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CMMI Institute Re-Appraises Avanco Best Practices at CMMI Level 2

Fairfax, Virginia, January 25, 2016 – Avanco International, Inc. a leading small business information technology company located in Fairfax, VA, with offices in Harrisburg, PA, announced today that it had recently been re-appraised as a Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI® Maturity Level 2 for Development v1.3 organization. This important achievement comes following the completion of a formal Standard Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Class A appraisal of Avanco's projects, the results of which have been accepted, reviewed, and approved by the CMMI Institute.

Corporate wide, Avanco was evaluated in the areas of software development, customer training, helpdesk and systems maintenance and appraised by The Process Company, LLC during the third and fourth weeks of January 2016.

As stated by the CMMI Institute, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) is a proven process improvement approach to performance management with decades of results showing it works. Organizations using CMMI have predictable cost, schedule, and quality—business results that serve as discriminators among their competitors.

CMMI® can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

"Our corporate culture fosters quality and continual growth and improvement, and this important milestone affirms our dedication to that path." said Duane Francis, Director of Corporate Development. He continued, "Avanco is determined to implement CMMI® across our corporate enterprise – from software development to training, systems management and helpdesk - in order to help us grow as an organization and deliver the best possible quality products and services to our customers.

For more information, visit the CMMI Institute web site at www.cmmiinstitute.com.

Avanco Awarded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District Corporate Business Reports Conversion Contract

Fairfax, Virginia, November 30, 2015 - Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the US Army Corps of Engineers – Baltimore District has awarded a Avanco international, Inc. with a contract to convert over 400 Corporate Business Reports to SAP Crystal Reports. These mission critical reports were written in Oracle and are now being transitioned to SAP crystal reports to accommodate the use of the HQ USACE Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Avanco has supported the USACE-Baltimore District local query and reporting environment for the past fifteen years by first providing the Web-based Oracle infrastructure including the Oracle database and OAS Web Server, and then detailed reports on demand including Oracle reports, PL/SQL, Oracle Developer applications, and Crystal Reports. We have maintained and upgraded hardware and software during the time we have developed and supported the application. We have created approximately 700 reports over the past fifteen years for the District office and for the Norfolk Division in concert with USACE-Baltimore office functional staff. This experience will allow Avanco to provide a firm and value-added solution to our USACE-Baltimore client.

In business since 1982, Avanco is a CMMI Level 2 certified service provider specializing in Department of Defense consulting, Information Technology solutions, systems integration, and training. Avanco is an Oracle Gold partner and has structured business relationships with Actuate and IBM. The company provides full life cycle support including business process reengineering, database design, Business Intelligence design and development, web-based software development, software conversions, database administration, network administration, documentation, training and end user support. Avanco's staff includes published authors, many of them certified in their field of expertise.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's home Page at www.avanco.com.


Avanco Awarded U.S. Air Force Accounting and Finance Office Financial Management Support

Fairfax, Virginia, October 1, 2015 - Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the U.S. Air Force has awarded Avanco International, Inc. with a task order contract award to provide assistance and advisory services for U.S. Air Force Accounting and Finance Office Financial Management Support under the Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services(CAAS) IV multiple award contract vehicle. The term of Avanco's task order award from the U.S. Air Force District Washington is for a one-year base period, with two one-year option periods.


The U.S. Air Force Accounting and Finance Office (AFAFO) serves as the Air Force primary liaison to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS); on matters pertaining to DFAS, accounting policy/procedures and financial services activities. AFAFO oversees the Wing comptroller quality assurance and internal controls program and maintains the AFAFO Web-based Self Inspection Program.


As a CAAS IV small business Prime Contractor supporting the Air Force Accounting and Finance Office Financial Management Support, Avanco International, Inc. will provide efficient and effective processes and procedures in performance of administrative, business processes, and technical support services for subject matter areas related to Military Pay, Travel Pay, Civilian Pay, Disbursing, and AF Governmental accounting. Avanco staff will help in the development of responses to Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) taskers, Department of Defense Inspector General/Air Force Audit Agency/General Accountability Office audits, and policy guidance.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's home Page at www.avanco.com.


Avanco Awarded USAF Chaplain Corps Historical Recorder

Fairfax, Virginia, September 29, 2014 - Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the U.S. Air Force has awarded Avanco International, Inc. with a task order contract award to provide assistance and advisory services for Headquarters Air Force (HQ AF) Chaplain Corps (HC) Historical Recorder under the Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services (CAAS) IV multiple award contract vehicle. The term of Avanco's task order award from the U.S. Air Force District Washington is a one-year base period, with two one-year option periods.


