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August 2014 - Haystax Technology Announces Acquisition of NetCentrics

Haystax Logo

Combination creates next-generation mid-market company providing Cyber Security, Advanced Analytics and Secure Cloud Computing solutions

McLean, VA — Haystax Technology Inc., a developer of next-generation analytics and cloud computing solutions, today announced that it has acquired NetCentrics Corporation, a leader in cyber security and network management solutions for defense and federal customers. The acquisition provides immediate scale to create a single company capable of driving greater innovation and positioning itself as a premier high-tech provider, specializing in big data analytics, cloud computing, real-time threat assessment, cyber security and IT enterprise management for defense, intelligence and commercial markets. Together, the companies are poised to leverage a multi-billion dollar market opportunity.

With a revenue of more than $100 million, the companies will effectively address the top technology growth sectors, including cyber security, analytics, cloud computing, IT infrastructure modernization and secure mobility solutions. With the Haystax Technology Accelerator and NetCentrics’ OVO consulting group, the company will continue to focus on delivering next generation disruptive products and services.

“We have very strong cultural alignment and focus on bringing leading edge technology to our customer’s most difficult missions by providing differentiated solutions with innovation and agility,” said William B. Van Vleet III, CEO of Haystax. “The NetCentrics team has proven expertise, strong leadership and complementary skills and capabilities. Their size, scale and infrastructure, along with a strong contract base, provide a formidable foundation for acceleration of growth in a number of critical areas. ”

"Since founding NetCentrics almost 20 years ago, we’ve worked to offer top-notch technical solutions to our clients and create a corporate culture that has strong core values and a commitment to employees”, said Bob Dougherty, CEO of NetCentrics. “We look forward to extending our culture to Haystax and building an environment where creative thinking, imaginative engineering and thoughtful leadership will take our combined organization to new levels.”

NetCentrics will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haystax, maintaining its current brand, employee base and customer portfolio. Together the companies have offices in Northern Virginia; Northern California; Raleigh, N.C.; and Sierra Vista, Ariz.

About Haystax

Haystax Technology, Inc. provides next-generation intelligence and analytics solutions that deliver up-to-the-minute situational awareness and actionable intelligence for government and commercial markets. Haystax uses a combination of software and human analysis to turn large, disparate and unstructured data volumes into comprehensive and actionable information. In essence, these technologies allow users to find “the needle in the haystack” quickly and reliably. For further information about Haystax Technology, visit www.haystax.com or on Twitter @haystaxtech.

May 2013 - NetCentrics Announces GTD® Outlook® Add-In Version 3.3

GTD Book

NetCentrics proudly announces the release of version 3.3 of the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In, a popular software application which helps implement the Getting Things Done methodology, created by David Allen and documented in the book Getting Things Done. The Outlook Add-In is used by over 50,000 people in over 100 countries worldwide and allows Outlook to become a “trusted system� within the GTD methodology.

New Features

Version 3.3 of the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In adds support for Outlook 2013 (32-bit version). Find out more information for all the different versions of Outlook that are supported by reading the System Requirements on our website.

New Support Site Launched

NetCentrics is also excited to announce an upgrade of the Getting Things Done® Outlook® Add-in website - https://www.gtdoa.com.

As part of the initiative to improve the tools that help you implement the Getting Things Done® methodology in Outlook®, NetCentrics has made the following improvements:

  • Videos and Webinars - All of our webinars and training videos have been migrated to YouTube for faster playback and expanded support for different platforms. Make sure to check out the following videos and webinars:
    • How-To Videos - The How-To Video Series breaks down the functionality of GTDOA so that you can explore the add-in's functionality at your own pace. Feel free to jump around to find the functionality that will help you the most.
    • Best Practices by GTD Coach Meg Edwards - Meg Edwards, Director of Coaching Services for the David Allen Company, created this video series to share the best practices for bringing the Getting Things Done® methodology to Outlook®.
    • Newest Features - For those looking to upgrade to the latest version of GTDOA, explore these videos to see the latest and greatest functionality that has been added.
  • User Forums - The user forums have been upgraded to make it easier to connect with the rest of the GTDOA Community.
  • Knowledge Base - The GTDOA Support Staff recently went through and updated the Knowledge Base.
  • New FAQ and Guides for Enterprise Customers - For those looking to bring GTDOA to their Enterprise Environment, this new section will help answer your questions and determine the best way for moving forward.

