NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
SR's AWS Working Group
SR starts an AWS working group where interested employees can learn about AWS tools and services. This working group was built to support employees in their journey to obtain AWS certifications and to provide them with a collaborative space for discussing future endeavors.
SR Participates in AFWERX Challenge
Alongside several partners, SR built a data dashboard prototype as a finalist in the Airmen and Family Wellbeing AFWERX Challenge. Our team is working toward leveraging big data sources to empower Air Forces installation leadership to identify community needs and to evaluate program effectiveness in real-time.
SR Opens Employee Book Club
Employees are excited to participate in SR's new book club. Titles covered have included Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh and The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhou. Employees meet once every two weeks to discuss the current reading and how the information learned can support them in their professional lives.
Research and Data Analysis Division
SR launches its Research and Data Analysis Division. SR builds upon its years of experience working for government, DoD, NIH, and private clients by expanding their research and data related services. Areas of expertise for this department include data management, visualization, machine learning, and scientific writing.
SR Excellence Scholarship Awardees
SR awarded three scholarships for excellence. Strategic Results developed the Excellence Scholarship to demonstrate our commitment to leadership and excellence. The scholarship is designed to support and encourage employees and students to become tomorrow’s leaders.
SR Launches an Enterprise Wide Volunteer Management System for the Smithsonian
SR in conjunction with Bespoke and the Smithsonian Institution have implemented a new Volunteer Management system supporting over 6500 volunteers nationwide. This allows all museums to effectively manage their vast volunteer network through a highly flexible web based volunteer portal with powerful tools and insights into the ongoing management of the volunteer workforce.
SR Team Wins a Poster Design Competition
Joe Theige our team lead designer won third place in international poster competition to showcase the consequences between wildlife hazards and aviation.
“Flight Talk with Jeff and Dave” Podcast
Two of our flight-safety experts, Dave and Jeff, host a podcast sharing their shocking and thrilling flight-safety stories and lessons from their years with the U.S. Air Force and beyond. Follow SR to get access to episodes from this riveting podcast!
Blair Chapman, one of our graphic designers, organizes the British & European Classic Motorcycle Day in Clarksburg, Maryland each year. At the 17th annual event roughly 800 people in attendance.
Patent US9,971,932 B2
Joe Awni, CISSP, recently earned a patent for his work titled “Cryptographic Key Visualizations,” a method of key-fingerprint visualizations that is unique, reproducible, and nearly impossible to forge, aiming to improve the usability of crypto-systems by creating a visual representation of the key-fingerprint .
SR Selected to Exhibit at SI
SR exhibited our graphic and interactive services for our Smithsonian Institution customers at the Dillon Ripley Center (pictured to the right) underground the National Mall. We are especially excited about our virtual reality applications!
SR Redesigning the Wayfinding Kiosks on the National Mall
SR will be re-branding and re-imagining the Wayfinding kiosks on the National Mall, stretching between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. The National Mall the most-visited national park in the country. To learn more about what the National Mall has to offer, click here.
Drone Detection Live Demonstration Event Domestic Capabilities Priorities (DCP) Conference
Drone Defense Group recently demoed radar drone-detection technology at the ANG Domestic Capabilities Priorities Conference. This technology assesses the threat and frequency of unwarranted drones in a site’s airspace. Often, the volume of unauthorized drones is underestimated.
Strategic Results Participates in the Bird Strike Committee Meeting
SR’s Dave Moore worked as part of The Bird Strike Committee USA to tackle key issues of wildlife and aviation safety during its Steering Group meeting in Alexandria, VA. The committee, which includes representatives from the military, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, airports, airlines and other private sector groups, aims to reduce the risk of airplane crashes due to bird strikes. At the meeting, the committee discussed issues such as bringing the FAA wildlife strike database up to date and how to manage the risk of a wildlife refuge near Albuquerque International Airport. Moore joined the steering committee as a private sector representative.
