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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.” 

Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor, CEO of 2ndWave LLC, has more than 20 years of experience in providing financial management and related technology solutions to a wide range of public sector clients. He has led complex implementation efforts for both executive and legislative branch civilian agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, international governing organizations, and state governments. Mr. Taylor has more than 20 years experience providing ERP and related solutions to a variety of public sector clients. Mr. Taylor is a former Air Force officer, and has significant experience delivering large technology implementations for civilian, defense, and international government organizations, and a successful track record in building consulting practices focused on large ERP and other technology solutions. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager, specializing in the implementation of enterprise-wide financial management, grants management and related technology solutions.

As a program manager for an international corporation, Mr. Taylor was responsible for providing both complete, high quality ERP software solution and all ERP system integration services.  He was also responsible for program management, systems engineering, change management, investment/cost management, acquisition, and other services in support of a federal agency’s enterprise-wide, multi-million dollar implementation of a financial and asset management solution.

Mr. Taylor led the design, development, and deployment of a nation-wide web-based system to track the academic and health records of children of migrant farm workers, to facilitate easier school enrollment (part of the No Child Left Behind initiative).

His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami and a Master of Science, Business Information Systems from Georgia State University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager. He has also earned certifications from the Project Management Institute.