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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.

Fairfax Station, VA – Thanks to all of the generous participants and volunteers who joined in support of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) at Burke Lake Park, this year’s Run Around the Lake was another great success! On the brisk and cloudy Fall morning of October 3rd, over 320 enthusiastic patriots completed the 4.7 mile event at Burke Lake to raise over $20,000 in support our Nation’s heroes returning home from the current conflicts.

Baltimore, MD – On September 25, 2010, Halfaker's COO, Doug Days and CFO, Emily McMahan reached out to at-risk male youth during the monthly Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood meeting. Mentoring Male Teens was established by Cameron Miles as a group mentoring program serving at risk males between the ages of 8 and 18 in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Halfaker provided lunch for the 50 male teens in attendance and Doug Days delivered a motivational speech to the teens on the importance of education and factors that will prepare them to enter this competitive job market.

Fort Knox, KY—On September 24, 2010, Halfaker supported the 33rd Annual Ft. Knox Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament at the Lindsey Golf Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky.