Foxhole Technology Supports Autism in 5K Run/Walk

The 2018 Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) Autism Run/Walk was held on a cold and rainy day, April 15 at 2 p.m. in Norlo Park, Chambersburg, PA. Foxhole Technology family member, Simran Sehgal, clocked the lowest female time in her age group!

We would like to thank Dee Rider, PM, DISA CMRS, for sprearheading this event, and bringing more awareness to autism initiatives. 

WAY TO GO TEAM FOXHOLE!

  Monika Segal, and her daughters Neha and Simran, finish the 5k. 

Monika Segal, and her daughters Neha and Simran, finish the 5k. 

  Foxhole Technology employees and who braved the cold to run and walk for this great cause are from left: Mark Malonis, Jeff Bert, Tom Kershner, Dee Rider, Stewart Kerr, Joe Burke and Monika Segal; and family members, Neha Sehgal and Simran Sehga (and their dog).

Foxhole Technology employees and who braved the cold to run and walk for this great cause are from left: Mark Malonis, Jeff Bert, Tom Kershner, Dee Rider, Stewart Kerr, Joe Burke and Monika Segal; and family members, Neha Sehgal and Simran Sehga (and their dog).

  Tom Kershner, Jeff Bert and Dee Rider are happy to cross the finish line.

Tom Kershner, Jeff Bert and Dee Rider are happy to cross the finish line.

Foxhole Technology Awarded CIO-SP3

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Foxhole Technology has been awarded, as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), the Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), a 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of $20B.  This contract will provide Information Technology (IT) solutions and services, as defined in FAR 2.101(b) and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, from April 30, 2018 through April 29, 2022.

Through this contract, Foxhole Technology will provide IT solutions and services that include, but are not limited to, health and biomedical related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services as medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture that requires a systems approach to implementation, as well as a sound infrastructure for their operation. 

“We are excited by this opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to solve the challenging problems associated with a rapidly changing, mission driven environment, while reducing overall cost and risk to the organization,”  stated Wes Hester, CEO Foxhole Technology.

Foxhole Technology Supports STEM

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This year Foxhole Technology donated $1,600 to PIE3, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs to help students pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Donations to PIE3 are used to support a workspace for the students to safely build their projects, pay registration costs, purchase materials, and pay other expenses related to robotics.

The workspace, known as the "Carroll County Center of Robotics and Engineering", is the first of it's kind in Carroll County Maryland and is currently supporting 2-3 robotics teams. Read More

One of the robotics teams is known as the Robo Lions, and consists of 13 high school students.  This team has competed multiple times, wearing our Foxhole corporate logo on their t-shirts, robot, and "pit" signage.  This past weekend, the Robo Lions entered the Chesapeake District Championship at Xfinity center where they placed 24/60. 

North Carolina A&T’s Extreme IT Day

Foxhole Technology participated in North Carolina A&T’s Extreme IT Day activities at the University.  Approximately 250 high school students from around the Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham, and Winston-Salem/High Point region with interests in technology attended the event. Students participated in five hands-on sessions, including  the Marshmallow Challenge, Web Development, BlockChain, Robotics, App Development. 

Foxhole Technology co-sponsored the Marshmallow Challenge with Cisco. For each thirty-five minute session, with forty to fifty students in attendance, the activity brought four-five students together around a table, with instructions to build the tallest free-standing structure in 20 minutes – using only twenty sticks of uncooked spaghetti, a yard of string, a yard of tape, a marshmallow, and the small paper bag that the materials were stored in. The marshmallow had to be placed on the top of the structure.  Sounds easy – but it wasn’t. The team with the tallest free-standing structure in each session received prizes from Foxhole Technologyand Cisco.

The remainder of each session was spent in open discussion about the challenges that the students faced during the structure build – the role that leadership plays in the activity; the benefits surrounding project planning, collaboration, and testing assumptions;  and how each team handled time-ending pressures to complete their build. The tallest structure built was 21.5" tall.

Copies of the Marshmallow Challenge Rules of Play and After-Event questions were given to the teacher/chaperones for each school.  Each was encouraged to conduct a similar event in their classrooms -- a lessons-learned second attempt at building the structure, and discussing the values that the activity brings to each student.

NC A&T University, founded in 1891, is the largest public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) university in the country, and is nationally recognized as the largest producer of engineering degrees awarded to African Americans at the undergraduate level.  Its Center for Academic Studies in Identify Science is the first and only National Intelligence Science and Technology CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) in the United States.

Opening Ceremony for the New Foxhole Technology Innovation Lab

 Wes Hester, CEO, cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the new Innovation Lab.

Wes Hester, CEO, cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the new Innovation Lab.

Foxhole Technology welcomed numerous friends, clients, political leaders and local Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce representatives to the ribbon cutting opening ceremony for the Foxhole Technology Innovation Lab, located adjacent to the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. 

The lab, consisting of 6,000 square feet of office and collaboration space,  supports a myriad of Innovation and Research and Development (R&D) initiatives for our clients, and provides fully integrated cloud services, worldwide SIEM capabilities, Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) and First of a Kind (FOAK) solutions. Fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS),  our lab provides secure, virtual connection to our clients – enabling innovative, thorough development and testing of software and solutions in a mirrored environment – resulting in greatly reduced cost and time to field, while also eliminating deployment risks.

