PRESS RELEASES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) was awarded the Latent Print Support Services contract (LPSS) in October 2018, of which Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC is supporting through a fundamental subcontractor role. The contract was in protest, until recently when the government denied both protests that were filed by American Systems Corporation. LPSS has offices located in Huntsville, AL and Quantico, VA, operating in support of Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This is a 5-year IDIQ contract that will focus on Biometric Analysis, Forensic Response and Support, and the eradication of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threats.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has selected Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC as one of multiple companies competing for task orders issued under MAGTF Training Systems Support (MTSS), an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a maximum ceiling amount of $245,000,000 on March 20, 2019.

This contract will support the Training and Education Command (TECOM) at large as the implementing agency for technical, operational, and training support Marine Corps-wide. The requirements for this effort are a combination of a number of training support systems across the Marine Corps enterprise which support Marine Corps-wide staff and individual training for command and control (C2), staff decision-making, advisor training and information/simulation systems.

The contractor will provide support to the USMC MAGTF Staff Training Program Division (MSTPD) by supporting the MAGTF Staff Training Program (MSTP) which provides training in MAGTF operations across the range of military operations within the context of a Joint and/or Combined Task Force environment, to improve warfighting skills of senior commanders and their staffs; support to the Marine Corps Formal Schools at Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG), Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1), School Of Infantry East (SOI-E), and The Basic School (TBS) which will include requirements that range from Instructional System Design to Simulations and Information Technology (IT) support; and finally support to the Battle Simulations Centers (BSC)/Combined Arms Staff Training (CAST) Facilities which span across all CONUS/OCONUS MEF locations.

Work will primarily be performed at Twentynine Palms, California; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Quantico, Virginia; Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, AZ; Okinawa, Japan; and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. The award timeline for this effort is expected to be from March 20, 2019 to 20 March of 2029 with separate task orders awarded for specific requirements across this timeline.
Awarded the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and All-Source Cyber Intelligence Analysis, to support to United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). The Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Collector-Exploiter Specialist and All-Source Cyber Intelligence Analysts collaborate with existing USTRANSCOM staff comprised of uniformed personnel from DoD, representatives from national intelligence agencies, service intelligence agencies and national level agencies via intelligence bulletins and summary reports. OSG analysts provide research results that deliver insightful information that supports the Commander USTRANSCOM and the Intelligence Community and Enterprise. OSG Analysts will develop knowledge of USTRANSCOM J2, J3, J6 and J5/4 processes and coordinate with various parts of the command as necessary.
Obsidian Solutions Group announces the opening of a second facility in the Tampa Bay region to facilitate operations in support of our clients. While still under renovation, the Tampa office will be almost identical to the Fredericksburg office with staff providing much of the same services that is offered from the Fredericksburg facility. This is a huge leap forward for Obsidian and we expect great things from this office.
Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC received the award of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Technical and Long-Range Analysis (TLA) Office. The objective of this contract is to acquire contractor support in technology warning through analytic production, open source research, indications and warning, research and development, and collection support for TLA Technology Warning Program.
Awarded the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager Explosive Ordnance Disposal (TCM-EOD) contract in January 2018. Obsidian supports the TCM-EOD Systems Development and Integration Support Project located within Fort Lee, VA by providing Science and Technology (S and T) concepts and training across EOD and all centers and schools involved with EOD and IED-Defeat (IEDD).
Obsidian Solutions Group, Fredericksburg, VA, has been awarded a $97,900,000 six-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Marine Corps Tactics and Operations (MCTOG) support requirements, managed by Program Manager Training Systems, Orlando, Florida.

This contract will support the development and refinement of the foundational underpinnings of training‐doctrine, mission essential tasks, training and readiness tasks, and the synchronization of ground combat element training programs.

The contractor will design and deliver advanced individual and collective training which includes the ability to immerse the training audience (both individual and staff) in a high fidelity, joint, interagency, inter‐governmental, multinational real world operational scenario that forces the training audience to plan and execute operations across the spectrum from major combat operations, to crisis response and limited contingency operations, which will be driven by program of record command and control systems federated with program of record simulations.

Complementing this effort is the requirement to provide instruction which includes both formal delivery and over-the‐shoulder coaching, teaching and mentoring. Work will be performed at Twentynine Palms, California (92 percent); Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (2 percent); Camp Pendleton, California (2 percent); Quantico, Virginia (2 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (1 percent); and Reston, Virginia (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 25, 2023.
Obsidian Solutions Group Recognized as 2017 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Obsidian Solutions Group, a leading professional services firm serving the Federal government, was recognized as the #2 Technology, Information and Research industry Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care. Additionally, Obsidian Solutions Group will be recognized as #26 overall in the United States, #10 nationally in the medium-size ranking, and featured on the Foster Care Benefits list.

Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces. Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave for families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers. Break-out lists are available noting America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers, the top 10 by size, and the leaders in each industry. For more information on the Dave Thomas Foundation recognition see: adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.

“As the founders of Obsidian Solutions Group, it was vitally important to us that we create an organization with a social conscience. Part of that includes a commitment to those most vulnerable within our society -- children. Adoption and support for employees who both foster and/or adopt is deeply important to our culture, our employees, and the communities that we serve,” said James Wiley, President.

Obsidian Solutions Group offers adoption benefits to team members who have been with Obsidian for at least one year. The benefit covers up to $12,500 reimbursement for eligible expenses and provides for a week of paid leave for adoptive and foster parents.

“We’re committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care, and commend all employers who support families – especially those that grow their families through adoption,” said Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Foundation. “We are so grateful to every company that has adoption-friendly benefits in place, and we’re honored to recognize them as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace.”

