NEWS & EVENTS
ABSC Wins 5 Year DIA Office of Human Resources Operations and Support (OHROS) IDIQ
We are excited to announce that ABSC has been awarded a five-year contract to provide support to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Office of Human Resources Operations and Support (OHROS) IDIQ. Our team will provide subject matter expertise in Human Capital and Workforce Analytics Solutions and Services in support of DIA’s global missions. ABSC’s team members will support both strategic and operations programs, projects, and priorities of OHR. ABSC will also provide program management and decision support to develop and manage value-added Human Resources policies and programs.
“We are honored to be able to support DIA OHR’s mission to strengthen national security by growing a workforce of diverse perspectives, developing officers to have the attributes and abilities to meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s challenges, and engaging every officer in mission accomplishment to enhance all source intelligence operations around the globe,” says Anthony Sutera, COO of ABSC.
This was a full and open (unrestricted) competition, leading to an IDIQ award with a contract ceiling value of $370M and ABSC will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the vehicle’s 5-year ordering period. This work aligns well with ABSC’s current offerings delivered in support of our AFSC and ESAS programs, as well as offerings previously delivered under the DIA Administrative and Operations Support (AOPS) contract.
We look forward to many successful years supporting DIA’s OHROS program, its customers, and stakeholders, as well as continuing our great partnership with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
ABSC Appraised at CMMI Level 2
Absolute Business Solutions Corp (ABSC), a leader in developing and implementing technology-enabled solutions supporting intelligence analysis and decision-making, technology and program protection efforts, behavioral and sentiment analysis announces that the company has obtained Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 2.
CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. CMMI maturity levels provide benchmarks that allow customers to differentiate potential suppliers. This achievement is the result of ABSC implementing a mature methodology for program execution that is compliant with industry best practices and creates a low-risk, cost-efficient environment for our government customers while allowing the flexibility to foster innovation and agility in response to evolving mission needs. At this level, projects have been ensured that processes are planned and executed in accordance with policy; the projects employ skilled people who have adequate resources to produce controlled outputs; involve relevant stakeholders; are monitored, controlled, and reviewed; and are evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions.
"This benchmark is one of many achievements of ABSC’s ongoing commitment to delivering services subjected to the highest quality standards, developed in accordance with mature management and processes, by our team that remains dedicated to continuous process improvement and innovative success,” said Anthony Sutera, Chief Operating Officer. “From the executive office to program management and team members, ABSC is committed to delivering products and services that meet or exceed our customer’s specified requirements.”
CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, processes, and technology, CMMI Institute’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevate performance and create sustainable competitive advantage.
NTIS Joint Venture Partnership (JVP) Program Announcement
ABSC is proud to announce that we have been selected by the Department of Commerce to enter a unique and powerful Joint Venture Partnership Program with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). NTIS is an agency within the Department of Commerce chartered to help federal agencies find new and innovative ways of using data to solve problems. Through our partnership with NTIS, ABSC will afford various federal agencies the opportunity to gain timely, supported, and necessary access to our innovative technology and expertise in data science and IT modernization.
ABSC will collaborate with NTIS to deliver our Technology Enabled Solutions (TES), powered by Syntasa, to federal agencies to maximize under-utilized and under-analyzed data sources to significantly improve data-driven decisions. Another key offering of our TES is access to, and expertise of, the incredible power of Google Cloud Services. As an Authorized Google Cloud Partner, ABSC will coordinate with NTIS to empower federal agencies to achieve their cloud migration and modernization objectives.
Anthony Sutera, ABSC COO, commented, “[u]sing our cloud-agnostic platform, advanced AI/ML algorithms, and interoperable open-source technologies, ABSC will deliver leading-edge Behavioral Analytics and Sentiment Analysis technology that rapidly orchestrates, composes, analyzes and manages large-scale data that exponentially improves decision-making for federal agencies. In an era where our Federal Government is challenged not by the amount of available data, but rather by insufficient tools to timely and relevantly action that data, we are excited to partner with NTIS and deliver our scalable solution that will ‘Achieve Operational Excellence through Data-Driven Solutions’.”
