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AO consult is a certified veteran-owned small business established expressly to provide federal government clients with forward-thinking consulting and services through a commitment to responsive and cost-effective customer service. Founded on the principle of objective problem-solving, and building on more than 20 years of experience in serving the federal government, AO consult works with clients to solve complicated problems through a defined and action–oriented approach to establishing workable strategies, tactics, actions and measures.

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ao consult Team Awarded Contract in Support of the U.S. Navy

4/20/15: ao consult announced today (April 20, 2015) that it had been awarded a five year contract with the Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC), providing software development services. Under this contract, ao consult will provide software analysis, design, development, and testing and implementation to streamline existing capabilities into a single, reliable data sharing system, while reducing redundancy. "Building a secure and robust production system in support of NAVFAC planning, predominantly located along the East Coast, Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia, follows a two year initiative to prototype a solution," stated Lawrence O’Connor, president of ao consult. "We are pleased to continue providing innovative solutions for U.S. Navy."

ao consult Team Awarded Contract in Support of the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

4/13/15: ao consult announced today (April 13, 2015) that it was awarded a five year contract to provide application maintenance and end-user support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) internal systems and assist with configuration, infrastructure, and database support for other contractor applications. ao consult will provide operational support for existing applications as well as continue to capture specific user and functional requirements. "ao consult is proud to continue our longstanding support to AHRQ," stated Lawrence O’Connor, president of ao consult. "We will be responsible for preventative, corrective, and adaptive maintenance to existing AHRQ systems and new systems in direct support of AHRQ’s mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable."

ao consult Team Awarded Contract in Support of the Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center

3/24/15: ao consult nnounced today (March 24, 2015) that it was awarded a ten year contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC). PSC has a stated goal of "Managing the Business of Government" or programs under the DHHS. For more than 17 years, PSC has provided support for programs on a fee-for-service basis. These services may focus on assessing what does and does not work in a program, establishing performance and quality standards, setting up and managing financial systems, translating consumer products into different languages and distributing them to the public, and providing information technology services. "As part of the team, ao consult will provide expertise and solutions for DHHS as well as other federal and local agencies so that they can maintain a more singular focus on their information technology solutions," stated Lawrence O’Connor, president of ao consult.

ao consult is a Proud Sponsor of Playworks DC

11/1/14: ao consult will continue to be a proud sponsor of Playworks, Washington, DC. Playworks DC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks program coordinators (coaches) work full-time in 13 low-income elementary schools, serving 5,000 children every day. Playworks believes in the power of play can bring out the best in every kid. On playgrounds, everyone plays, everyone belongs, and everyone contributes to the game. Coaches encourage kids to bring out the best in themselves and each other, and kids learn the value of fair play, compassion and respect. For more information on Playworks, go to www.playworks.org.

ao consult is a Proud Supporter of Horton’s Kids

10/15/14: ao consult is proud to announce its support behind Horton’s Kids, a D.C.-based nonprofit that provides tutoring, enrichment programs, advocacy, and mentoring services to local youth in Washington’s Ward 8. "Horton’s Kids is making a difference in the lives of Ward 8 students, as well as the lives of those who donate their time," ao consult President, Lawrence O’Connor stated. "Helping children knows no ideology, it simply knows that it is the right thing to do; it is the thing to do for our country."

ao consult Awarded .Software Development Contract in Support of the U.S. Navy

10/1/14: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an extension to its IT services contract to support the U.S. Navy, by providing software development services in support of a content management system. ao consult will support the U.S. Navy’s systems and software across the entire lifecycle, from development through fielding and operational support. "ao consult excited to continue our support to the U.S. Navy and for them to have the confidence in our company to develop a vital system for them," said ao consult President, Lawrence O’Connor. "This continued faith in our company that the Navy shows gives all our staff the feeling of a job well done." Central to many of our solutions are the advanced technical skills and certifications of our consultants. This expertise provides great value to our clients, and our matrix structure allows us to deploy tightly-knit teams of certified experts to simplify our clients’ ability to address their most complex challenges.

ao consult Awarded Maintenance Contract with HHS

9/8/14: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide maintenance services in support of mission critical legacy systems. "This continued support to HHS helps to build our professional services capabilities to support data center migrations, WAN optimization and the creation of scalable, high performing hybrid cloud solutions," stated ao consult President, Lawrence O’Connor. This contract is part of our long-term commitment and support to HHS which goes back to the founding of our company in May 2009.

ao consult Awarded .Software Development Contract in Support of the U.S. Navy

8/11/14: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract to support the U.S. Navy, by providing software development services in support of a content management system. ao consult will support the U.S. Navy’s systems and software across the entire lifecycle, from development through fielding and operational support. "ao consult is excited to continue our support to a mission critical system and a vital need by our military service members," said ao consult President, Lawrence O’Connor. "This follow-on contract shows the Navy’s trust in our expertise and ability to produce outstanding results through complex systems development."

