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Rosario Garcia Promoted to EPG Chair

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SENTEL President Kip Ward recently announced that effective January 16, 2018, Rosario Garcia, SENTEL’s Manager of Quality Management (QM) Systems, will be promoted to Sr. Manager of QM Systems & Ethics.  Ms. Garcia will oversee the company’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 and Level 3 activities as the new Chair of the Engineering Process Group (EPG).  Rosario takes over these responsibilities following the recent retirement of previous EPG chair, Lynn Simms.  Ms. Garcia was an integral member of the assessment team that facilitated SENTEL’s attainment of CMMI Level 3 for the Information Technology Solutions group, and Level 2 for our Engineering department in February 2017.

In her new role, Ms. Garcia will continue her duties as SENTEL’s Quality Management System (ISO) representative and maintain the process improvement program, the Process Asset Library (PAL) and measurement repository, and facilitate all process related documentation and training for CMMI Level 3 and CMMI Level 2 maintenance.

Rosario has served as SENTEL’s Quality Management System representative for the past 10 years, and has demonstrated impeccable performance with four external audits returning zero nonconformities. With over 14 years of compliance experience managing Ethics and Compliance Programs and as our ethics specialist, Ms. Garcia helped SENTEL rank among Ethisphere’s 2008 “Best Overall Ethics Programs” including #2 Best Small Company Ethics Programs,  #4 Best Private Company Ethics Programs, and #14 Best Ethics Programs Overall.

As Sr. Manager of QM Systems & Ethics, Rosario will combine her ethics and compliance and quality management system experience to ensure quality processes are established and maintained throughout the corporation.  She is exceptionally well qualified to effectively manage both ISO and CMMI internal and external assessments, and expertly leading SENTEL’s best practices Ethics & Compliance Program.

Season’s Greetings to the SENTEL Family

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Season’s Greetings To the SENTEL Family,

As 2017 comes to a close, we are afforded the opportunity to make plans and embrace the New Year with renewed hope of all good things yet to come. Enjoy this Holiday season and the many activities with friends and families as we celebrate the joys of the season.
Thank you for being a member of the SENTEL family. Russ and I are pleased to represent all in sending warm wishes for a Safe, Joyous and Peaceful Holiday season! Happy New Year 2018!

Best regards, Ward

 

SENTEL President Joins International Affairs Panel in Wilmington Delaware

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SENTEL President Retired General Kip Ward recently joined a panel of International Affairs experts at a conference sponsored by the United States Global Leadership Coalition in conjunction with Delaware Senator Chris Coons to discuss the importance of the United States’ role in global affairs.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a nonprofit organization formed by a coalition of American businesses and NGOs, senior national security and foreign policy experts, faith-based and community leaders from across the United States who promote increased support for the United States’ diplomatic and development efforts among both politicians and the public.

Neal Levene Elected to APMP-NCA Board of Directors

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Neal Levene, SENTEL’s Director of Proposals, was recently elected to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals – National Capital Area (APMP-NCA) Board of Directors. He will serve a one year term as a Director at Large in the Events Logistics Chair. APMP is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations. The National Capital Area Chapter is by far the largest of APMP’s 25 worldwide chapters.

Neal Levene has over 25 years of sustained, progressive, and successful proposal development experience. He first caught the proposal bug shortly after graduating college when he was first asked to help out on resume preparation, and he never looked back. Now he is looking for a significant way to give back to the industry that has given him so much. Neal has been an active member of APMP since 2010, and he recently presented at the 2017 Bid & Proposal Conference in New Orleans. In addition to APMP’s Professional Level Certification, Neal also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institution (PMI).

JE-RDAP Award

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SENTEL Corp., Alexandria, Virginia (W911QY-18-D-0140) will share in an $8,276,161,000 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, and fixed-price-redetermination) contract for Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production and Procurement (JE-RDAP) program to support research and development of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives defense systems, capabilities, equipment, supplies and material. Bids were solicited via the Internet with 178 received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 3, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Natick, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

EAGLE II BOA Award

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SENTEL today announces its award of Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) II BOA IDIQ contract. The contract was awarded by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command (AMC), Army Sustainment Command (ASC). The EAGLE program has a global presence providing supporting 85 nationwide sites and 6 overseas operations. Expected EAGLE task order volume in 2018 alone is $1.5B. SENTEL currently holds the Ft. Bragg Task Order under EAGLE I.

Bob Thompson Retirement Luncheon

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SENTEL celebrated Bob Thompson’s retirement after almost 14 continuous years with SENTEL supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Comparative Technology Office. This service followed Bob’s successful military career. Bob and his wife are relocating to West Virginia for a well deserved full retirement that will include volunteering for the Veterans’ Administration, fishing, and skilled recreational marksmanship. The entire SENTEL community thanks Bob for his service to SENTEL and our customers, and wishes Bob only the best health and happiness in his retirement pursuits.

Neal Levene Receives APMP Practitioner Level Certification

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APMP Practitioner LogoCongratulations to Neal Levene, SENTEL’s Director of Proposals, who was notified that the assessment of his Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Practitioner Level Certification completed positively. He was awarded the CP APMP designation. This is the second of three levels of certification that the APMP offers. The Practitioner Level requires the completion of a lengthy 35 question assessment that provides objective evidence of an individual’s professional experience. An independent assessor positively evaluated Neal’s responses against a set of Standards and Guidelines maintained by the APMP. Neal is currently working on the final of the three certifications, which he hopes to have awarded by the end of the year.

18th Fires Receives Meritorious Service Accolades at Fort Bragg

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18th Fires

The Contractor Maintenance Support Team (CMST) at 18th Fires, 3-321 Field Artillery Regiment (FAR) Fort Bragg was recognized by Brigade Commander Colonel John Rafferty and Lt. Colonel
Justin Herbermann, the 188th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) Commander, for meritorious service to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade. The CMST was involved in the Unit Maintained Equipment (UME) program and maintained the 3-321 FAR’s equipment while the unit was deployed. During the one-year contract, the Construction Management Team (CMT) completed over of 1100 work orders for everything from Biennial services to unscheduled repairs.

SENTEL is the primary logistics provider for Fort Bragg’s Logistics Readiness Center (LRC), providing materiel maintenance, supply services, ammunition services, transportation, and the associated logistics analysis and management functions in support of the Fort Bragg LRC mission.

Paul Sigmon and Team Recognized for RTSO Software Aboard the USS America Amphibious Ready Group

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SENTEL President Kip Ward recognizes Paul Sigmon and his team’s exemplary support in coordinating short-notice approval and installation of RTSO software aboard the USS America amphibious ready group. Paul is located in our SENTEL Dahlgren office. SENTEL wishes to recognize the dedication and talent of Paul and his team.