Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor
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 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
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
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”.
Our Customers - Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS is responsible for almost a quarter of all federal outlays and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. In total HHS has over 76,000 employees operating in 10 Agencies. HHS was established on May 4, 1980.
In order to develop and evaluate interoperable health information exchange (NHIN), Oakland was selected to support Accenture in the demonstration of their solutions in real-world health care environments maximizing the use of existing infrastructure. Oakland supported Accenture in demonstrating the interoperable exchange of health information across the three distinct health care markets.
Oakland provided Oracle APPS Database Administrator (DBA) support to manage the development and maintenance of Oracle databases running on a Linux platform as well as procedures and tools required to support development and testing activities. Our staff understood application concepts and architecture and applied patches and performed installations. They worked closely with the infrastructure, security, and technical architecture teams. In addition, Oakland actively participated, supported the build and provided detailed feedback on the development, testing, and evaluation of a functional prototype NHIN. We specifically supported the testing of the system for Accenture.
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS serves about 75 million beneficiaries through Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Program, and other health care quality assurance programs.
CMS employs nearly 6,000 employees, of which about 4,000 are located at its headquarters in Woodlawn, Maryland. The remaining employees are located in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C., in 10 regional offices, and in various field offices located throughout the United States. CMS developed and uses several systems to classify Medicare cases. Hospital cases are classified using the Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG); outpatient cases are classified using the Ambulatory Patient Group (APG). These systems are used to determine how much Medicare pays the hospital or provider for each service or product.
Lockheed Martin Corporation was awarded a 7.5 year contract to provide CMS agency-wide information technology and infrastructure support services. Under the $401 million Consolidated Information Technology Infrastructure Contract (CITIC), CMS combined multiple agency contracts to provide services previously performed by several contractors. This consolidation improved the IT infrastructure's efficiency and increased its effectiveness in meeting CMS critical business needs.
The CITIC scope includes a full range of security and privacy services, help desk support, database management, web casting and web hosting, infrastructure management planning and disaster recovery planning and operations.
Oakland was selected to provide desktop support consulting services on CMS computers, utilizing the Microsoft operating system. Support included hardware, software, installation, training, and access to products and services required to deliver functionality to the desktops (e.g., network, e-mail Internet, file and print, back office suite, support for traveling employees, etc.). In addition, Oakland was responsible for distributing COTS software and custom developed applications to the desktops, supporting LAN connectivity ensuring access to the Internet, e-mail and file/print services, ensuring network and local printing services are available to all users. Oakland also acted as backup System Administrator supporting server administration and troubleshooting functions. Duties in this backup role include management of backups/restores, server administration and maintenance, group policy administration, security patches, etc. In addition to desktop support, Oakland also provided network/UNIX administration support to CMS.