ao consult Continues Partnership with the RunningBrooke Fund

6/19/14: ao consult is proud to announce that it has become a 2014 sponsor of The RunningBrooke Fund. This fund provides 5 vital Alexandria, VA-based charities critical funds to serve at-risk children and families. "It is incredibly humbling and rewarding to know you are making a difference," said Lawrence O’Connor, President of ao consult. "It’s been wonderful to see the impact on the children in the local community." The RunningBrooke Fund has set its sights on raising $1 million. This money is used to send 4-year-olds to preschool, gives books to children who otherwise would have none, lifts homeless families to self-sufficiency, provides healthful after-school snacks for students living in shelters, builds playgrounds and gives the gift of self-esteem to elementary school girls.

ao consult Awarded Maintenance Contract with AHRQ

6/19/14: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to provide maintenance services in support of AHRQ’s Ektron Content Managements System (CMS). ao consult will maintain and upgrade Web pages, database structure and functionality to support Office Center modifications, and system modifications related to AHRQ operations and business support processes. "We look forward to continuing our work with the AHRQ to address the challenges of maintaining critical information for innovative health service practices, promoting their dissemination, replication, adaptation and use, while fostering innovation in the U.S. health care service industry," said Lawrence O’Connor, President ao consult.

ao consult Supports Playworks Washington DC

6/19/14: ao consult supports Playworks Washington, DC. It is not too late to donate to a wonderful cause. Playworks DC’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks program coordinators (coaches) work full-time in 13 low-income elementary schools, serving 5,000 children every day. They also provide training to school staff to use Playwork techniques in the classroom and on the playground. Donate today for a great cause.

ao consult Awarded GSA IT 70 Contract

11/6/13: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded a five-year United States General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract. ao consult's GSA contract, number GS-35F-062BA, allows ao consult to offer a comprehensive array of information technology services and solutions to government entities. The GSA contract enables
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consult to efficiently market its technical and engineering services to federal, state and local government agencies. A GSA schedule contract permits government agencies to purchase commercial goods and services using pre-negotiated terms and pricing with the purpose of significantly streamlining the procurement process for government customers.

"Today ao consult provides information technology solutions to several government and commercial entities," said Lawrence O'Connor, President of ao consult." "Securing the GSA contract is a natural step in the evolution of our strategy to expand sales ao consult's solutions to a broader cross-section of the government."

ao consult Awarded IT Services Contract with HHS

8/28/13: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to provide a stable platform for core IT services. By implementing and maintaining a virtual machine environment, ao consult will be able to virtualize mission critical applications and move them off of legacy systems. "By implementing a VM solution, to virtualize the agency's data center, we will increase the CPU utilization, decrease the power and cooling costs, and use fewer staff hours to manage the IT infrastructure," stated Lawrence O'Connor, President ao consult. "We are extremely excited to continue our partnership with the agency and committed to providing top-notch services in support of its mission."

ao consult Awarded Maintenance Contract with HHS

4/12/13: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to provide maintenance services in support of AHRQ's Intranet Content Management System. ao consult will maintain and upgrade Web pages, database structure and functionality to support Office Center modifications, and system modifications related to AHRQ operations and business support processes. "We look forward to continuing our work with the AHRQ to address the challenges of maintaining critical information for innovative health service practices, promoting their dissemination, replication, adaptation and use, while fostering innovation in the U.S. health care service industry," said Lawrence O'Connor, President ao consult.

ao consult Earns Exceptional Past Performance Evaluation

3/4/13: ao consult earned a score of 96/100 on the Past Performance Evaluation survey from Open Ratings. The responses from ao consult's reference customers demonstrate outstanding overall customer satisfaction relative to similar companies in the Information Technology (IT) and Management Consulting industry. "Not that we needed an official report to prove our high performance, but having something like the Open Ratings evaluation gives our current and potential customers additional peace of mind knowing that ao consult is the right partner for their IT and management consulting needs," said Lawrence O'Connor, ao consult's President. "We are extremely pleased with our score on this survey and will work to make it even higher for continued satisfaction of our customers."

ao consult Awarded .Net Development Contract in Support of the U.S. Navy

2/26/13: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract to support the U.S. Navy, by providing software development services in support of an enterprise planning system. ao consult will support the U.S. Navy's systems and software across the entire lifecycle, from development through fielding and operational support. "ao consult is excited by the opportunity to provide this enhanced capability to a vital component of the U.S. Naval community," said ao consult President, Lawrence O'Connor. "This contract will present us with the ideal opportunity to showcase our expertise in implementing comprehensive and complex IT projects."

ao consult Implements Cloud-based Business Models

10/29/12: ao consult works with its clients to develop deeper insights to help agencies create approaches to successfully scale and operationalize new cloud-based business models. As recent research has shown, many IT organizations need assistance in developing a clear understanding of how the complexity of these new business models impacts operations in nearly every function of their agency. "Implementing cloud-based business models is highly strategic and is an enormous undertaking," stated Lawrence O'Connor, President of ao consult. "We are very proud that agencies are relying on ao consult to support these new models and deliver a world-class experience."

