Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration
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”.
Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone
Lanham, MD 3/20/2019
The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Project Cornerstone Program. Project Cornerstone is the Commission’s effort to implement Oracle Utilities Software product in support of their move to an advanced metering infrastructure. WSSC is implementing Customer to Meter (C2M), Mobile Work Force Management (MWM) and Work and Asset Management (WAM) solutions to help achieve their vision. Oakland will be working closely with WSSC to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting July 1, the anticipated go-live date for the first wave of implementation.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important project for WSSC,” said CEO Cedric Nash. “We will draw on our 21 years of implementation and support experience, to assist WSSC in realizing world-class support.”
Oakland Wins USTRANSCOM Contract to support Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS)
Oakland was awarded a contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS). Oakland and our partner Deloitte will provide technical and functional engineering services to update and maintain software and enhance automation capabilities, maintain/sustain TFMS system operations, analyze system changes, and build capabilities within the TFMS applications.
TFMS serves as the critical financial management system solution in use by SDDC as its overall Transportation Working Capital Fund (TWCF) financial system. TFMS uses a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product, Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS). All major lines of business utilize TFMS to conduct their operations including the Ocean Liner, Port Operations, Traffic Management, and the Global Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Storage contract. TFMS is also used to support numerous "back office" functions including payroll timekeeping, travel, accounts payable, fixed asset accounting, and accounts receivable. TFMS serves a diverse customer base that includes all DoD components, various Defense agencies, other federal agencies, foreign Governments and private sector entities. TFMS also supports the execution of contracts with suppliers who facilitate the execution of the SDDC mission including ocean carriers, commercial air carriers, railroads, commercial trucking companies, stevedore contractors, and the Global POV Storage contractor.
Cedric E. Nash, Oakland’s President & CEO, noted that “Oakland’s efforts will improve the ability of USTRANSCOM and SDDC to sustain the current TFMS solution while introducing new technology and tools to provide rapid and meaningful reports to decision makers. This improved responsiveness to data queries, enhanced data analytics, and reporting will dramatically enhance USTRANSCOM’s and SDDC’s mission effectiveness. Oakland is excited to be a key part of this process.”
Oakland CEO Cedric E. Nash Recognized as a Top 100 MBE
Oakland CEO Cedric E. Nash Recognized as a Top 100 MBE®
Capital Region MSDC honors Oakland as one of the best in the region!
Lanham, MD – The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) announced that Cedric E. Nash, President and CEO, Oakland Consulting Group, Inc., was named a 2018 Top 100 MBE® winner. This prestigious award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism, and have made substantial contributions to their community.
Established in 2007, the Top 100 MBE Awards® ceremony celebrates the creativity and innovation of regional MBEs who are role models and inspire the entire community.
Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our corporate members congratulate the 2018 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments. We are proud to add this year’s class of winners to our circle of leadership.”
The Top 100 MBE Awards® will be presented at the CRMSDC’s 37th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday, September 25 at the MGM National Harbor.
“I am honored to be recognized and to be among such an outstanding group of awardees, “ says Nash. “This award reflects the commitment of our staff, clients, and partners to Oakland’s success.”
About Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
CRMSDC is celebrating its 46th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. CRMSDC connects corporate and government members to well established, certified minority-owned business enterprises.
CRMSDC accomplishes this through a rigorous process of certifying that MBE suppliers are at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by ethnic minorities; providing education and advice to certified businesses; and finally, creating strategic opportunities for corporate members and certified MBEs to connect for the purpose of doing business.
Established in 1972, CRMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally recognized MBE certifying authority. CRMSDC is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.
About Oakland Consulting Group, Inc.
Oakland Consulting Group is veteran owned certified, GSA schedule 70 (GS35F0539L), small disadvantaged business enterprise that provides information technology services to federal, state and local government, and commercial organizations. OCG services include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Service; IT Consulting Services; Business Intelligence and Analytics Services; Software Value Added Reselling and Staffing Services.
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