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Washington, DC – On April 29, 2010, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reached proportions that caused the Federal Government to declare that it was “of national significance.” The declaration paved the way for the Federal Government to assist in the clean up and response effort. Since then, Halfaker has been tirelessly working behind the scenes to support the government’s response to the catastrophe.

Herndon, VA—On May 12, 2010, Deltek, Inc. announced Halfaker as a finalist in the running for its third annual Project Excellence Awards. The Deltek awards recognize outstanding Deltek customer and partner success in improving business processes and performance, increasing profitability and winning new business.

Las Vegas, NV- This year’s annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo will be held from 19-22 July at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. As both a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and supporter of the Army Office of Small Business Programs, Halfaker is proud to play a key role in the event’s coordination and is looking forward to attending the dynamic event.

Thousands of people in the District of Columbia have gotten off the streets, transformed their lives and learned to live independently thanks to the work of So Others Might Eat (SOME). Several Halfaker's team members were honored to support SOME’s mission by serving food to the homeless and extremely poor citizens of Washington DC on April 4th, 2010.

Washington, DC—Cyrus Mostaghim, Halfaker's Director of Human Resources was recently nominated for the honorable 2010 Human Resources Leadership Award (HRLA) of Greater Washington. The awards honor HR executives for outstanding contributions to their organizations and to the field of HR Management. This year’s awards will specifically focus on recognizing HR leaders who directly enhanced employee engagement to drive better performance within their organizations.

Washington, DC – Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, conducted her second interview on Executive Leaders Radio on March 18, 2010 with her mentor, Pete Howton, the CEO of Kingfisher Systems, Inc. They were interviewed by Executive Leaders Radio Host, Herb Cohen and co hosts Ed Allera of Bechanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Peter Schwartz of Vistage. During the interview, Pete and Dawn shared their common stories of triumph of spirit over circumstance and how they were partnered together in a mentorship relationship.

Coronado, CA - Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, spoke at the Women in Defense San Diego Chapter’s 2nd Annual Women in Defense Symposium on February 25th, 2010. The event was held at the Lowes Coronado Bay Resort near Dawn’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The mission of the San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense is to promote networking and professional development opportunities for women in national defense and security, support military service members, and encourage partnerships between the local community and military bases such as SPAWAR San Diego.

Arlington, VA- On February 3rd, 2010, Halfaker's CEO, Dawn Halfaker, spoke on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project at the Department of the Navy Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference in Arlington, VA. Dawn was invited to speak by Vice Admiral McCoy and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Juan Garcia to share her experiences in an effort to help the 600 participants from the military services and federal agencies better understand the barriers wounded warriors face in seeking post-injury employment and examine how to create more employment opportunities for them.

Washington, DC – Throughout the month of December, Halfaker conducted a Coat Drive in conjunction with Helios HR to help Reston Interfaith in support of those in need.

Washington, DC – On December 28, 2009, Halfaker's Director of Human Resources, Cyrus Mostaghim, and fellow West Springfield High School choir alumni caroled together at the Bethesda Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The alumni choir has been singing together for five years, includes alumni from a span of 25 years, and continues to cherish the special moments during each year’s performances. This year, they were able to sing a favorite song to a young boy who had just lost his father, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."