CIOReview Recognizes ProSource360 as a Top Government Technology Solution Provider

WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — ProSource360 has been recognized as one of the top 20 Government Technology Solution Providers of 2016 by CIOReview.

“It’s a great honor to select ProSource360 as one of the 20 Most Promising Government Technology Solution Providers 2016,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “ProSource360 has lived up to its mission to provide consistent Information Technology Support and Management Consulting services that enhance government agencies and healthcare organizations to effectively carry out their missions.”

ProSource360 is dedicated to advancing the discipline of cybersecurity through imagination, technical excellence and unparalleled passion for improving our country’s national security. By partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, ProSource360 has developed a team to assist the government in solving hard problems, develop new services, products and solutions that innovates the field of cybersecurity.

About CIOReview

Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including CIOReview editorial board finalized the “20 Most Promising Government Technology Solution Providers 2016” and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. For more information, visit: www.cioreview.com

SmartCEO Announces Washington’s Top Company Cultures

WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — ProSource360 Consulting Services was selected by Washington SmartCEO as one of its 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners.

The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate 50 companies in Greater Washington that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture, and have worked with their employees to develop successful cultural practices. Winners will be profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

“The 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “We’re honored to celebrate with the leaders of Washington’s top company cultures and recognize them for building true performance-driven cultures.”

The Corporate Culture Awards ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016, is an expected sell-out event where the leaders of Washington’s top companies will gather to mingle, celebrate and share stories about their collective successes. The event will kick off with a high-energy networking reception, complete with fun activities, including ping-pong, a putting green and a basketball shootout. Accompanying the fun is a video-packed awards ceremony that will honor the leaders of Washington’s top company cultures. For more information, visit: http://www.smartceo.com

 

 

 

ProSource360 Announces a New Contract with The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

In partnership with The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), ProSource360 Consulting Services has been awarded a contract supporting the Polio Oversight Board (POB), the entity most responsible for execution of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The POB’s membership consists of the Heads of Agency for the WHO, UNICEF, CDC, Rotary International, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It provides close oversight of the GPEI and program management and ensures high-level accountability across the GPEI partnership. The support ProSource360 provides will assist towards maintaining the governance infrastructure of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

ProSource360 Celebrates Their First Prime Department of Defense Contract

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2016 /=– ProSource360 Consulting Services Inc. has been awarded its first prime contract with the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The contract will support the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG) under the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA), Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church, VA.

Effective June 29, 2016, ProSource360 will continue to grow its Clinical Staffing capability by providing pharmaceutical consulting support to the DHA in collaboration with Office of the Secretary of Defense/Health Affairs (OSD/HA), Veterans Health Administration and the DoD Pharmacy Board of Advisors.

ProSource360 is looking forward to supporting the DHA and AFMSA by providing analytical, conceptual, technical, and project management support for the purposes of developing and promulgating strategy and policy related to clinical and administrative management for the Air Force Pharmacy, in addition to monitoring forecast requirements for delivery of prescriptions by Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and retail pharmacies to DoD beneficiaries worldwide.

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ProSource360 Receives Hewlett Packard Enterprise Mentor-Protégé Award

ProSource360 received a Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé award where Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be the Mentor firm via the National Geospatial Agency (NGA).

ProSource360 Supporting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

ProSource360 is awarded with a contract at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA); the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Division of Acquisition (DA).

ProSource360 will provide Program Management Support and perform as the Integrator for various department-wide initiatives for the Business Process and Procedures (BPP) and Standardized Contract Writing System (SCWS), a department-wide effort to consolidate HHS acquisition systems, integrate acquisition processes and achieve new efficiencies across the HHS operating divisions. ProSource360 will also provide efficient and effective expertise using new or innovative approaches proven by industry to delivery optimal results such as Agile, SCRUM and Lean Six Sigma, to drive quality improvements in the division related business processes and practices.

Multi-Billion Dollar DHMSM E-Health Record Contract Awarded

ProSource360 is part of the winning team lead by Leidos on the recent DHMSM e-Health Record Contract awarded by the DoD. This is a pinnacle for healthcare informatics deployment and adoption models in the United States.

Exclusive: Veterans Affairs Ramps up Security Readiness Program

A $50 million contract to ASM Research will support a new program office designed to improve VA’s security posture and audit readiness.

(http://fedscoop.com/exclusive-va-ramps-up-security-readiness-program-2)

MAY 11, 2015 3:33 PM

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $50 million contract this month to support its Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program and named a veteran federal chief information security officer to lead a new CRISP program management office, FedScoop has learned.

