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Virginia Career Works Podcast: IT Careers in Virginia - Opportunities and Trends

March 15, 2019
In this episode you’ll discover initiatives in the region to help workers upskill and find well paying IT jobs. You’ll hear from companies who are looking for IT workers, and the impact that Amazon’s new headquarters may have on tech talent in Virginia…

VIDEO: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

March 13, 2019
Innovation in Fairfax County: 1901 Group…

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

March 13, 2019
1901 Group has always believed in doing things a little differently, even when it came to choosing its name when the company was founded in 2009…

Blacksburg growth to fuel Innovation Campus

March 07, 2019
The $1.1 billion higher education package approved by the General Assembly this month was designed to build a talent pipeline for Virginia to help attract Amazon and solve a critical shortage for the state…

Besides Amazon

March 01, 2019
Region saw many other companies relocate or expand during 2018…

High tech, high dollar

March 01, 2019
Region works to keep talent, the currency of the 21st century…

‘The next big trend’

March 01, 2019
Doing D.C. work in Blacksburg creates a wealth of IT jobs…

1901 Group Wins $1.8M Subcontract to Provide Commerce Department with Next-Gen IT

February 27, 2019
The Commerce Department has awarded a contract to Halvik Corp and 1901 Group to deliver a next-generation IT service delivery model to enterprise services and for infrastructure assessment of the Bureau of Industry and Security…

Students Pitch Business Models, Vie For More Than $4k in Prizes at VT Entrepreneur Challenge

February 27, 2019
The Apex Center for Entrepreneurs will host the 2019 Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge Finals on Friday, March 1…

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

February 26, 2019
Solution providers say their very survival rests on how successful they are at automating arduous IT tasks for today’s digital transformation customers…

Low unemployment rate putting pressure on local companies in search of workers

February 22, 2019
Local economic development officials are being careful not to jinx anything, but they say the unemployment rate is creeping uncomfortably low…

Radford University partners with 1901 Group to enhance tech talent pipeline

February 20, 2019
A recent industry partnership with 1901 Group, a thriving cybersecurity and cloud technologies company, has enabled students in Radford University’s Department of Information Technology to gain valuable experience and skillsets in one of the Commonwealth’s fastest-growing and in-demand job markets…

AWS Public Sector: PTP Video Testimonial - Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group

February 19, 2019
Hear from Sonu Singh, CEO, 1901 Group, about their experience with the AWS Public Sector Partner Transformation Program and how it is helping them build a successful and profitable AWS Cloud business…

1901 Group Partners with Radford University to Help IT Students Prep for Jobs of the Future

February 13, 2019
1901 Group is joining forces with Radford University’s Artis College of Science and Technology and its Applied Research Center to help students in the IT field explore emerging technologies…

Amazon’s impact: Hundreds of new jobs, higher enrollment at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus

February 7, 2019
BLACKSBURG — The waves from Amazon’s splashy move to open a new headquarters in Northern Virginia will be felt on Virginia Tech’s home campus…

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

January 28, 2019
We look forward to the new year and new opportunities for innovation and growth in the government contracting community. This past year, the public and private sectors both experienced more emphasis and demand for cybersecurity, merging technology with health care, and how to best mitigate the insider threat…

IT Firm 1901 Group Completes AWS Public Sector Cloud Migration Training Program

January 24, 2019
Reston, Va.-based information technology services provider 1901 Group has completed a training, assessment and enablement program meant to help Amazon Web Services partners gain skills and experience necessary to support public sector customers in cloud migration efforts…

1901 Group Successfully Completes 100-Day AWS Public Sector Partner Transformation Program (PTP)

January 23, 2019
1901 Group LLC, today announced it has successfully completed the 100-Day Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner Transformation Program (PTP) from the AWS Partner Network (APN)…

1901 Group Named ‘Advanced Consulting Partner’ by AWS

January 17, 2019
1901 Group has earned a seal of approval from cloud giant Amazon Web Services. The Reston, Virginia-based managed-services provider has been named an Advanced Consulting Partner in AWS’ partner network…

How to Develop Soft Skills in Cybersecurity Professionals

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 organization…

1901 Group Achieves Advanced Consulting Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

January 9, 2019
1901 Group, LLC, a leading managed services provider specializing in delivering cloud, cyber security, and enterprise managed services, today announced it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN)…

