Today we are excited to announce that Dominion Consulting is merging with TeraThink Corporation. In TeraThink, we have found a company with common values and direction. A company with whom we see tremendous opportunities for transformative growth.
This is, however, much more than a merger of two like-minded companies. Today’s announcement grew out of a long term working relationship, as both myself and Tim Spadafore have worked with Paul Lombardi, the chief executive officer of TeraThink, for many years. We feel that together, we can grow stronger and serve our clients better.
As success with DevOps continues to make progress, it ventures into taking on other areas where traditional SDLC / IT practices have been less than optimal. Alongside this need, the IT Security technical landscape has been in rapid transition, making it near impossible for security teams to keep up with both increased DevOps velocity and the changing security landscape. Now, teaming up security in the continuous integration(CI) and continuous delivery(CD) model has a potential to be a game changer.
In the beginning, the movement started out being called DevOpsSec. ‘Sec’ was appended on to the end — almost like a caboose on a train – an afterthought. But in reality, security must be thought of, designed, and practiced throughout the process. In light of this, the more current term is DevSecOps – one where we weave security into our integration. Originally, marketing hype from each security software vendor clouded the concept. But, the movement is less about tools, and more about the way in which we work together, in parallel.
Dominion Consulting had the privilege of attending and sponsoring AgileDC last week. AgileDC is a great event every year. It brings the DC area’s best and brightest thought leaders and practitioners to talk about agile trends, best practices, experiences, and how to grow our practices and community. This event has much more of a community feel than many of the larger conferences and events, which I really appreciate and value. You can focus on forming new relationships and broadening your knowledge of local partners and clients, which benefits everyone.
Dominion Consulting attended SAP TechEd 2017 in sunny Las Vegas. SAP transported us from present day Vegas to the final frontier of the digital revolution. The conference kicked off with a keynote from Björn Goerke, SAP’s Chief Technology Officer. As a bonus, he came dressed as the legendary Captain Kirk on the mythical starship Enterprise! Goerke walked us through SAP’s vision of the digital transformation facing many present day organizations in their attempt to go digital (boldly) and blur the lines between their physical and virtual world.
SAP indulged the crowd with some space age demos of their new Leonardo platform to use drones, machine learning, spatial analytics, and computer vision to help Dole to automate farming of hundreds of acres of palm trees. Who doesn’t love drones and artificial intelligence? And what better way to indulge a room full of developers than to dress up as Captain Kirk, wear Vulcan ears, and present from the bridge of the Enterprise? (more…)
We are pleased to announce that Dominion Consulting Director Laurence Hart has been named the first Information Coalition Honors Fellow by the Information Coalition. The fellows program recognizes the work of individuals that span multiple functionalities in the information industry. These domains include Records Management, Information Management, Enterprise Content Management, and Information Privacy. Laurence received this notable distinction at The Information Governance Conference 2017, one of the leading conferences for experts in the field of information governance.
“Laurence has been a leader in the Information Governance and Content Management realm for over 20 years. We are proud of his accomplishments, as well as the knowledge and experience that he brings to our clients at Dominion. I couldn’t think of a better person to be named ‘First Fellow’ than Laurence Hart”, said Dominion Consulting President and CEO, Dan Maguire.
On Sunday, September 24, Dominion Consulting employees, families, and friends participated in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is the largest event to raise awareness and donations for Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the hot temperatures, over 1,000 people showed up strong and ready for the afternoon walk.
Last week I spoke at the local National Capital Chapter of AIIM. I gave an updated version of the talk I’ve been giving the past year on Information Governance in the Age of Digital Transformation. While the talk was not new, it was the first time I had given it locally. The discussion was new and very much on point. As I sit here waiting for the 2017 InfoGovCon to start, I want to share some of the highlights.
Dominion Consulting prides itself on its work with the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD provides soldiers administrative and financial support they need out in the field. To further support the DoD, we have partnered with Team Red, White and Blue to host a race on Veteran’s Day weekend for the fourth year in a row. The Dominion Consulting Veteran’s Day 5k is part of Potomac River Runners’ race series and takes place on Sunday, November 12 in Fairfax, VA. (more…)
Dominion Consulting has been awarded a prime position on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Shared Services Line of Business (SSLoBS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). An estimated $500 million multi-award BPA, this win is a testament to our team’s 20+ years of continuous delivery and excellence supporting USDA’s mission.
The objective of the SSLoBS BPA is to drive the OCFO’s (Office of the Chief Financial Officer) mission, while providing USDA’s shared service offerings to customers government-wide. The scope of this BPA includes services for Financial Management, Human Resources, Information Technology Services Division, External Systems Development, and Personnel & Pay. These service offerings are designed to eliminate time-consuming, transactional functions and allow agencies to focus on their core mission.
We recently asked our employees to provide their thoughts on what makes Dominion Consulting the best company to work for. Each employee received an email from our anonymous survey provider, TINYpulse, that included this question about corporate culture. Our purpose in asking this specific question was to find out what people really looked forward to about work. Having this type of information allows us to focus on maintaining a great corporate culture.
Here is what they said:
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- Blazing a Bright Path to the Future as TeraThink
- As if DevOps was Not Enough…DevSecOps
- Building the Local Agile Community at AgileDC 2017
- Looking at the Future of Digital at SAP TechEd 2017
- Congratulations Laurence Hart, The Information Coalition’s 1st Honors Fellow
- Dominion Walks to End Alzheimer’s
- People First These Days in Information Governance
- Fall is Coming So It Must Be Time for Dominion’s 2017 Veteran’s Day 5K Race