From the President's Desk

Growth and Exciting Changes at TechCORE MSS

Continuing with Superior Performance in a CoVid-19 Era - February 2021

At TechCORE MSS we will always recognize that our people are our company.

At the start of 2021 it continues to be a challenging year for businesses. As I stated in my monthly letter in November, “just as our country is built on the strength of our people, so is our company.” We work hard to create and maintain an environment that demonstrates our policy and practice of inclusiveness and respect for all individuals as we focus on making sure that it is reflected in the excellent work we provide to our clients.

This month is Black History Month and TechCORE MSS is proud of the fact that we have made our workplace inclusive, equitable and welcoming to employees of diverse ethnicity and backgrounds and that we demonstrate that our vision and goals are to provide quality service while we keep our people safe and healthy. People come to work at TechCORE MSS because of our culture and because they believe in our vision which we clearly articulate to our people and our clients. It is our mantra, not just in February, but always.

We believe that it is essential to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health to ensure a wellness “balance,” which is even more critical because of additional stress that we all experience during the era of CoVid-19. Although we have been working remotely for the past several months, we still focus on looking after our personnel by encouraging happiness through better nutrition, exercise and meditation. We believe in safety and wellness and we become energized so that we can continue to make a positive contribution in the workplace as well as the work that we do for our clients. While we continue to work remotely with regular online meetings, presentations, and demos, we have improved our communication skills and make sure that we remain safe and secure online.

We are so excited and proud of the fact that our belief in who we are, and our commitment to our people and clients, TechCORE MSS is recognized in the December issue of CIO Magazine as one of the top 20 Most Promising Enterprise Information Management Solution Providers for 2020.

We are committed to maintaining that reputation as we continue to provide Enterprise Information Management Consulting Services and Solutions with our employees of diverse ethnicity and backgrounds, and who provide quality service while we keep them safe and healthy.


Quanetta
President and CEO
February 2021

Happy New Year to everyone!!

With the start of a new year comes the sense of a new beginning. Many of us will make New Year's resolutions. Some will succeed and follow through with these goals. Some will simply recommit to goals they have set in the past, but for whatever reason, were not able to see come to fruition.

I, too, have set a number of goals - both personally and professionally. While I have new goals for myself and for our firm, there is one goal to which I plan to "recommit." It is a goal I try to expand on each and every year we are in business, and that is to better live up to the TechCORE MSS standard of bridging the gap between People, Process, and Technology.

The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection as we pause to look back on the past year, but also make plans as we look ahead to what 2021 will bring. I am excited with the way the year has started and the outlook for our path forward in 2021, and beyond. I am proud of what we have accomplished. We are all part of an amazing organization; we help great clients do great things. This year we shall continue to solidify our vision and mission, and more effectively articulate it to our people, and our clients. I am confident that success will follow.

I am excited about the momentum with which we have entered the new year. We have established good growth and company visibility that support our goal to be an employee- and client-focused Consulting and Services Company. I thank all our valued staff and clients for our relationships and continued efforts which give me confidence in the progress we’re making on our journey to be the company of choice to an ever-increasing list of clients for the quality services that we provide.

We continue to take the necessary steps to ensure our long-term success. This includes streamlining operations to deliver work more efficiently, better align our resources against demand, and to offset continuing market challenges. Our staff has a commitment to continue working harder, smarter and more creatively than ever so that we will succeed in “Growing the Business” by penetrating new markets, and adding new capabilities, just like we have done since we opened our doors. The only difference is that this year, together, we plan to take it up a notch.


Quanetta
President and CEO
January 2021

As we prepare to bring 2020 to a close, I find myself humbled but energized by the reality that I am fortunate to lead an organization like TechCORE MSS. Like many businesses and particularly as a small business, we have had to navigate our ability for continued operations during “the year of COVID-19.” Our people have proven to be creative, trusted partners whose expertise, focus, and passion are recognizable in the transformational work we do for our clients.

In spite of COVID-19, we continue on an amazing journey as a company. Our success in “Bridging The Gap Between People, Process and Technology” and advancing the potential of the company we've built, is closely linked to our ability to collaborate and fully leverage the expertise and diversity of all of our valued staff and consultants. Supported by technology, new tools and colleagues who possess a strong spirit of cooperation, we've made great progress in collaboration, and mutual respect for our individual talents, united by our shared purpose and a desire to do amazing things.


It's easy to do things the way we've always done them, but sometimes there may be a more efficient way, but it's far more difficult to step outside our comfort zones. When we collaborate, we acknowledge that there might be a different approach to consider beyond what we have always done. When we collaborate, we go beyond just identifying experts or case studies; rather, we engage those experts in a way that drives creative thinking. When we collaborate, we tap diverse points of view across different areas of the company, challenge ourselves, and work through solutions that power innovative outcomes.