Companies and their employees who are interested in learning how to create or enhance an Adoption-Friendly Workplace can order the Foundation’s free kit at: www.adoptionfriendlyworkpl.org.

About Obsidian Solutions Group
Founded in 2010 by James Wiley and Tyrone Logan, Obsidian Solutions Group is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business. Obsidian Solutions Group is a diversified company providing flexible and responsive services and solutions for our customers, headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA. We provide intelligence and technical subject matter expertise; our personnel have been major contributors to the success of U.S. Government objectives and initiatives worldwide. Obsidian Solutions Group has previously been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.
On September 27, 2016, Obsidian Solutions Group received a Certificate of Registration for compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard for Quality Management Systems. The ISO 9001:2015 certificate demonstrates Obsidian’s abilities to consistently provide products and services that meet customer, statutory and regulatory requirements, and its’ focus on enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of processes, including continual improvement and the assurance of conformity to customer and regulatory requirements.
Obsidian Solutions Group was awarded a base plus four option year contract valued at $35.2M by the Virginia Contracting Activity. This contract provides services in support of the Office of Counterintelligence (OCI) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Threat Analysis Center (TAC). SCRM TAC personnel provide strategic-level analytical support through focused all-source analysis to further advance national and Department of Defense (DoD) strategic goals and objectives for protecting the DoD's supply chain.
Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC (OSG) acquired, and has since maintained, a Type 1 Federal Firearms License (01 FFL). Issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) this license enables OSG to deal in firearms other than destructive devices. Obtaining a 01 FFL has enabled OSG to branch out into new opportunities and has helped support our current programs.
Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC received its first 8a Sole Source Contract award on Aug. 31, 2015. All positions were fully staffed on the first day in support of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Office (PO) and Investigative Records Repository (IRR) requirements.
Obsidian Solutions Group Accepted into the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program: On 3 June 2015 Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) was notified that we have been accepted into the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. OSG can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing and participate in 8(a) competitive acquisitions. 8(a) participants may take advantage of specialized business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development provided by the SBA and our resource partners. 8(a) businesses can also be eligible for assistance in obtaining access to surplus government property and supplies, SBA-guaranteed loans, and bonding assistance for being involved in the program.
Obsidian Solutions Group HUBZone Recertification: On 30 April 2015 Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) was notified that we have successfully recertified as a Small Business Administration (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) business. The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Part of OSG’s corporate ethos is giving back to the communities where we work and live and we are excited both about the HUBZone and our Community Outreach Program. Read more about how OSG is involved in the community at our “Giving Back” page.
Cubic Wins $500 M US DTRA Contract to Support Exercise Training: Cubic Corporation’s Mission Support Services business unit won a $500 million US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract. DTRA is the US Department of Defense’s official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction. A Cubic team will provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) exercise, training, capability assessment, and capacity development support services. The Cubic team includes Computer Sciences Corporation, Louisiana State University, Ascenttra, Harkcon, Marton Technologies, Strategic Operations Solutions, Tech62, TMC, Helios Global, ISSI, ITA International, Obsidian Solutions Group, and Tatitlek. Cubic will also provide services to DTRA's Building Partnerships Division including training, exercise, and building partner capacity event support. http://halldale.com/news/defence/cubic-wins-500-m-us-dtra-contract-support-exercise-training
Congratulations to Obsidian Solutions Group on being selected as a first-time CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers) Award winner! The CARE Awards recognize companies in Northern Virginia who are leaders in providing innovative and supportive, family-friendly policies, programs and services. http://www.nvfs.org/care
Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) will be participating in a recruiting fair on Friday, July 11th and Monday, July 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in support to L-3 at the Double Tree hotel at the Tampa Airport – Westshore. Address is 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607.

OSG is immediately seeking All Source Intelligence Analyst, Targeting Analyst, ISR Collection Managers and ISR Systems Architecture & Engineering Analysis. If you are not available to attend please apply at www.obsidiansg.com
Obsidian Solutions Group SELECTED AS 2014 FINALIST FOR SECAF Government Contractor of the Year: $6 to $12 million revenues category for the Sixth Annual SECAF Government Contractor Awards. Obsidian Solutions Group Commended for its Achievement in the Government Contracting Industry

March 25, 2014, McLean, VA – The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) has selected Obsidian Solutions Group as a finalist for the Sixth Annual SECAF Awards. The SECAF Awards Gala is the premier commemorative event honoring small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business. The winners will be announced at the gala on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

Obsidian Solutions Group is a finalist in the $6 to $12 million revenues category for the Sixth Annual SECAF Government Contractor Awards. “The SECAF Awards Gala is the preeminent annual event that honors and spotlights companies that are doing outstanding work in the government contracting community,” said Kwesi Rogers, chairman of SECAF and president of Federal National Commercial Credit. “Obsidian Solutions Group” exemplifies the leadership, strategy and commitment to the industry’s growth in 2013.

The organization is very much deserving of the recognition we are honored to bestow upon them.” “Each year, we become more and more impressed with the caliber of submissions. 2014 proved to be yet another stellar year in raising that bar,” said Scott Brezler, Cameron Hamilton and Mark Moore, co-chairs for the Awards Gala selection committee. “Obsidian Solutions Group represents the success, vitality and growth that is at the crux of the small and emerging government contractors ecosystem.” Established In October 2010 and headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, Obsidian Solutions Group is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations.

Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities. About The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace.

Arming members with business resources, access to influencers and government agencies, and advocacy opportunities and education, SECAF is an important resource for a growing company. SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. For more information, visit www.secaf.org.