"The new lab space will ultimately house 40 additional Foxhole Technology employees, and is a critical enabler in achieving our aggressive growth targets. It is a win-win for our company, our clients and the local Chambersburg economy,” stated Wes Hester, CEO, Foxhole Technology.

Foxhole Technology Named Best Workplace for Commuters

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has recognized Foxhole Technology, Inc., along with 15 other employers, who have taken the initiative to become a Best Workplace for Commuters (BWC). By implementing BWC practices, Foxhole Technology is proud to be among Fairfax County employers working to improve employee commutes, and continues to excel in creating flexible, productive workplace for employees.

Qualifying for the BWC guidelines also includes positive outcomes – such as increased productivity; enhanced recruitment and retention efforts; reduced environmental impacts; and a better quality of life.

Best Workplaces for Commuters is a membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—can get on the list and receive high level programs and services. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the National Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.

For more information on the requirements and standards for Best Workplace for Commuters, visit https://www.bestworkplaces.org/.

Foxhole Technology Awarded GSA VETS 2 Contract

Foxhole Technology is pleased to announce it has been awarded The General Services Administration (GSA) Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) contract, a potential 10-year, $5B, IT services contract vehicle reserved specifically for Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). This contract vehicle also fulfills the demand for commercial and non-commercial IT services, as defined in the Clinger-Cohen Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101.

As one of 70 awardees, Foxhole Technology will have the opportunity to bid on task orders in a myriad of areas, including data management; information and communications technology;  IT operations and maintenance; software development; systems design; and new and emerging technologies.

About Foxhole Technology
Foxhole Technology is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides robust IT capabilities for DoD, federal and civilian agencies across the globe. Our agile, scalable solutions provide a unified approach to cyber security that traverses seamlessly across the entire organization – and across the world.

About GSA
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), established by President Harry S. Truman in 1949, has been delivering the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services, to the federal government and American people for more than 67 years. The agency’s core mission is to help federal agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, provide efficient, cost saving technology and create a better, faster federal government.

 

Army ACCENT Contract Awarded

Foxhole Technology is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) contract, as a subcontractor to IPKeys. Wes Hester, CEO, stated, “We look forward to applying our expertise in Cloud Services, to help Army customers modernize and migrate enterprise systems and applications to commercial and government cloud environments.” The Blanket Ordering Agreement (BOA) has an overall ceiling of $247.7 million, with a three-year period of performance.

For more information about the ACCENT BOA, visit the Army CHESS website: https://chess.army.mil/Contract/ELA/1501525 or contact us.

2017 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

Foxhole Technology was an exhibitor at the 2017 AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium June 13-15 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. Foxhole Technology attendeesincluded: Wes Hester, CEO; Jim Garrison, VP; Mark Crossgrove, Director of Corporate Growth; Angie Gabrielson, Account Executive; Stewart Kerr; Dee Rider, PM, CMRS; Brian Young, PM, DECC; and Joe Burke; CTO/Technical PM, CND Tools.

This year, Stewart Kerr presented a demonstration of mClinical, a mobile technology that accelerates the efficiency of clinical encounters between physicians and patients. Foxhole and mClinical are conducting a Pilot project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) to demonstrate significant provider productivity savings – 15 percent – and substantial reduction in purchased care claims. The hard benefits associated with this innovative solution could approach $1,000,000 per year. But, more importantly, this solution lets doctors be doctors again. Our booth also showcased our newly designed exhibit board and banners, as well as newly branded marketing material.

This year, the Symposium focused on “Connect and Protect.” Topics of duscussion included requirements and solutions to ensure networks within DoD are adaptive, resilient and effective across a range of uses and against diverse threats; and how to leverage innovative technology to advance cybersecurity and build new relationships. 

Speakers included leaders in the Defense Information Systems Agency, Joint Force Headquarters-DoD Information Network and DoD Chief Information Office. In addition, there were panel sessions and training tracks provided by various other agencies, industry, academia and the military services. 

Ben Jurado, Foxhole Technology, Awarded Lethal Forensicator Title and Coin

Ben Juardo, Deputy PM and Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager of the Foxhole Technology 24x7x365 SOC in the Department of Education, was on the forensics team that competed, and won, the SANS Digital Forensics Challenge at the SANS Reston, VA event. The team was awarded the SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin, along with the title "Lethal Forensicator." 

The Coin, Round Metal Object (RMO), is awarded only to those who demonstrate exceptional talent and contributions, and are recognized leaders in the digital forensics profession and community. As a properly trained incident responder,  individuals such as Ben are often the best defense an organization has when compromised or in the midst of a complex digital investigation. These analysts also continually strive to further not only their knowledge, but also actively share their experiences and encourage learning through participation within their organizations and the forensics community. The SANS Institute Lethal Forensicator Coin is one way the SANS Institute recognizes those in the field that deserve special recognition and a thank you for their continued efforts in the rapidly changing field of Digital Forensics.

Learn more about the Lethal Forensicator Coin