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Greystones Awarded Multinational Operational, Technical Communication and Information System Software Interoperability Support Task Order by the U.S. Army

Greystones Group, headquartered in Washington DC, was recently awarded a Task Order on its 8(a) STARS II contract (GS-06F-0757Z) to support the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand (ABCA) Armies’ Interoperability Program.  This Task Order will provide the military analyst multinational interoperability assessment and planning support to allow the US Army to participate in specific Communication Information Systems (CIS) tasks developed by the US Army and the ABCA Armies to close or mitigate interoperability gaps.  The task order spans a three year period of performance and allows Greystones to meet critical Army mission objectives.

Greystones Award under DHS EAGLE II

Greystones Group has been notified of the long awaited EAGLE II award; Greystones is a subcontractor to Global InfoTek, Inc.   Global InfoTek was one of only 14 awards made on this Department of Homeland Security (DHS) multiple award contract that spans a seven year period of performance.  The award was made in Function Area 1 which captures work effort to provide a full range of services and solutions in support of developing, implementing, and maintaining technology to support the DHS mission and business functions across the entire lifecycle of a program.

Greystones Awarded Seaport-e Rolling Admissions Extension

Greystones has been awarded its next award under the 2013 Seaport-e Rolling Admissions.  The award extends Greystones participation in the Seaport-e program through April 2016.

Greystones Awarded GSA Information Technology Schedule 70

Greystones Group is pleased to have been awarded a GSA Information
Technology (IT) Schedule 70 Prime contract. IT Schedule 70 is the largest, most
widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. Schedule 70 is an
indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award schedule
providing direct access to IT products and services from over 5,000 industry
partners.

Greystones Group and Engineering Solutions & Products LLC have been approved by the DCMA to participate in a Mentor Protégé Program.

The DoD mentor-protégé program is an arrangement in which a large company provides technical, managerial, educational and other kinds of assistance to a small business.

There are benefits for both companies in this relationship, in addition to gaining a long lasting relationship.

 

For Greystones Group the benefits are:

-       Grow in business and technical capabilities.

-       Learn about new products, services, and different ways of doing business

-       Prepare to be prime contractors in the future.

 

For ESP the benefits are:

-       Help to reach their small business goals

-       Ability to market themselves as a mentor

 

For the DoD the relationship has been shown to:

-       Builds the Competition Base for DoD Suppliers of Goods and Services

-       Creates jobs in Critical DoD Industrial Workforce areas

 

We are very excited about working together and participating in this new venture.

Greystones on Successful Teams for SSC Atlantic Pillar Contracts

Greystones Group is a subcontractor under two successful teams for two of the SSC Atlantic Pillar contracts:  Decision Superiority and Cyber Ops.  Support services under these two IDIQ contracts includes acquisition, installation and follow-on support for command, control, communications, combat and computer (C5) systems to be provided to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies worldwide, both ashore and afloat.

Greystones Group Has Moved

Our new address is 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE,  Suite 200, Washington DC 20003.

Phone:  202-644-8998

Fax: 202.646.0122

2013 HEP Project Directors’ Conference Awarded to Greystones

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded Greystones Group the 2013 HEP Project Directors’ Conference.  Greystones Group is partnering with Command Decisions Systems and Solutions (CDS2) to provide conference planning and management support, including web design, on-line registration, conference promotion, design and production of conference materials, and on-site registration and logistical conference support.

Greystones Group has Moved

Greystones Group is pleased to announce the relocation of our Headquarters to:

37 L Street, SE

2nd Floor

Washington, DC  20003

Office: (703) 390-1230

Fax: (202) 390-1231

Effective July 1, 2012

Greystones Awarded Support Contract for SSSAC

Greystones Group, located in Washington, DC, was recently awarded a contract to support the SSSAC (Sea Systems Security Assistance Council) Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Security Assistance Office (ISAO).  Support services include assisting, coordinating and co-facilitating the Council’s meetings and conferences related to International Program policies and processes.

Greystones Interviewed on Federal News Radio

- Aired March 13, 2012.  Post from FederalNewsRadio.com

This week on Federal Tech Talk, Host John Gilroy is joined by Greystones Group CEO Sheila Duffy and Director of Technology Services Mary-Sara Camerino.

Most listeners are familiar with Vivek Kundra’s 25 initaitives for reducing cost of federal IT.  Two of these concepts are agile software development and using open source software.

On today’s show Duffy and Camerino explain both from a very practical perspective.

There are many ways to describe agile software development with names like Xtreme Programming, Lean, and a popular method is called “Scrum.”

Camerino describes how federal projects can take advantage of the segmented approach of Scrum, these short “chunks” of code are called “Sprints.” She says that these short bursts of code allow end users to give input during the process rather than at the end.

Today, even people in acquisition understand how to structure projects using flexible software development.

Duffy expands upon the value of open source.

Not to be confused with open government, open source software is software that has no user license.

Greystones uses an open source platform called “Drupal” to help federal IT projects. During the interview Duffy talks about the flexibility and savings that Drupal affords the accounts they handle.

For the full interview and to listen, http://www.federalnewsradio.com/254/2783641/Using-agile-and-open-source-software                                                                      

Greystones KM+ Selected for Gartner Review

Reston, VA-Greystones Group (GG), was invited to present a vendor briefing to Gartner®, (www.gartner.com) a leading industry analyst group.  Gartner® provides world-class, objective insight on Information Technology (IT), with over 775 expert analysts covering 1,071 topics across the IT landscape. GG presenters included Sheila Duffy-President, Mary Sara Camerino-Director of Technology Services, and Tim Cullen-Technical Manager.

The topic, “Open Source and Agile Methodologies-How the Navy is Doing More with Less” addressed GG’s deployment of KM+™, a Web-based program/knowledge management tool at The Office of Naval Research (ONR).  The presentation included metrics from the first round of program reviews using the system at ONR’s Code 30.  On average, program review development time was reduced from 2 weeks to 3 minutes, resulting in a cost reduction of $175k.  Additionally, the program review briefing sessions were reduced from from 11 days to 3 days.

Greystones Group is a leading provider of innovative software development and integration services to DOD agencies.  Greystones holds Seaport-e and 8a STARS prime contracts and is an 8a and 8m (WOSB) certified SDB.