Oakland HQ Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program – For Fourth Year

Oakland HQ Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program – For Fourth Year

5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 months ago

Lanham, MD, 5/2/2017

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.

Thirteen Oakland headquarters staff personnel went for the fourth year running as a volunteer team to pitch in at the large CAFB warehouse in Northeast DC. Team Oakland performed a new task this year, involving filling supplemental food boxes to be distributed to area seniors. Each box contained a variety of 18 packaged food items, and Team Oakland packed 6 pallets of boxes!  After packing the boxes, Team Oakland sorted a large quantity of apples. Upon completion of the volunteer work the Oakland team went to dinner together at a nearby restaurant.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important cause again this year.  Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help at CAFB”.

Oakland Successfully Deploys Major Enhancement to Smithsonian Institution ERP System

Oakland Successfully Deploys Major Enhancement to Smithsonian Institution ERP System

4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 months ago

Lanham, MD 4/28/2017

Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) announced today that it had successfully deployed a major enhancement to the PeopleSoft-based ERP system being used by the Smithsonian Institution (SI). Oakland is in a ten-year contract to support all modules of the SI ERP implementation.

The enhancement supports the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Transformation project. NASM has begun a 9-year extensive renovation project which will transform the NASM, the most popular of the Smithsonian’s museums. The success of NASM Transformation depends on successful fundraising by SI to elicit financial support from the American public. Our SI support team was asked to configure and implement significant enhancements that will directly support the fund raising activities, including informational dashboards for project management and SI executive management. The enhancements were deployed Friday April 21 2017, on-time and on-budget, eliciting praise for Oakland’s work.

Ron Treusdell, Oakland VP Federal Programs, noted “We are very pleased with this successful deployment by our SI ERP team for this important initiative. The Smithsonian is one of our oldest customers and we celebrate their success with NASM Transformation.”

Oakland Wins Extension of Task Order to Provide Logistics Modernization Program Support

Oakland Wins Extension of Task Order to Provide Logistics Modernization Program Support

3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 months ago

Lanham, MD 3/27/2017

Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) announced today that it was awarded a one-year extension of its contract to provide sustainment support to the Army’s Logistics Modernization Program (LMP). Oakland’s original contract for this work was awarded in June 2015. Oakland’s support work is performed at two locations: Picatinny Arsenal NJ and Aberdeen Proving Ground MD.

The LMP initiative currently serves more than 21,000 users at over 50 Army and Department of Defense (DoD) locations, manages approximately $22 billion in inventory, and handles over 2 million transactions daily, with interfaces to over 70 DoD systems. The LMP uses SAP’s Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products to deliver capabilities that streamline the business processes associated with the planning, acquisition, supply, maintenance, repair and overhaul of weapon systems, spare parts, and services to the War Fighter. LMP also provides management capability for the Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) and addresses functionality in key Army business areas including: Supply Chain Planning, Provisioning/Material Master Maintenance, Procurement / Acquisition, Inventory and Warehouse Management, Distribution, Maintenance Programs and Depot Operations, Ammunition, and Ammunition Supply and Distribution Planning. 

Ron Treusdell, Oakland VP Federal Programs, noted “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to be of further service to our important customer, U.S. Army LMP. Our team looks forward to helping LMP expand its scope and user base.”

Oakland Wins Contract to Provide Software Products and Services to Prince George’s County, MD

Oakland Wins Contract to Provide Software Products and Services to Prince George’s County, MD

2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM EST
5 months ago

Lanham, MD, 2/28/17

Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) was awarded a prime contract by the Prince George’s County Office of Central Services to provide commercial off the shelf software products (COTS).  The scope of the 2 year contract encompasses the following three functional areas:

  • Functional Area I – COTS Software
  • Functional Area II –Installation and Training Services
  • Functional Area III- Manufacturer’s Software Maintenance


Since 1997 Oakland is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state, and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked Government Solutions Provider and Implementer, Oakland is the preferred government partner and supplier for many of its best-of-breed vendors, managing their public sector reseller networks and driving demand for their offerings. The complete range of Oakland services includes software marketing and exhibits, business process and COTS Software consulting, evaluation and demonstrations, pilots and trials, proof of concept, installation, implementation, training, and sustainment and maintenance.

Mr. Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, noted: “We are extremely pleased with this award from Prince George's County, which will enable us to further our long record of service to our home County. Our software reseller line of business is important to us and growing”

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Oakland’s culture and values can best be described as Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Service-Based, Relationship-Focused, Flexible, and Goal-Oriented. We exist to serve our clients and our community, and we do so with integrity and flexibility.  We leverage innovation to achieve measurable success for our clients. We value our client relationships and our staff contributions. 


Oakland embodies a culture of entrepreneurship.  We believe that everyone, regardless of role, can contribute to innovation. We encourage collaboration at all staff levels, and staff are rewarded for their contributions to the business.


Honesty in the treatment of staff and clients and in the practice of business should be fundamental.  However, in today’s business climate, many businesses spend more energy blurring the lines rather than doing what is absolutely right for all parties.  At Oakland, we endear old school values by exemplifying a high degree of integrity in all matters.  Despite the intense challenges we face on a daily basis, we believe operating with integrity provides the best ROI in the long run from all perspectives and for all parties.


Commitment to service to our clients and our community is our main objective.  Quarterly, we participate in community service projects: we volunteer to work in the local food banks, make donations to community scholarship programs for our youth, provide book bags and school supplies to youth in our local community, and provide meals to families during the holiday season. Oakland believes that commitment to service is key in making the greatest impact on our clients and our community.


We never forget for whom we work. Our clients are people who have something to get done and rely on Oakland to assist them.  Our mission is to achieve measureable success for our clients.   We believe that if we achieve measureable success for our clients, the best marketing tool on the planet - “Word of Mouth” - will work to our benefit.


Our clients have great responsibilities.  We understand that we exist so that our clients can accomplish goals. That’s why we approach each project and opportunity uniquely; we aim to be flexible and provide service in a manner that best suits our clients.

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“What is measured, is treasured.  What is inspected is respected.”  At Oakland, setting and achieving goals is fundamental to everything that we do.  Everyone who works for Oakland follows this practice. That’s why and how we are able to help our clients achieve measureable success. That’s why and how we as a company progress together and share in that progress.