Sabre Systems, Inc. is sponsoring the 21st Annual Run & Fun Walk for Hospice. It will be held on Apr. 9, 2016 at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center in Leonardtown, MD at 8:30am rain or shine! If you would like to participate, you can register online at http://www.runforhospice.org and use PROMO CODE: SAVE5 to receive $5 off your registration fee. You can also register by completing the attached registration form and returning it to Bbuell@sabresystems.com no later than Mar. 24, 2016. All registration must be completed and received by Hospice by Mar. 26, 2016 in order to participate.
Duane Wilson recently submitted an abstract to the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) titled “Deceptive Disruption: Using Deception to Disrupt the Cyber Kill Chain”. His abstract was accepted by the association on Mar. 2, 2016. Duane will be presenting during the Technical Track Sessions at the upcoming ITEA Cyber Security Workshop in Arlington, VA, which occurs on March 15-17. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Cyber T&E to Disrupt the Cyber Attack Life Cycle.” Congratulations on your accomplishment Duane and keep up the great work.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is one of only six companies in the United States that is appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) v1.3 Staged: Maturity Level 3 (ML3) for Development (CMMI-DEV), Services (CMMI-SVC) plus Service System Development (SVC+SSD). Sabre was the first company to achieve this rating in May of 2013 as noted in the Published Appraisal Results (PARS) database furthering our reputation as a forward thinking and innovative leader.
This rating demonstrates Sabre’s commitment to strong project management and systems engineering practices. For our customers, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the CMMI rating ensures Sabre has the processes in place to address risk, manage subcontractors, plan and track a project and address development and maintenance activities that cover the product lifecycle from conception through delivery and maintenance.
Sabre’s appraisal to CMMI ML3 is organizational in scope and applies to all projects, rather than select business units or programs. Senior Executive Director and lead of Sabre’s CMMI initiative Lisa Feusahrens stated, “In our current competitive market, customers are seeking industry partners that have proven experience backed by a culture of process improvement and maturity. To maintain this rating is a testament to the hard work and discipline of all Sabre employees to deliver consistent project execution and to continually raise the bar to meet or exceed industry accepted practices.”
Sabre will continue to utilize CMMI as their enterprise process framework and as a critical component of business growth strategy to ensure the consistent management and delivery of the highest quality products and services.
On Feb. 18th, 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau proudly announced that Business Patterns statistics are now available for the nation’s 435 congressional districts for the 114th Congress. Sabre is proud that our Senior Price Analyst Becky Daniels of the National Capital Region is the Project Manager for the Census Bureau on the My Congressional District Web application project and will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing it going forward. The newly updated My Congressional District Web application includes County Business Patterns data at the congressional district level. This Web application, designed primarily for Congressional audiences and the public, now includes both economic and demographic characteristics. The County Business Patterns data provides detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries at the national, state, county and now congressional district levels.
Sabre served as a proud supporter for the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday Feb. 19, 2016. President and CEO Phil Jaurigue, attended the conference along with the VP of Human Resources Deb Kliman. The Black Engineer of the Year Awards is the nation’s largest annual gathering of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) professionals and leaders committed to increasing the percentage of people from historically underrepresented communities in the technology workforce. The conference recognized a number of technology leaders who were acknowledged for their achievements and their efforts in strengthening the STEM pipeline.
Phil Jaurigue was a speaker during two informational sessions that had around 100 students in attendance. He discussed his personal experiences of owning his own business and encouraged students to explore a career in STEM entrepreneurship. The session also included Astronaut Michael J. Foreman and former NASA Administrator Dr. Woodrow Whitlow. The two men spoke about their career accomplishments, educational achievements, and their main responsibilities throughout their professional careers.
The VP of Human Resources Deb Kliman provided the students with specific tips on how to approach different employers at the career fair event which was occurring later that morning. There was a K-12 STEM program for students, soft skills training for college students and assistance for veterans who are transitioning into the workforce.
According to President and CEO Phil Jaurigue, “I am encouraged by the growing number of students pursuing careers in the various STEM fields and am very happy to see the Philadelphia school district in alignment with this mission.”
Sabre Systems, Inc. attended the Business Networking Night for students at Arcadia University on Feb. 3, 2016. The Vice President of IT, Tom Dickson and the Director of Cloud Solutions, Robert Blum introduced the Sabre Systems brand to attending Arcadia students and discussed their current hiring needs as well as internships that are available. Tom and Bob were able to speak with potential hires about Sabre Systems’ interview process, culture, and personal experiences with the company. Tom and Bob were able to connect with students on a personal level through small group discussions and networking techniques. They gained a better understanding and further insight into what can be done to attract more business specific talent into the Sabre group.