and our solutions help to ensure that security requirements are integrated into system development and access and comply with NIST 800 series guidelines for information security.
April 2016 - OBXtek, Inc. attains award with the United Stated Army Medical Research and Material Command
OBXtek, Inc. (OBXtek) is excited to announce the recently attained award with the United Stated Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). USAMRMC is a major subordinate Command of the United States Army Medical Command. OBXtek will be providing website support to USAMRMC CDMRP which includes content management, server support, monitoring, and design enhancement services for one year with an option of 4 additional years. Over $9.8B of congressional appropriations have been made between FY1992-2015 for research to include ovarian, lung, breast and prostate cancers, defense health, autism and other programs. Together, these programs now comprise the office of the CDMRP, a subordinate organization to the USAMRMC responsible for planning, coordination, integrating, programming, budgeting and executing these programs.
April 2016 - OBXtek, Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Martinez as Chief Financial Officer
OBXtek, Inc., a Government contractor providing information technology and professional services to the federal government, announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Martinez as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2016. Mr. Martinez possesses over 25 years of experience providing financial leadership at numerous high-profile companies including A-T Solutions, QinetiQ – North America, STG Inc., and Raytheon. He brings OBXtek robust experience in Organizational & System Integration; Proposal Preparation & Pricing; Compliance with FAR, CAS, CPSR, DCAA, and DCMA regulations; Financial Analysis (T&M, CPFF, CPAF, FFP); ERP Implementation (Costpoint, Oracle, Cognos Reports); and Forecasting and Reporting (GAAP, IFRS). Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia. "OBXtek is excited to have Frank join our company as the CFO. His financial knowledge and leadership are a welcome addition as we continue our rapid growth in the federal sector." said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek." Thank you, Jessica Taylor Business Development Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Cell 703.725.8592 | Direct 571.395.4549 8300 Boone Blvd, Suite 800, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 www.OBXtek.com??
April 2016 - OBXtek Wins Position on 5 Year $461 Million Dollar PMSS-3 IDIQ
Tysons Corner, Virginia – OBXtek, Inc. an award winning Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business providing information technology and management services to the federal government announced that is one of the awardees under the Program Management Support Services - 3 (PMSS-3) contract. The Army Contracting Command at Rock Island competed this contract to support the Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). OBXtek was awarded this contract as one of five (5) small businesses with a total of twelve (12) awardees. PMSS-3 is a five (5) year total contract as a single five year base period. The total contract value is of this indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) is valued at $461 million.
"OBXtek is excited to continue our support Army customers through this important contract. We are honored that the Army has chosen to put its faith in OBXtek to support this important requirement," said Ed Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek.
The purpose of PMSS3 is to provide the full range of program management support services to include: advisory and acquisition consulting services; Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA); and incidental IT services. These services support the PEO EIS headquarters, directorates, project/product offices, and PEO EIS related organizations in support of various missions and of command, control, and communications activities.
December 2015 - OBXtek obtains CMMI Level 3 (DEV) appraisal
OBXtek is pleased to announce that its software development capability has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) level 3 for Development. The appraisal was performed by ProcessWorks, Inc. CMMI provides a set of practices for improving processes, resulting in a performance improvement system that paves the way for better operations and performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time. Additional information on our appraisal may be found at sas.cmmiinstitute.com/pars/pars_detail.aspx?a=25694.
October 2015 - OBXtek wins prime contract to provide IT support to the U.S. Naval Academy
OBXtek has won a prime contract to provide Information Technology (IT) support staff for the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) at the United States Naval Academy and surrounding Annapolis Area Complex. The bulk of the personnel will be working in the Client Services Department of ITSD with one support person working closely with the Client Services (CS) Department for the Finance Department of ITSD.
OBXtek’s efforts will focus on providing functional and technical program support for CS supporting customers to maintain hardware and software on USNA computer devices. Additional efforts include maintaining various accounts in applications serviced by ITSD, ensuring Life Cycle Management (LCM) principles are in place, application of cybersecurity requirements, and assisting in various ad hoc special projects under the ITSD purview.
September 2015 – OBXtek wins prime contract to support Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder website redesign
On this contract OBXtek will support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) which aims to promote the best clinical care and functional status of Veterans through research, education, and training related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.
