04 SEP 2020 — Herndon, VA
OBERA LLC EARNS 2021 MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER DESIGNATION
Obera LLC announced today that it has earned the 2021 Military Friendly Employer. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Hundreds of companies participated in the Military Friendly ® Employers portion of the 2021 Military Friendly ® Companies survey.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.
Keith Dotts, Director of Business Development & Military Programs, who accepted the nomination, said “We are honored to be recognized by the Military Friendly organization who identifies small businesses that support our Veterans through hiring military service members; either retired, just from active duty, or those in the Guard / Reserve.” Mr. Dotts went on the describe how Obera has demonstrated growth as a small business that supports veterans as over 65% of our work force are military members. An example is our CEO, Mr. John Richardson served in the United States Marine Corps. Our excellent team of highly skilled employees and staff, are what makes this and our firm successful.”
“Companies that have earned this designation have invested in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations,” said Josh Rosen, Director of Military Friendly ® “To them, hiring veterans isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s good for business.”
Obera LLC will be showcased along with other 2021 Military Friendly ® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
01 OCT 2020 — Washington, DC
OBERA LLC NOMINATED AS FINALIST FOR SECAF 2020 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR AWARD
Obera LLC has been recognized by the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) Annual Government Contractor Awards, receiving the nomination of the SECAF Government Contractor of the Year ($15 to $27.5 million in revenue) Award. The nomination was announced to Obera in August 2020.
Obera LLC was recognized by SECAF as an emerging small government contractor business through its achievement in growth in a highly competitive marketplace. Obera’s continued contributions in promoting high standards of conduct across the government contracting sector, specifically, for our work providing base support, capacity building, sustainment, security operations, provision of supplies, information technology training, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and other government contracting requirements have enabled Obera’s growth in the industry.
Keith Dotts, Director of Business Development & Military Programs, who accepted the nomination, said “We are honored to be recognized by the SECAF organization who identifies small businesses that support emerging government contractors.” Mr. Dotts went on the describe how Obera has demonstrated growth as a small government contracting business through quality leadership, transparency, ethical conduct, and our excellent team of highly skilled employees and staff, acknowledging our appreciation for being recognized by the SECAF organization as an emerging Government Contractor of the Year for 2020.
17 October 2019
District of Columbia, WDC
OBERA ATTENDS 2019 AUSA ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION
The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. Taking place over three days, the Annual Meeting is designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services. AUSA accomplishes this task throughout the entire event by providing informative and relevant presentations on the State-of-the-Army, panel discussions and seminars on pertinent military and national security subjects, and a variety of valuable networking events available to all that attend.
The 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting, designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services. In addition to the expansive show floor filled with 700+ exhibitors, attendees have access to:
- informative and relevant presentations on the state of the Army
- panel discussions and seminars on pertinent military and national security subjects
- a variety of valuable networking events including ticketed dinners and receptions
- a hands-on opportunity to specify and see the latest technology in action
AUSA’s Annual Meeting includes the total Army – Regular Army, Guard, Reserve, civilians, and family members. It is one of the three key communication platforms employed by the Army to educate and inform government, academic, civic, and veteran advocates and leadership on Army priorities and issues impacting today’s Army.
Ryan Shaver, Executive Vice President, who attended this year’s event, said “Our Obera organization is committed to supporting our Department of Defense customers and the US. Army. We will continue to support AUSA and our Veteran workforce within the Obera family.” We’re hashtag#OberaLLCProudto be here on the Association of the United States Army 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition! Great to catch up with our US Army clients, meet and develop new teams, and make new friends! Partner with Obera LLC to Deliver Global Solutions! www.oberallc.com
7 September 2019
OBERA Hosts Team Building Event in Colombia
Obera LLC hosts Team Building BBQ for all employees supporting the Counter Narcotics and Global Threat (CN>) Program in Colombia. The Obera Team in Bogota, Colombia hosted a team building BBQ event in support of its employees who support the CN> program’s Security Cooperation Office (SCO) – Colombia contract.
The team building event consisted of an awards ceremony, a program review for all employees, and discussions on the upcoming re-compete for the program. Ryan Shaver, Executive Vice President and Bill Smeltzer, Program Manager from Obera Corporate attended and supported this year’s team building event, spoke very highly of the program and its team. Mr. Shaver said “Our Obera LLC team in Bogota have truly set a new standard with providing mission critical operational sustainment support to the US Security Cooperation Office in Colombia. This team building event is just one small way for Obera to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication.” In speaking with Mr. Smeltzer who is the Program Manager for this effort in Colombia, he stated that “from our team’s efforts and support to the CN> mission, there is a clear reduction with insurgency, terrorism and other forms of international crimes in the country.“ It is clear to all employees that work in support of this mission here in Colombia, Obera takes care of its team. The Country Program manager, Mr. Jose Ayala, is very pleased with the team and all they do in support of this effort to help improve the country as a whole. “By hosting this BBQ, presenting these awards to those that have performed at such a high level, talking about the future of the program, and to see the interaction with our corporate leadership here, this truly helps send the right message that Obera cares for its staff and the mission in Colombia.”