Add-In Free Trial and Purchasing

NetCentrics offers a free 30 day trial of the Outlook Add-In, which can be downloaded from the following site: https://www.gtdoa.com/buy/.

The Outlook Add-In is priced at $74.95 for new purchases. Existing Outlook Add-In customers with version 3.1 or older can acquire version 3.3 for $19.95. Anyone who has purchased version 3.2 can upgrade to version 3.3 at no charge. NetCentrics offers bulk discounts for larger purchases and can package the Add-In for centralized delivery through an MSI package for silent implementation.

Contact NetCentrics (gtdinfo@netcentrics.com) for more information, or request a free trial (https://www.gtdoa.com/buy/) today.

May 2013 - NetCentrics Job Fair and Open House

NetCentrics is hosting a Job Fair and Open House for positions available for multiple DOD programs out of the Mark Center and Fort Belvoir. Here are the event details (please note the new date!):

NetCentrics Corporation Job Fair & Open House
Hilton Mark Center
May 29, 2013
11am - 4pm

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following openings:

  • SAN Engineer
  • VDI/Servers
  • VM Server Engineer
  • EMS BMC
  • EMS Remedy
  • EMS NetCool/Tivoli
  • EMS Infovista
  • Network Engineer
  • WIDS/WIFI
  • ISS Engineer
  • Interceptor Engineer (Tier III) Administrator
  • IA Specialist
  • SAN Engineer
  • Problem Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Applications Administrator
  • LINUX Admin
  • Senior Systems Engineer – Exchange
  • Senior Maximo Developer
  • Microsoft CRM Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Microsoft CRM Developer
  • Special Project Task Manager
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Information Assurance Manager

Please RSVP to Recruiting@netcentrics.com with your name, email address, phone number and current resume.

Parking details and Directions can be found at the Hilton Mark Center website at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-alexandria-mark-center-DCAAHHF/index.html.

We look forward to seeing you there!

March 2013 - NetCentrics awarded task orders by Coast Guard

NetCentrics announced today that it has been awarded three 33 month task orders in support of the United States Coast Guard.

NetCentrics has been awarded three 33 month task orders in support of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). These contracts are indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts. NetCentrics will provide support services to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cyber Command Computer Incident Response Team (CGCIRT), Certification and Accreditation (C&A), and the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology Service Center (C4ITSC) Information Assurance Division (IAD) Compliance and Reporting Branch (CRB). NetCentrics is excited to continue sharing our expertise and experience in support of USCG!

September, 2012 - The GTD® Outlook® Add-In Support Site Has Been Revamped

GTD Book

The GTD® Outlook® Add-In Support Site has been revamped to coincide with the release of Version 3.2 of the software.

The new support site now includes:

  • Training Videos from GTD® Coach Meg Edwards on the Best Practives of Using GTD® Outlook® Add-In
  • Video Guides on Using GTD® Outlook® Add-In for All Support Versions of Outlook®
  • Simplified Navigation to Make It Easier to Find What You Need

The GTD® Outlook® Add-In Support Site still includes the ability to submit a support request, interact with other users in the Users Forum, access to the FAQs and Knowledge Base, and the ability to request a new feature. You can always contact us at gtdsupport@netcentrics.com if have any questions or feedback.

June, 2012 - NetCentrics Announces GTD® Outlook® Add-In Version 3.2

GTD Book

NetCentrics is proud to announce the commercial availability of the Getting Things Done® Outlook Add-In Version 3.2. The Outlook Add-In is built in conjunction with the David Allen Company, to support the use of the Getting Things Done methodology using Outlook as a "trusted system". The new features in Version 3.2 are based on customer requests for enhanced functionality in Project Central, to improve project management capabilities.

Version 3.2 adds a number of important features, including:

  • The ability to convert Projects to Subprojects and vice versa
  • Templates for repeated tasks within Projects or Subprojects
  • A "drag and drop" folder structure within Project Central

There are many other new features. To view the complete list, see our Version 3.2 Release page. Pricing for the Add-In remains the same: $74.95 for new purchases. Existing Outlook Add-In customers can upgrade to Version 3.2 for $19.95. NetCentrics offers a free, 30 day trial of the Add-In. You can request the trial here.