In Phase 1 OBXtek will perform Analysis and Usability Testing consisting of an in-depth review of the NCPTSD website’s homepages (Overall portal, public home, professional home [with specific focus the Continuing Education subpage] and About Us) and subpages (left navigation pages), provide a detailed analysis, and make recommendations for changes to be implemented. Phase 2 of the project will focus on taking the results of Phase 1 to develop a wireframe for key levels/navigation paths of the website. It will include prototype testing of the new design to ensure that it achieves the usability results that NCPTSD would like to implement from Phase 1. Phase 3 will focus on the design of all key pages and levels using the determinations of the wireframe prototyping. This will include the Portal home page, the About, Public, and Professional sections with additional pages to be identified by the National Center.
August 2015 – OBXtek selected to the Washington Technology Fast 50 for the third year in a row.
For the third consecutive year OBXtek has been included in the Washington Technology’s Fast 50 list. "We are proud of our continued success and thank our customers, partners, and employees for making this happen." said CEO Bruce (Ed) Jesson. Business has continued to expand in its Professional Services, IT Engineering Support, Software Development and Testing, and Information Security offerings. OBXtek currently supports 13 Federal Civilian and Department of Defense agencies.
August 2015 – OBXtek makes Inc. 500 ranks for the fourth year in a row.
Inc. Magazine announced its 500 fastest-growing private companies for 2015, and for the fourth consecutive year OBXtek has made the list. For 34 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. Simply to make it onto the Inc. 500 list this year, OBXtek had to grow at least tenfold over the last three years. As an Inc. 500 honoree, OBXtek now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, GoPro, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni.
June 2015 - OBXtek wins contract to provide Base Communications and Information Technology Support (BCITS) services to the Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC).
Under the contract, OBXtek will provide network-centric information technology; networking and security, voice, video, and data communications; information and applications management; and other requirements. AEDC is an Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) base located on Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee with Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) in White Oak, Maryland and Moffett Field, California. AEDC is an Air Force Test Center organization that provides the largest and most advanced complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world.
Under the task order, OBXtek will provide AEDC with Network Operations (NetOps), Infrastructure, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation and transformation services and solutions to AEDC and AEDC (GSUs). These services and solutions provided will support the development, acquisition, integration, testing, deployment, and sustainment of all infrastructure and network operations, productions, and research and development mission capabilities. OBXtek will provide network-centric information technology; networking and security; voice, video, and data communications; information and applications management; and system solutions services as well as support emerging requirements based on the AF Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) SOA construct.
OBXtek will provide AEDC customers with network infrastructure system solutions, operations, and maintenance; systems management, configuration management, and base communications core Information Technology (IT) services; and specialized RDT&E demands. System solutions following disciplined system engineering processes include establishment of the SOA Singularly Managed Infrastructure with Enterprise Level Security (SMI-ELS) including Metadata Environments (MDEs), enclaves, federation, and enterprise management of the AF architecture; network operations including DoDIN web content management, DoDIN Enterprise Management (DEM), and DoDIN Network Defense (DND); and network infrastructure messaging and site preparation and installation services.
June 2015 - OBXtek wins prime contract to support the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration providing IT Service/Helpdesk/Network Support Services.
Under the contract, OBXtek personnel will provide Network/LAN support, Service Desk Support, Web Development and Application support, and SharePoint administration. Our Network/LAN support includes analyzing processing malfunctions; providing system maintenance; resolving networking equipment issues and installations; and setting up and maintaining servers with up to date firmware, patches, and baseline applications.
OBXtek will provide service desk support by providing over-the-phone problem resolution, performing software installations, setting up and relocating hardware, setting up VTC equipment, setting up and configuring VoIP Telephones, and assisting with Microsoft Office applications. Our web development and application support will include the design and development of web pages and custom graphics, content management, maintenance of web servers and software, and scans for Section 508 compliance. Lastly, our SharePoint administration support will include developing new Intranet and Internet SharePoint sites; maintaining, modifying, and keeping current the existing SharePoint sites; converting current websites into SharePoint; and interfacing with DOT/FHWA SharePoint administrators to resolve permissions and other problems.
May 2015 – OBXtek, as a subcontractor to ProSphere Tek, wins VA T4 Task Order for VACO IT
Desktop Support Services.
