Lion Federal wishes everyone a Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to our employees and customers for their continued support and commitment. We appreciate the dedication of our employees, who have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the company, and the loyalty of our customers, who have shown unwavering support throughout the years. We look forward to working together in the upcoming year to achieve our shared goals and objectives. May this new year bring you all happiness, success, and prosperity. Once again, Happy New Year from all of us at Lion Federal!
Lion Federal has successfully been recertified in ISO 9000:2015 this December, reaffirming the company's commitment to quality management and customer satisfaction. The certification was granted after a rigorous evaluation of the company's processes, systems, and policies. This recertification underscores Lion Federal's dedication to maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of their operations, ensuring that their products and services meet or exceed customer expectations. The ISO 9000:2015 certification is a globally recognized quality management standard, and Lion Federal's recertification is a testament to their ongoing pursuit of excellence.
Lion Federal is proud to announce the addition of Laura Ward to its HR team as an intern this November. Laura, currently pursuing a degree in Management and Human Resource Management at Virginia Tech, is assisting the HR team with various responsibilities, including technical recruiting and HR-related tasks. Her excellent work ethics, attention to detail, and ability to work collaboratively with others have made her an essential asset to the team. Lion Federal is delighted to have Laura on board and looks forward to her continued contributions to the company's HR initiatives.
Lion Federal and Ventera Corporation’s Joint Venture, DigiCloud Services, LLC has begun work on the General Services Administration Office of Inspector General’s Cloud Migration Services contract. Our team is migrating GSA’s on-premises legacy systems to Microsoft 365 and Azure. The scope of this work will include O365, SharePoint, Teams Voice, organizational device management, network file migration, and security assurance.
Lion Federal was awarded the Army Resilience Directorate Information Technology Support Services contract as the prime. Our team will provide ITSS for ARD systems as a prime contractor to ensure that systems are fully compliant with the Department of Defense, the US Army and the hosting facilities' policies and regulations. We will support this very important mission of the Army's Drug and Alcohol management information system, Risk Reduction Application, and Systems Branch, ARD Websites. ITSS services will include maintenance, sustainment, security, help desk, training, and data analysis of ARD systems.
Lion Federal has moved both its Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner offices to Falls Church at 5881 Leesburg Pike, Suite 304, Falls Church, VA 22041 to focus on growing DigiCloud Services—a mentor-protégé joint venture between Ventera Corporation and Lion Federal, as well as other partnerships.
Lion Federal was awarded a contract to support US Border Patrol and CBP Office of Information Technology in the implementation of a Common Operating Picture solution that will provide a single command and control interface to all surveillance technologies deployed between the border points of entry.
DigiCloud Services—a mentor-protégé joint venture between Ventera Corporation and Lion Federal has been accepted onto the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract vehicle. Under the MAS Program, GSA issues long-term governmentwide contracts that provide federal, state, and local government buyers access to commercial products, services and solutions at pre negotiated pricing. The GSA Schedule is structured to support the 12 large categories established by OMB under the category management approach of smarter buying. The Schedule is further divided into subcategories and Special Item Numbers (SINs) that are aligned to NAICS codes to simplify the process for buyers and sellers to understand the scope of GSA’s offerings and find what the products and services they are looking to buy or offer. The MAS Program supports GSA's Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy of modernizing and simplifying the buying and selling experience for all stakeholders.
We are proud to announce that DigiCloud Services—a mentor-protégé joint venture between Ventera Corporation and Lion Federal has been accepted onto the 8(a) STARS III GWAC. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC is a small business set-aside contract that provides flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. It expands capabilities for emerging technologies, supports both outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and CONUS requirements, features limited protestability up to $10M, and offers expert guidance from the GSA team, including free scope review services and market research.
Lion Federal is pleased to announce that it has been renewed on the General Service Adminstration Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract vehicle. Under the MAS Program, GSA issues long-term governmentwide contracts that provide federal, state, and local government buyers access to commercial products, services and solutions at pre negotiated pricing. The GSA Schedule is structured to support the 12 large categories established by OMB under the category management approach of smarter buying. The Schedule is further divided into subcategories and Special Item Numbers (SINs) that are aligned to NAICS codes to simplify the process for buyers and sellers to understand the scope of GSA’s offerings and find what the products and services they are looking to buy or offer. The MAS Program supports GSA's Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy of modernizing and simplifying the buying and selling experience for all stakeholders.
We are proud to announce our partnership with DataRobot! DataRobot is an extremely innovative machine learning firm providing cutting edge MLaaS such as AutoML.
This month, Lion Federal welcomes Diane Rivas as our newest Social Media Manager intern. Diane is a senior at Virginia Tech, who is majoring in Smart and Sustainable Cities. Welcome to the Lion Federal Pride Diane!
