Our new address is 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, Suite 200, Washington DC 20003.
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 is pleased to announce the relocation of our Headquarters to:
37 L Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Office: (703) 390-1230
Fax: (202) 390-1231
Effective July 1, 2012
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.
- 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
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.
Greystones Group has been invited to speak at the 15th Annual KM World Conference, held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington DC, November 1-3, 2011 (www.kmworld.com).
KM World 2011 offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the Knowledge Management needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers. Thought-provoking speakers and experienced practitioners talk about leading strategies, practices, processes, tools and innovation.
Mary Sara Camerino, Director of Technology Services at Greystones Group, will be co-chairing the panel “KM Challenges and Solutions.” This panel of practitioners shares the strategies, practices, and metrics that have worked in their organizations. Ms. Camerino will be discussing how Greystones Group built a knowledge management system for the Office of Naval research using open source technology.
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 certified SDB and a woman-owned firm.
Greystones Group, located in Washington, DC, has been awarded a GSA 8(a) STARS II contract, a $10 billion small business set-aside contract that supports a broad range of technology solutions. Benefits of STARS include its availability and access, short procurement lead time, and the fact that hardware and software solutions can be procured together as part of an integrated solution. Its predecessor, 8(a) STARS, has been a successful GWAC since it was awarded in 2004, with cumulative sales of $3.4 billion as of June.
Government clients can order IT services under this multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracting vehicle by means of task orders with specifically defined requirements, deliverable products, and schedules. Task orders up to $4 million may be awarded by federal civilian agencies and Department of Defense activities on a sole-source basis. Services include IT helpdesk support, information assurance, cybersecurity, custom computer programming, and computer operations maintenance. Supplies and services furnished under this contract can be ordered through GSA Form 300, Standard Form 1449, or DD Form 1155.
About Greystones Group:
Greystones Group is a 100% woman owned, 8(a) certified business with a strong track record in Program Management and Information Technology Services for both DoD agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please contact Aimee Maggio, email@example.com.
Greystones Group has been invited to speak at the 2011 Army Distributed Learning (dL) Conference sponsored by the Army Training Support Center, Ft. Eustis, Virginia (ATSC). The conference will be held June 21st through June 23rd, 2011 at the City Center Marriott, Newport News, Virginia. At the conference, Greystones Group will present Knowledge Management Technologies for Dummies: knowledge management product development expertise and system development lessons learned. Additionally, they will provide a lessons learned discussion of their Knowledge Mart Plus software, a one-of-a-kind software product that combines data management and presentation capability in one package. ATSC manages, plans, integrates, implements, and sustains specific Training Support System programs, products, services and facilities that support training across all training domains, the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s (TRADOC) core missions and the Army. The dL Conference is the premier event for ATSC to further this mission. As part of the dL conference, special attention will be paid to the Army Learning Concept 2015 (ALC 2015.) ALC 2015 is an important component of TRADOC’s ongoing Campaign of Learning and will describe the learning environment envisioned in 2015.
About Greystones Group:
Greystones Group is a 100% woman owned, 8(a) certified business with a strong track record in Training and Education Program Management and Information Technology Services for both DoD agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please contact Mary-Sara Camerino, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9, 2011
Greystones Group has been invited to visit Oak Ridge National Laboratories on March 9, 2011 for an entry submitted by one of its Technical Managers, Jay Park Graven, to the DARPA DMACE (Digital Manufacturing Analysis, Correlation and Estimation) Challenge. The DMACE Challenge highlighted the capabilities of digital manufacturing and expanded the understanding of the science involved. DARPA digitally manufactured several complex structures and conducted a series of structural load tests upon them. Data from the manufacture and load tests were posted at their website. Participants were challenged to develop a correlation model that accurately correlates DM machine inputs to output structural test data. Participant models were evaluated by their ability to predict the test results of the final DM structures. Greystones Group final round estimates submitted in the DMACE Challenge were a result of symbolic regression optimization applied to a set of data modeling functions.
About Greystones Group:
Greystones Group is a 100% woman owned, 8(a) certified business with a strong track record in Training and Education Program Management and Information Technology Services for both DoD agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please contact Jay Park Graven, email@example.com.
February 25, 2011
Greystones Group has been invited to speak at the 2011 New Learning Technologies Conferencesponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT). The conference will be held February 23rd through the 25th, 2011 at the Caribe Royale Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida. At the conference, Greystones Group will present Knowledge Management Technologies for Dummies: knowledge management product development expertise and system development lessons learned. Additionally, they will provide a discussion of their Knowledge Mart Plus software, a one-of-a-kind software product that combines data management and presentation capability in one package. The New Learning Technologies conference continues SALT’s practice of bringing together senior professionals from government, industry, academia and the military to present the latest developments in the field of learning and training technologies. The New Learning Technologies Conference will be a premiere venue for the presentation of the cutting edge of the state-of-the-art in these areas.
About Greystones Group:
Greystones Group, is a 100% woman owned, 8(a) certified business with a strong track record in Training and Education Program Management and Information Technology Services for both DoD agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please contact Jay Park Graven, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greystones Group, was on one of 5 winning teams for CAC Omnibus, as a partner with BMA (Beschenich, Muir & Associates). Team BMA was awarded an analytical studies and technical support omnibus contract with the US Army Combined Arms Center of the Army (CAC Omnibus). The 5-year (1 base year and 4 option years) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract will provide the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth (USACACFL) with the ability to acquire the products and services it requires to support its mission to prepare the Army for the War on Terrorism and transforming it to meet future threats. The contract covers 18 functional areas, ranging from military research/analysis, education, development and training, to software development and IT support. The estimated value of this contract is $30M.