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Baker–Sabre JV Awarded DHS EAGLE II Enterprise-wide IT Contract

June 11, 2014

The Baker-Sabre JV (composed of Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a subsidiary of Michael Baker International as the Managing Partner and Sabre Systems, Inc.) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II).  The term of the multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is a five-year base period with a two-year option period.  The contract award may expand the JV’s position in the Enterprise-Wide Information Technology market.

Baker-Sabre received a prime contract award in the Unrestricted Track of Functional Category 1 (FC1) – Service Delivery.  The purpose of FC1 is to provide a full range of services and products in support of developing, implementing and maintaining technology to support DHS’ mission and business functions across the entire lifecycle of a program.

Under EAGLE II, Baker-Sabre may offer a wide range of solutions and services for the various components of DHS.  These solutions include system design, development, implementation and integration; software design and development; and operations and maintenance solutions, processes and procedures.

Baker’s David Greenwood, P.E., D.WRE, vice president, Federal, U.S. Department of Homeland Security market lead, said, “This new work under DHS’ EAGLE II contract compliments our robust Infrastructure & Engineering solutions, builds on our longstanding relationship with Sabre Systems, Inc., and expands our services across DHS.“

Baker President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bergman, added, “Securing national interests at home or abroad is a key tenant of Baker International, and this contract allows us to demonstrate the broad range of capabilities we bring to DHS.  Since the formation of DHS, we have been privileged to support the agency’s mission-critical programs and we look forward to continuing our strong commitment.”

“Sabre Systems, Inc. has provided IT solutions to the federal government for 25 years,” stated Fred Kuster, vice president of Sabre Systems, Inc., Cyber Solutions division.  “We are proud to support DHS in its mission of safeguarding the homeland through secure and innovative technology solutions.  Our partnership with Baker is solid and we look forward to working together in providing solutions and services that support the vital needs of DHS under this contract.”

Sabre Hosts ACS Data Users Conference

June 6, 2014

ACS_LogoSabre Systems, Inc. hosted the first American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 29-30, 2014 The event was held in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). PRB served as subcontractor to Sabre on this project.

The purpose of the conference was to facilitate information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues and applications, and to promote networking among these users. The conference attracted 300 participants from all over the U.S representing local, state, and federal government, academia, researchers, and the private sector. There were more than 40 presentations by ACS data users, an invited plenary session by top Census Bureau staff, and keynote addresses by Dr. Mark Doms, Undersecretary for the Economic and Statistics Administration in the Department of Commerce and John H. Thompson, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sabre was responsible for all aspects of planning and organizing the conference, including venue selection, travel coordination, logistics of the breakout sessions, and vetting the presentations.

 

Sabre Awards STEM Scholarship to Ivy Ren

June 6, 2014

RenSabre is pleased to announce that Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) senior Ivy Ren of Springfield, Va., was awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to Yale University in recognition of her outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accomplishments.

Ms. Ren was presented with her award on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at TJHSST by Sabre senior advisor Paul Korkemaz. According to Korkemaz, “Ivy has demonstrated an exciting passion for science and technology. She has excelled in a very challenging classroom, earned her teachers’ respect, and has been involved in various STEM-related extracurricular activities during her four years at TJHSST. However, her ability to articulate what she hopes to accomplish in math and physics along with her explanation about why the Sabre STEM Scholarship was important to her cinched this award. I predict a very bright future for Ivy as she matriculates to Yale University this fall.”

The Sabre STEM scholarship program was launched in 2013 in an effort help steer students into these curriculum by helping reduce the financial barriers to attend college. Sabre will award a total of four $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students in locations where the company has a major presence.

 

Sabre Exhibits at Patriot Basecamp

June 4, 2014

Patriot_BasecampSenior Executive Director of Human Resources (HR) Deb Kliman and HR Administrator Jennefer Rivera represented Sabre at Patriot Basecamp on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. The event offered educational, career, housing, legal and other resources for active duty, transitioning military members and Veterans.

Patriot Basecamp was sponsored by SMART (Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow) and the Sports & Education Expo, in partnership with the city’s Veterans Multi-Service Center and its new Women’s Veteran Center.

Sabre Presents at Energy Optimized Aircraft Meeting

May 30, 2014

Sabre engineer Howard Gregory represented the company at the Tri-Service Energy Optimized Aircraft (EOA) annual Steering Committee meeting held May 20-21, 2014 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio.  The event was well attended with approximately 100 representatives from the Department of Defense, industry and academia.

The Tri-Service Energy Optimized Aircraft (EOA) is a military focused initiative with the goal to provide advanced capabilities to the war fighter by enabling energy efficient military aircraft with enhanced operational capabilities, minimized thermal impact, and reduced energy and power consumption.   Representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy presented development efforts of the EOA National Plan which guides government and industry programs and investments in air platform power and thermal management research and development activities.  Sabre presented the results of its recently concluded Integrated Propulsion, Power, Thermal Management System Science & Technology Demonstration Study; the briefing was well received and there were several requests for additional information.  

Sabre Participates in Career Skills Seminar for Veterans

May 27, 2014

Career SkillsOn Saturday, May 17, 2014, Sabre was a proud participant in a Careers Skills Seminar for Veterans. The seminar, hosted by the Union League in Philadelphia, Pa., provided Veterans with mentorship and valuable professional insights to prepare them for the job search, and equip them with the tools needed to be successful, from application to hire.

Various workshops were held during the day-long seminar to assist Veterans with transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce. Ten human resources’ professionals from various companies attended the event and facilitated 20-minute roundtable discussions. Sabre was represented by Deborah Kliman, senior executive director of HR, who led an interview skills roundtable. Other discussions focused on topics ranging from LinkedIn techniques to resume pitfalls and necessities.

Sabre Awards STEM Scholarship to Sonia Lee

May 27, 2014

Lee AwardSabre is pleased to announce that Great Mills High School senior Sonia Lee of Leonardtown, Md., was awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University in recognition of her outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accomplishments.

Ms. Lee was presented with her award on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Great Mills High School by Sabre Senior Executive Business Director Andrew Macyko. Sabre’s Mid-Atlantic Region received a number of scholarship applications but Sonia’s essay stood out according to Glen Ives, group vice president, “I knew Sonia’s motivation and attitude matched those of our Sabre team, and I was excited to help provide her an opportunity to continue to do big things.”

The Sabre STEM scholarship program was launched in 2013 in an effort help steer students into these curriculum by helping reduce the financial barriers to attend college. Sabre will award a total of four $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students in locations where the company has a major presence.

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