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Live at AWS re:Invent 2019: SVP Brendan Walsh Discusses Digital Transformation for Public Sector Market

December 05, 2019

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community…

A Critical Path Option for IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

December 05, 2019
As agencies work towards building a 21st century government to better support and service the American people, one optional, low risk, incremental path for IT modernization and digital transformation becomes clear…

Industry Leader Brings Evolutionary Storytelling to Company Through PRs and Marketing Communications

November 22, 2019

With more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, corporate communications, media relations, and brand management within the IT industry, Tricia Long, VP of Marketing Communications and Media Relations at 1901 Group has ran the marketing for 1901 Group…

1901 Group Invited as Guest Lecturers at Radford University Davis College of Business and Economics

November 07, 2019

Government Contracting in the Federal Government Market…

A New Frontier for Tech Talent – New River Valley

November 05, 2019

Companies find tech talent and innovation in the mountains and valleys of Virginia…

Industry Advisers See Promising Ways to Expand IT Sector in Rural Virginia

November 04, 2019

The technology sector’s growth in Northern Virginia could be modeled in rural Virginia with the help of universities like Virginia Tech…

Building State’s Tech Talent Pool More Important Than Ever

November 01, 2019

For the past 10 years, Virginia Tech Alum, Sonu Singh has been building his IT service company on the coattails of his alma mater…

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Smithsonian Digitization Conference

October 09, 2019

Innovation is critical when it comes to transforming the workforce and developing new ways to engage with citizens…

Compliance Depends on Connecting with People

October 03, 2019

Reflecting on the sessions I’ve been to at SCCE CEI so far, an overarching theme is that compliance is about building relationships…

MEET 1901 GROUP: James Christopher

October 03, 2019

Q&A with Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering James Christopher…

MEET 1901 GROUP: Paul Wilkinson

October 03, 2019

Q&A with Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development Paul Wilkinson…

MEET 1901 GROUP: Sonu Singh

October 01, 2019

Q&A with Founder, President and CEO of 1901 Group Sonu Singh…

1901 Group Provides 24×7 Managed Services, Cybersecurity, Management, And Optimization Of Mission-Critical Systems In The Cloud

September 24, 2019

1901 Group is a leading provider of IT services, focusing on public sector customers that benefit from leveraging highly secure, cloud resources…

Digital-First Approach Brings Innovation and Automation to Organizations

September 18, 2019

For most organizations, digital transformation has gone from a leading-edge ambition to a business imperative…

Deepening Our Security Relationship through Cloud-Based Strategies and Digital Transformation

September 18, 2019

In this 21ˢᵗ century global environment, the U.S. Department of State’s Joint Strategic Plan, declares the need to be proactive when it comes to threats effecting national and economic security…

Podcast: Recruitment and Retention in the IT Sector

August 19, 2019

This episode of Work Talk, Marty Holiday, host of Work Talk, interviews Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations at 1901 Group…

You’re in the Cloud, Now What?

August 06, 2019

Key Takeaways from the AWS Public Sector Summit 2019…

Why are STEM and Cloud Services so Important to Rural America?

August 05, 2019

The not so obvious answer is today more people, from a broader range of education backgrounds than ever before, are able to obtain new information technology jobs while staying in rural locations…

Bringing the world to their doorstep

July 30, 2019

Technology and health care are shaping region’s future…

Highlanders rising

July 30, 2019

Radford expands health-care, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship studies…

Tech savy girls from around the world come to Blacksburg

July 29, 2019

On July 26, 1901 Group participated in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls initiative by hosting four girls from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia and job shadowing with several employees throughout the Blacksburg offices…

Microsoft-ServiceNow Deal is ‘Huge’ Channel Opportunity

July 10, 2019

Microsoft’s landmark agreement to partner more closely with ServiceNow—including tightly integrating the ServiceNow IT automation platform with the Microsoft Azure cloud—spells “huge” opportunity for the channel…

Lawmakers Seek Improved Cyber Safeguards with IoT Security Bill

July 05, 2019

“Using the federal purchasing power to shape the wider, consumer, enterprise, and industrial markets for IoT devices…”

Need to Hire Cyber Talent? Look Beyond the Nation’s Capital

June 25, 2019

Is there a rural solution to the cyber security shortage? For the past few years, the demand for cyber talent has been increasing exponentially. Today, the D.C. metro area has the highest demand for cyber security professionals in the country…

Understanding the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System

June 18, 2019

The past is something that is impossible to escape. That is especially true when it comes to how well a contractor fulfills its mission for the federal government…

Cloud Computing Drivers: Business and Technical

June 06, 2019

There are several drivers that lead government customers to explore the cloud. Most of these drivers can be grouped into two categories: business and technical drivers…

Five Phases to Accelerate Your Cloud Journey

June 05, 2019

As the federal government begins to make their transition to the cloud, it has become evident that migrating their mission systems can be complex…

Journey to the Cloud: Considerations, Market Trends, and Approach

June 04, 2019

Moving mission applications and systems into the cloud is a journey, one that needs to be planned, appropriately resourced, and managed via an agile approach that produces incremental capabilities that can be tailored for each engagement…

1901 Group’s Strategic Growth and Integration of Emerging Technologies

May 20, 2019

Federal agencies are increasingly asking vendors to not only migrate applications to the cloud, but to also manage workloads and cloud capacities once the migration is done…

1901 Group Spotlight: Federal-Focused MSP Finds Groove in Hybrid Offering

May 08, 2019

‘A vast minority, like 5 percent of the workloads in the federal space, are in the cloud today, so that means up to 95 percent are in the queue to be moved,’ says Brendan Walsh, SVP of Partner Relations of 1901 Group…

White House Executive Order Aims to Improve the Cybersecurity Workforce

May 07, 2019

Last Thursday, the White House signed an executive order that was meant to boost the federal government’s cybersecurity workforce…

Interview with CEO 1901 Group – Sonu Singh

May 07, 2019

WebMagSpace interviews Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group to discuss technology trends, cybersecurity evolving, and how to prepare for an AI centric world…

Automation’s Impact Today Goes Well Beyond the Obvious

May 01, 2019

Automation’s Impact Today Goes Well Beyond the ObviousAutomation is a champion for those with self-motivation and drive…

Virginia Has Second Highest Concentration of Tech Workers

April 03, 2019

While there is no surprise that California has the highest concentration of tech workers in the country, Virginia now has the second highest concentration in the country, according to newly released data from the Cyberstates 2019 report…

Partnering with Local Universities to Grow Tomorrow’s Tech Talent

April 02, 2019

The shortage of tech talent continues to draw news headlines and calls for increased innovation and more resources…

How to Address Cyber Security Talent Shortage Through Automation

March 22, 2019

According to a study, the average data breach can cost companies upward of 3.86 million, while large-scale breaches can top $350 million. As the cost of attacks increase, the number of professional available to fill open cybersecurity positions has not kept pace…

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.