Now that the school year is coming to a close, we highly encourage college students to apply to our Winternship program! Lion Federal interns gain valuable experience by working alongside our wide range of techinical experts.
We are proud to announce our participation in Virginia Tech's Computational Modeling & Data Analytics Capstone of 2021. Our student team, "Testing the Mane Frame" will be analyzing the performance of our innovation software (TAF) to look for areas of improvement and computational resource savings.
Lion Federal will be hosting it's annual company-wide "Happy Hour" at Starr Hill Biergarten in Tysons Corner on Thursday, September 30th at 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend!
This month, Lion Federal welcomes Owen Chambers as our newest Cybersecurity intern. Owen is a Masters student studying Cybersecurity at George Mason University who has supported our innovation projects, bringing in new security testing capababilities to the Test Automation Framework. Owen has also helped our developers by penetration testing our applications and systems. Welcome to the Lion Federal Pride Owen!
We are excited to announce that our main office has been relocated to 1765 Greensboro Station Pl, McLean, VA 22102 in "The Boro". Please note that our Washington D.C. office location has not changed.
This month, Lion Federal welcomes Benny Hartnett as the newest member of the innovation development team. Benny is a full-stack developer who is building innovative software products and internal systems. Welcome to the Lion Federal Pride Benny!
Find us at the 9th Annual NoVA B2G Matchmaking Conference & Small Business EXPO!
Over the last year, the Lion Federal Pride has delivered outstanding services to our customers and partners during what has been a very trying time around the world. As the economy and nation begins to recover, we are strategically positioning Lion Federal to grow into new areas of the Federal Government while simultaneously expanding our teams with our existing customers. As part of our growth strategy, Lion Federal opened a new office in downtown Washington, DC at 1616 H Street NW to create a stronger presence and closer engagements in our Nation’s capital.
This month, Lion Federal welcomes Zeena Alani as the newest member to the executive team. Zeena is a Human Resources specialist and is supporting human resources and recruitment, train and retain the best talent so we continue to deliver exceptional service to the government. Welcome to the Lion Federal Pride Zeena!
This month, six Lion Federal employees received the first ever awards for Outstanding Customer Service. Each of our recipients were recognized by our customers for their leadership, performance and dedication throughout 2020 during what has been an extremely trying time. Congratulations to Scott Avery, Nasif Gilini, Sylvia Crailes, Chris Danielson, Ron Stone and Henry Torres!
As we look back on 2020, our message for all of us is to be hopeful for the future, to remain focused on caring for our families, our friends and colleagues, and to continue our commitment to our customers and partners as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the difficult year, the Lion Federal Pride has worked tirelessly to deliver outstanding service during extraordinary times, which will serve us well moving forward into the future.
Lion Federal has become an ISO 9001 certified company! The back-office team worked hard throughout this past year to get develop standards and processes using technology that will make the organization moving forward efficiently. With this certification, Lion Federal will be more attractive to government customers and help it to win more business! Look out 2021!!!
It is fitting that Lion Federal is closing out 2020 continuing to build upon the excellent service and benefits provided to everyone within the company by upgrading existing and adding new benefits. These benefits ensure to care for employees and their families, so the company can continue to deliver exceptional work within the intelligence community and national security enterprise.
As Lion Federal sets its strategic growth plan and targets, this month David Ferris joins the team to work alongside our CEO as a Principal within the company to find new business opportunities and partners in the intelligence, defense, and homeland security communities. Welcome to the Lion Federal Pride Dave!
Identifying another strategic opportunity, Lion Federal started to significantly invest in a new recruiting capability to find talented, driven and quality people from across the United States. As a small business, this not only differentiates Lion Federal from the competition, but it positions the company for continued growth and success into 2021.
In July 2020, our President and CEO, Mani Qazi, highlighted the importance of the work the Lion Federal Pride does in support of FACETS, an organization in Fairfax County that supports individuals and families that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, low income or unstably housed. Even during these difficult times, Lion Federal strives to serve the communities in which we live.
This month, Lion Federal added the ability for candidates to look at jobs on our website and start the application process right away. Being responsive to our current and future employees is important, so reach out to a member of the Lion Federal Pride to learn more about opportunities to work with us supporting missions in the Nation’s Capital.
As the pandemic is requiring lockdowns, Lion Federal is still making moves! By partnering with Paycom to use the latest timesheets, payroll and HR services, Lion Federal is taking the next in a series of steps to improve the quality-of-service employees receive, and to ensure the best support is available throughout these difficult times and beyond. Pride Champions and Managers lead the way in ensuring their respective teams receive the best services possible.
Lion Federal and Ventera have formed a mentor-protégé relationship and started a Joint Venture to pursue opportunities together, bringing complimentary and quality services to government. The relationship with Ventera through DigiCloud Services LLC will open up new opportunities for the Lion Federal team, and build upon our recent success across the federal government.