Join ao consult at the Historic Alexandria Foundation

10/1/12: Join ao consult at the Historic Alexandria Foundation's wine tasting fundraiser on November 10, 2012. There will be a great line-up of Mediterranean wines from the GRAPE + BEAN as well as mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres from Grand Cuisine and a fabulous Silent Auction. Wines can be ordered by the bottle and case, with 15 percent of every purchase returned to the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Proceeds from this event and wine purchases benefit the Historic Alexandria Preservation Fund. Tickets can be purchased online on the Historic Alexandria Foundation Website

ao consult Awarded Maintenance Contract with AHRQ

7/23/12: ao consult announced today that it had been awarded an IT services contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to provide maintenance services in support of AHRQ's Virtual Machine (VM) Software Environment. ao consult will help ensure interoperability and complementary virtualization of server resources as AHRQ continues to develop virtualization solutions. "Our efforts will ensure that AHRQ will maximize the use of physical server resources, while making it easier to deploy and manage applications as business priorities change," said Lawrence O'Connor, President ao consult. "Partners, such as ao consult, leverage VM solutions to enable our customers to achieve greater value by increasing resource utilization across the enterprise."

ao consult Actively Recruiting Qualified Veterans

5/29/12: ao consult has recently enacted a new hiring policy for veterans, with a goal to attract at least a 20 percent pool of veterans during the application process for positions, including software developers/engineers, server administrators, program and project managers, and system architects. This is all part of the new policy enacted by ao consult President Lawrence O'Connor whose policy will create a veteran hiring preference for men and women who have served in the United States' armed forces. "ao consult recognizes and values the experience of our country's veterans, and we believe that experience could translate very well to a number of ao consult positions," stated Lawrence O'Connor. "Many veterans, by virtue of their military service, are well-equipped to serve our customer base."

ao consult launches social-media-based sites

4/26/12: "Social media is a genuine game changer for a business," stated Lawrence O'Connor, President of ao consult. "Social media creates opportunities for companies to supplement traditional sources of customer insight with a wealth of information gathered by listening in to community sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter." ao consult is proud to announce the recent launch of its social-media-based sites which enables professionals, consultants, agencies, technology providers, innovation leaders and other experts to engage each other through networking and the exchange of perspectives on information technology services and best practices.

ao consult sponsors The RunningBrooke Fund

4/16/12: ao consult is proud to announce that it has become a 2012 sponsor of the The RunningBrooke Fund (www.runningbrooke.com). This fund provides 5 vital Alexandria, VA-based charities critical funds to serve at-risk children and families. "It is incredibly humbling and rewarding to know you are making a difference," said Lawrence O'Connor, President of ao consult. "It's been wonderful to see the impact on the children in the local community." Over the past three years, the RunningBrooke Fund has raised over $110,000. This money is used to send 4-year-olds to preschool, gives books to children who otherwise would have none, lifts homeless families to self-sufficiency, provides healthful after-school snacks for students living in shelters, and gives the gift of self-esteem to elementary school girls.

New Site Live!

4/1/12: ao consult is eager to announce the launch of their next generation website. The website redesign includes easy access to specific services, integration with social media, and an improved employee portal. "Conceptualizing websites is a great lesson in the art of communication," stated Lawrence O'Connor, President ao consult. "It is really interesting to see how the maturity of a website reflects the maturity of an organization. The website conceptualization process is not so much about selecting a chic design, as it is more about how you want the information to come across."

The new website highlights the Company's new offerings, with a goal of providing visitors with informative content. ao consult will continually strive to add more information to update its clients with the latest happenings on its services.

ao consult Appoints New President

4/1/12: ao consult is excited to announce Lawrence O'Connor as its new President effective April 1, 2012. A United States Naval Academy graduate and veteran of the Gulf Wars, Lawrence comes to us from Interactive Technology Solutions (ITS) where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Under Lawrence's guidance, ITS grew from $15 million in annual revenue and approximately 200 staff to over $170 million in revenue and approximately 1,000 staff. Prior to ITS, Lawrence held senior management positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dyncorp, and ABB Environmental Services. With over 20 years of experience in the professional services industry, Lawrence brings new energy and direction to the Company and his knowledge will be invaluable as ao consult expands its federal services business by attracting top-notch staff and delivering proven solutions.