In response to COVID-19, we have made creative adjustment and had significant accomplishments during 2020.   For example, we:

  • Adjusted to working remotely while maintaining communication via daily ZOOM meetings
  • Established our new corporate office space in Stafford, Virginia which qualifies us for HubZone certification
  • Created and launched our new websites
  • Expanded our qualifications and capability by obtaining multiple new certifications
  • Increased our visibility through attendance and active participation at conferences (Appian World; Pega World; USPTO Small Business Networking Conference; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Procurement Conference; NIH Small Business Program Office Vendor Outreach; Smithsonian; etc.)


My wish is that we all remain safe and healthy, and that everyone will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. I look forward to our being able to end the year with even greater accomplishments as we continue on this positive trend, and recognize that we are all on the same team and commit to be more collaborative and creative in everything that we do.


Quanetta
President and CEO
December 2020

TechCORE MSS continues to demonstrate our belief that “challenges are opportunities to innovate.” The commitment that we have to our clients has allowed us to maintain a steady growth, acquire new contracts, and recruit new staff with exceptional qualifications and experience, so that as we focus on our clients we can provide the superior project services that they deserve.

Our performance has helped us develop relationships to further establish TechCORE MSS as a contender in the marketplace. We are happy that we are being recognized by our valued staff to be one of the “Best Places to Work,” and are well on the way to becoming the envy in our industry. In addition, we are actively working to increase our visibility, and are excited that we have become “known,” and “liked,” and we continue to work at becoming more and more “preferred” by our clients so that we can become the firm of choice for the services that we provide.


Our message has traditionally focused on what we do and how we do it, but without the “why we do it” it will be difficult to recognize our full potential. “Why we do it” can make a difference to our clients, our communities, our country, the economy, and of course to our business. Why we do what we do matters, and when we fully understand this, we become excited to come to work each day because we know that we have a purpose in the services that we provide for our clients.


As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, I reflect on our country and the diversity of peoples, beliefs, cultures, histories, and traditions that have come together to create this great nation. As we expand our client base beyond or local area, we at TechCORE MSS are proud of our commitment towards maintaining a workforce that represents the cultural diversity of our ever-changing environment. Whether with our clients, or employees, we constantly demonstrate that we maintain a policy and practice of inclusiveness and respect for all individuals.


Just as our country is built on the strength of our people, so is our company, TechCORE MSS. I am extremely optimistic for the rest of 2020, and our path forward in 2021 and beyond. I know that we will continue to succeed in being a company that is known, liked, and preferred if we focus on our vision, mission, and purpose to remain an integrated and diverse staff and client team.


Quanetta
President and CEO
November 2020

This is an exciting time for TechCORE MSS! Times are changing and we are embracing the changes! We are excited to announce that on October 1, 2020, TechCORE MSS’s office moved its new headquarters to Stafford, VA, with auxiliary locations in Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield, Fairfax, and Reston in VA, as well as Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD.

TechCORE MSS is a known proponent of scalability and flexibility, and we are now better able to meet current and future clients where they are, whether online or in person. In addition to increasing our responsiveness, we are also proud to announce that we are expanding our qualifications and capability by obtaining multiple new certifications. The company is a certified minority/woman-owned disadvantaged small business, (WBENC), certified Service-Disabled Veteran, and certified by the Veterans Institute of Procurement (VIP Start, Grow, International), LDBE (MWAA), SWaM, and is NMSDC certified. In addition, the location of our new headquarters in Stafford Virginia now qualifies us for HubZone certification, and we have a pending application for 8(a) Certification which will expand client resources for sole-source service providers.

As we approach this exciting development, we look forward to our future, and remain committed to continue on the path of stability and superior project performance, and to become a bigger company with additional expertise and new initiatives. We promise to continue to focus on our clients and their projects and the value that we deliver through the capabilities of our people. From top to bottom TechCORE MSS personnel continue to work harder, smarter, and more creatively than ever. We know that superior project performance and focus on our current as well as new clients will build relationships of trust as we face all the excitement that change, and growth can bring.

Our continued efforts will lead to new work; new work will lead to strengthened experience; strengthened experience will lead to internal growth; internal growth will lead to overall company growth; and overall company growth will result in greater opportunity for employees, market recognition, pursuits of larger and more complex projects, and ultimately a bigger and more successful TechCORE MSS.

So, my valued TechCORE MSS colleagues and clients, I am grateful for all of you who believe in our vision and support our commitment for robust growth, ingenuity, and dedication as the company grows, and we will remember to not lose sight of our vision to provide value-added services and products through the solutions that we offer.  View Our Team


Quanetta
President and CEO
October 2020

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