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Washington, DC—Halfaker and Associates’ CEO, Dawn Halfaker, was showcased as one of the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneurial Winning Women in the First Quarter 2011 Edition of Leaders Magazine. Leaders published the Winning Women column in an effort to recognize the accomplishments of women who accept and overcome risk to build successful business ventures and to help women overcome economic, legal and cultural obstacles that still stand in the way of entrepreneurial endeavors.

Washington, DC— Halfaker and Associates recently helped promote a new initiative that provides Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers the opportunity to translate their Army Guard experience into credit toward a civilian apprentice program. During the December 13th ceremony in Washington, DC, the Education, Incentives and Employment Division at the National Guard Bureau signed the partnership agreement with the Department of Labor outlining the Halfaker and Associates supported ARNG Apprenticeship Program Initiative (GAPI).

Grapevine, TX—On December 9th, 2010, Halfaker and Associates CEO, Dawn Halfaker joined Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a guest speaker during the USACE Small Business Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Hoping to promote increased support for and utilization of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Dawn delivered an uplifting speech on her two most passionate topics, service to the nation and veteran entrepreneurship within the Federal Government.

Washington, DC — On December 3rd, 2010 Halfaker and Associates helped bring holiday joy to the children of wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The holiday party was coordinated by the Blue Star Families (BSF) DC Chapter and was made possible through numerous volunteers, corporate sponsors and support from the House and Senate Military Family Caucuses.

Arlington, VA - Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER) and Halfaker and Associates, LLC (Halfaker) are pleased to announce the establishment of a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Partnership (MPP) sponsored by the Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs.  ANSER, one of two business units of Analytic Services, Inc., signed a Mentor-Protégé agreement with Halfaker and was recently awarded a three-year contract by the Department of the Army and the Defense Contract Management Agency.  ANSER first joined the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program in 1993.

Rockville, MD - Halfaker and Associates recently successfully completed the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned business executives increase their success in winning federal government contracts by establishing best business practices.

Washington, DC – USA Today recently published an article featuring Dawn Halfaker, CEO of Halfaker and Associates, on the front page of the Money Section. The article was titled, “Vets use skills learned in battle to make mark in business world,” and showcased programs that assist veterans during their transition into the business world and featured several veterans and their successful transitions from the military to owning small businesses.

Washington, DC – Halfaker and Associates, a strategic consulting business that provides homeland security and defense, physical security, program management, and information technology solutions for its clients, announced on October 26th, 2010 that CEO, Dawn Halfaker was named one of Ernst & Young LLP’s 2010 Entrepreneurial Winning Women. Dawn is one of 11 exceptional women recognized throughout the country with this prestigious award.

Washington, DC—Halfaker and Associates’ CEO, Dawn Halfaker, participated in the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation Joining Forces for Women Veterans: An Inaugural Summit on October 21, 2010 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. The BPW Foundation works to strengthen the capacity of organizations and businesses through education, research, knowledge and policy to create work environments that are inclusive and value the skills and contributions of working women.

Washington DC—On October 19, 2010, Halfaker and Associates supported the Paralyzed Veterans of America and their “Mission: Able” campaign as a corporate sponsor of the annual gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.