June, 2012 - NetCentrics Team commended by 93D Signal Brigade

Certificate of Appreciation

Dylan Schoneweis and Gonzalo Garcia were recognized for their outstanding efforts during the enterprise email migrations at Fort Stewart and PEO-EIS Altess. The 93rd Signal Brigade commanding officer recognized both with a Certificate of Appreciation for their "outstanding attitude, patriotism and motivation" for their work on the migration project. Congratulations to Dylan and Gonzalo, who reflect our core values and demonstrate the excellent service NetCentrics constantly strives to provide every customer.

June, 2012 - OVO Keynotes Birds of a Feather Conference

PDMA Conference

Jeffrey Phillips, lead consultant with OVO, provided a keynote presentation at Bright Idea's Birds of a Feather conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The theme of the presentation was based on the insights from his book Relentless Innovation.

April, 2012 - NetCentrics/David Allen 10 year anniversary

Mind Like Water hat

Just over ten years ago, Dean Hering read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Dean likes to turn valuable methodologies into tools that help people be more productive. Working with Glen Bell, a NetCentrics staff developer, the two quickly built a prototype of an application that would embed many of the GTD principles in a Microsoft Outlook® Add-In. Finding David’s email in a Fast Company article, Dean contacted David to determine his interest. “We recognized the power of David’s methodology and saw an opportunity to incorporate his methodology into Outlook, which was already a trusted system for many people� said Dean. “It seemed a natural extension of Outlook for us – to help people manage their email, next actions, calendars and other important tasks.�

Ten years ago in April David and Dean met at the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, where David was delivering a seminar on Getting Things Done. Dean described NetCentrics and our key philosophies, including applying imaginative engineering to help people get things done, and showed David the prototype application. Over dinner and a handshake, they agreed on how the partnership would work (it only took the lawyers three more months to iron things out). To cement the deal, they traded a Mind Like Water® hat and a Science Expo propeller hat—it doesn’t get more serious than that. From that first meeting a new relationship was born. The David Allen Company and NetCentrics have been partners ever since.

Through ten years, eight product releases and countless customers and clients the relationship has thrived. Today our commitment to Getting Things Done is as strong as it ever was, and NetCentrics continues to expand and extend the GTD Outlook Add-in, with a new release planned in the summer of 2012. David’s fan base continues to grow and Getting Things Done remains a business best-seller. Here’s to a strong, long-lasting partnership with a great team – the David Allen Company and NetCentrics. We’re looking forward to another ten years of a wonderful partnership.

April, 2012 - OVO leads Innovate Carolina conference

PDMA Conference

Jeffrey Phillips, lead consultant with OVO, was the organizer and conference chair for the 3rd Annual Innovate Carolina conference April 20th in Raleigh. The theme of the conference was Innovating under tight resource or financial constraints. Over 150 people attended the one day event which featured speakers from Bank of America, Burt's Bees, Elster, Milliken, Net App, Novant and Red Hat. Innovate Carolina has constantly been ranked as "one of the best regional innovation conferences" in the country by attendees and sponsors.

April, 2012 - NetCentrics participates in NCSU Senior Engineering Design Fair

NetCentrics worked with 14 students from NC State University to complete 4 prototypes implementing emerging technologies in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This semester the projects focused on 3 areas: helping the environment through water conservation in the home, creating new interfaces for physically-challenged individuals to use modern computer systems, and lowering the cost of implementing technology into the classroom by redesigning the SmartBoard. These projects were demoed and on display at the McKimmon Center on North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, NC for the Engineering Department’s Semi-Annual Design Fair on April 26, 2012.

As stated in our first core value to “apply creative thinking, imaginative engineering, innovative technology, and thoughtful leadership to improve the quality of life�, NetCentrics is committed to contributing back to the community. NetCentrics has partnered with local universities for the past 9 years to donate our time and resources to work with the students and thought-leaders of tomorrow, and we are looking forward to continuing this work next semester!