The mission of AF/HC is to provide the leadership of the Air Force Chaplain Corps, now and in the future, with the information necessary to make sound decisions on policy, doctrine, and procedure for the national defense. This is done primarily through the identification of major issues, collection of documentation and the conducting of interviews with key personnel. The office's annual history reports are the first attempt at analysis of those issues impacting the AF/HC. In addition, the office is responsible for the preservation and promotion of USAF Chaplain Corps history and heritage.


As a CAAS IV small business Prime Contractor for the Chaplain Corps Historical Recorder, Avanco International, Inc. will provide a subject matter expert (SME) Historical Recorder to assist the AF/HCX with services in three major areas: (1) Preparation and delivery of topical history products; (2) Research, and documentation in support of the Air Force Chaplain Corps Historian; and (3) Historical review and analysis of the Air Force Chaplain Corps and other Chaplain Corps.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's home Page at www.avanco.com.

Avanco Awarded Air Force Public Affairs Morning Report

Fairfax, Virginia, September 15, 2014 - Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the U.S. Air Force has awarded Avanco International, Inc. with a task order contract award to provide assistance and advisory services for U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Morning Report under the Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services (CAAS) IV multiple award contract vehicle. The term of Avanco's task order award from the U.S. Air Force District Washington is a one-year base period, with two one-year option periods.


The Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs (SAF/PA) is the principal staff director and advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF) and Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) on news media relations and public communications, among other duties. In support of this mission, SAF/PA leverages communication capabilities through an integrated approach to advance commanders' mission priorities. Understanding how audiences perceive the Air Force is central to crafting the most effective messages and advocating for mission support, and external audience perception (i.e., outside the Air Force) is largely influenced by media coverage.


As a CAAS IV small business Prime Contractor supporting the Air Force Public Affairs Morning Report, Avanco International, Inc. will provide Air Force senior leadership with daily situational awareness of media coverage of Air Force equities and analysis of how that media coverage captures the Air Force's intended communication themes and messaging. Avanco International will provide regular, recurring production of the PA Morning Report and PA Morning Report-Links Version.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's home Page at www.avanco.com.

Avanco Selected as Finalist for Pennsylvania Governor's Impact Award

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2014 - Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has selected the company as a finalist for the 2014 Governor's Impact Award in the Small Business Impact Award category for its' Child Accounting and Profile System (CAPS), developed for Child and Youth Services agencies throughout the Commonwealth. The company was acknowledged for "creating jobs and making a difference in Pennsylvania". The winners of this prestigious award, recognizing companies throughout the state, will be announced May 30, 2014 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


"Receiving acknowledgement for 'creating jobs and making a difference in Pennsylvania' makes everything we work for here worth-while," said Steve James, Regional Director of Avanco's Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania office. "Our success with the CAPS program and ability to innovate comes from our collaboration with so many outstanding employees from counties throughout Pennsylvania that serve children and families through Child and Youth services."


Working with local government Human Services representatives, Avanco developed a software application to automate county manual processes for Child and Youth Services (CYS) data input and reporting to the State. Child and Youth services agencies operate within all counties in Pennsylvania to support troubled families and children of those families, the adoption process, foster care, abused children, those with Mental Health issues, and other family support services. All interaction with families and children is reported as required to the State of Pennsylvania and upward to the federal government. Avanco initially worked collaboratively with Crawford County, Pennsylvania and then over time with nearly every county in the state on what has become the Child Accounting and Profile System (CAPS) and the Integrated Case and Accounting Management subsystem (ICAMS) which has other integrated categorical service areas beyond CYS to include Early Intervention, Intellectual Disability and most notable Mental Health. Today CAPS operates in a secure hosted environment at Avanco's computer center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and supports counties statewide in their critical efforts to ensure that abused and at risk children are protected and supported by each county and the State of Pennsylvania. Our automated web-based hosted application has saved the State of Pennsylvania and its counties many millions of dollars annually in manual labor and reporting costs.