Strategic Results Team Trains the New ANG Chiefs of Safety
SR employee David Moore, who provides flight safety and mishap investigation assistance to the ANG, taught three briefings at the recent Air Reserve Component Chief of Safety Course held at Travis Air Force Base, CA. About 50 new chiefs of safety in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve attended the course for training in key aspects of their job. Moore’s briefings focused on Air Force Instructions and Directives, which covers the regulations aimed at prevention and investigation of mishaps; Privileged Safety Information, including the restrictions on use of some information; and Human Factors, to help investigators determine the root cause of mishaps involving human error.
Strategic Results Facilitates the Development of Purposeful Organizational Culture
Strategic Results’ qualitative evaluation, facilitation, and strategic planning services aid in the development of purposeful culture within organizations. SR has conducted research based on HBR’s release, “The Culture Factor,” to explore the importance of organizational culture and the processes by which culture can be properly established, maintained, and aligned with strategy. The white paper found here, illustrates our findings.
Strategic Results CEO Speaks on Blockchain Technology
Strategic Results CEO, Anne Dunne, was invited to speak at a Pentagon Work Group on Emerging Technologies to share her insights on blockchain technology. The group focused on opportunities to implement blockchain, especially for logistics, medical records, and financial transactions. SR is initiating further research on blockchain and its extensive potential applications.
VA Gun Safety Matters Challenge
SR welcomed the opportunity to develop novel solutions for the safe storage of firearms to prevent suicide, injury and accidents for Veterans. Veterans are near and dear to our company and our two teams were energized to develop remarkably unique and possibly very effective solutions.
Strategic Results is Awarded Agency-Wide Contract with Smithsonian Institution
Strategic Results has been awarded a Smithsonian Institution-wide Graphic Design Services contract for the Washington, D.C. area and all nationwide locations. Under this contract, Strategic Results will provide a broad range of services to support museums, libraries and offices within the institution. “All of us at SR are excited to continue our partnership with SI and we are thrilled to be selected as SI’s contractor for the second time,” said Anne Dunne, CEO of SR.
FDA Hears Ways to Educate Public on GMO Benefits at Public Meeting
Strategic Results supported FDA to hold bi-coastal public meetings on the Agricultural Biotechnology Outreach Initiative. Congress appropriated $3 million to fund this initiative, which calls upon the FDA to work with USDA to provide education and outreach to the public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology.
The purpose of the public meetings was to provide the public with an opportunity to share information, experiences, and suggestions to help inform the development of this outreach initiative. SR provided logistical support to these meetings, including securing venues in Charlotte, NC, and San Francisco, CA, developing registration websites, and securing audiovisual vendors for webcasting, which included closed-captioning for the hearing impaired.
For more information about the meetings click here.
Strategic Results Supporting Puerto Rico
Strategic Results will work this month to provide urgent maintenance and repair for the hundreds of generators that have been used on the island since Hurricane Maria severely damaged the power grid.
Birds Aren't the Only Hazards to Planes
SR experts help provide training on Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard prevention (BASH) in the Air National Guard. While birds create the most common and well-known hazards to airplanes, large animals on runways also pose risks to both military and commercial planes. This 450-pound seal made news after it was discovered on an Alaskan runway; it was removed by wildlife experts shortly afterward.
Strategic Results is developing training in drone defense to our expert course offerings to the Air Force in BASH, privilege and safety.
Happy Thanksgiving from Strategic Results
In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving became an official national holiday, declared on the fourth Thursday of every November.
At Strategic Results we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday.
Strategic Results Selected as HUD Strategic Sourcing Vendor
Strategic Results was one of the offerors selected for awards on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for conference and logistics services. The five-year Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) awarded have an estimated annual total value of nearly $40 million dollars.
Strategic Results encourages employees to donate their professional expertise to nonprofit causes - on company time
Strategic Results has long supported staff providing pro-bono services to non-profits. Staff have been working with Check-6 Foundation to deliver a wide variety of professional services, including press releases, logistics, graphic design and marketing to support their mission.
Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
Strategic Results was pleased to support the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, as she ushered in the new members of the Scientific Advisory Board in Arlington. The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a federal advisory committee that provides independent advice on matters of science and technology relating to the Air Force mission, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Since its formation in 1944, studies and technical reviews by the SAB have had strong impacts on the science and technology programs conducted by the Air Force and on the resulting capabilities that have emerged from these programs to support the Air Force mission.