April, 2012 - NetCentrics Awarded Prime Contract on a $47.5 Million Program

NetCentrics has been selected as one of four companies awarded the USCG C4IT SC IA contract. USCG C4IT SC IA stands for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Command Control Computer and Communications Information Technology (C4IT) Service Center (SC) Information Assurance (IA). This contract is a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling value of $47.5 million. The C4IT SC IA Division is comprised of the Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Certification & Accreditation (C&A) Branch, and the Secure Communications Branch.

Team NetCentrics will provide support to C4IT in the following areas:

  • Guidance on computer security issues
  • Researching and developing IA security plans and policies
  • Certification and Accreditation support
  • Developing IA awareness and training programs for Information System Security Officers (ISSOs)
  • Evaluations on IA hardware and software products
  • A CG-wide incident response program

The NetCentrics USCG C4IT SC IA Team consists of a select group of quality information technology companies with extensive experience in the Information Assurance fields. Our team's combined capabilities offer proven Cybersecurity expertise in each of the task areas.

NetCentrics looks forward to applying our demonstrated knowledge and experience in all task areas under the C4IT SC IA contract vehicle in support of USCG!

March, 2012 - Army's largest SCOM Deployment

Based on the Army's goal to monitor all mission critical services anywhere in the continental US from one location, NetCentrics planned, designed and implemented a SCOM solution to collect data from critical hardware and storage devices. The deployed solution gives the Army the ability to manage over 20,000 agents with the ability to expand as needed. With this system the Army can ensure IAVA compliance and can ensure mission readiness throughout all Warfighter Phases. Based on this deployment, NetCentrics personnel are considered SMEs on large SCOM enterprise-level deployments.

This solution offers the Army a single reporting location. With the correct permissions an administrator can monitor servers that support over 700,000 SCCM clients and approximately 1.2 million AKO users, cutting costs, increasing compliance, improving mission readiness and providing more centralized control.

March, 2012 - NetCentrics Employee Featured in NETCOM Journal about EOF

Yong Skomro
Yong Skomro, a NetCentrics team member working in Fort Huachuca, was featured in the Winter issue of NETCOM Journal in an article about Engineering Operations Facility lab. The EOF is a laboratory for new systems and the only enterprise operational information technology testing facility within the Army. Yong Skomro and the rest of the NetCentrics team, as part of the NETCOM solution, test new systems before they become part of the enterprise solution.

February, 2012 - NetCentrics VP Featured in Fast Company.

Fast Company has excerpted a section of Relentless Innovation, written by Jeffrey Phillips. Entitled "Let's Debunk 4 myths about how great companies innovate", the article examines some of the myths that surround innovation, and concludes that any organization can become a Relentless Innovator. Innovation is based on strategic choices, a culture that embraces innovation, and people who understand their roles and the importance of innovation.

December, 2011 - NetCentrics VP publishes Relentless Innovation.

Relentless Innovation
Jeffrey Phillips published Relentless Innovation, which examines why some leading innovators, such as P&G, 3M, and Apple, can sustain innovation while other firms innovate sporadically if at all. Phillips concludes that two barriers exist to continuous, sustained innovation: Business as Usual and middle managers. To sustain innovation, companies must shift to a "innovation business as usual" and middle managers must sponsor far more innovation.

June, 2011 - NetCentrics Awarded Prime contract on a $400 Million Program to Support US Army Information Technology Solutions- Small Business (ITS-SB)

NetCentrics Corporation has been awarded the US Army Information Technology Solutions- Small Business (ITS-SB) Contract. The multiple-award, five year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has potential value of $400 million. The NetCentrics Team will provide all IT solutions including Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), Information Assurance (IA), Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V), Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Engineering Services, Migration/Integration IT Services, and Warranty and Maintenance. The NetCentrics ITS-SB Team consists of a select group of quality large and small information technology companies with extensive experience delivering solutions to the US Army and other Government agencies. Our combined capabilities offer expertise in each of the ITS-SB task areas and are located in all 50 states. NetCentrics Corporation looks forward to bringing opportunities from Army, DoD, and other Federal Agencies to the ITS-SB contract utilizing the Army CHESS (Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software, and Solutions) ordering program.
The anticipated date for ordering to begin is September 12, 2011. Please see the ITS-SB page on our website for additional information and contacts.

Upcoming Events

August, 2012 - NetCentrics will exhibit at TechNet Land Forces 2012

NetCentrics will exhibit at the TechNet Land conference August 13-16 in Baltimore, MD.