News of the contract and the appointment of Dan Galik as VA’s senior executive in charge of all CRISP activities comes as the department begins preparing for its annual security audit under the Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA. Despite what officials have characterized as significant time and effort dedicated to shoring up the agency’s IT security weaknesses, the department has failed the annual FISMA audit for the past 16 consecutive years.

But VA Chief Information Officer Steph Warren seems determined to change that record this year, charging Galik to define the focus areas of the new program office and to oversee a surge of expertise and technical support under a $50 million CRISP Support Services contract with Fairfax, Virginia-based ASM Research, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services.

The CRISP program management office remains in the early stages of development, with only a handful of staff detailed to Galik from throughout the Office of Information and Technology. Galik, who oversees the VA Network and Security Operations Center and works directly for VA CISO Stan Lowe, will report directly to Warren on all CRISP initiatives. And while officials are still defining what issues the new office will focus on, the first order of business remains preparing VA for the annual FISMA audit.

“That’s directly to support cybersecurity mitigation and remediation,” Galik said in an interview with FedScoop.

One of the first things Galik is going to work on is developing a dashboard, or a scorecard, for each of the 150 VA medical centers and 59 Veterans Benefits Administration regional offices. The dashboard will contain a set of security metrics that will measure the security readiness of every major facility. Galik is taking a lesson from the State Department, which established a similar scorecard for its embassies.

“The challenge for me is that what went into the scorecard at the State Department was understandable by the embassy leadership. I’ve got to do the same thing here,” he said. “I have to make this complex area understandable. It has its own language and acronyms, it has a lot of various security technologies. I have to define the parameters of what goes into that scorecard. We’re still working on what the elements will be that will determine how you get an ‘A’ grade or a green status,” he said.

“When you get into the FISMA audit cycle you tend to ramp up site by site as the auditors work their way through the cycle. And then there’s a natural tendency to relax a little bit,” Galik said. “This program is basically intended to keep us at that high state of readiness throughout the year. I should be able to go to any site at any point in the year and they should essentially be ready for an audit.”

Dan Galik, associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Galik brings decades of experience to one of the VA’s most pressing, high-profile challenges. A former acquisition program manager in the Navy, Galik has also recently served stints as the chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the IRS, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

“One of my goals also is to instill a sense of urgency,” he said, referring specifically to the VA’s security processes, such as patching systems for vulnerabilities. This latest effort under the CRISP program, which officially launched in 2012, is considered a follow-on stage to the continuous monitoring services that the Department of Homeland Security provides. “We want to move from the awareness that comes from continuous monitoring to action … mitigation and remediation,” Galik said.

One of the program’s goals is to be able to give local security managers enough insight into their security posture that they are able to answer questions from senior agency officials. “How would you answer if the medical director at a hospital asked you, ‘How are we on security today?’ What would you base your answer on? These are some of the things that we’re trying to crystalize,” Galik said.

Galik is keenly aware, however, of the balance he must strike between the desire to lock down the enterprise for security and the need to provide effective and flexible patient care. “We don’t want to lock things down too much to a degree where they impact patient safety and patient care. So we always have to have a proper risk management trade-off,” he said.

VA needs to get to the point where “we know what’s on the network, we’re accounting for everything on the network, we see suspicious activity on the network we jump on it, we contain it and we react,” Galik said. “Total and full accountability.”

Memorandum from VA Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren appointing Dan Galik as the agency’s senior executive responsible for the Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program (CRISP). The memo was signed on March 16.

VA’s security crisis

VA blocked more than a billion pieces of malicious software and nearly 358 million network intrusion attempts in March — a massive increase in the volume of attacks targeting VA that could eventually overwhelm the agency’s ability to effectively defend itself.

The volume of malware reported in VA’s Information Security Monthly Activity Report for March represents an 83 percent increase over the last six months. Likewise, the number of intrusion attempts recorded in March represents a 29-fold increase from six months ago. In October 2014, the agency reported slightly more than 206 million instances of malicious code and about 12 million intrusion attempts.

In congressional hearings late last year, Warren told lawmakers that VA could never be fully patched and secure given the sheer size and complexity of the organization. However difficult that might have been for members of Congress to understand, the situation has become significantly worse since then.

In his latest monthly call with reporters, Warren said if the volume of attacks continues to increase at their current rate, the agency could eventually be overwhelmed. “If you plot that chart out … we’re on an exponential growth rate,” Warren said. “At some point, if we’re not able to knock this back … I think any agency will run into the point where we may get overwhelmed.”

HUBZone Certified

We are pleased to announce that ProSource360 Consulting Services, Inc. has been approved and certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a qualified HUBZone small business. We are proud to represent this key program and help the U.S. Small Business Administration “create jobs where they are needed most!”