GSA 8(a) STARS Awardee
Strategic Results won a GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract, a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from award-winning 8(a) small businesses to federal agencies. Using 8(a) STARS enables federal agencies to access 8(a) firms through an established contract vehicle instead of traditional, open market methods, saving both time and taxpayer money.
JACC publishes article on vascular inflammation
From scientific discussion to editing, Strategic Results’ Simone Katz teamed with the NIH and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology to publish a review topic article on Unraveling Vascular Inflammation. Inflammation is a critical factor in early atherosclerosis and its progression to myocardial infarction. This contemporary review strives to understand the diverse roles of immune cells implicated in atherogenesis.
Strategic Results team trains the new ANG chiefs of safety
A Strategic Results team taught a cross-section of classes to recently appointed Air National Guard (ANG) chiefs of safety during the recent four-day Air Reserve Component Chief of Safety course (ARCCoS). Dave Moore and Don Phillips, retired Air Force pilots, taught courses on Air Force safety rules and regulations, bird and wildlife hazards to aircraft and technology used to help pilots predict and avoid bird activity. This course featured a variety of sessions, most taught by ANG flight safety leadership. The class on rules explored the regulations and instructions the chiefs need to be familiar with to run their wing’s safety office, with a strong focus on mishap prevention and mishap investigation.
Strategic Results joins the Bird Strike USA Steering Committee
Strategic Results’ flight safety expert, Dave Moore has been selected as a member of the Bird Strike USA Steering Committee, which aims to prevent dangerous collisions between birds and airplanes, both military and civilian. Daniel Sullivan, chief of the Air Force’s bird strike avoidance team, said the following about Dave, “Your experience and regard for safety will benefit both the BSC and aviation safety worldwide.”
Army War College’s CSL celebrates 25th Anniversary
The Center for Strategic Leadership celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ceremony recognizing CSL’s years as an innovative strategic learning platform for Army leaders. Strategic Results’ Robert P. Wade led the planning for the ceremony and luncheon and served as the master of ceremonies. Wade works on site handling, event logistics for Collins Hall. The Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership has allowed senior army leaders the opportunity to balance experiential learning and theory by focusing on simulations and war gaming. The ceremony was “brief, but meaningful,” Wade said. Center for Strategic Leadership director Col. Chris Beckert presented a plaque commemorating the center’s 25 years.
Veterans Treatment Courts
Strategic Results attended an informative outreach program on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans Treatment Courts at the Library of Congress and sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Strategic Results has been supporting the NIC with branding for the formed Justice-Involved Veterans Network (JIVC) and creation of the network’s newsletter, which tells the story of its innovative programs and efforts to help our nation’s veterans.
SR Employee Won 2nd NIH OD Honor Award
An employee of Strategic Results won the National Institutes of Health Office of the Director Honor Award, earning the prestigious award for the second consecutive year.
The OD Honor award recognizes superior performance or special efforts beyond regular job requirements. Isabel Manuela Estrada, PhD, who was working for SR under contract to NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, earned the recognition for her scientific and administrative leadership in developing and coordinating an improved and expanded Matilda White Riley Lecture Award Event. Estrada was OBSSR communication manager.
Check 3 GPS Video Highlights Off-duty Safety Checklist
Off-duty accidents are the leading cause of death among Air Force members, and the Air National Guard has released a video featuring Atlanta Falcon and ANG Capt. Ben Garland to promote a simple method that helps prevent these tragedies. In the video, which was produced by Strategic Results under contract to the ANG, Garland describes how he applies the Air Force’s Check 3 GPS mental planning method of assessing Gear, Plans and Skills to ensure he’s ready to play safely. This mental checklist can be used for any activity, and the high-interest video is part of a broad education campaign that aims help Airman remember and use the method to participate safely and decrease numbers of off-duty injuries and fatalities. Click here to check out the Check 3 GPS video.