Lion Federal and Ventera are currently in discussion to form a strategic partnership to pursue federal government work in the coming years. Already an outstanding company in its own right, Ventera brings to the table a suite of services that would allow Lion Federal to explore new opportunities with the Federal Government.
Lion Federal named eight of its senior staff as either Pride Champions or Pride Managers – these individuals will collaborate to ensure Lion Federal employees feel engaged, deliver quality work, and engage with the customer in a way that reflects our professionalism and high standards. Congratulations to each of our Pride Champions and Managers!
Our first ever Winter internship program has come to an end. We thank Jacob and Landon for all their hard work and difference they made within the company. We wish them the best of success in their last years at George Mason and Virginia Tech!
The Lion Federal Back-Office Team volunteered with FACETS to distribute food to the homeless in Fairfax County. The team used a FACETS van loaded with pizza, fruit and water to deliver more than 120 meals to those in need. The team was honored to be part of such a great cause. For more information, please visit the FACETS website at facetscares.org.
Lion Federal wins a second multi-million dollar award within two consecutive months through a vendor partnership, furthering this relationship. This contract is a great start for the company to grow in 2020.
Lion Federal is excited to announce the award of a competitive Task Order on an IDIQ with a Fortune 500 business partner. This multi-million-dollar contract spans across multiple years and helps to solidify the recent partnership with this distinguished integrator.
The Lion Federal HR team recruited at the Restart hiring and networking event. This job fair was the largest hiring event for cleared professionals in the DMV. The team met with many great potential hires and made some good future contacts.
Lion Federal has partnered with two large prime vendors and signed teaming agreements with both to go after multi-million dollar over multiple year awards. The procurement process is expected to be a short turn-around.
Our HR team – Sophie and Christine – represented Lion Federal at a career fair hosted by TechExpo. They enjoyed connecting with cleared professionals from all around the DMV!
We are saying goodbye to our first ever class of College Summer Interns! Thank you to Ben and Isaac from MIT for all their hard work. Additionally, thank you to Stephanie and Zia for being our first high school interns.
Lion Federal are is excited to be partnering with another small business – a Virginia-based firm, to provide complimentary skillsets. We are looking forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring across different government agencies.
Bring out the welcome wagon – we’ve moved! Lion Federal has officially set up shop in our new location. Find us as 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 500, Vienna, VA 22182.
Employees and customers enjoyed an exciting team-building outing at Nationals Park to support our local baseball team! Everyone had a great time eating hotdogs and peanuts while watching the Nats beat the Cubs 5 to 2.
Lion Federal sponsored a happy hour to raise money and awareness for FACETS at Matchbox in Merrifield Virginia. The event was a success and raised about $2000 to donate to a local organization.
Lion Federal obtains Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE) certification in the state of Virginia. Lion Federal now also has access to many other state contracts set-aside for small disadvantaged businesses.
An existing Lion Federal customer awarded a new project to deliver an additional resource team in the IC. This award helps to solidify the partnership with this large integrator.
Lion Federal signed a teaming agreement with an Alaskan Native 8(a) for a task order on a multi-billion-dollar IDIQ.
Lion Federal held it's annual holiday party on December 8th at American Prime Steak House in McLean, VA. This event is held for all employees and this year we had a special "Ugly Sweater" contest. Congratulations to William Turner and Larry Phelps for wearing the worst sweaters!
Lion Federal supported the 30th Anniversary Taste of Fall charity event for FACETS, a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia. All kinds of donated items, from gift baskets to complete vacations for the family, were auctioned to raise funds for this amazing cause. This event is one of two big events to help raise funds to support this organization that makes a difference in over 1000 lives in Fairfax County.
Lion Federal recently sent its Energy Sector team to Anaheim, CA to join other industry professionals and members of society of exploration geophysicists in Oil and Gas Industry Technology Innovation.
Lion Federal has agreed to a Strategic Agreement with a large integrator to support their over $1 Billion contract over 9 years. This provides Lion Federal an easy vehicle to provide talented teams of professionals with agreed labor categories and rates.
Lion Federal attended the Fall MIT Career Fair to recruit top engineering talent from MIT and other Boston area universities to help solve complex technology challenges within the US Intelligence Community. A few select underclassmen will also be awarded summer internships for two specific projects: Social Media Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning for Psychometrics.
Lion Federal continues to secure contracts with strategic teaming partners to delivery mission oriented IT services to the Department of Homeland Security.
Lion Federal sponsored FACETS at the 30th Anniversary Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast event. With Lion Federal's support, the event grossed the largest donations in the past three years. FACETS is a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Lion Federal was awarded a contract to provide a Project Management excellence to the Intelligence Community.
