It has been an exciting couple of months here at REI Systems. We have continued celebrating our 30th Anniversary with events on the 30th of each month to say “THANK YOU” to our employees. Events have included a Kona Ice Truck, Barista Bar, Trail Mix Treats, and even a Tailgate Party! Fall is by far our favorite season and we have embraced the pumpkin spice lifestyle with fun fall festivities throughout the month including an indoor pumpkin patch for employees, with fall treats included. We celebrated Halloween with a pumpkin cooking contest, pumpkin carving, and of course a costume content. Culture is important to us here, to see more, check out all of the fun we have been up to on our Facebook page.
We also launched the 2019 Grants Management Survey. We issue this survey every year in the fall with George Washington University and the National Grants Management Association (NGMA).
The results will be valuable to federal, state, local, nonprofit, and university grants managers. It has been proven that the results of this annual survey have helped drive federal policy priorities. In fact, two years ago, your survey responses helped drive federal policy, via the President’s Management Agenda. The survey will close on Friday November 22nd, so don’t wait, take the survey and make your voice heard!
We recently released the results of our 2019 Government Analytics Survey “Are Analytics Important to Government?” REI Systems partnered with Johns Hopkins University & ACT-IAC to help identify key practices, resources used and needed, major challenges, and related topics that help inform the government analytics community. Results from the survey included 3 key areas of interest: 1) Analytics make a big impact: When making significant decisions, most agencies use analytics. 82% of respondents say analytics were dominant, significant, or at least “equal to other factors.” 2) Gathering data takes too much time: Analytics professionals spend more time gathering data than they dedicate to analyzing it. Survey respondents reported spending 23% of their time gathering data, versus 8% analyzing data, 14% communicating results, and 10% acting on the analysis. 3) Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) is getting a lot of talk, but not much action: 26% of respondents believe AI/ML holds the most promise for improving government, but less than 4% are using AI/ML now. Read more about survey results and their implications in NextGov, here.
Our most recent Government Analytics Breakfast took place on Wednesday November 13th. We had the opportunity to hear from Acting Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration- Patricia F.S. Cogswell who presented on “What Data is Needed for Executive Decisions?” This was an extremely interesting topic that generated a lot of questions and back and forth from the audience. You can view the entire presentation here.
At our November Grants Management Breakfast, we had the opportunity to hear from NASA’s Jennifer Gustetic, about how she has Advanced NASA’s Mission though Small Business Grant and Technology Transfer. You can watch her presentation here.
We will be returning with out Government Analytic and Grants Management Breakfast events after the holidays. These events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the topic and we would love to have you join! Want to find out more about the next GAB/GMB, sign up for the mailing list below:
REI Systems is growing and aggressively hiring for more than 80 open positions! Key positions including
- Proposal & Capture Manager Positions at all levels
- Full Stack Angular/.NET Software Engineer
- Data Analyst
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REI Systems has been busy! Our CGO, Gene Zapfel, had the opportunity to present on a panel at the Asian American Chamber of Commerce 10th Asian American Business Summit & Expo and our very own Gissa Sateri presented on a panel at ACT-IAC Imagine Nation ELC on “Through the acquisition wormhole: shortening the path to modern IT.”
We had a group of employees brave the cold to participate and raise money for the American Heart Association at their Annual Heart Walk. Also, the REI Cares team recently raised money to buy books for All Ages Read and the staff got to meet and read to some of the recipients of the books. It’s been a great few months here at REI Systems and we are ready for more as we enjoy the remainder of 2019!
REI Systems is on a roll..
REI Systems is proud to announce our recent wins in Application Modernization, Grants, and Analytics including:
- Legal Services Corporation
- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
- GSA’s CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation (COMET)
- FEMA Analytics
- DoD Innovation Research
- USCIS Event Driven Engineering/ Case Management