Obera LLC Receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award From The U.S. Department Of Labor

Obera LLC Receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award From The U.S. Department Of Labor

Obera LLC Receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award From The U.S. Department Of Labor

 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Obera LLC as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. Obera LLC earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

Obera LLC joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.

 

About Obera LLC. – Headquartered in Herndon, VA., Obera currently operates in more than 65+ countries across five continents delivering innovative, global solutions in  remote and austere locations to support capacity-building, security assistance & training, and sustainment operations at a moment’s notice. Obera has the experience and resources to handle the most complex and demanding requirements for our customers.

 

Founded in 2003, Obera specializes in five lines of business – Supply Chain Management, Security Assistance and Training, Security Operations, Sustainment Operations, and Information Management – and provides government and commercial customers the local and international expertise and practical support needed to accomplish security assistance and capacity-building missions in challenging environments around the globe. We have proven past performance supporting the Department of State, Department of Defense (DTRA, CENTCOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, AFRICOM, NORTHCOM), USAID, partner nations, and commercial companies internationally. Our team prides itself on delivering cost-effective solutions based on best practices refined over decades of military and corporate leadership experience. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Obera maintains branch offices in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso supporting our West Africa Operations and Bogota, Colombia supporting our SOUTHCOM AOR operations.

 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program: The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.

 

There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.

Visit www.OberaLLC.com to learn more.

 

Obera LLC Proudly Announces the Appointment of Keith Dotts to Chief Growth Officer

Obera LLC Proudly Announces the Appointment of Keith Dotts to Chief Growth Officer

HERNDON, VA. – Obera LLC announced the appointment of Keith Dotts to the position of Chief Growth Officer (CGO).

“This has been in the making for some time now” explained John Richardson (CEO).  “Having worked with Keith for 5 years, it has been quite a journey for us, both professionally and personally.  He is an outstanding leader and colleague. We look forward to continued growth and success.”

Obera celebrates a proud lineage with over 18+ years of service to the US. Government and its commercial customers. Dotts will help take Obera’s mission to the next level.

“Having this opportunity to help shape and mold our company, to define our synergy with new strategic initiatives to propel growth is exciting and will be a challenge that I look forward to,” Dotts responded.

Dotts brings more than 30+ years of diverse experience in the federal service industry ranging from technical & professional services to security sector reform and capacity building.  Building upon a cross-functional career in government, business development, and program management, Dotts emerged as a key leader of disciplinary growth initiatives producing new programs on a global scale.

About Obera LLC. – Headquartered in Herndon, VA., Obera currently operates in more than 65+ countries across five continents delivering innovative, global solutions in  remote and austere locations to support capacity-building, security assistance & training, and sustainment operations at a moment’s notice. Obera has the experience and resources to handle the most complex and demanding requirements for our customers.

 

Founded in 2003, Obera specializes in five lines of business – Supply Chain Management, Security Assistance and Training, Security Operations, Sustainment Operations, and Information Management – and provides government and commercial customers the local and international expertise and practical support needed to accomplish security assistance and capacity-building missions in challenging environments around the globe. We have proven past performance supporting the Department of State, Department of Defense (DTRA, CENTCOM, SOCOM, SOUTHCOM, AFRICOM, NORTHCOM), USAID, partner nations, and commercial companies internationally. Our team prides itself on delivering cost-effective solutions based on best practices refined over decades of military and corporate leadership experience. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Obera maintains branch offices in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso supporting our West Africa Operations and Bogota, Colombia supporting our SOUTHCOM AOR operations.

Visit www.OberaLLC.com to learn more.

OBERA ATTENDS 15th ANNUAL ISOA SUMMIT

OBERA ATTENDS 15th ANNUAL ISOA SUMMIT

OBERA ATTENDS 15th ANNUAL ISOA SUMMIT

Obera LLC participated in the 15th Annual ISOA Summit. The 15th Annual ISOA Summit was held in Arlington, VA on 26-28 October 2021. This year’s summit theme was “ Great Power Competition regarding the Future of Contingency Contracting.”

 

The conference consisted of 2 full days of activities including the keynote speakers, VADM James Malloy (Deputy CENTCOM Commander), and Jim Sciutto (Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN Co-anchor of CNN Newsroom and author of “The Shadow War”), along with several experts who addressed the latest developments in Cybersecurity; Procurement Reform; Women, Peace, and Security; Pandemics and International Health Security; recent exit from Afghanistan, and much more. We also enjoyed keynote presentations from Ambassadors, Assistant Secretaries of State, and Rep. Michael Waltz from the House Armed Services Committee.

Obera supported this year’s summit as an exhibitor.  Our team consisted of Bill Smeltzer (Director of PMO), Johnnie Richardson (Finance & Logistics Support), and Keith Dotts, Vice President.

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 and capacity building. Being asked to support this year’s annual summit was a true honor. Being able to showcase Obera’s capabilities and commitment to our valued customers is critical to our organizations strategic growth in this industry. We look forward to supporting the next ISOA event in 2022.”

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.

 

 

Obera LLC is named a finalist in the 2021 Moxie Awards

Obera LLC is named a finalist in the 2021 Moxie Awards

31 March 2021

Herndon, VA

OBERA LLC is named a finalist in the 2021 Moxie Awards

Obera is pleased to have been named a finalist in the 2021 Moxie Award, said Keith Dotts, Vice President with Obera. “I want to congratulate our team for enabling us to be recognized among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C. metro community,” Mr. Dotts said.

Finalists were recently announced by Katie Jordan, the 2021 Moxie Award chair.  “This year’s finalists truly represent the spirit of Moxie and we are excited to help tell the stories of how they have navigated the past year,” Jordan said. “We look forward to revealing the winners at the 2021 Moxie Award celebration on Oct. 13, 2021, at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner.”

A complete list of finalists can be found at https://moxieaward.com.

OBERA LLC EARNS 2021 MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER DESIGNATION

OBERA LLC EARNS 2021 MILITARY FRIENDLY EMPLOYER DESIGNATION

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.

OBERA LLC NOMINATED AS FINALIST FOR SECAF 2020 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR AWARD

OBERA LLC NOMINATED AS FINALIST FOR SECAF 2020 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR AWARD

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.