Lion Federal supported the Taste of Fall charity event for FACETS, a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia. All kinds of donated items, from gift baskets to complete vacations for the family, were auctioned to raise funds for this amazing cause. This event is one of two big events to help raise funds to support this organization that makes a difference in over 1000 lives in Fairfax County.
Lion Federal sponsored FACETS at the Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast event in April. With Lion Federal's support, the event brought in over 500 supporters, including multiple city and state government officials. FACETS is a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Lion Federal won a sub-contract to assist U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with enhancing its primary public service portal, my.uscis.gov
It was an honor to be a top sponsor for FACETS Casino Royal Night - Gatsby Style. This charity event was a fun night of casino games, food, drinks and music to thank the high donors of FACETS and raise funds for this worthy cause to support the homeless in Fairfax County.
Lion Federal was award an IT-70 schedule by GSA. This schedule allows the company to bid on opportunities directly with the federal government. This schedule has a 5 year term. Click here for the details.
Lion Federal was awarded a contract with U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to provide critical software engineering services. With a mission of advancing quality to help build a healthier world, USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements.
Lion Federal sponsored an event for FACETS, a charity organization that works to prevent and end homelessness in Fairfax County. All kinds of donated items, from vineyard experiences to limo rides to complete vacations for the family, were auctioned to raise funds for this invaluable organization. All events items were donated by local individuals and businesses.
Lion Federal was able to secure a sub-contract by providing difficult resources to a large prime at Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This contract provides development support on the Automated Export System at CBP.
Lion Federal becomes a Sustaining Partner Sponsor to FACETS, a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia. Lion Federal sponsored FACETS at their Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast event on April 21, 2016. There were over 500 supporters at the event, including multiple city and state government officials. "FACETS Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast is a great way to give back", says Jay Berthe, a Lion Federal consultant at Customs and Border Protection.
Lion Federal developed application, Automated Export System Direct (AESDirect), goes live to all trade users. Thousands of users are now able to file their exports with US Census and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through this Lion Federal modernized application. The trade can now login into the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system, and go directly into AESDirect to file their export information. This application was built for both the US Census for statistical purposes and for CBP to screen exports.
Lion Federal team has been working diligently at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to design, develop, and deliver a trade facing application. This application allows the trade to file their exports with Census and CBP. After a little over a year of development, the application went live to the trade right after Thanksgiving. Census is encouraging their thousands of users to switch over from the legacy system to this modernized platform. This is a big win for the Lion Federal team, which continues to get praises from their customer and the trade for the modernization!
Lion Federal sponsored an event for FACETS, a charity organization that works to prevent and end homelessness in Fairfax County. All kinds of donated items, from vineyard experiences to limo rides to complete vacations for the family, were auctioned to raise funds for this invaluable organization. All events were donated by local individuals and businesses.
Lion Federal sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for FACETS, a charity organization that works to prevent and end homelessness in Fairfax County. "It was great to see a large turnout of people from different industries come together and contribute to a great cause while having fun," says Jay Berthe, a Lion Federal consultant at Customs and Border Protection.
Lion Federal was formally accepted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) into the 8(a) Program. Lion Federal can now provide talented resources at a cost saving to their federal government customers by obtaining its first official contract vehicle. This allow their customers to eliminate the additional tiers of companies.
Lion Federal was able to secure a sub-contract by providing difficult resources to a large prime in the Defense Industry. This contract provides Infrastructure Engineering Design Services to an agency in the IC. The prime has asked Lion Federal to help staff other resource needs as a result of the quality of candidates.
Lion Federal becomes a Sustaining Partner Sponsor to FACETS, a charity organization that helps parents, their children and individual who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County, Virginia. Lion Federal sponsored FACETS at their Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast event on April 30th, 2015. There were over 500 supporters at the event, including multiple city and state government officials. "Events like the FACETS Opening Doors Benefits Breakfast are an excellent way for us to give back to the community," says Chris Danielson, a Lion Federal consultant at Customs and Border Protection.
Lion Federal wins a sub-contract agreement to a large prime contractor in IC on an IDIQ. Lion Federal has expanded its relationships with another big prime to help them staff their large IDIQ contract.
Lion Federal wins sub-contract for Microsoft SharePoint resources at non-profit organization. This sub-contract was with a small business prime that has become a partner with Lion Federal in the government space.
Lion Federal was approved as a sub-contractor after delivering on technical resource needs to a Fortune 500 Company. In addition, Lion Federal became an approved resource provider for all their other contracts at DHS.
Lion Federal was approved to do business in an agency in the Intelligence Community and won a sub-contract agreement to a big prime on an IDIQ. Lion Federal was quickly able to begin placing resources on the sub-contract.
Lion Federal wins a sub-contract agreement to a small business prime in Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Lion Federal was immediately able to place resources for available positions.