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Halfaker and Associates is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games taking place June 19 - 28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. DoD Warrior Games is an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country.

Halfaker and Associates CEO, Dawn Halfaker, is featured in Inc.’s “5 Extraordinary Veteran Entrepreneurs to Celebrate This Memorial Day.” Most people understand and value the role Veterans hold in protecting our country, but many don’t fully realize the impact that Veterans are making in the business world.

On March 26, 2015, hundreds gathered at Union Market in Washington, D.C., for a Taste of Entrepreneurship. Halfaker and Associates was a proud sponsor of the fundraising event which benefitted BUILD Metro DC.

On May 1, 2015, announced the winners for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military and Halfaker and Associates (Halfaker) was among the companies recognized. This marks the sixth win for Halfaker, showcasing that it is a top employer for military personnel to target when transitioning to civilian careers.

On April 2, 2015, Halfaker and Associates was named one of the Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington, DC area by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ). This award is unique in that instead of a business just having to check off certain boxes to win; it’s based solely on employee feedback.  As part of WBJ’s award process, employees are invited take an extensive anonymous survey regarding their experience with the company. It’s provides a true measure of the employees feel about the company and how much they feel they’re valued by their employer.

On the morning of Saturday, March 28, 2015 members of the Halfaker team laced up their sneakers and met at Woodrow Wilson High School for the Tenley Tiger Run. Halfaker and Associates was a sponsor of the inaugural race supporting the Woodrow Wilson High School Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track programs.

On March 26, 2015, over 400 Veterans, transitioning Military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve Members and their spouses gathered at FedEx Field in Landover, MD for the DAV RecruitMilitary Washington, DC All Veterans Job Fair. Halfaker and Associates was one of 59 exhibitors at the event which provided valuable resources and opportunities to connect with employers in the DC Metro area. 

President Barack Obama recently appointed Dawn Halfaker to the USO Board of Governors. The USO’s mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through partnerships with organizations like Hire Heroes USA, Wyakin Warrior Foundation, and Stronger Families, they provide our troops with the resources they need to ease the transition into civilian life.

With agencies intensely focused on optimizing resources and finding efficiencies to improve performance, the ability to visualize data to make informed data-driven decisions is paramount. However, with so many data visualization tools and technologies available in today’s market, how do organizations go about selecting the right tool?