Avanco management is committed to working together with our county stakeholders to resolve business problems and provide continuous process improvement in a methodical, collaborative, and smart way for the betterment of Pennsylvania citizens. To codify that commitment, Avanco recently achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI® Maturity Level 2 for Development v1.3 certification of the CAPS application. CMMI is a certified process methodology developed by the Carnegie Mellon Institute that ensures quality through continuous process improvement. Avanco is a CMMI Level 2 certified service provider specializing in contract consulting, Information Technology solutions, systems integration, training, and Advisory and Assistance Services. Avanco is an Oracle Gold partner and has a structured business partner relationship with Actuate. The company provides full life cycle support including business process reengineering, database design, conversion, and administration, Business Intelligence design and development, web-based software development and conversions, network administration, documentation, training and end user support. Avanco's staff includes published authors, many of them certified in their field of expertise.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's home Page at www.avanco.com.

Avanco Awarded Navy SeaPort - Enhanced Multiple Award IDIQ

Fairfax, Virginia, January 30, 2014 – Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the U.S. Navy has awarded Avanco International, Inc. with an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award to provide engineering and consulting services under the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) multiple award contract vehicle.  The term of Avanco's indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center is five years, with two five-year option periods.


SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management.  The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, the United States Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) compete their service requirements amongst 1800+ SeaPort-e IDIQ multiple award contract holders.  The SeaPort-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members.  All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the SeaPort-e platform.  Since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, the SeaPort-e approach to acquiring services provides opportunity that fuels the Nation’s engine of job growth.


As stated by the Navy, SeaPort-e provides an efficient and effective means of contracting for professional support services and enhancing small business participation.  As a small business Prime Contractor, Avanco International, Inc. will leverage this contract vehicle to provide cost-effective solutions and services to our existing client base and also introduce our solutions and services to potential new clients, expanding our footprint in the Department of Defense community.


Website: SeaPort-e Homepage

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's Home Page on the Web at www.avanco.com.

Avanco Awarded GSA MOBIS Multiple Award IDIQ

Fairfax, Virginia, January 13, 2014 – Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the recent award of the GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Federal Supply Schedule. Work under this contract covers management, organizational and business improvement services (MOBIS) and products to enable government agencies to improve performance, quality, timeliness and efficiency throughout their organizations. These services facilitate agency response to influences and mandates such as the Government Performance and Results Act; government reinvention initiatives such as improving customer service, benchmarking and streamlining; strategic sourcing; downsizing; and privatization.  

At Avanco International, Inc., we view our consulting and training services as the foundation of our business which helps to improve the quality, timeliness and efficiency of services provided to our clients.  Our consultants bring first-hand experience and understanding of commercial and government best practices coupled with a broad base of subject-matter expertise to deliver high quality services.  We offer the following MOBIS Special Item Numbers (SIN):

Integrated Consulting 874-1

Avanco provides expert advice and assistance in support of an agency's mission-oriented business functions. This may include:

  • Management or strategy consulting, including research, evaluations, studies, analyses, scenarios/simulations, reports, business policy and regulation development assistance, strategy formulation, and expert witness services
  • Facilitation and related decision support services
  • Survey services, using a variety of methodologies, including survey planning, design, and development; survey administration; data validation and analysis; reporting, and stakeholder briefings
  • Advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203

Training Services 874-4

Avanco provides Instructor Led Training, Web Based Training and Education Courses, Course Development and Test Administration Learning Management, Internships

This schedule is designed to allow federal agencies to meet mission requirements requiring integrated business solutions. 

Website: GSA Schedules Homepage

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's Home Page on the Web at www.avanco.com.

Avanco Awarded Task Order to Support DAU-Midwest

Fairfax, Virginia, February 22, 2013 – Avanco International, Inc. of Fairfax, Virginia today announced the award of a Small Business Task Order contract to the company by the U.S. Air Force to provide Guest Speaker/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on International Security and Technology Transfer/Control issues to the Defense Acquisition University – Midwest (DAU-Midwest).

"Avanco has a firm corporate commitment to Department of Defense education and services to our service men and women and DoD civilians," said Steve Vandivier, CEO of Avanco International. "This task order is a wonderful opportunity for Avanco International to support the DAU-Midwest with quality training support at a reasonable cost as our nation draws down our forces overseas and looks for innovative approaches to a changing mission."

In business since 1982, Avanco is a CMMI Level 2 certified service provider specializing in Department of Defense consulting, Information Technology solutions, systems integration, and training. Avanco is an Oracle Gold partner and has structured business relationships with Actuate and IBM. The company provides full life cycle support including business process reengineering, database design, Business Intelligence design and development, web-based software development, software conversions, database administration, network administration, documentation, training and end user support. Avanco's staff includes published authors, many of them certified in their field of expertise.

For more information about Avanco International, call (703) 749-7749, or browse Avanco's Home Page on the Web at www.avanco.com.