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Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
7 months ago

Lanham, Md. – March, 22, 2021 – Oakland Consulting Group today announced that National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) members can now purchase Oakland Consulting Group’s suite of government and higher education information technology services, which includes Workday solutions. Oakland’s services include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems services, IT consulting services, business intelligence analytics services, software value added reselling, and staffing services. Oakland Consulting Group is a Workday Advisory Services partner and offers access to Workday’s leading enterprise cloud applications including Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Payroll, and Workday Student.

Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a full range of financial and people-based processes that provide clients with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change. Workday Payroll processes payroll efficiently in a single system while offering flexibility to adapt to changing needs. Workday Student is a unified system that helps enable higher education institutions to manage the end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle.

NCPA is a leading national government purchasing cooperative, working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA uses state-of-the-art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices. There are over 90,000 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to use NCPA’s cooperative purchasing contracts.

“We are thrilled to be an approved NCPA vendor,” said Cedric Nash, CEO of Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to leveraging our services and expertise and Workday’s market-leading enterprise cloud applications to help public sector and higher education customers nationwide.”

“In today’s changing environment, education and government customers are relying on us more than ever to help manage their finance, HR, and student and faculty needs,” said Steven Hanson, group vice president of education and government at Workday. “Through our partnership with Oakland Consulting Group, we look forward to leveraging the NCPA contracting approach to enable our customers to simplify contracting, streamline projects, and drive value on Workday more quickly and easily.”

Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

5/13/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to implement a DevOps capability in an AWS GovCloud environment.

As background, USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Having successfully migrated TFMS to AWS GovCloud, Oakland was recently awarded a contract to identify available DevOps tools, recommend business processes to be automated using those tools, and implement those recommendations approved by the Government.  Over the life of the contract, Oakland will integrate tools from differing phases of the DevOps cycle and define an end-to-end automated process.  This will contribute to synchronization and collaboration across the organization and introduce improved effectiveness and efficiency.  The end result will be faster and more accurate deployment and releases. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

Lanham, MD

Prince George’s County Government’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program.  The County’s ERP Program replaced several of its legacy systems with SAP-based solutions. Oakland will be working closely with the County to provide SAP Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting in September 2019. 

 “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important effort for Prince George’s County,” said CEO Cedric Nash.  “We will draw on our 21 years of SAP implementation and support experience, to assist our home county in realizing world-class SAP support.” 

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
2 years ago

Lanham, MD, 5/13/2019

Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to migrate TFMS to a cloud environment. 

USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies.  Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy.  The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.

Our team has developed and is executing a detailed migration plan that identifies cloud computing benefit, recommended migration plan, schedule, and associated costs to assist the Government. The plan includes the target environment, migration method, resource plans from both the Government and Contractor, scope, strategy, schedule/timeline, dependencies, risks/issues, estimated costs, and test strategies. 

Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”.

Cedric E. Nash

President and CEO

Cedric E. Nash, founder of Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (OCG), has served as its President and CEO since inception. Established in 1997, under the strategic leadership of Mr. Nash, OCG quickly made its mark as a force to be reckoned with in the field of information technology (IT) consulting. Mr. Nash is the driver behind OCG's strategic planning, business development and marketing endeavors.

Prior to founding OCG, Mr. Nash spent eight years in the Army as a Transportation Officer. His over 20 years of information technology and project management experience began at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked as a Software Engineer.  Later, Mr. Nash joined Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young as an SAP consultant for two of the “Big Six” system integration firms and provided consulting services to a number of Fortune 500 corporations.

Mr. Nash has received national and local recognition for both his professional achievements and his community service.  Black Enterprise magazine recognized his rapid rise to success in the IT consulting industry and he was named a finalist for their Emerging Company of the Year award, recognizing individual and professional achievements of African Americans that serve as an inspiration and guidance to others. Mr. Nash and Oakland Consulting have also been profiled in Corporate Corridors magazine for his success in forming strategic alliances.  Locally, Mr. Nash was named as one of East Bay Business Times’ “2002 Forty under 40”, spotlighting local overachievers under the age of 40.  He was a recipient of an Oaklandworks Academy Award for his work with inner-city Fremont High School, to which Mr. Nash and Oakland Consulting have been providing up-to-date technology including hardware, software, a LAN environment and Internet access since 1998.  In 2003, Mr. Nash was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to serving his community while fully supporting the Chamber of Commerce business community.

Mr. Nash holds a degree in Computer Science Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Southern California.  

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • Information Management: Strategy, Systems and Technology, “Guidelines for Choosing A Systems Integrator”, August 2000
  • Chief Executive“How To Avoid An IT Staffing Nightmare”, October 1999
  • Fordyce Letter, “Advanced Technical Staffing: 7 Steps to Hiring the Right Help”, May 1999
 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • National Black Data Procession Association, “Trends in the ERP Market”, August 1999
  •  SAP/Microsoft Technologies Seminar“ALE in Action”, December 1996
 

 AWARDS

  • 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002 ICIC-Inc. Magazine Inner-City 100 winner ranking #18 fastest growing inner-city firm in America
  • East Bay Business Times 2002 - 40 Under 40
  • Nominated as a finalist “Emerging Business of the Year” Black Enterprise, May, 2001
  • Inducted into the Year 2000 National Registry of Who’s Who, Registration #11595
  • Proclamation from Mayor of Oakland for Donating 30 Computers to Fremont High School
 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF)
  • National Black Data Processing Associate