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On Sunday, October 5th, President Barack Obama presided over a crowd of more than 3,000 disabled veterans, veterans, guests and dignitaries who gathered for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Ceremony. The project, over 16 years in the making, recognizes the over 4 million veterans who are living with injuries sustained in the line of duty.

On Sunday October 5, 2014, over 100 participants gathered at Burke Lake Park for the 8th Annual Run Around the Lake to raise funds, awareness, and support for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Racers completed the 4.7 mile course, with volunteers and spectators cheering as they crossed the finish line.

A project 16 years in the making, honoring injured Veterans, will finally come to fruition at its dedication on October 5th. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will recognize the over 4 million veterans who are living with injuries sustained in the line of duty.

Transitioning into civilian life can be a challenge for Veterans, especially those who were injured while serving our country. WBB hosts an annual Warrior Gathering in order to help injured service members and their families strengthen family bonds and relieve the stresses of post-injury life. This year, 25 injured service members and their families gathered for an all-expenses paid retreat at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, from August 25-27.

On Friday, June 27, 2014, hundreds gathered at the Army Navy Country Club to honor the 32 year career of Ms. Tracey Pinson, Director of the Army Office of Small Business Programs. With her retirement, Ms. Pinson leaves behind a valued legacy of shaping small business policies and programs.

Big changes are coming to the Department of Defense (DoD) security policy. As the result of a years-long effort to improve and align civilian and DoD cybersecurity practices, DoD announced in March that they will be retiring the DoD Information Assurance Certification Accreditation Process (DIACAP) and switching to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

On April 30th, CivilianJobs.com formally recognized Halfaker as a winner for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military award. This is the fourth consecutive win for Halfaker, showcasing that it is a top employer for military personnel to target when transitioning to civilian careers.

“Big Data” is no longer the latest buzz word or the cool kid on the technology block. It is no longer the up and coming, innovative concept from PhD-level experts.  It has arrived. It’s everywhere. And the government’s recent mandate to do more with less and meet the demands for transparency means that government agencies are turning to data analytics for solutions, and every government organization wants a piece of the big data pie.

Halfaker is excited to jump start our new partnership with QlikView! Our capability providing government clients with Advanced Analytics services recently expanded when Halfaker became an Implementation Partner with the business intelligence software solution, called QlikView. Now, more than ever, Halfaker is positioned to assist our clients in meeting the government’s mandate to do more with less and achieve cost savings through data-informed decisions.

Nearly one and a half years after its launch, the Schwarzenegger Institute, a University of Southern California think tank named after Retired Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is taking strides in developing nonpartisan solutions to a variety of social, economic and political challenges. In late 2013, the Institute hosted a public conversation between Schwarzenegger and the well-known political commentator and host of MSNBC’s Hardball, Chris Matthews, on fixing a dysfunctional government.