“This is a great opportunity to further enable our Federal Government in harnessing the true potential of their data. Leveraging open-source technologies and our key partnerships with globally-acclaimed cloud services, like Google Cloud, our solutions seamlessly integrate with enterprise big data analytics ecosystems and provide easy-to-use analytics applications to significantly reduce time-to-value,” said Mike Mattson, ABSC EVP of Growth & Strategy. “The commencement of our partnership with NTIS signifies another milestone achievement in our strategic plan to expand our Technology Enabled Solutions and federate our innovative technology in response to our Nation’s ever-increasing need to sustain information dominance.”
Within the next two quarters, ABSC expects to further expand and improve upon its TES offerings, including becoming an Authorized Amazon Web Services and Marketplace Partner, attaining CMMI certification, and initiating multiple TES projects for federal agency and Intelligence Community customers.
Agencies interested in gaining NTIS’s support to access our innovative solutions can do so by following the guidance provided on its website (https://www.ntis.gov/partner.html).
ABSC Achieves Certified Partner Status in the Google Cloud Partner Program
ABSC, a leader in advanced technology, cloud, AI/ML, and data engineering solutions, announces that it has achieved Partner status in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. The Google Partner program is designed to provide Google Cloud customers with trained and qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency in Google Cloud products and that provide certified professional level experts across multiple Google Cloud Platform (GCP) specializations.
“ABSC is proud to service our Federal customers as an exclusive reseller and systems integrator of Syntasa software – our cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted, cloud-agnostic, advanced analytics platform,” says Mike Mattson, EVP of Growth and Strategy at ABSC. “As our customers’ digital transformation projects continue to expand and accelerate, ABSC engineers respond with innovation without disruption to deliver results on their IT modernization journey.”
As a certified Google Partner, ABSC will drive digital transformation efforts for our Federal customers on the Google Cloud platform to realize enhanced digital insights coupled with an agile user experience with technology modernization. Our Enterprise Data and AI/ML product, Syntasa, has become a critical asset to address the importance of understanding behavioral data to improve the analyst experience, enable increased data discovery, and produce tailored visualizations and dashboarding capabilities.
The Syntasa product ingests massive volumes of behavioral data from any source, reconciles at the individual level with an ID Graph, and combines this information with internal and offline data sources, creating a unified customer data store. This unified customer data enables federal agencies to perform more accurate analytics, queries, and big data analysis generating more effective insights with real-time reporting - all backed by the powerful, scalable, and secure Google Cloud platform.
ABSC Delivers Syntasa Sentiment Analysis Capability to Google Cloud’s Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution
Across the US, State and Local governments are facing challenges in effective and timely delivery of COVID vaccinations through local immunization programs. With the help of our tech enabled-services software, Syntasa, Google’s Public Sector team is supporting local and regional governments through the Google Cloud Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution – a solution that helps increase vaccine availability and access to those who need it, and assists governments in building awareness, confidence, and acceptance of vaccines.
ABSC’s delivery of our Syntasa AI/ML software plays a vital role in providing Sentiment Analysis allowing users to understand the changing beliefs and behaviors throughout the vaccination lifecycle, which allows agencies to enable a more tailored and informed vaccination campaign. The ability to assess public sentiment, across communities, will be critical to executing vaccine distribution initiatives, and Syntasa allows constituents to engage with government organizations across a wide variety of communications systems such as call centers, websites and other online applications, chatbots, advertising campaigns, social media, search, and news feeds. Understanding public confidence level in vaccines is key in effective distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations and allows for more tailored and informed vaccination campaigns to be released where it is needed most.