As part of the Pro-Sphere Tek team, OBXtek has won a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) task order for Veteran Affairs Central Office (VACO) Information Technology (IT) Desktop Support Services. VACO IT Support Services (ITSS) employs nearly 200 IT workers who provide Tier 2 and 3 system administration support to approximately 10,000 VACO campus employees, including 400 members of the Senior Executive Service, located throughout 40 sites within the National Capital Region (NCR). OBXtek will support ITSS by delivering technical, service, and operational user support for Windows operating systems for more than 10,000 devices within the VACO campus and across the NCR.
February 2015 – OBXtek wins prime contract to provide Cybersecurity Assessment, User Account Management and Configuration Control Board Administration, Network and System Administration, Application and Tools Support, Enterprise Architecture, and Agile Project Management Support for the Department of Labor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
In support of this contract, OBXtek personnel will provide Cybersecurity Assessments including managing NIST SP 800-53a control assessments, providing Certification and Accreditation (C&A) services, and providing subject matter expert reviews of FedRAMP 3PAO Assessment Reports. We will conduct continuous monitoring and/or oversight of OCFO systems including sampling artifacts, revewing procedures, and assessing operations to ensure full compliance with required policies and security controls. Our User Account Management and Configuration Control Board Administration includes support to the New Core Financial Management System (NCFMS) configuration control board (CCB) manual and automated procedures, ensuring all government artifacts and approvals are attained prior to when the NCFMS change is released to production.
Additional tasks on the contract include Network and System Administration, Agile Project Management, and Enterprise Architecture support. OBXtek will provide system administration predominately for Microsoft Windows server operating systems within a VMware virtual hosted environment as well as Application and Tools Support. OBXtek will provide programmers and database administrators to support Java, Web, the Essbase database management system, BMC FootPrints IT Management Software, and ORACLE Database application processing. We will create and maintain OCFO Oracle and other database schemas, tables, configurations, and permissions. Our Agile Project Management Support will include Agile planning and reporting, contract task performance monitoring, and projects and operational functions that notify the government of risks and deviations as they are identified. Lastly, our Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis, and Business Impact Analysis support for OCFO will include developing and applying state-of-the-art methodologies, business models, and organizational behavior models to conceptualize methods to apply business and/or technical information technology products and services as strategic assets.
December 2014 – OBXtek wins prime contract to provide Information Systems Engineering, Information Assurance, and Security Engineering support to the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) for the Global Combat Support System – (GCSS-J) program.
In support of DISA, OBXtek is responsible for the daily operations of all GCSS-J test suites, Windows servers and workstations, and the GCSS-J production suites. Our personnel install and upgrade the GCSS-J Acceptance Test Suites and are available to support the government during all testing activities for each GCSS-J release. Our support includes Integrator test preparations of the hardware/software suite to ensure that it is available to government and/or government sponsored testers.
Additionally, OBXtek will ensure that Information Assurance security posture awareness is maintained and tracked for GDDF Lab assets, GCSS-J Government sponsored Software Development, Integration (SD&I) Contractor lab assets, and the GCSS-J suite of systems. Our personnel will track and document compliance of vulnerabilities identified by IA Security Assessments and USCYBERCOM notices (e.g. Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVMs) Notices, OPORDs, TASKORDs, etc). Support will include checking vendor and USCYBERCOM alerts/bulletins. For all CYBERCOM Notices, the contractor shall review and conduct analysis to determine applicability to GCSS-J environments.
September 2014 – OBXtek is awarded task order for Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA) IT Support Services
OBXtek was recently selected by the Air Force to provide IT support to AFMOA. The purpose of this Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS) task order is to provide Information Management and peripheral IT Support Services, including project management and organizational IT Service Desk Support. Under this contract, OBXtek personnel will support network operations, video teleconferencing, database management, hardware and software support, information assurance, help desk operations, license management, and inventory control.
August 2014 – OBXtek makes Inc. 500 ranks for the third year in a row
Inc. Magazine announced its 500 fastest-growing private companies for 2014, and for the third consecutive year OBXtek has made the list. For 33 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into a very exclusive club. Simply to make it onto the Inc. 500 list this year, OBXtek had to grow more than 942 percent from the start of 2011. The average company on the list grew a mind-boggling 3,313 percent.
As an Inc. 500 honoree, OBXtek now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to OBXtek, the 2014 list includes such powerhouses as GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Mudder, Bowlmor, and Lending Club.
