NEWS & EVENTS 2014
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BMK Present for Orion Launch, Cape Canaveral, FL
BMK Consultants' CFO Ashley Kee was a proud attendee at the launch of NASA's Orion Spacecraft. The unmanned, 4.5 hour test flight flew farther and faster than any capsule built for humans since the Apollo moon program. BMK Consultants was honored to witness this new chapter of The United States' Space Exploration Program.
BMK Consultants Celebrates the start of the 2014 Holiday Season
with The Spectrum Group
Giving Thanks 5K - The Dirty Dozen Team
Critical Force-Protection System Completed Ahead of Time, Under Budget
Hanscom AFB, MA - Congratulations to the Force Protection Team at Hanscom AFB, MA for their outstanding work on the TASS IDS system deployment. The Team was able to complete installation of the system in just 78 days, well under the 110 day timeline estimate given by the government. This accelerated timeline, along with other collaborative efforts, resulted in a 17 percent savings from the original cost. BMK Consultants, as a subcontractor to Jacobs Technology, aided in these efforts. Our Senior Configuration Management personnel were instrumental in the completion and success of this endeavor. We thank our employees and recognize their tireless efforts to protect the Warfighter.
”Following an urgent request in January 2014 from the 17th Air Expeditionary Forces commander to support service members deployed to imminent danger areas, the Force Protection team swiftly developed and implemented a plan to meet that expeditionary need through rapid acquisition, deployment and installation of the TASS IDS”.
Congratulations to BMK Consultants Sr. Technology Engineer Paul Bess on being named an "AQ Hero"!
Mr. Bess (Second from Left) was one of five SAFTAS members recognized by our government clients as
"AQ Heroes" at the annual Air Force Association (AFA) sponsored "Salute to AQ" event.
BMK Celebrates Veterans Day 2014
First celebrated as “Armistice Day” in 1919 to commemorate the end of WWI, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 a national holiday. Officially changed to “Veterans Day” by President Eisenhower in 1954, November 11th then became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. servicemen and women. BMK has a proud military history and strong dedication to our Veterans. BMK joins with all Americans as we say “Thank You” to our Veterans and their families.
Congratulations to the SAFTAS AQ Quarterly Award Recipients for July-September 2014:
CRH/HH-60G Team, AQQ:
Ms. Diana E. Garcia (BMK Sr. Acquisitions Program Analyst)
Col. Robert Toth
Lt. Col. Denise Edwards
Lt. Col.Heather Marshall
Maj. Pat Dugan
BMK Consultants Joins the Women's Leadership Consortium
BMK is pleased to announce our participation in the Women's Leadership Consortium (WLC). Spearheaded by The Spectrum Group, the WLC is a working alliance of companies where women either own or hold key leadership positions. The WLC's goal is to foster environments receptive to women’s leadership. Operating as a model of collaborative leadership, the WLC emphasizes working together to achieve a common business goal that is more difficult to achieve individually during a challenging economy.
Mission: The mission of the Women’s Leadership Consortium is to align our capabilities and resources to win business in the federal and commercial marketplace.
Vision: To collaborate and maximize our potential in our Key Business Areas while leading and developing women leaders within the consortium.
Customers of Interest Include:
Department of State
National Institute for Health
Defense Health Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
State and Local Governments
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
BMK Welcomes Senior Advisor (2014-2015)
U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Thomas J. Verbeck (Ret.)
BMK at the AFCEA Fall Golf Tournament
BMK Consultants had a great day participating in AFCEA's Fall Golf Tournament at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club in Atkinson, NH.
Judy Haberman (Co-Owner), Doug Haberman and Vanessa Nelson made it a successful fall fundraising event.
Thank you Vanessa for manning the raffle table and selling mulligans on behalf of the Young AFCEANs Organization.
Proceeds from the Tournament benefited the Chapter's Scholarship Programs.
Health IT Consortium
BMK Consultants is proud to be a member of the newly reinstated University Health IT Consortium (with The Spectrum Group). The quarterly meetings between Industry members and Universities aims to collaborate and identify current issues facing educators today as they try to keep up with the ever changing field of Health Technology. This Consortium's discussions are designed to encourage relationship among Universities to better prepare students to enter this field at an advantage.
BMK and the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
BMK supported the 136th General Conference and Exhibition of the NGAUS in Chicago, IL."Delegates at the conference on the shores of Lake Michigan were among the 4,000 people registered for the 136th General Conference and Exhibition. With nearly 300 exhibitors displaying their wares at the trade show and speakers from Congressand the Pentagon, the association's gathering in the Windy City was one of the most successful in recent memory."
BMK at DTRA Industry Day
BMK attended the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Science & Technical Engagement Partnership (STEP) Program Industry Day in Minneapolis, MN. It was a day to engage with Scientists and other Industry members to find a way forward in the changing global face of Biological Threat Reduction.
BMK Volunteer Day 2014!
BMK Employees had a great time volunteering for the Serve Our Willing Warriors Cookout at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Ft. Belvoir, VA. It was a day full of fun, great food, and prizes! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, especially Gary Auerbach, The Frisbee Guy! Supporting our troops and their families is an important goal for BMK Consultants as a community member, and as an US Women-Owned Small Business.
BMK Consultants is pleased to announce
our completion of the MCCC govConNet Institute!
This invaluable program for Small Businesses is geared toward helping
Defense contractors leverage their unique capabilities and expand in the Federal Marketplace. BMK gained the knowledge and network necessary for continued growth. Thank you to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce for their tireless efforts to support small businesses in the DC Metro Area.
BMK at the NDIA Breakfast Series
BMK Consultants recently attended a breakfast featuring Senator John McCain as the speaker. Expounding on recent events in foreign policy and the state of our military, Senator McCain provided great insight into future operations, and had an informative dialogue regarding current Government Contracting issues and successes.
BMK Consultants is a Proud Sponsor of the
Women in Defense Annual Dinner
BMK Consultants' Professional Organizations,