On 29 September 2016 Obera LLC assumed responsibility for providing mission-critical Operational Sustainment Support to the US Security Cooperation Office, Colombia (SCO-CO), to assist the Government of Colombia in reducing and eliminating drug trafficking and Narco-terrorism while strengthening capabilities and increasing professionalism within its military organizations. To achieve mission success, the Obera Team employs a local national staff of over 180 across a variety of disciplines that include Logistics, Department of Defense (DoD) service-specific mission support, Engineering, Driver Dispatch and Motorpool operations, GPS vehicle fleet services and site security services. For more information on this successful program and others like this, please visit the Obera LLC website at: www.oberallc.com
10 September 2019
OBERA ATTENDS 2ndANNUAL ISOA AFRICA STABILITY & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Obera LLC participated in the 2nd Annual ISOA Africa Stability & Development Conference. The 2nd Annual Africa Stability and Development Conference, hosted and led by the Middle East & Africa (MEA) Chapter of ISOA was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 8-10 September 2019. The conference consisted of 2 full days of activities including the keynote speaker, MG Roger Cloutier (US Army Commanding General, US Army Africa – SETAF), along with several experts who addressed the latest developments in regional stability operations, the industry’s role in reconstruction, and the importance of operational resilience, with special panels on conducting business fort all industries in Africa.
Keith Dotts, Director of Africa Operations, who attended and participated in this year’s event, supported the Training & Peacekeeping: Promoting National Security and Global Stability as a speaker and panelist for this conference. Mr. Dotts said “Our Obera LLC team has been an active member of ISOA since 2017. We see the ISOA Association as a key valued asset that improves our organizations capabilities for stability operations. Being asked to support this year’s Africa conference was a true honor. Being able to speak to all guests on the importance of peacekeeping and national security capabilities is critical to all organizations for business development. We look forward to the next ISOA event.”
The ISOA mission is to foster effective international stability through member engagement, networking, and advocacy operations by means of our four pillars: Member Company Success, Government Advocacy, Partnership & Outreach, and research & Analysis. For more information on ISOA please visit their website email@example.com.
26 August 2019
OBERA LLC ATTENDS 19THANNUAL AFRICAN ENDEAVOR
Obera LLC participated in the 19thAnnual Africa Endeavor Communications Symposium.
Africa Endeavor (AE) is the annual U.S. Africa Command hosted Defense Communications Symposium. The purpose of AE is to engage with African Partners & Leaders to help facilitate the development of their Defense Information Technology network at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels and promoting interoperability. Additionally, AE addresses information security and defensive cyber operations in order to build the African partner’s capability in these areas.
AE19 was conducted in Accra, Ghana. Fifty African nations participated in the symposium, along with the African Union, regional economic communities, the United Nations, Western Partners, and interagency subject matter experts. Programming focus in 2019 was focused on training & workforce development and includes areas of cybersecurity, interoperability, Women Peace & Security, and Enlisted development. AE provides the African, U.S., and WPN military communicators the opportunity to discuss capabilities, address interoperability gaps, and approach solutions as a fully integrated component of a multi-national force improving the training opportunity for an international audience. The symposium has grown in size, scope and capacity given the significance of public /private /partnership integration.
Keith Dotts, Director of Africa Operations, who attended and participated in this year’s event, said “Our Obera LLC team has supported this event over the last 6 years. We are honored to provide specialized and innovative services designed to enhance Information Management & Communications Capabilities for the nations in which we operate.” Mr. Dotts went on to describe how Obera LLC designs, integrates, and supports operations of complex systems that support specific communications and information technology services. “Each mission has unique Communication & IT challenges, and our team of highly skilled & experienced staff truly understand the complex nature of support for all IT Management requirements for all global operations.”
AE19 built on ongoing military-to-military engagements and focused on Command priorities to build partner strengths and capabilities. The theme for AE19 was Signal Training! Install, Operate, Maintain, and Protect. With support of interagency partners, programming is being developed and subject matter experts are being identified/invited. AE has exposed more than 1,850 communications specialists and military planners in C4, tactics, techniques, and procedures. AE18 hosted participants from 42 African Nations, regional economic communities, Western Partner Nations (WPN), International Organizations, and each USAFRICOM Component, and the Prime Minister of the host nation. This year Ghana is the events host nation. AE supports U.S. Africa Command’s decisive objectives by:
- Increasing the capability of African nations to contribute to regional and international military activities aimed at preserving peace and combating transnational threats to security.
- Supporting development of African partner national cyber strategy.
- Improving military-to-military relationships among African nations and developing U.S. and key allies as preferred regional security partners.
Objectives of AE include enhancing partner capability to install, operate, maintain, and protect mission command systems as well as build partner networks, encouraging the sharing of interoperable procedures, and documenting standards and SOPs. The first AE was held in 2006 in South Africa, as a communications exercise that included senior communicator discussion. In 2014, the USAFRICOM Commander approved separating the two efforts, with communications exercises taking place at the Component level and maintain the senior leader discussion at the headquarters, in the form of a senior leader symposium. This symposium has taken place in Botswana (2015), Madagascar (2016), Malawi (2017), and Cabo Verde (2018). Recognizing the need to find solutions to interoperability issues, a technology exposition was added to the event, bringing vendors from across the spectrum of communications and supporting equipment.