August 2014 – OBXtek selected as the fastest growing small-business contractor in the Washington Technology Fast 50, 2nd year in a row
For the second year in a row, OBXtek has captured the No. 1 spot on Washington Technology’s Fast 50 list as the company continues to experience rapid growth. "For the most part, things are business as usual without many changes from last year," said CEO Bruce (Ed) Jesson, but the company has come a long way from its beginnings, when it started out as a sole proprietorship and was simply a consulting firm.
Business rapidly expanded upward once OBXtek became incorporated, and switched its focus to IT engineering support, program management, software development and testing, and information security. OBXtek recently won a contract supporting the State Department, which was only just the beginning: "We won several other contracts after that," Jesson stated, "mainly with civilian agencies." Since last year, OBXtek has grown in size with an additional 188 employees, bringing the total to 362 employees.
July 2014 – OBXtek is awarded task order for Air Force Global Command and Control System (GCCS) C2 System Administration and Engineering Support services
OBXtek was recently selected by the Air Force to provide systems administration and technical/engineering support for Air Combat Command (ACC), Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), VA, Shaw AFB, SC, and Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. Support for this contract consists of daily operations and maintenance of GCCS systems, to include end-user application support, technical refreshes, and upgrades/patches to the systems. OBXtek will also perform Systems Engineering and Development (which includes installation, reliability/maintainability, and testability), functional testing, and support for installed software (mission applications); including, but not limited to updates and releases, and patches.
February 2014 – OBXtek is awarded Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the General Services Administration for One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS)
OBXtek was awarded an IDIQ contract under OASIS Small Business, Pool 1. OASIS is a $60B Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that provides flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services. The OASIS contracts:
- Span many areas of expertise and mission spaces;
- Span multiple professional service disciplines;
- Allow flexibility for all contract types, including hybrids and cost-reimbursement at the task order level; and
- Allow ancillary support components, commonly referred to as Other Direct Costs (ODC), at the task order level.
The core disciplines of the contract include program management services, management consulting services, logistics services, engineering services, scientific services, and financial services. OASIS has no program ceiling, a five-year base and one five-year option, and provides for long term planning for complex program requirements.
January 2014 – OBXtek is awarded contract to support Social Security Administration Infrastructure, Architecture, and Configuration
The Social Security Administration (SSA) selected OBXtek to provide IT Engineering Support Services for Infrastructure, Architecture, and Configuration (IAC) at the National Computing Center in Woodlawn, MD. Work under this contract requires the application of specific computer systems expertise in 23 different task areas; including infrastructure configuration, enterprise infrastructure, desktop architecture, Windows server administration and virtualization, email, telephone and telecommunications, LAN/WAN, and network management. OBXtek will assist SSA with issues critical to the successful completion of each project. OBXtek supports the achievement of critical tasks of various initiatives under the Agency Strategic Plan (ASP) and Information Resources Management Strategic Plan (IRM).
January 2014 – OBXtek is awarded contract to support Social Security Administration Information Technology, Operations, and Security
The Social Security Administration (SSA) selected OBXtek to provide Engineering Support Services for IT Operations and Security support at the National Computing Center in Woodlawn, MD. Work under this contract requires the application of specific computer systems expertise in 20 different task areas; including change control management, performance testing, process automation, intrusion protection, security assurance, data management, and software support. OBXtek will assist SSA with issues critical to the successful completion of each project.
November 2013 - OBXtek completes acquisition of PSI International's Enterprise Information Systems Division, becomes GSA Alliant Small Business contract holder.
OBXtek, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the PSI International Enterprise Information Systems Division according to Ed Jesson, President and CEO. Included in the asset purchase is the novation of PSI International's General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Small Business Government Wide Acquisition Contract (ALLIANT GWAC).
The ALLIANT GWAC is a competitive $15 billion, multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) small business contract. To date, more than $3.5 billion of contracts have been awarded under this vehicle. "With our vast experience supporting 11 federal agencies on over 40 prime contracts and task orders OBXtek is well positioned to actively participate in new ALLIANT GWAC task order requests." stated Jesson. "We have been very successful on the GSA's sister contract, the Veterans Technology Services (VETS) GWAC and look forward to working with GSA and its customers on this new vehicle."
Additional information about the ALLIANT and VETS GWACs can be found on the OBXtek contract vehicle page at www.obxtek.com/contractvehicles or the GSA website at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104874
October 2013 – OBXtek is awarded the Veterans Affairs contract to Enhance and Maintain the Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) Connect Website.
