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”.
Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone
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.”
Oakland Wins USTRANSCOM Contract to support Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS)
Oakland was awarded a contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS). Oakland and our partner Deloitte will provide technical and functional engineering services to update and maintain software and enhance automation capabilities, maintain/sustain TFMS system operations, analyze system changes, and build capabilities within the TFMS applications.
TFMS serves as the critical financial management system solution in use by SDDC as its overall Transportation Working Capital Fund (TWCF) financial system. TFMS uses a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product, Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS). All major lines of business utilize TFMS to conduct their operations including the Ocean Liner, Port Operations, Traffic Management, and the Global Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Storage contract. TFMS is also used to support numerous "back office" functions including payroll timekeeping, travel, accounts payable, fixed asset accounting, and accounts receivable. TFMS serves a diverse customer base that includes all DoD components, various Defense agencies, other federal agencies, foreign Governments and private sector entities. TFMS also supports the execution of contracts with suppliers who facilitate the execution of the SDDC mission including ocean carriers, commercial air carriers, railroads, commercial trucking companies, stevedore contractors, and the Global POV Storage contractor.
Cedric E. Nash, Oakland’s President & CEO, noted that “Oakland’s efforts will improve the ability of USTRANSCOM and SDDC to sustain the current TFMS solution while introducing new technology and tools to provide rapid and meaningful reports to decision makers. This improved responsiveness to data queries, enhanced data analytics, and reporting will dramatically enhance USTRANSCOM’s and SDDC’s mission effectiveness. Oakland is excited to be a key part of this process.”
Oakland CEO Cedric E. Nash Recognized as a Top 100 MBE
Oakland CEO Cedric E. Nash Recognized as a Top 100 MBE®
Capital Region MSDC honors Oakland as one of the best in the region!
Lanham, MD – The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) announced that Cedric E. Nash, President and CEO, Oakland Consulting Group, Inc., was named a 2018 Top 100 MBE® winner. This prestigious award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism, and have made substantial contributions to their community.
Established in 2007, the Top 100 MBE Awards® ceremony celebrates the creativity and innovation of regional MBEs who are role models and inspire the entire community.
Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our corporate members congratulate the 2018 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments. We are proud to add this year’s class of winners to our circle of leadership.”
The Top 100 MBE Awards® will be presented at the CRMSDC’s 37th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday, September 25 at the MGM National Harbor.
“I am honored to be recognized and to be among such an outstanding group of awardees, “ says Nash. “This award reflects the commitment of our staff, clients, and partners to Oakland’s success.”
About Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
CRMSDC is celebrating its 46th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. CRMSDC connects corporate and government members to well established, certified minority-owned business enterprises.
CRMSDC accomplishes this through a rigorous process of certifying that MBE suppliers are at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by ethnic minorities; providing education and advice to certified businesses; and finally, creating strategic opportunities for corporate members and certified MBEs to connect for the purpose of doing business.
Established in 1972, CRMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally recognized MBE certifying authority. CRMSDC is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.
About Oakland Consulting Group, Inc.
Oakland Consulting Group is veteran owned certified, GSA schedule 70 (GS35F0539L), small disadvantaged business enterprise that provides information technology services to federal, state and local government, and commercial organizations. OCG services include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Service; IT Consulting Services; Business Intelligence and Analytics Services; Software Value Added Reselling and Staffing Services.
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“A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” – Mary Kay Ash
Since 1997, Oakland has provided leading staffing solutions for Federal, State and Local Government, and fortune 500 companies by delivering value, quality, and timely results. Taking a “Client First” approach, we leverage a service oriented delivery framework that encompasses People, Process, Technology, and Service in an effort to provide high powered staffing solutions to our clients.