What Contractors and Government Employees Should Do During the Government Shutdown

January 7, 2019
The government shutdown is already over two weeks long (but still shy of the record of 22 days)…

What the Government Shutdown Means for Contractors

January 4, 2019
What began as the third shutdown of the Federal government in 2018 became the first shutdown for the New Year. The partial government shutdown began just before Christmas…

2018 in business: the top stories of the year – 1901 Group expands

December 30, 2018
The Reston-based IT services company announced plans in November to grow its Blacksburg Enterprise IT Operations Center to the tune of 580 new jobs, marking one of the largest technology industry expansions the region has seen in years…

1901 Group Adds Seasoned IT Expert Don Hirsch To Drive Service Delivery

December 20, 2018
1901 Group has named a new senior executive whose focus will be on driving excellence in program delivery and business growth…

General Dynamics Vet Don Hirsch Joins Cloud Service Provider 1901 Group in SVP Role

December 20, 2018
Don Hirsch, a former vice president of General Dynamics‘ information technology business, has joined 1901 Group as senior VP of service delivery at the Reston, Va.-based cloud computing services contractor…

1901 Group adds GD vet Hirsch

December 19, 2018
Reston, Virginia-based 1901 Group has hired three-decade federal IT market veteran Don Hirsch as senior vice president of service delivery…

Government contractor to watch: Meet 1901 Group

December 13, 2018
Sonu Singh had spent more than three years at SRA International after selling his company, Spectrum Solutions Group, to the Fairfax giant when he got the itch to start another new company. It was in 2009, in the teeth of the financial crisis…

“Collaboration Culture” Builds Businesses at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

December 11, 2018
The numbers were big: nearly 600 new jobs and a 20,000 square foot expansion by IT services company 1901 Group. The announcement last month was the latest success story at Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center—a foundation-owned business park located next to the university in Blacksburg…

1901 Group Joins Forces with Habitat for Humanity

December 10, 2018
1901 Group has teamed with Habitat for Humanity in southern Virginia work on building an affordable duplex for two families…

45 Volunteers Unite to Build a Duplex in Christiansburg, VA

December 6, 2018
1901 Group and Habitat for Humanity Work Side by Side to Build a Better Future…

Finding a Workaround to the Defense Talent Shortage

December 1, 2018
IT talent continues to heat up, many employers are looking to college students to combat the defense talent shortage…

1901 Group’s $4M Investment to Expand Will Bring 100s of New Jobs

November 28, 2018
1901 Group has announced it will invest $4 million to expand its enterprise IT Operations Center headquartered in Montgomery County, Maryland, and its corporate offices in Fairfax County…

Government Matters: Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on industry

November 26, 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…

CRN: Amazon Intros Intelligent Tiering For S3 Storage To Optimize Cost

November 26, 2018
The cloud giant’s new S3 Intelligent-Tiering class of storage features the same latency as its Standard class, but automatically moves data between two separate tiers depending on how frequently it is accessed. But it may not be the right class for all data…

Augusta Press: Morgan Griffith: Job growth in the Ninth District

November 25, 2018
Southwest Virginia is open for business. That’s the message I heard in November, as several companies announced expansions or new operations around the Ninth District…

NRVNEWS: Job Growth in the Ninth District

November 25, 2018
Southwest Virginia is open for business. That’s the message I heard in November, as several companies announced expansions or new operations around the Ninth District…

1901 Group to invest $4 million to expand Enterprise IT Operations Center and corporate footprint, 580 jobs in Montgomery County

November 17, 2018
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a trusted provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $4 million to expand its Enterprise IT Operations Center headquartered in Montgomery County and its corporate offices in Fairfax County…

WDBJ 7 News: IT company to create 580 new jobs in Blacksburg

November 16, 2018
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Tucked away in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center is 1901 Group, an IT service provider whose corporate offices are in Fairfax County…

WSLS 10 TV: Blacksburg growth: How Virginia Tech, county leaders are preparing

November 16, 2018
Virginia Tech, Montgomery Co. leaders discuss effects of expansion…

1901 Group Adds 580 Jobs in Blacksburg

November 15, 2018
RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a trusted provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $4 million to expand its Enterprise IT Operations Center headquartered in Montgomery County (Blacksburg, VA) and its corporate offices in Fairfax County…