OBXtek was awarded the Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) Connect Website project to support the CESMO in their mission to provide a collaborative web mechanism and Senior Executive Gateway that delivers services that enable an Automated Executive Resources Board, promotes Recruitment Processes, and provides Management Reporting and On-Line Delivery of Senior Executive Development assignments. OBXtek services include:
- Project Management
- Enhancement Implementation
- Continual Maintenance
- Content Sustainment
September 2013 - Washington Business Journal ranks OBXtek as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in the Washington, DC area.
OBXtek, a Federal Government IT services provider, has been ranked as the #1 Fastest growing company in the Washington, DC area by the Washington Business Journal. "We are very honored to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal," says OBXtek President Ed Jesson, "I want to thank our tremendous staff at OBXtek because they are the ones who got us here."
Each year the Washington Business Journal crowns a new crop of fastest growing companies. To calculate the list, an average is made of the percent change from 2010 and 2011 and the percent change from 2011 to 2012. According to Washington Business Journal, "This is really where we differ from other publications, which usually show a straight percent change. By averaging out, we're able to display a list of local companies that have proven sustained growth over three years, something that isn't easy to do — and is even harder to repeat." OBXtek is hard at work and aiming to for another award for 2014.
September 2013 – OBXtek is awarded the DISA Enterprise Systems Engineering Support Services project.
OBXtek Inc. and our teammate iCES Corporation were awarded the Defense Information Systems Agency contract to supply DISA with a complete solution to the Enterprise Systems Engineering Support Services (ESESS) requirements. DISA/EE has the unique responsibility to craft and support an effective systems engineering life cycle in support of DISA/DoD and selected team OBXtek for the high level of engineering support we bring to ensuring mission excellence. Under this long term contract the OBXtek team will provide:
- Enterprise Management Controls,
- Systems Engineering Support,
- Architecture Support, Enterprise Wide Systems Engineering Support ,
- Performance Engineering and Modeling/Simulation support,
- Consulting Services for the Enterprise Engineering Directorate and
- Client Training.
August 2013 - Inc. 500 ranks OBXtek as the 11th fastest growing privately owned company and the 2nd fastest growing government services contractor in the United States.
For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. OBXtek has been ranked as the 11th fastest-growing overall and 2nd fastest-growing in Government Services for 2013, with a three year annual growth in excess of 16,000%.
Inc. Editor in Chief, Eric Schurenberg commented, "For 32 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. To rank among the 2013 Inc. 5000, you had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. Your success in such times is eloquent testimony to your team's creativity, resilience, and tenacity. As an Inc. 5000 honoree, you now share a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. Welcome to a very exclusive club."
The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500' s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/500.
July 2013 – OBXtek Wins an On-Ramp Position on Veterans Affairs’ Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology T4 Project
OBXtek received an award to the Veterans Affairs’ Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (VA T4) on-ramp project as a sub to ProSphere Tek. VAT4 is a five year Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Vehicle that allows for encompassing IT services to be procured by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program is designed to meet the full range of VA’s long-term technology needs while helping VA meet Veterans small business goals. The T4 program will serve as a single focal point for managing the multiple award contract vehicle. The Service Areas under our T4 Contract are:
- Program Management, Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Planning Support
- Systems/Software Engineering
- Software Technology Demonstration and Transition
- Test and Evaluation (T&E)
- Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
- Enterprise Network
- Enterprise Management Framework
- Cyber Security
- Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
- IT Facilities
June 2013 – OBXtek selected by GSA to manage their Consolidated Help Desk
OBXtek has been selected by the GSA to manage and enhance their Consolidated Help Desk. Under this contract OBXtek will support the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) providing Tier 1 and Tier 2 technical support and program management for the GSA’s ATM, Vendor Support Center, and Advantage Application Groups.
Over the next five years OBXtek, and our partner Unisys, will staff and manage the help desk in support of a large number of GSA applications that include GSA Advantage, eLibrary and the GSA Purchase Order Portal. The project supports GSA operations by addressing questions, issues, and problems encountered by Federal agencies, vendors, and GSA staff.
March 2013 – OBXtek awarded Department of State Professional Management and Administrative Support Services (PMASS) Contract.