As a certified GCP Partner in the Federal and Public sector marketplace, ABSC is proud to deliver the unique Syntasa capability in support of this critical mission to support vaccination distribution and to curb the pandemic and fight against COVID-19. If you are interested in learning more about the power Syntasa- our cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted, cloud-agnostic, advanced analytics platform - visit us at https://www.absc-us.com/ai-ml-software.
ABSC Wins Re-Compete to Advance Technology Protection Capabilities of the US Army Through Engineering and Defensive Cyber Intelligence Analysis
Absolute Business Solutions (ABSC) was awarded the Army Research and Technology Protection Center (ARTPC) contract. This re-compete award is a significant achievement for ABSC, affording us great opportunity to continue enabling US Army INSCOM in its growing mission to protect the Army’s critical technologies and information. Continuing our 10-year partnership with US Army INSCOM, we will perform engineering analysis and cyber intrusion damage assessment for ARTPC and its expanding customer and stakeholder community, including Army Futures Command, Defense Cyber Crimes Center, multiple Program Executive Offices, Army Damage Assessment Management Office, Army Counterintelligence Center and National Ground Intelligence Center.
Mike Mattson, EVP of Growth and Strategy at ABSC, commented on the award, “This win reaffirms ABSC’s relentless commitment to enable the Warfighter. Through our continued partnership with ARTPC we will advance Research Technology Protection capabilities throughout the Army, maintaining the US warfighter’s technological overmatch of our adversaries, by protecting global Army equities from compromise and exploitation. Additionally, we will enhance the Army’s defensive cyber capabilities through cyber and intelligence expertise that safeguards Army programs, weapons, and technologies and deters and mitigates future cyber network attacks.”
We look forward to many successful years supporting ARTPC, its customers, and stakeholders, as well as continuing our great partnership with US Army INSCOM and Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal.
ABSC Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
ABSC is proud to announce that we have received the ISO 9001 certification! ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized quality measurement standard and the certification of ABSC's quality management system demonstrates the company's commitment to providing world-class customer service and solutions to our clients. This certification validates our capability to meet and exceed increasingly demanding industry requirements and assures our customers that they will always receive the highest-quality services and products from ABSC.
Anthony Sutera, ABSC COO, “Congratulations to the ABSC team! Our customers demand the highest level of service in accordance with industry standards and best practice - achieving the ISO 9001 certification demonstrates that we are doing exactly that. This certification is another badge of honor for the company, proving the maturation of our processes and our unwavering aspiration to continuously improve ourselves. We will wear it proudly and through our ISO-certified processes, we will deliver consistent, high-quality services and solutions to our customers and to our employees."
“The team at ABSC is committed to seeing this standard met and ongoing certification achieved,” says Jay Marwaha, President, “Any company that has been through the certification process knows that achieving ISO 9001 certification is demanding and requires a strong commitment to quality from the top down. I am proud that we came together as a company and embraced the standard and we are fully committed to maintaining it for years to come.”
ABSC Recognized as a V3 Employer
ABSC is pleased to announce that we have been recognized by the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program as a V3 certified employer. V3 is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services (DVS) program that provides resources and assistance to employers by helping them implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans.
“We are excited to be part of the V3 program, and we look forward to using the resources available to us as a V3 certified employer to make a positive impact on the veteran community,” said Rebecca Fiorito, EVP Human Capital. “Being a part of the Virginia Values Veterans program proves our commitment to hiring veterans is a top priority for our company. ABSC truly values the dedication, talent, experience, and professionalism that our veterans bring to our customers and their mission. We will continue to provide our veterans with job opportunities, career development, guidance, and training as they advance their career.”
ABSC currently has an overall 43% veteran demographic. The V3 program will assist with retaining current veteran employees and establish the way ahead for adding new veterans to the ABSC team.
“I am very proud of becoming V3 certified. At ABSC, we have veterans serving throughout the organization from our on-site project personnel to our COO,” stated Jay Marwaha, President, ABSC, "Our efforts to hire more veterans is a small way of giving back to the men and women who have served."
