Sabre Systems Inc. successfully completed the requirements for ISO 20000-1:2011 Service Management System and received the certificate for registration. ISO 20000-1:2011 is about delivery of managed services and supplements, and strengthens Sabre’s current ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) and CMMI® for Development (CMMI-DEV) and Services (CMMI-SVC) v. 1.3; Maturity Level 3 management framework model.
The ISO 20000-1:2011 certification demonstrates that Sabre is operating according to industry recognized best practices; is strongly aligned with the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) methodology; and provides efficient, reliable, and consistent service delivery and enterprise security.
Glen Ives, Chief Operating Officer, expresses his appreciation for the company’s “uncompromising commitment to professional excellence and constant improvement”. Glen notes that “this milestone achievement reflects our steadfast promise to always deliver the best in technology services and solutions to our customers.
Sabre is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Harper to serve as Senior Executive Director Operations. Mr. Harper will be responsible for managing large and complex U.S. Navy and federal civilian programs for the company.
Harper brings extensive experience in the defense industry as a senior consultant managing various programs within Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and other government agencies.
Group Vice President of Operations, Dennis DePriest, mentions Harper’s “wealth of knowledge and experience with NAVAIR, DHS, and NAVSEA.” DePriest’s enthusiasm to “have someone of Brian’s caliber joining the team” represents the sentiments of all at the company. Sabre welcomes and congratulates Mr. Harper as he undertakes this new position.
Chairman and CEO of Sabre Systems, Inc. Phil Jaurigue, was nominated to join the Committee of Seventy; an independent, non-partisan organization. As a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jaurigue will assist in the betterment of political workings in the Philadelphia region, as well as the state of Pennsylvania. The committee’s goal focuses on enhancing the community overall, and improving working and living atmospheres for the people.
The Committee of Seventy’s origins date back to 1904; when Philadelphia was named “the worst-governed city in America” in a magazine article. Striving to “keep ward over the public interests”, the committee’s motives have since been driven in favor of the people.
They have been recognized as the “go-to” for extensive, reliable information and analysis on Philadelphia’s political culture and government. The committee has worked towards strengthening many of the city’s political weaknesses by defending campaign financing limits, establishing a board of ethics, making lobbying a matter of public record, and various other issues. The committee’s accomplishments go beyond Philadelphia, as they have prompted the state of Pennsylvania to ban pension bonuses for elected officials, urged candidates for governor to present solutions for city and state education crises, and much more.
Overall, the Committee of Seventy’s honorable endeavors have contributed greatly to the Philadelphia region, and Pennsylvania as a whole.
As Mr. Jaurigue enters this role, he will contribute to the committee and their noble mission. Sabre commends Mr. Jaurigue for his achievement, as well as his determination to improve the community as a board director in the Committee of Seventy.
Sabre Senior Executive Director of Contracts Jeannine Roso, who heads up of the Contracts Department, has been honored with the prestigious Fellow Award by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). As the second highest award given by the association, Ms. Roso is being recognized for her significant contributions to the field of contracting as well as her contributions to NCMA.
As a Fellow, Roso will uphold various responsibilities such as: continuous support in a leadership role for the NCMA and contract management profession; participation in the Council of Fellows and the Greater Philadelphia local chapter; and contributions that enhance and expand the professional acceptance of NCMA membership and certifications. She will also be mentoring new NCMA leaders to aid development in their positions as she assumes the Fellow’s charge. Additionally, Roso’s entrance into the esteemed Council of Fellows allows her to contribute to its mission of enhancing the contract management profession.
Roso will be presented with the award at NCMA World Congress 2017 on July 26th, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois. This is the largest educational event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. “Sabre is proud of Jeannine’s accomplishment, and congratulates her as she undertakes this role and strives to improve contract management as a Fellow,” stated Jim O’Donnell, Vice President of Administration.
On a cold, foggy Saturday morning in February, Sabre employees took the “plunge” in the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the Special Olympics! The Polar Plunge, was held in Seaside Heights, New Jersey on February 25th to raise money in order to help the Special Olympics provide completely free services like year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health screenings. More than 25,000 athletes utilize these free services, making fundraisers like Polar Plunge extremely important.
Group Vice President of the Northeast Region, Bob Lake, and Autocad Technician of the Northeast Region, Steven Leonard, organized the event. They accompanied Sabre employees Kevin Henderson, James McGuiness, Fred Kuster, and Nikki Everett, along with family and friends, to represent the Sabre Nor’Easters team. The event itself raised a whopping $1.86 million dollars, and the Sabre Nor’Easters team alone raised $1,775 dollars. Senior Accountant and plunger for Sabre, Nikki Everett, raised $515 dollars; the most out of the entire Sabre team!
Ms. Everett described how “many of the plungers were in costumes”, and even “had themes in their groups”. That was an enjoyable addition, and certainly made the experience more than just a dip in some icy water. After the crowds of participants were admitted to the beach, organizers closed off the entrance so that only plungers could enter, making the event much more special. Another plus to the event was that some of the Sabre employees met each other for the first time. For example, Ms. Everett finally met some of the employees that work “on base”, allowing her to connect with a few Sabre co-workers that she would not normally see. After gathering and getting pumped up for the “plunge”, Sabre employees made their way to the frigid water and jumped right in! Nikki explained how the experience as a whole was “exciting and fulfilling”. It gave everyone involved a chance to build camaraderie with co-workers, while also participating in a good cause.
Overall, Sabre strives to support events like the Polar Plunge that aim to provide opportunities to those who may not have them readily available. As a company that values character, Sabre Systems, Inc. continues to urge its employees to participate in charitable events and give back. We commend our employees for upholding these standards, and contributing to the success of fundraisers like Polar Plunge.
Santa, a few of his helpers, and a group of student-carolers have a photo taken on Dec. 9 with CCoE and Fort Gordon Commanding General, Major General John B. Morrison, Jr. The group of do-gooders were spreading holiday cheer throughout the Signal Towers.
Vice President of Human Resources, Deb Kliman, participated in the Liberty United States Organizations (USO) Transition Program Resources Fair at the Horsham Air Guard Station on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Deb’s role for the morning was to sit side by side with active service members who are planning to transition out of military in the next year, and provide practical advice on how to prepare a strong, targeted resume that will get them noticed. According to Deb, “I was fortunate to meet such wonderful and grateful service members, and help them with the daunting task of completing a resume.”