OBXtek, Inc. was awarded the Professional Management and Administrative Support Services (PMASS) contract by the Department of State on March 5th 2013. PMASS is a single award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. OBXtek provides augmentation employees to support the Bureaus of NEA, SCA, WHA, AF, HR, MED, A, DS, and CA. OBXtek and it’s partners, the RSR Company, Kforce Government Solutions, Federal Management Solutions and Symtech Corporation provide staffing services to meet the departments need in both CONUS and OCONUS. Staffing requirements range from clerical support staffing positions through consular affairs officers and public diplomacy experts. Services include but are not limited to:
- Program Continuity
- Staffing to meet Mission Objectives
- Travel Logistics
- Workforce Maintenance
February 2013 - OBXtek Open Ratings report reflects continuing customer satisfaction
OBXtek recently received a 96% positive performance rating on its Dunn and Bradstreet (D&B) Open Ratings report. The report is an assessment of overall performance and a comparison to similar companies listed in the same Standard Industrial Classification. The results are obtained through an anonymous survey of our current customers. Our score of 96% places OBXtek in the top quintile of companies when rated on reliability, cost, order accuracy, delivery/timeliness, quality, business relations, personnel, customer support, and responsiveness.
February 2013 - OBXtek continues on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) listing as a verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
OBXtek received notification from the CVE that it will continue as a verified SDVOSB for the VA and is listed on the Veteran business database at www.VetBiz.gov. As a result of this verification OBXtek will continue to be eligible to participate in the Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with VA.
February 2013 - OBXtek selected as 2013 "Top Business" recipient by DiversityBusiness.com
OBXtek has been selected as a "Top Business" by DiversityBusiness.com for a second straight year. OBXtek won awards in three categories in 2013, Top 100 Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses in the U.S., Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Virginia, and Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Virginia. These awards include both small and large privately held businesses and reflect OBXtek’s continued growth in 2012.
Over 1,300,000 businesses in the United Sates had the opportunity to participate in the DiversityBusiness.com survey and OBXtek was among the select few chosen based on both annual gross revenue and business profile. In the notification to OBXtek DiversityBusiness.com President and CEO Kenton Clarke stated "the Top Business List offers the most comprehensive look at the strongest segment of the United States economy - America's privately held companies. These companies are the most recognized and respected which truly differentiate themselves in our indeterminate market place. We are proud to say this esteemed, elite list has been coveted by the most successful companies in the U.S. and, as one of the strongest your company has joined its ranks! Your dedication and hard work has created incentive to stimulate economic growth in America. Like you, we at DiversityBusiness.com are dedicated to empowering the economic growth of our country and we are proud to walk alongside you as we all work to make this happen. "
September 2012 - OBXtek wins contract for Certification and Accreditation services at the Department of State
OBXtek has been selected by the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) to provide Certification and Accreditation support for 80 systems currently in use by the Bureau. On the contract OBXtek personnel will assess the CA information technology architecture design and implementations to ensure an adequate information system security infrastructure is in place to meet day-to-day security requirements, document CA infrastructure compliance and providing recommendations to remediate any non-compliance with security architecture. They will provide certification and accreditation support for CA systems, including, but not limited to the following activities: integrating the approved C&A process within CA (i.e. NIST), developing C&A documentation for all CA systems (Systems Security Plans (SSPs) and associated appendices), coordinate with systems developers, Program Managers, certification authorities/advocates, and the DoS Chief Information Officer (CIO) office in the pursuit of accrediting and maintaining accreditation of CA Systems.
OBXtek will also provide CA with the capacity to review the physical security controls of CA facilities and contractor sites, which will include reviews for the purpose of ensuring that all OpenNet connectivity requirements are being met, and provide post-review findings and recommendation reports and briefings.
September 2012 - OBXtek wins contract to support General Services Administration (GSA) Data Center Consolidation
OBXtek has been selected by the GSA to provide data center consolidation and virtualization services in support of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDDCI). On the contract OBXtek will support the Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) providing analysis, design, and migration of the IT services and capabilities from the Bannister Data Center in Kansas City and regional office buildings located throughout the country. The Bannister complex provides enterprise IT capability used by all GSA employees to conduct day-to-day operations. In addition, the data center supports continuity of operations plan, disaster recovery operations and business line specific applications across all organizations of GSA.
Over the next six months OBXtek will conduct discovery, rationalization and target site analysis of alternatives for the relocation of Bannister Data Center and Regional Office Building servers, networks, and storage arrays to one of the three enduring data centers. Once the analysis phase is complete and the final locations are determined, OBXtek will execute the migration of over 600 servers and related equipment to the enduring data centers.