ABSC Announces Senior Leadership Changes
ABSC announces changes to the Senior Leadership team who will assume the role of driving success of ABSC’s mission, vision, and values. The following leadership changes fortify ABSC’s corporate commitment to provide the best workplace for employees and the best service offerings to customers:
Anthony Sutera assumes the role of Chief Operating Officer. As ABSC’s EVP of Strategic Growth since 2018, he has led and implemented new strategic development initiatives that have positioned the company for long-term and healthy success. He brings nearly 15 years of industry expertise in P&L leadership, program management and business development gained from his experience leading successful DoD and IC support organizations at multiple Fortune 100 businesses.
Rebecca Fiorito is now Executive VP, Human Capital. Rebecca has been with ABSC since its inception in the early 2000s and her passion for employees has never been stronger. In this new role, Rebecca will implement innovative and effective approaches to enhance the company’s culture and the connectedness of the company.
Mike Mattson is now Executive VP for Growth and Strategy. Mike has been with ABSC since 2018 and brings over 13 years of experience in business development, capture management, and strategic growth. Mike will lead strategic growth efforts to expand and diversify the business lines, including new technology-enabled-service initiatives that leverage Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to enhance our service offerings.
Anthony commented, "I am honored to continue serving our customers and employees in my new role as COO for ABSC. This is an exciting time for ABSC, as we head into the new decade with an energized focus on three prioritized initiatives that will enable our collective success: Customer Satisfaction, Employee Experience, and Expansion and Diversification of our Business Lines. I look forward to working with our highly-skilled ABSC employees and our exceptional leaders to succeed in our initiatives and enhance ABSC’s legacy as an employer and government partner of choice."
Jay Marwaha, President ABSC, is also delighted for what’s to come this year, “I am very excited about what is in store for ABSC in 2020 and beyond! Working together, these leaders will help us realize the full potential of our considerable assets and competitive strengths.”
ABSC signs Exclusive Reseller Agreement with Syntasa
ABSC, a leading Information Technology and Analytic solutions provider for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, announced today the signing of a strategic reseller agreement with Syntasa. Under this agreement, ABSC will be the exclusive reseller for Syntasa products and services across the Federal and Civilian market sector. This capability allows ABSC to offer technology-enabled digital transformation services to Federal/State/Local agencies through behavioral analytics capabilities using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies across the Syntasa platform.
Beginning in November 2019, ABSC will be authorized to sell the complete line of Syntasa solutions and products to customers seeking technologies improve access to their intelligence products, services, and solutions. ABSC will support integration of these products in order to help analysts and operators discover previously unknown and valuable intelligence within their existing or new data sets, minimize the time they spend searching for the information they need, and proactively identify and present connections, relationships, and evidence they would not have previously discovered.
Syntasa has created enterprise-grade commercial technology to help consumer-facing brands with large amounts behavioral data from websites, apps, and devices to better understand and predict the customer/user behavior. Like these enterprises, federal and civilian government agencies require a deep understanding of their behavioral data to improve their customer experience. The Syntasa product ingests massive volumes of behavioral data from any source, reconciles at the individual level with an ID Graph, and combines this information with internal and offline data sources, creating a unified customer data store. This unified customer data enables federal government agencies to perform more accurate analytics, queries, and big data analysis generating more effective insights with real-time reporting.
“ABSC’s core business since 2001 has been providing expert intelligence professionals to the Defense and Intelligence Community. The strategic reseller agreement with Syntasa enables our analysts, mission support personnel, and our customers access to a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted, cloud-agnostic, advanced analytics platform enabling increased data discovery, behavioral analytics, and tailored visualizations and dashboarding capabilities,” stated Mike Mattson Director at ABSC. “We look forward to this relationship and continuing to “Advance Intelligence” with our customers and partners.”
Established in 2001, ABSc delivers full-spectrum multi-disciplined intelligence support, technology development and integration, and professional services to the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community.
