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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
8 months 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
1 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
1 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”.

Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone

Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone

3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

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.” 

Community Activities

Oakland Builds and Donates 100 Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

Oakland Builds and Donates 100 Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM EDT
3 years ago

Lanham, MD 8/18/2017

Oakland delivered 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Social Services Department. The County distributes these backpacks directly to foster, homeless and other at-risk children at the beginning of the school year. The donation was funded by contributions from Oakland employees and contract personnel, with the Company providing a 100% match. This is the third consecutive year Oakland has performed this activity for PGCPS. For this year Oakland donated approximately 10% of the County’s total backpacks goal.

Employee Ikea Mititelu planned and coordinated the myriad activities involved in this project.  Oakland Headquarters personnel then met to stuff the backpacks with kits of supplies, with differing configurations for elementary, middle and high school students. Ikea and other employees then delivered the backpacks to PGCPS. Staff at PGCPS Social Services expressed appreciation as follows: “The participation of partnering organizations, like Oakland Consulting Group, is essential in meeting the needs of our county's young people, and we wouldn't have been able to help those households without your generous support”.

Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, stated: “I am extremely appreciative of this contribution and work by our employees and a number of our contract employees who are out on customer projects. Serving our community is one of Oakland’s top priorities and there is no finer example of what we do than this effort. This was our third time participating in this program and I was very pleased to see the large number of backpacks delivered, it was a very rewarding exercise”.
 

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 years 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 Headquarters Staff Provide Holiday Gifts in Prince George's County

Oakland Headquarters Staff Provide Holiday Gifts in Prince George's County

12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM EST
4 years ago

Lanham, MD, 12/22/2016

As the 2016 year came to an end, the holiday spirit was clearly present at Oakland Headquarters. This year the Company provided holiday gifts for four families who were selected by Prince George’s County.  Meg Tarulis, Oakland Senior Proposal Coordinator, did the planning, coordination and shopping with the support of other staff members. (Big thanks to everyone who could volunteer!)

Holiday cheer could be felt throughout Oakland as the staff members worked together to ensure each gift was wrapped with care.  Once the packages were ready, the vehicles were filled and the staff packed in to deliver the items personally to the families. 

After arriving at the families’ homes, to the families’ surprise, they opened the door and were greeted with toys and clothes especially selected for each child and an additional gift for the parents.  The Oakland staff members returned to the Office the following morning with wonderful stories from their experience and of heartfelt appreciation from the families.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important event.  Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help families in need have a more enjoyable holiday in their homes”.

Oakland Builds and Donates Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

Oakland Builds and Donates Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

Lanham, MD 8/15/2016

Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) on August 11, 2016, delivered 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Social Services Department. The County distributes these backpacks directly to foster, homeless and other at-risk children at the beginning of the school year. The donation was funded by contributions from Oakland employees and contract personnel, with the Company providing a 100% match. In addition to the assembled backpacks, Oakland donated a substantial quantity of additional school supplies which the County will supply to students. Oakland initiated this activity for the prior school year and intends to make this an annual event. For this year Oakland donated approximately 10% of the County’s total backpacks goal.

Employee Meghan Tarulis shopped the various back-to-school bargains to maximize the amount of school supplies included in our donation.  Oakland Headquarters personnel then met to stuff the backpacks with kits of supplies, with differing configurations for elementary, middle and high school students. Meghan and other employees then delivered the backpacks to PGCPS. Personnel at PGCPS Social Services expressed appreciation for Oakland helping “realize the future dreams of our children”.

Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, stated: “I am extremely appreciative of this contribution and work by our employees and a number of our contract employees who are out on customer projects. Serving our community is one of Oakland’s top priorities and there is no finer example of what we do than this effort. This was our second time participating in this program and I was very pleased to see the increase our number of backpacks delivered compared to last year, it was a very rewarding exercise”.
 

Oakland Headquarters Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

Oakland Headquarters Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 years ago

Lanham, MD, 4/21/2015

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies, distributing annually 45 million pounds of food to nearly 500,000 people in the region struggling with hunger. The CAFB offers volunteers the opportunity to “Learn, Care, Act” by donating time which saves the CAFB over $2.5 million in annual expenses.

Fourteen Oakland headquarters staff personnel went for the third year running as a volunteer team to pitch in at the large CAFB warehouse in Northeast DC, sorting over ten tons of donated food items into numerous categories for shipment to individual CAFB partner agencies for direct distribution to the needy. The effort began with a brief training session, followed by individual Oakland personnel taking boxes of unsorted foods and placing individual items into categorized bins. The Oakland team worked diligently, filling all available outbound containers. 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 Headquarters Staff Provide Holiday Meals and Gifts in Prince George’s County

Oakland Headquarters Staff Provide Holiday Meals and Gifts in Prince George’s County

12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM EST
5 years ago

Lanham, MD, 12/28/2015

As the 2015 year came to an end, the holiday spirit was clearly present at Oakland Headquarters. This year the company provided holiday meals and gifts for two families who were selected by Prince George’s County Department of Social Services.  Jessica Jewart, Oakland Recruiting Training Manager, coordinated the activities and organized the shopping for the holiday event that took place on December 23, 2015.