August 2012 - Inc. 500 ranks OBXtek the 35th fastest-growing private company in America and 4th fastest-growing in Government Services
For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. OBXtek has been ranked as the 35th fastest-growing overall and 4th fastest-growing in Government Services for 2012 with a three year annual growth in excess of 5000%.
Inc. Editor in Chief, Eric Schurenberg commented, "To be honored this year is a particularly notable achievement. To rank among the 2012 Inc. 500, your company had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory. Your success in such times is eloquent testimony to your team's creativity, resilience, and tenacity. As an Inc. 500 honoree, OBXtek now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni. In addition to OBXtek the 2012 list added such powerhouses as Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss and a little social media company called Facebook. Welcome to a very exclusive club."
August 2012 - OBXtek ranked 72nd Fastest Growing Disabled Owned Business by DiversityBusiness.com
OBXtek, a Federal Government IT services provider, has been named as the 72nd fastest growing company in the DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Disabled Owned Businesses in the U.S. for 2012. This 12th annual national listing of the Nation's top businesses by DiversityBusiness.com marked the first year that OBXtek was eligible to receive an award.
"We are honored to be recognized by DiversityBusiness.com," said Ed Jesson, President of OBXtek. "This growth is a result of our ability to provide customers with successful project execution and quantifiable results, responsive customer service, timely recruiting, effective quality assurance/quality control, and competitive pricing."
May 2012 - OBXtek receives Department of Transportation award to support the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has selected OBXtek to lead their $15M Gateway Augmentation project. The FMCSA Gateway links the programs, data, and systems used to meet FMCSA's mission to the appropriate end users ensuring that the right people and the right organizations receive mission critical information on a real time or near real time basis as needed. OBXtek will use a cloud computing solution to provide a smooth migration of the existing system from a Government Owned/Contractor Operated (GOCO) system to a Contractor Owned/Contractor Operated (COCO) solution.
OBXtek's support on this contract include supporting FMCSA's mission to identify and remove high risk drivers from the roads, ensure unsafe vehicles are placed out of service, and make certain that safe performance is a requirement for obtaining and keeping a commercial vehicle registration. By providing a secure, reliable, and scalable Gateway Augmentation solution, OBXtek will deliver data integrity and serve as a trusted partner of the FMCSA.
December 2011 - OBXtek becomes Prime Contractor for two GSA Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) for IT Services.
OBXtek now has as a Prime Contractor two GSA Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) for IT services: Contract No.: Functional Area 1 - GS06F0539Z for Systems Operations and Maintenance, and Functional Area 2 - GS06F0551Z for Information Systems Engineering. (VETS) provides government customers flexible access to customized IT solutions from a qualified, diverse pool of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). More information about this contracting vehicle can be found on our contracts page.
October 2011 - OBXtek awarded GSA IT Schedule 70
OBXtek announced it has been awarded General Services Administration IT Schedule 70 for General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services. IT Schedule 70 is the largest and most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. Schedule 70 is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to products and services from over 5,000 certified industry partners. More information about this contracting vehicle can be found on our contracts page.
June 2011 - OBXtek awarded Federal Aviation Administration, Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) Master Ordering Agreement
OBXtek has been awarded a five year contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Computer Systems Support (CSS), Computer/Information Systems Development (CSD), and Business Administration and Management (BAM). According to Bruce E. Jesson, President and CEO of OBXtek, "This contract will provide an additional contract vehicle to our FAA customers along with the other five prime contracts OBXtek has been awarded in the last 18 months.
eFAST is the FAA's preferred acquisition vehicle for small business solutions and provides streamlined procurement lead times, access to trusted and reliable small business industry partners, and helps the FAA satisfy its small business requirements. eFAST allows for multiple contract types and performance based solutions to support the FAA's mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.
December 2010 - OBXtek Receives ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification
OBXtek was recently presented with its ISO 9001:2008 certificate from Intertek, affirming that the company's Vienna, VA operation adheres to the internationally-recognized standard for Quality Management. OBXtek's quality management system provides a process approach to management and quality providing our customers with value and results.
"The impetus for OBXtek and its dedicated employees to attain ISO 9001:2008 certification was to formalize and improve the company's standard business processes to deliver exceptional value to our Federal Government customers," said Ed Jesson, OBXtek President and CEO. "We hope to realize increases in operational efficiency and productivity, and provide better quality services. This is a landmark achievement that all of our employees can take pride in accomplishing," added Jesson.
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