Our globally dispersed workforce provides information, analysis, and their expertise to multiple U.S. National Security challenges including Counterintelligence (screening, vetting, investigation), Counterterrorism (targeting, all-source analysis, operations support, biometrics), and Information Technology (enterprise architecture support, data analytics, cyber security) to continuously advance the mission.
Syntasa helps brands exploit the behavioral data from their website, apps, and devices to create better analytics, make better decisions, and take better actions. Syntasa’s low-code platform provides digital professionals with the data engineering and data science capabilities they need to build behavioral data pipelines, apply AI/ML models to that data, and activate the predictions in production systems. Syntasa is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and works with some of the largest enterprises in retail, media, technology, financial services, and U.S. Government industries. To learn more about SYNTASA, visit www.syntasa.com.
ABSC Ranked #39 on the Washington Technology 2019 Fast 50 List
ABSC is proud to be recognized by Washington Technology as one of the 2019 50 fastest-growing small businesses in the government market according to five years of revenue growth from 2013 through 2018. Check out the top 50!
Every year, Washington Technology, the online authority for government contractors and partners, releases the annual ranking of the fastest-growing small businesses in the government market. Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years. The results over the last several years prove great promise for small businesses in the market as there is a steady trend of market growth across the industry.
"ABSC’s team delivered excellent results in 2017 and 2018," said COO Todd Robinson. "As requirements and opportunities increased during the year, we were quick to focus our efforts and drive innovative solutions to serve our customers within the Defense and Intelligence Communities. In turn, we have seen a tremendous amount of growth for our business." According to Washington Technology, “The 2019 Fast 50 is a real showcase of the skills and capabilities of small businesses across the government.”
ABSC Partners With Operation Gratitude to Package and Deliver Care Boxes - CONUS and OCONUS
ABSC is proud to work alongside Operation Gratitude www.operationgratitude.com to express our support for Heroes serving overseas and here at home. Our Corporate team worked to package and send 200 deliveries.
ABSC agrees with Operation Gratitude’s mission: Through meaningful connections, Operation Gratitude’s BRIDGE Council will forge strong bonds and bridge the divide between grateful Americans and the men and women in uniform who serve and protect them. We are proud to be a part of the #MakeEveryMinuteCount movement that delivers around 526,600 care packages to our nation’s Heroes in 2019 alone.
From our ABSC family to the countless Americans ensuring our safety and our freedom: Thank You!
ABSC Wins 5 Year INSCOM AFSC Recompete
Absolute Business Solutions Corp (ABSC) is extremely honored to deliver five more years of support to U.S. Army INSCOM's Army Field Support Center (AFSC). We will continue to provide mission support services that enable uniquely trained Intelligence Soldiers to excel in performing complex global operations.
"This recompete win exemplifies ABSC's commitment to our enduring partnership with US Army INSCOM," said Mike Mattson, ABSC Director of Capture.
ABSC Supports the JPEO-CBRND Mission with Recent Contract Award
Absolute Business Solutions Corp (ABSC) has been awarded an IT Support Services contract in support of Headquarters, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense (HQ, JPEO-CBRND). Under this contract, ABSc provides IT, Network and Information Assurance subject matter expertise to HQ, JPEO-CBRND.
ABSC’s Information Assurance and Technology Specialists will support the JPEO-CBRND mission and enhance IT operational, situational and strategic awareness for system and network infrastructure. For this effort, ABSC has successfully completed initial delivery to support to ensure continuity of operations.
“This new award achieves multiple objectives within ABSC’s new business growth strategy - to increase our market share of the DoD and IC technology services sectors and expand our presence in the Aberdeen community,” said Anthony Sutera, ABSC’s VP of Growth Operations. “We have a long-standing successful history in delivering IT and Cybersecurity solutions to our DoD and IC customers and are extremely excited to deliver these same great capabilities to our newest customer, JPEO-CBRND.”
Including all option periods, ABSC will deliver on this contract through 2022.