Cheer could be felt throughout Oakland as the staff members worked together to ensure each gift was wrapped with care.  Once the packages were ready, the vehicles were filled and the staff packed in to personally deliver the items to the families. 

After arriving at the families’ homes, to the families’ surprise, they opened the door and were greeted with a full holiday meal (including all of the fixings), toys and clothes especially selected for each child and an additional gift for the parents.  The Oakland staff members returned to the office with wonderful stories from their experience and of heartfelt appreciation from the families.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important event.  Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help families in need have a more enjoyable holiday in their homes”.

Oakland Headquarters Staff Work To Provide Thanksgiving Meals in Prince George's County

Oakland Headquarters Staff Work To Provide Thanksgiving Meals in Prince George's County

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM EST
5 years ago

Lanham, MD, 11/24/2015

Oakland Headquarters Staff got into the Holiday spirit by providing Thanksgiving meals to four families selected by Prince George’s County Department of Social Services. Jessica Jewart, Oakland Recruiting Training Manager, organized the event and dispatched 4 teams to buy the food, paid for by Oakland. Then, at Headquarters, Oakland personnel assembled a custom basket for each family comprising the food for a complete Thanksgiving meal. Finally, four teams of Oakland personnel delivered the food to the individual families on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The delivery teams returned to the Office with excellent stories of heartfelt appreciation.

Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important effort.  Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help families in need have a more enjoyable Thanksgiving, in their homes”.

Oakland Assembles and Donates Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

Oakland Assembles and Donates Backpacks of School Supplies to Prince George’s County Public Schools

8/10/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
5 years ago

Lanham, MD 8/10/2015

Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (Oakland) on August 7, 2015, delivered 73 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Social Services Department. These backpacks were distributed directly to foster, homeless and other at-risk children as the school year began. The donation was funded by contributions from Oakland employees and the company. Employees Jessica Jewart and Kathy Jacobs shopped the various back-to-school bargains to maximize the amount of school supplies included in our donation. Oakland Headquarters personnel then met to stuff the backpacks with kits of supplies, which were then delivered to PGCPS. Personnel at PGCPS Social Services expressed appreciation for helping “realize the future dreams of our children”.

Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, stated: “I am extremely appreciative of this contribution and work by our employees. Serving our community is one of Oakland’s top priorities and there is no finer example of what we do than this effort. This was our first time participating in this program but we definitely look forward to repeating this effort in future school years, it was a very rewarding exercise”.
 

Oakland Headquarters Staff Returns to Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

Oakland Headquarters Staff Returns to Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM EDT
5 years ago

Lanham, MD, 6/3/2015

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies, distributing annually 45 million pounds of food to nearly 500,000 people in the region struggling with hunger. The CAFB offers volunteers the opportunity to “Learn, Care, Act” by donating time which saves the CAFB over $2.5 million in annual expenses.

Fourteen Oakland headquarters staff personnel went for the second year running as a volunteer team to pitch in at the large CAFB warehouse in Northeast DC, sorting several tons of donated food items into numerous categories for shipment to individual CAFB partner agencies for direct distribution to the needy. The effort began with a brief training session, followed by individual Oakland personnel taking boxes of unsorted foods and placing individual items into categorized bins. The Oakland team worked diligently, completing the sorting of all food available. 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 Headquarters Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

Oakland Headquarters Staff Assists Capital Area Food Bank as Part of Community Service Program

5/5/2014 12:00:00 AM EDT
6 years ago

Lanham, MD, 5/5/2014

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies, distributing annually 45 million pounds of food to nearly 500,000 people in the region struggling with hunger. The CAFB offers volunteers the opportunity to “Learn, Care, Act” by donating time which saves the CAFB over $2.5 million in annual expenses. Sixteen Oakland headquarters staff personnel went as a volunteer team to pitch in at the large CAFB warehouse in Northeast DC, sorting donated frozen food items into various categories for shipment to individual CAFB partner agencies for direct distribution to the needy. The effort began with a brief training session, followed by the Oakland team self-organizing their effort to achieve optimal results. The Oakland team worked diligently, completing the sorting of all food available. 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. Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help at CAFB”.

Oakland Consulting Continues Practice of Donating to Non- Profits

Oakland Consulting Continues Practice of Donating to Non- Profits

1/19/2011 12:00:00 AM EST
10 years ago

Lanham, MD, 1/19/2011

Since its inception in 1997, Oakland Consulting has given part of its annual profits to worthy non-profit organizations.  In 2010 Oakland Consulting donated funds to the Del Monte Manor Neighborhood Networks Computer Center, a non profit subsidiary of Seaside, CA Civic League, Inc.   NNCC strives to make a difference in the building of its youth for the future.   Donations were also granted to Alpha Phi Alpha  Fraternity Scholarship Program which  gives scholarships to deserving college students, the Greater Victory Temple Scholarship Program in Seaside, CA, the Monterery, CA  Peninsula Commuinty Choir and the Prince Georges County, MD Mentoring Matters Partnership, Inc. for the Men on the Move Impact Summit.