SR Writer Publishes Article in Air Combat Command Magazine
An Air Force magazine recently published a Strategic Results writer’s article about the increased risk of planes hitting birds during the fall migration season. The article, published in the summer edition of Air Combat Command’s Combat Edge magazine, was written under contract to the Air National Guard Safety Office as part of its efforts to inform airmen of key safety issues and mitigate risks. Bird strikes have the potential to cause costly, catastrophic damage to planes, resulting in injuries or fatalities. The article included extensive research into seasonal increases in strikes and ways to avoid the danger of hitting birds in flight. Learn more about SR’s communications and data analysis services on our Capabilities page and check out other examples of our work for the Air National Guard.
SR Supports Check-6 Foundation
Strategic Results is proud to support the Check-6 Foundation, which provides financial assistance to veterans and creates memorable Pilot for a Day experiences for terminally ill children at Joint Base Andrews. Our sponsorship of the foundation includes helping get the word out about its programs by marketing and publicizing events. Please visit the Check-6 Foundation’s website, check6.org, to learn more about its mission and work, including its most recent Pilot for a Day event honoring 8-year-old Kwami Penty and events honoring our nation’s military men and women. Because Check-6 is entirely volunteer run, there is little overhead and nearly all donation money goes directly to veterans and terminally ill children. Strategic Results is committed to supporting worthy charitable organizations in the areas where we do business, both by lending our expertise and through direct giving.
SR Supports Successful NHLBI, NIMHD, NINDS Meetings in October
Strategic Results provided marketing, planning and support for four meetings for clients at the National Institutes of Health. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s symposium – Unraveling Vascular Inflammation: From Immunology to Imaging – attracted more than 390 registrants, and more than 110 scientists submitted abstracts. Nearly 80 percent of attendees surveyed said this inaugural symposium would change or enhance their research, and 100 percent gave the conference positive marks.
During the same week, Strategic Results supported the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities' two-day meeting on the Use of Race/Ethnicity in Genomics and Biomedical Research, with 77 participants, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting. SR also provided travel and logistical assistance to NINDS for four seminars as part of the NIH Neuroscience Seminar Series.
More than 800 Register for Successful NIH Mitochondrial Biology Symposium
Researchers and experts in mitochondrial biology shared the latest advances in this fast-moving field at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ fourth Mitochondrial Biology Symposium. The meeting, planned by STRATEGIC RESULTS and held at the National Institutes of Health, featured 25 world-renowned speakers presenting about the role of mitochondria in health and disease.
Strategic, targeted marketing led to record-setting registration of more than 840 scientists with varied clinical and research backgrounds from more than a dozen countries, even in a time of tight budgets and limited travel allowances. In addition, more than 200 scientists submitted abstracts and displayed their research with posters, creating additional opportunities for all attendees to discuss emerging research, give and receive feedback on research and engage in dialogues that will help advance knowledge of mitochondrial diseases and lead to development of effective therapies. Attendees called the meeting “excellent,” “a pleasure” and “the best meeting I’ve ever been to.” STRATEGIC RESULTS was pleased to manage all conference logistics and planning so that the science could shine. Click to see additional symposium photos.
SR Employee Leads Roundtable at Health Equity Summit
STRATEGIC RESULTS' Isabel Manuela Estrada, PhD, recently led a roundtable discussion at the nonprofit Health Equity Initiative's inaugural summit, Implementing Systems - Level Change for Health Equity. HEI is working to eliminate global health disparities, and the summit brought together experts from multiple sectors and disciplines to explore systematic barriers that contribute to health inequity.
Estrada, an SR employee working onsite at the National Institutes of Health as a communications director for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, led a conversation about words as barriers to equity. The discussion delved into questions about how equity is discussed, what is the media advocacy approach, and who is responsible for equity in scientific, biomedical, and research environments, among other issues.
OD Honor Awards Ceremony
Three STRATEGIC RESULTS staff were recognized for outstanding scientific and administrative leadership in developing and implementing a three-day program to celebrate the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Press Release
SR Employee Teaches Classes for ANG Chiefs of Safety
A STRATEGIC RESULTS employee is teaching several classes to recently appointed Air National Guard (ANG) chiefs of safety at a four-day training course at March Air Reserve Base. Press Release