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”.
General Leon E. Salomon retired from active duty on April 30, 1996. He entered the Army in 1958. Prior to his retirement, General Salomon commanded the U.S. Army Materiel Command from February 11, 1994. From May 1996 to March 1999, General Salomon was Vice President for Purchasing and Logistics and, in turn, the Senior Vice President for Procurement, Rubbermaid, Inc. He retired from Rubbermaid in March of 1999. He is now a Logistics/Supply Chain Consultant out of Gulfport, FL. General Salomon is also is on the boards of several companies, is the Honorary Colonel of the Ordnance Corps, Emeritus, and is a Senior Fellow of the Association of the United States Army.
General Salomon held numerous command and staff positions. From 1992 to 1994, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army. Prior to that assignment, he was the Deputy Commanding General for Combined Arms Support, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Commanding General, U.S. Army Logistics Center and Fort Lee, and the Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Virginia from 1989 to 1992.
Other key assignments he had include: Deputy Chief of Staff for Readiness, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Commanding General and Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Commander, Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; and Director, Combat Service Support Systems, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.
General Salomon had three assignments with U.S. Army Europe, including: Deputy Commanding General, 21st Support Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), 3rd Armored Division; and Commander, 19th Maintenance Battalion, 3d Support Command (Corps). He also served in Vietnam as Chemical Operations Officer, Assistant Chief of Staff, J-3, U.S. Military Assistance Command.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
General Salomon entered the Army as a Private and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry after graduating from Officer Candidate School. His military education also includes the Chemical Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Florida, General Salomon has a Master of Science degree in Management Logistics from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.
General Salomon is currently a Supply Chain/Logistics and Contracting Consultant. He also serves on several Boards.