The Roanoke Times: Cloud computing company to expand in Montgomery County, adding 580 jobs

November 15, 2018
 A technology startup with local roots is undertaking a major expansion that promises to bring 580 jobs to Montgomery County…

VEDP: Governor Northam Announces 805 New Jobs in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties

November 15, 2018
WASHINGTON — Reston, Virginia-based government and commercial IT contractor 1901 Group will invest $4 million to expand its corporate offices in Reston and an IT operations center in Blacksburg, Virginia…

WTOP: Reston’s 1901 Group will create more than 800 new jobs

November 15, 2018
WASHINGTON — Reston, Virginia-based government and commercial IT contractor 1901 Group will invest $4 million to expand its corporate offices in Reston and an IT operations center in Blacksburg, Virginia…

Reston Now: 1901 Group to Expand Footprint in Reston with 225 New Jobs

November 15, 2018
IT services firm 1901 Group (2003 Edmund Halley Drive) will bring more than 200 jobs to Reston in the next three years as part of a $4 million expansion…

Washington Business Journal: Reston IT firm bringing more than 800 new jobs to Virginia

November 15, 2018
1901 Group Inc., a Reston-based IT services provider, is investing $4 million to expand its corporate and Montgomery County, Virginia, offices, creating 225 and 580 new jobs in the respective jurisdictions by 2021…

WTOP: Reston IT firm bringing more than 800 new jobs to Virginia

November 15, 2018
1901 Group Inc., a Reston-based IT services provider, is investing $4 million to expand its corporate and Montgomery County, Virginia, offices, creating 225 and 580 new jobs in the respective jurisdictions by 2021…

Virginia Business: Company’s expansion in two locations to bring 805 jobs to Va.

November 15, 2018
IT contractor 1901 Group announced Thursday it is bringing 805 new jobs to Montgomery and Fairfax counties over the next three years…

Governor Northam Announces 805 New Jobs in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties

November 15, 2018
1901 Group to invest $4 million to expand Enterprise IT Operations Center and corporate footprint…

Big Issues for Small Contractors: Small Businesses with no Set-Aside Status

November 6, 2018
Brendan Walsh, Sr VP Partner Relations at 1901 Group and Ed DeLisle, principal attorney and chair of the Government Contracting Group for Offit Kurman, join host Mark Amtower on Amtower Off Center to discuss the challenges facing small contractors with no set-aside status…

1901 Group Earns Key Quality Management Certification

November 5, 2018
Federal managed services provider 1901 Group has earned a key quality management certification, the company announced.…

WashingtonExec: 1901 Group Marks 4th Straight Year of FedRAMP Compliance

October 25, 2018
1901 Group’s offerings have received the federal government’s cloud security seal of approval for the fourth consecutive year…

1901 Group has achieved the ServiceNow MSP and Sales Partner designations

October 25, 2018
1901 group enables federal government customers with ServiceNow solutions…

1901 Group Achieves Managed Services Provider and Sales Partner Designations from ServiceNow

October 23, 2018
By leveraging ServiceNow over the past 7 years, we have been able to help our agency customers re-think IT operations by developing accelerators and templates to drive rapid change…

1901 Group Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

October 11, 2018
Demonstrating Commitment to Quality Management to Continuously Drive Improvements…

1901 Group to Participate in First-Ever VIP Media Day at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

September 13, 2018
Providing Insight to Trends, Digital Transformation, and Leveraging Cloud Computing for Advancing Organizations…

1901 Group Execs Discuss Cloud Migration Strategies

September 13, 2018
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…

Focus First: “How” and “Where” to Start Application Migration

September 13, 2018
A guest post by Brendan Walsh, Senior Vice President, Partner Relations, 1901 Group: As federal fiscal year 2018 comes to an end and with budgets to spend and IT plans in place for 2019, the questions of “how and where do we start migrating mission-critical applications to the cloud?” still loom on many federal IT executives…

1901 Group Elevates 2 EVPs to Focus on BD, Operations

August 29, 2018
Reston, Virginia-based IT services firm 1901 Group has promoted two executives to business development and operation positions…

