Congratulations to clients and friends, Booz Allen Hamilton and Leidos, for being named among the top 100 of Forbes’ first-ever ranking of America’s best employers for women.
The overall list consists of 300 employers that received the most recommendations and boasted the most gender diverse boards and executives as identified by over 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women working for large companies.
Respondents were asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Female respondents were further asked to rate employers on parental leave, discrimination and pay equity and were also asked to nominate organizations other than their own.
This brings up serious questions on diversity and inclusion in the federal contracting workforce.
- How would your organization measure up?
- Are all segments of your workforce satisfied with their work environment, benefits, development and growth potential?
- Do they feel your workplace is equitable for ALL employees?
- And, ultimately, why weren’t more federal contractors among the top 100?
Our work in the past surveying and interviewing employees has been among the most rewarding for both us and our clients. Third party research can provide deep insights into employee satisfaction within your organization, solicit honest feedback to identify what is important to employees and offer suggested areas of improvement that can boost staff morale and improve employee retention. A small investment in research can offset larger costs caused by employee turnover.
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Market Connections congratulates Booz Allen Hamilton for being selected the first prime contractor of the next chapter of Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) government-wide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. This $621 million award is for a six-year task order to monitor and protect federal networks under the Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) Program.
For two years, Booz Allen hast supported the DHS CDM efforts, helping 13 agencies deploy cybersecurity tools to better protect four million computers. CDM DEFEND expands capabilities of the CDM Program to include: cybersecurity coverage for cloud and mobile devices; automated capabilities for incident response and system compliance; enhanced protection of data at rest and in transit; and improved user management.
“The cybersecurity threats facing government agencies today are growing increasingly dynamic and sophisticated, making them more challenging to defend against,” said Senior Vice President and Leader of Booz Allen’s Civil cyber business, Brad Madeiry. “We are well positioned to help in this fight, applying experiences that our analysts, threat hunters and engineers gain by working on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are embedded in the nation’s most important missions and will continue to help drive toward innovative solutions like CDM to make the world a safer place in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats.”
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Welcome to the inaugural Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog. For anyone working in the government sector – whether as a contractor or as a federal employee – knowledge really is power. And, the more we arm ourselves with the right information, the better we will perform professionally. As such, each week, we will pull together all of the actionable news you need to kick start the workweek. Happy Monday!
House Approves Bill to Boost Cybersecurity Research
On Friday, the House approved the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011, a bill to increase education, research, and development to confront cyberthreats.
GSA Tool Lets People Verify Genuine Federal Social Media Accounts
The General Services Administration (GSA) has created a new tool for federal agencies to verify social media accounts, as well as provided verification for citizens to determine which government accounts are authentic.
Departing Lockheed Martin CEO Notes Long-Term Pressures Facing the Defense Industry
Lockheed Martin Chief Executive Bob Stevens announced plans to step down last week, and noted the long-term pressure that the defense sector will be facing.
Government to Pay Contractor Executives More
The governmentis raising the cap on what it pays contractors’ top five executives to $723,029, a 10 percent increase.
Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Air Force Electronic Attack Pod Upgrade Program
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $52.8 million, 27-month engineering and manufacturing development contract to upgrade its electronic attack (EA) pods.
The Top Five Employers for Veterans
Booz Allen Hamilton employs the greatest number of former military service members in skilled labor positions.
BAE Systems Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Austin
BAE Systems has completed construction of the company’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Austin, Texas,
MorganFranklin Supports Small-Business Development with Participation in DHS Mentor-Protégé Program
Following the completion of a successful multi-year mentor-protégé partnership with a small business, MorganFranklin is expanding its involvement in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Mentor-Protégé program to include relationships with multiple small businesses that provide cutting-edge technology and capabilities that address some of the biggest challenges facing government agencies today.