Staffing is all about making people a priority. That’s why we invest in our people from day one. Our recruiters are trained and certified through our in-house Elite Recruiting Academy (ERA). Our ERA is a 3 week intensive training program which enables us to build and maintain a pipeline of recruiters. ERA leverages industry best practices and teaches our recruiters the latest recruiting trends which saves our clients time and money. On a quarterly basis we conduct industry round tables with our people advising them of the latest technology and business developments. This enables us to understand and stay abreast of our clients dynamic staffing needs. More
Our account managers have over ten years of demonstrated experience delivering high quality staffing solutions to our clients. This experience enables us to thoroughly understand client requirements and communicate these requirements to our recruiting team. This results in our ability to present a fully qualified pool of resources for our clients to evaluate.
We offer monthly, quarterly and yearly performance incentives that reward our top performers and we have a career path with suggested timelines that facilitate organic growth and retention.
Our Elite Talent Acquisition Process (ETAP) is an integrated streamlined workflow process that drives our entire recruiting lifecycle. It outlines all of the activities and tasks performed in the acquisition and qualification of job requirements. It is used for the evaluation and placement of candidates to job requirements. Our ETAP was developed by leveraging lessons learned and industry best practices for the acquisition of Job Orders and the placement of talent. More
As an important element of our process, we meticulously screen each of our candidates and conduct work history verification, references checks, security clearance verifications and background checks to ensure that we provide our clients with quality candidates.
Our recruiters and account managers are trained and well versed in our ETAP. They work side-by-side in teams to coordinate every step from receiving a requisition to on-boarding resources. This minimizes communication gaps and facilitates the submission of quality resources.
Our ETAP is a proven framework that provides structure to our daily process, standardizes the work to be performed, deliverables to be produced and the communication across the team, facilitates accountability, visibility and efficiency and saves time and money and minimizes errors and inconsistency in services.
Recruiting Information Management System (RIMS) is our proprietary, cloud-based Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that is used to maintain information on clients, candidates, resumes, job orders and performance metrics in order to facilitate the placement of candidates. RIMS seamlessly integrates with our process in that each step of our ETAP is fully automated in RIMS. This integrated capability gives our team an advantage over our competition by enabling us to quickly provide high quality resources. More
RIMS serves as a searchable repository of candidates that we have previously worked with and have pertinent information such as screening information, reference information, and performance evaluations that we use for current and future job orders. RIMS allows us to track and report on key performance indicators and metrics for active job orders, submittals, client interviews, starts, individual performance and team performance. With RIMS, regular updates are automated so that we are fully aware of the availability of the vetted candidates in our talent database.
In addition to RIMS, our team uses networking and industry leading social media tools such as LinkedIn, Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Clearance Jobs, Indeed and Twitter to identify candidates and create talent pools of qualified candidates for us to evaluate. Our team strategically uses these forms of technology to provide successful end-to-end talent acquisition solutions for our clients.
Our Service binds our Staffing Solutions framework together. We strive to provide superior service to our clients, consultants and internal staff. We understand that our clients have a responsibility to deliver high powered solutions using the best technologies and techniques available. To accomplish this, our clients are highly dependent upon firms that provide and retain quality consulting resources and understand the degree of service required for client satisfaction. Oakland is a service oriented firm that has experience delivering high powered solutions for its clients. This experience allows Oakland to provide the high quality of service our clients demand. We use technology to enhance our ability to provide superior service. More
Oakland is committed to providing proactive customer service to its clients. This allows us to mitigate risks before they become major issues. To accomplish this we use RIMS to perform monthly and quarterly performance evaluations of our consultants to identify performance defects and take corrective actions. As a result we are able to assist our clients in delivering quality solutions with minimal project interruptions.
Relationships are the backbone of our company with over 85% of our business coming from relationship referrals due to our delivery of superior service. Our customers are why we exist. We never lose sight of that. That’s why we always take a “Customer First” approach to resolving issues.
- Federal Defense
- Federal Civilian
- State and Local Government
- Higher Education
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- Information Technology
- Defense Logistics Agency
- Department of Health and Human Svs
- Defense Security Cooperation Agency
- Prince George's County
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
- Smithsonian Institution
- State of Maryland
- Washington Gas
- Cox Communications