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Podcast: IT Careers in Virginia – Opportunities and Trends

March 18, 2019

This episode of Work Talk joins Paul Wilkinson, EVP of 1901 Group and Mark Eschle, VP of Wize Solutions, as they share their insight with Marty Holiday, host of Work Talk…

FCEDA Spotlight: 1901 Group

March 13, 2019

Reston-based 1901 Group thrives with a platform that reduces costs and promotes migration to the cloud…

Blacksburg Growth to Fuel Innovation Campus

March 07, 2019

With recent news about Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus in Alexandria, the pipeline – specifically for high-tech disciplines – will draw from a deep reservoir in Blacksburg, fueling growth for universities and companies throughout Virginia…

‘The next big trend’

March 01, 2019

Doing D.C. work in Blacksburg creates a wealth of IT jobs…

Quality Clouds Improve Citizen Safety

March 01, 2019

Opinion Editorial written by Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations 1901 Group. Why Investments in FedRAMP Authorizations are Valuable to Us All…

Automate Or Die: Why IT Services Automation Is Critical For Channel Success

February 27, 2019

Solution providers say their very survival rests on how successful they are at automating arduous IT tasks for today’s digital transformation customers…

Power of Partnerships: 1901 Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

February 20, 2019

Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group shares his insights with AWS on the power of partnerships, the process of the Partners Transformation Program (PTP), and how to prepare the next generation IT talent…

2019 Market Outlook: 1901 Group’s Sonu Singh on Hybrid Cloud, Academia, and Talent Retention

January 28, 2019

With a new year comes new opportunities for innovation and growth in the government contracting community. Looking into 2019 – What’s next for GovCon?…

Finding a Workaround to the Defense Talent Shortage

January 14, 2019

According to a new survey from IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm ESG, 53% of respondents reported a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills within their company or organizations.

James Christopher, EVP for Operations and Engineering at 1901 Group shares his insights on finding candidates with the requisite soft skills and investing in technical training in an interview with Peter Suciu, ClearanceJobs…

What the Government Shutdown Means for Contractors

January 9, 2019

What began as the third shutdown of the Federal government in 2018 became the first shutdown for the New Year. Paul Wilkinson, EVP Corporate Strategy and BD of 1901 Group shares what the shutdown means to contractors and how to take advantage of the downtime…

WBJ’s Government Contractor to Watch: 1901 Group

January 9, 2019

Why 1901 Group? What are its biggest challenges and what’s next?

The story of 1901 Group unfolds in an interview with Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group and Robert J. Terry Senior Staff Reporter of Washington Business Journal.

Finding a Workaround to the Defense Talent Shortage

December 1, 2018

By: Peter Suciu, ClearanceJobs

As the competition for cleared IT talent continues to heat up, many employers are looking to college students to combat the defense talent shortage. The number of individuals currently waiting for security clearance in the defense sector has more than tripled over the past four years to well over half a million, according to the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB).  Paul Wilkinson, EVP of 1901 Group speaks with Peter Suciu of ClearanceJobs in embedding the IT skills in the curriculum at the schools.

Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on Industry

November 27, 2018

Government spending on cloud services contracts will continue to grow in 2019, according to projections from Bloomberg Government. The numbers have been growing steadily for several years now, and Bloomberg pegs this year’s total cost at $6.5 billion. Paul Wilkinson, EVP of 1901 Group and George Young, VP of public sector at Elastic join up in a critical discussion with host Francis Rose, Government Matters  on what the growing adoption of cloud services in the government means for industry and what the future holds for tech in the region.

Driving Top Technical Talent to Fairfax and Montgomery Counties

November 19, 2018

Leveraging new technologies in innovative ways

On November 16, Governor Ralph Northam announced the funding for the project from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which will support the addition of 580 new jobs in Montgomery County and 225 new jobs in Fairfax County by 2021.

The Fairfax Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) worked together with Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) to secure the project for Virginia. VEDP will support 1901 Group’s recruitment activities through VJIP, a program that provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs to support employee training activities.

Big Issues for Small Contractors: Talent Retention, Procurement, Culture

November 6, 2018

With the ever-changing landscape of government IT, there are several hurdles contractors face when competing in the GovCon market.

Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations of 1901 Group and Ed DeLisle, Principal Attorney and Chair of Government Contracting Group of Offit Kurman, join host Mark Amtower on the Amtower Off-Center Podcast to discuss attracting and retaining SME’s, changes in mentor-protégé program, sub-contracting issues, and more. Audio interviews available on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.

Cloud Technologies are the Only Way to Manage Complex Data and Compute Requirements in a Dynamic, Elastic Manner

September 24, 2018

As government agencies are under increasing pressure to modernize IT and shift to the cloud, 1901 Group is well prepared for this transformation.  We’ve built substantial cloud migration and operations capacity in a factory like model in our Enterprise IT Operations Center in Blacksburg, VA.  Additionally, true to our mission, we’ve created over 150 high technology jobs in rural America by investing in our people and our community…all of which delivers real value to our Government customers.”   – Sonu Singh, CEO

Cloud Journey: “How” and “Where” to Start Application Migration

September 13, 2018

As agencies are rushing to figure out how and where to start their mission-critical applications to the cloud, moving from a private to public environment is one of the most critical decisions agencies will face.

Brendan Walsh, Senior Vice President of Partner Relation of 1901 Group, a featured guest on the  Amazon Web Services (AWS) blog, highlights a solution using a Firm Fixed Price Migration (FFPM) model and an AWS framework to help agencies establish a budget and plan to start their mission application migration.

Cloud Migration Strategies, Roadblocks, and Successful Solutions

September 12, 2018

Shifting from private to public cloud is the big growth driver. Customers are hard-pressed to figure out how to do transformation or start that cloud journey. What’s behind a successful approach to cloud? That’s one of the questions 1901 Group LLC executives Paul Wilkinson and Sonu Singh tackled in a recent interview with WashingtonExec. The duo also addressed advantages and roadblocks of cloud computing, favorite technologies and the presence of Hokie nation in federal IT.