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Sabre Sponsored Drexel Senior Design Team 54

June 7, 2017

Sabre was honored to provide a $1,000 sponsorship to Drexel University Senior Design team 54, led by Sabre Director of S&T Partnerships, Robert Carullo. Mr. Carullo explained, “The team’s mission was to deliver a unique, electrically powered ultralight aircraft with a flight stabilization program that is significantly safer for the operator, thus attracting people to the ultralight aircraft community”.                                                                      Group Picture - Drexel Article

The standard ultralight aircraft is described as weighing less than 254 pounds of empty weight, having a fuel capacity of 5 U.S. gallons, and being equipped with only one seat. Additionally, this type of aircraft normally has a power off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots of calibrated airspeed, and no more than 55 knots of calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight. The aircraft is not capable of transporting people or goods, but is used for recreational purposes. It also cannot fly in congested areas or controlled airspaces. In efforts to improve the functionality and design of the aircraft, team 54 strived to create an efficient, cost-effective, and safe project.

 Aside from being electrically powered, team 54 also incorporated a design with twin motor configuration, carbon fiber propellers, enclosed fuselage, a flight stabilization program, autopilot and GPS, and a more durable structure. Improvements from the original model would specifically include an enhanced wing design, as well as an enhanced rib design. Many of these features would also allow for the pilot of the model to require no experience before flying.

Sabre’s sponsorship enabled the team to build a full size prototype airframe with a gasoline powered motor for flight test, and conduct ground runs and flight tests. Upon final completion, team 54’s fixed wing ultralight aircraft will become an anomaly, and lead the potential market of recreational flight; a market valued around $301.62 million in 2015, and estimated at $389.26 million by 2020.

 Drexel University Senior Design Coordinator, Dr. John Lacontora, quoted, “This was an outstanding project that achieved all the goals of the Senior Design Program for our student teams. They conducted Program Management, Fiscal Management, Market Research, Design, Prototyping and Testing. We thank Sabre Systems for their role in enabling this successful project.”

Sabre Hosts Hackathon

May 18, 2017

At the end of April, Sabre Systems, Inc.’s subject matter technical experts from across the company gathered virtually to help improve and expand the Disaster Planning and Response (DP&R) tool created by two Sabre employees. What was forecasted to be an experiential event transformed into a widespread success with contributions that have vastly improved its functionality. With the help of the participants, the scope and functionality of the tool was greatly expanded and improved upon. The volunteers took time out of their busy schedules and personal lives to contribute in a meaningful way in what turned out to be a profound success.

One of the key focus areas of the DP&R app is to help first responders and relief workers navigate unfamiliar cities, towns, and states as they lend hand after natural disasters and other events that cause widespread destruction. The enhancements made to the tool will help improve response times and response effectiveness.

Hackathon-EBS-Banner(w-icons)Sabre President and Chief Operating Officer Glen Ives was blown away by the success of the event, but not the least bit surprised by the teams dedication to helping one another. After the event ended, Glen said “What a Hackathon! And what a true pleasure to be able to say that our Sabre team was able to host a tremendously successful event where we shared many creative and resourceful ideas to help enhance our Disaster Planning App … a tool that will potentially help save lives and homes when disasters hit. I was so excited to take part and learn. And the neat part was not only learning from a technology perspective, but learning just how many incredibly bright, dedicated and in many cases, brilliant, Sabre “Pros” we have on our team. Something very special to have the opportunity to exchange neat ideas, work with and have fun with such a talented group of people. Thank you sincerely to all of our Hackathon players!”

The time and effort that was dedicated to the Hackathon solidifies one of the foundational elements of Sabre; through teamwork and innovation, Sabre “Pros” can come together to make a truly meaningful impact on Sabre’s commitment to quality and excellence. Exceptionally well done!

Sabre Receives Prime Contract with U.S. Census Bureau for Web Support Services

May 11, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau awarded Sabre Systems, Inc. a contract to continue its success in providing innovative web capabilities and social media features. This includes interactive applications, data visualization, mobile applications and digital content. Sabre will support the Census Bureau by creating and maintaining an engaging suite of applications that meet the needs of the agency and the public. As part of the Open Data initiative, the Census Bureau is also focusing on open data and its role within the commercial space.

Sabre will support Census to continue its transformation and personalization of its website to improve the appeal and usability of the site. In addition, the Census Bureau data will be made more accessible and user friendly to the public and key audiences. Sabre will create and design digital content and application functionalities that will improve methods such as, but not limited to, automated ways to access Census data, innovative data products and content, and initiatives supporting open data and developer engagement. Some of the applications we support are: Census Experience Management, Stats for Stories, Census QuickFacts, My Congressional District, World Population Clock, and American FactFinder.

The Census Bureau’s social media program is among the most active in government, with tens of thousands of followers across multiple platforms, two-way communication, and extensive multimedia support. The Census Bureau is developing a reputation as a leading government agency in utilizing the sphere of new media. Sabre will be supporting the next wave of this effort by working with the government on awareness campaigns and developing web applications/data services to better provide this information to 3rd party consumers.

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data and information about the nation’s people and economy. This information is more than just data, it shapes important policy decisions that help improve the nation’s social and economic conditions. The Center for New Media and Promotion (CNMP) coordinates, develops, and implements integrated communications and promotional campaigns with consistent messaging and branding about the U.S. Census Bureau. This is achieved through the effective use of digital media, data visualization, advertising, public relations, and marketing. CNMP explores new ways of communicating through web, mobile, and social media, as well as harnessing developing technologies for displaying and communicating statistical information and data.

According to Group Vice President, National Capital Operations, Jamie Norris, “This prime contract allows Sabre to successfully continue its outstanding support to the U.S. Census Bureau, and we look forward to continuing this achievement with more opportunities for growth in the National Capital area.”

Sabre Receives ISO 20000-1:2011 Certificate of Registration

March 31, 2017

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.

Brian Harper Appointed as Senior Executive Director Operations

March 29, 2017

Harper, BrainSabre 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.

Phil Jaurigue Nominated for Committee of Seventy Board of Directors

March 29, 2017

Chairman and CEO of Sabre Systems, Inc. Phil Jaurigue, was nominated to join the Committeehigh-resolution-phil-j 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’s Jeannine Roso Honored with NCMA Fellow Award

March 15, 2017

Roso, JeannineSabre 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.

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