I began my internship with TeraThink on May 20th shortly after the conclusion of my freshman year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). While it felt like a short 3 months, I learned more at TeraThink then I could have imagined.
Working on several different projects allowed me to engage with numerous people throughout the company. I learned valuable tools such as Prezi, Google Analytics, and Tableau. The exposure to agile methodology was invaluable and I was able attend meetings involving marketing, data analytics, and ServiceNow.
Often, to do something worthwhile, getting started is the hardest part. Take going to the gym or writing this blog post. I feel great once I’m done, but I can come up with a million excuses not to even begin.
And so it is with data visualization, at least historically. Analysis paralysis rears its ugly head and you’ve thought of too many ways to depict your data to even begin to put pen to paper, or cursor to application, as the case may be. Conversely, you’re at your computer with a blank slate staring back at you and no earthly idea how you’ll begin to fill it. Sometimes, you have something created but the hoops you’d have to go through to change it creates a barrier to – you guessed it – starting.
We have been selected as the prime contractor by Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) for their Financial Management Systems-Information Technology Support Services (FMS-ITSS) contract. This five-year unrestricted single award IDIQ (indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity) contract, with a $100 million ceiling, represents exciting new work for TeraThink. The award demonstrates the continuing success of our strategy to lead transformation initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to support PBGC in achieving their strategic goals.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded TeraThink a prime position on the Improved Dashboard Analytics and Workflow Support (IDAWS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). We are excited to apply our Information Management and Predictive Analytics expertise to enhance the tools used by DoD for decision support.
This award extends our long history providing financial management expertise to the DoD. Valued an estimated $140M over 5 years, winning this multi-award BPA is a testament to our team’s excellence supporting the DoD.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded TeraThink $10M for Organizational Change Management and Business Process Reengineering. Awarded as part of the USDA Shared Services Lines of Business Solutions (SSLOBS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), our expansive financial management and modernization experience is directly relevant to USDA objectives. This experience was key to our winning these task orders.
TeraThink recently attended the 2018 Association of Government Accountants (AGA) National Leadership Training (NLT) symposium in Washington D.C. It was our first AGA event since rolling out our expanded offerings after our merger with Dominion Consulting. I attended with Jim Levitan, Howard Campbell, Leslie Hubbard-Darr, Matt Duffy, and Rodney Taylor.
Held February 27-28, the 2018 NLT was one of the largest ever, with 862 participants. The conference served as an excellent platform to learn about the latest trends in Federal financial management in a shared-experience environment. Additionally, it helped showcase TeraThink services at our booth in the exhibitor’s hall.
TeraThink was awarded a new contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) for Data Management and Support Services. TeraThink will continue development of a non-proprietary physical data model and archive to be used by ICE. This support includes Program Management and Support, Functional and Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Quality Assessment, and Data Cleansing, Data Loading and Validation Processes, Maintaining a Data Dictionary, and Automation.
TeraThink was awarded a contract at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for the United States Attorneys (EOUSA), to provide a detailed analysis of United States Attorney’s Offices’ (USAO) debt collection process and tasks. Our objective is to identify business process improvement recommendations that will allow the USAOs more time to focus on enforcement.
TeraThink was awarded the Resource Management Data Cleansing Support contract with Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA). We will be providing the personnel, management and materials necessary to eliminate the backlog within the following accounts: commitments and obligations, Trading Partner Numbers (TPNs), unmatched disbursements (UMDs), negative unliquidated obligations (NULOs), invoice and receipt recognition, and negative payables. Congratulations!
TeraThink Corporation was awarded a contract on February 23, 2010, to support Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) business transformation efforts related to replacing the legacy WHS Allotment Accounting System and eventual migration to the Business Transformation Agency’s (BTA) Defense Agency Initiative (DAI). In supporting WHS business transformation efforts, TeraThink will provide project control and schedule management, business process alignment, data strategy, organizational change management and communication strategy, and other management consulting support services.