1901 Group Elevates 2 EVPs to Focus on BD, Operations

August 28, 2018
Government IT integrator 1901 Group has promoted a pair of management team members in Paul Wilkinson and James Christopher to the executive vice president ranks…

1901 Group Announces Two Executive Vice President Promotions to Drive Continued Growth and Customer Success

August 23, 2018
Paul Wilkinson’s Role Expands to EVP Leading Corporate Strategy and Business Development; James Christopher’s Role Expands to EVP of Operations…

1901 Group Announces Two Executive Vice President Promotions to Drive Continued Growth and Customer Success

August 23, 2018
1901 Group, the leading provider of innovative IT solutions for public and private sectors specializing in delivering cloud, cyber security, and enterprise managed services, today announced two executive promotions to drive strategic direction and growth…

FCEDA Business Spotlight – 1901 GROUP

July 27, 2018
Read 1901 Group’s interview with The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority…

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT – 1901 GROUP

July 26, 2018
1901 Group and Equinix: Changing the Way Enterprises Consume IT. Q&A with Sonu Singh, CEO, 1901 Group…

How Government Goes All-In on the Cloud

July 17, 2018
Joint NetApp, 1901 Group, and Equinix solution helps agencies find security and cost efficiency. Growing complexities in technology and the cybersecurity protections needed in today’s digital world are putting government agencies under increasing pressure to modernize IT and shift to the cloud. However, this can be a confusing transition slowed by concerns about costs, procurement and data security…

Equinix and 1901 Group – Accelerating Government’s Journey to the Cloud

July 15, 2018
Government agencies can implement a unique hybrid cloud strategy that aligns with Cloud First, FedRamp, and recent IT Monetarization initiatives. While ensuring stringent data control, governance, and side-stepping the creation of silos in the cloud and maintain the chain of custody of your data…

CRN: NetApp Channel Connect: CEO Kurian Tells Partners NetApp Ready To Lead In Cloud, HCI, Flash

June 27, 2018
Brendan Walsh, VP of 1901 Group, speaks with CRN: “A channel partner like 1901 Group is most valuable to clients, especially to the kind of government clients it serves, where there is what Walsh calls “IT spaghetti,” or a complex mix of architectures that seem especially prevalent in government…

AWS Public Sector Summit

June 20, 2018
1901 Group is supporting the The AWS Public Sector Summit 2018 hosted at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. Global leaders from government, education, and nonprofit organizations will come together for the ninth annual AWS Public Sector Summit. The move to the cloud is unlike any other technology shift and the summit provides an opportunity to learn how to use the cloud for complex, innovative, and mission-critical projects. For the 3rd consecutive year, 1901 Group is a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Summit focused on providing U.S. Federal Agencies with a Cost Neutral Cloud Journey (CNCJ) and a proven blueprint for cloud migration…

GITEC Summit 2018

April 22, 2018
1901 Group is supporting GITEC as a sponsor of the GITEC Summit 2018, Revolution of Solutions-Transforming Government on April 22-24 at the Westin Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. The 2018 Summit will highlight the transformation of government IT programs, initiatives and policies, as well as the evolution of those technologies including cyber and acquisition themes. The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) is a non-profit organization that provides a professional development forum for government and industry leaders to collaborate and innovate on mission critical solutions enabled through IT.

Modernizing Government IT Now

February 7, 2018
1901 Group has been invited to participate at the ServiceNow Federal Forum: Modernizing Government IT Now on February 7, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Speakers include: Jack Wilmer, Senior Policy Advisor for Cybersecurity and IT Modernization within the Office of Science & Technology Policy; Bob Osborn, Federal CTO at ServiceNow and former CIO at NNSA; and Tony Cossa, Acting CTO at USDA. Agenda includes discussing best practices for leveraging automation, enterprise IT Service Management, and 1901 Group’s FedRAMP Authorized Managed Services powered by the Now Platform…

1901 Group Becomes a RedHat Solutions Partner

January 29, 2018
1901 Group is now a RedHat Solutions Provider, and Regional Systems Integrator (SI) Partner focused on servicing U.S. Public Sector clients. The RedHat relationship enables 1901 Group to consume RedHat technologies for customer as-a-service engagements, as well as, providing RedHat with procurement and delivery options for customers requiring Operating Expenditure (OpEx) fee models or consumption-based contract agreements…