Mission Systems Support Contract (MSOC) – Award

January 25th, 2018

Mission Systems Support Contract (MSOC) – Award

DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB) announced today that it was selected as a major subcontractor supporting Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) on their recently awarded Mission Systems Support Contract (MSOC) at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.

MSOC is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with core work, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), and level-of-effort components. The contract includes a two-year base period of performance, and three consecutive two-year options, with a total potential value of approximately $1.12 billion. The contract began Phase-In January 2, 2018 and base period operations begin in early March 2018.

In support of SGT’s MSOC, DB will provide technical, management and administrative services for Mission Control Center Systems (MCCS), Training Systems (TS), Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), and other support elements in multiple NASA Flight Operations Directorate (FOD) mission systems environments.  Support types include: Operations, development/modification, sustaining engineering, maintenance, IT/Cyber security, and FOD-wide Communications Security (COMSEC) support.

Following the award, DB’s CEO Gerald Boyd Jr. remarked: “We are very pleased to be supporting and enabling both SGT’s and NASA’s Human Space Flight “Mission Success!”  He went on to say: “This win reinforces the long term commitment DB has made to NASA, JSC and our employees. We are excited about how this will enable continuously improving the value of our people, products, services and solutions.”

Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, DB is a small business with a proven track record of successfully providing information technology, engineering, and management services throughout the entire life-cycle for the products, services and solutions we deliver.  Employing about 250 full-time professionals, DB partners with government and commercial clients in the aerospace, defense, education, health, homeland security, and social programs arenas.


DB Upgrades to ISO 9001:2015

September 29th, 2016

Why ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001:2015 Standard has been widely recognized and embraced throughout the world with over 1,000,000 organizations independently certified as compliant with its requirements. The 2015 revision provides an opportunity for organizations to leverage the standard for continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction, therefore improving the bottom line. DB was among those pioneering companies that embraced implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 even before formal issuance of the new standard’s final revision.  As a result, on September 29, 2016, DB became ISO 9001:2015 certified.

For many companies, including DB, it is imperative to maintain ISO 9001 compliance for several reasons:

  • Customers may require demonstration of compliance with its mandatory requirements;
  • ISO 9001 provides a model for management to enhance internal process effectiveness while concurrently enhancing customer satisfaction;
  • The processes the standard requires have been widely recognized as value-adding to organizational accomplishment and not as a bureaucratic impediment.
  • It allows for executive management of all organizations, large and small, to maximize effectiveness and efficiency while ensuring achievement of the strategic and tactical goals of the organization.

DB was able to enhance its Quality Management System (QMS) by deepening and concentrating on the standard’s updated 2015 revision, specifically:

  • The integrity of the QMS’ foundation;
  • Top and Senior management demonstration of  leadership;
  • The requirements and reasons for the organization to address the requirements of interested parties beyond customers;
  • The requirements related to addressing risk and the necessity for liability mitigation; and
  • How process management can impact both internal effectiveness and customer satisfaction.DB’s secret of success is that our management team ensures that quality management activities are not viewed as a “necessary evil” but rather are pursued because they make sense and add value.
  • Achieving results in record time could not happen without the ultimate commitment of the team and leadership of our executives and senior managers. The ISO 9001:2015 Registrar was truly impressed with DB’s approach to implementation of the mandated requirements.

DB Mentoring: Keeping NASA Glenn Research Center’s Information Secure and Mentoring the Next Generation of IT Professionals

July 15th, 2013

As an incident response analyst, DB’s Joshua Glemza is part of a team that is responsible for keeping NASA Glenn Research Center’s information technology secure. This is a pretty important job for a world-class research, technology, and development facility that employs more than 3,400 talented scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative and support personnel who are dedicated to developing innovative technologies for aeronautics and space flight.

However, when Glemza’s former mentor told him about Glenn Research Center’s Exploring Project and the Computer Technology Explorer Post that the facility hosts, he knew he wanted to take on another pretty important job ― that of an Explorer Advisor.

This past April, Glemza completed a six-month stint as the Explorer Advisor for the Computer Technology Explorer Post 631. Each week, he met with young men and women ages 14 to 20 to teach them about computer technology through hands-on activities. Students gained experience in animation, robotics, graphics, game programming, Web development, Arduino programming, signal processing, data acquisition, and image processing, as well as programming, computer architecture, and basic circuitry. The students also tour various labs at Glenn Research Center and in the Greater Cleveland area.

Joshua Glemza teaching Exploring Project Computer Technology Post 631
Explorer Advisor Joshua Glemza leads the Explorer Post Computer Technology as part of NASA Glenn Research Center’s Exploring Project.

Glemza discovered that by sharing his expertise and experience with students, he too learned a great deal.

“The Exploring Program has allowed me to grow personally and professionally while helping students determine their own interests in the computing field,” he said.

About the Exploring Project
Glenn Research Center’s Educational Programs Office, in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, has been part of the Exploring Project and has hosted an Explorer Post since the 1970s. The project was established to expose students to research and technology activities specific to Glenn Research Center and promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Exploring Advisors, who are Glenn Research Center staff volunteers, lead Explorer posts and meet with students once a week from October to April to explore various aspects of STEM, NASA, and Glenn Research Center.

In addition to the Computer Technology Explorer Post, the Glenn Research Center’s Exploring Project hosts four other Explorer posts, including:

  • Aeronautics Activities
  • BalloonSat Technology
  • Human Space Flight
  • eXtreme Green
  • This past session, 89 students from 40 Ohio high schools participated in the Exploring Project. Glemza was recently recognized by Center Education Director Dovie Lacy and is looking forward to his next class of students.

    CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

    May 3rd, 2013

    Since June 2012, DB has provided the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) level of effort contractor staffing for a broad range of information technology and related public health services. Staffing support includes a variety of positions, including biostatisticians; computer programmers; computer statistical assistants; business systems, data, and public health analysts; public health and medical specialists; project managers; subject matter experts; technical writers; and web designers and developers.

    DB Awarded National Institutes of Health Public Information and Communication Services (PICS) Contract

    March 1st, 2013

    DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB) has been selected to compete for task orders issued under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Information and Communication Services (PICS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Twenty-five firms were chosen to support the contract that enables NIH institutes and centers to purchase communication goods and services from designated contractors. These services will help NIH institutes and centers maintain exceptional performance in the areas of media, communication, and information dissemination and technology. The combined value of the contract, which includes one base year and four option years, is $500 million.

    “This latest win builds on DB’s long-standing professional relationship with NIH,” said DB’s Chief Executive Officer, Gerald Boyd, Jr. “We have supported numerous communications projects with various NIH offices and divisions in the past, and it’s always been a positive and rewarding experience that has led to some award-winning work. Communication services is a core capability of DB and an area in which we excel so we are excited to get working on some task orders.”

    For the NIH contract, DB assembled and will lead a team of respected firms, including CACI International, Inc.; MSL Group; Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.; Social Solutions International; and TKC Global Solutions, LLC.

    For more information, contact Gerald Boyd, Jr. at (301) 589-4020.