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Baker-Sabre JV Awarded DHS EAGLE II Enterprise-wide IT Contract 

June 14, 2014

The Baker-Sabre JV (composed of Michael Baker Jr., Inc., a subsidiary of Michael Baker International as the Managing Partner and Sabre Systems) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II).  The term of the multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is a five-year base period with a two-year option period.  The contract award may expand the JV’s position in the Enterprise-Wide Information Technology market.

Baker-Sabre received a prime contract award in the Unrestricted Track of Functional Category 1 (FC1) - Service Delivery.  The purpose of FC1 is to provide a full range of services and products in support of developing, implementing and maintaining technology to support DHS’ mission and business functions across the entire lifecycle of a program.

Under EAGLE II, Baker-Sabre may offer a wide range of solutions and services for the various components of DHS.  These solutions include system design, development, implementation and integration; software design and development; and operations and maintenance solutions, processes and procedures.

Baker’s David Greenwood, P.E., D.WRE, vice president, Federal, U.S. Department of Homeland Security market lead, said, "This new work under DHS' EAGLE II contract compliments our robust Infrastructure & Engineering solutions, builds on our longstanding relationship with Sabre Systems, Inc., and expands our services across DHS.“

Baker President and Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bergman, added, "Securing national interests at home or abroad is a key tenant of Baker International, and this contract allows us to demonstrate the broad range of capabilities we bring to DHS.  Since the formation of DHS, we have been privileged to support the agency's mission-critical programs and we look forward to continuing our strong commitment.”

“Sabre Systems, Inc., has provided IT solutions to the federal government for 25 years,” stated Fred Kuster, vice president of Sabre Systems, Inc., Cyber Solutions division.  “We are proud to support DHS in its mission of safeguarding the homeland through secure and innovative technology solutions.  Our partnership with Baker is solid and we look forward to working together in providing solutions and services that support the vital needs of DHS under this contract.”


Sabre Hosts ACS Data Users Conference 

June 6, 2014

Sabre Systems, Inc. hosted the first American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 29-30, 2014 The event was held in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).  PRB served as subcontractor to Sabre on this project.

The purpose of the conference was to facilitate information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues and applications, and to promote networking among these users. The conference attracted 300 participants from all over the U.S representing local, state, and federal government, academia, researchers, and the private sector.  There were more than 40 presentations by ACS data users, an invited plenary session by top Census Bureau staff, and  keynote addresses by Dr. Mark Doms, Undersecretary for the Economic and Statistics Administration in the Department of Commerce and John H. Thompson, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sabre was responsible for all aspects of planning and organizing the conference, including venue selection, travel coordination, logistics of the breakout sessions, and vetting the presentations. 

Sabre Presents at Energy Optimized Aircraft Meeting

May 30, 2014

Sabre engineer Howard Gregory represented the company at the Tri-Service Energy Optimized Aircraft (EOA) annual Steering Committee meeting held May 20-21, 2014 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio.  The event was well attended with approximately 100 representatives from the Department of Defense, industry and academia.

The Tri-Service Energy Optimized Aircraft (EOA) is a military focused initiative with the goal to provide advanced capabilities to the war fighter by enabling energy efficient military aircraft with enhanced operational capabilities, minimized thermal impact, and reduced energy and power consumption.   Representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy presented development efforts of the EOA National Plan which guides government and industry programs and investments in air platform power and thermal management research and development activities.  Sabre presented the results of its recently concluded Integrated Propulsion, Power, Thermal Management System Science & Technology Demonstration Study; the briefing was well received and there were several requests for additional information.   

Sabre Call Center Effort Continues to Grow

May 20, 2014

Sabre is proud to announce continued growth with its call center business.  A second award with CCB was achieved via a competitive bid to be the primary call center support services provider for another commercial business.  As a result of this recent win, Sabre has added approximately 15 employees to its Nebraska work force.  It is expected that Sabre’s labor force supporting this effort will grow by another 15 – 20 agents in May and June with the possibility of an additional 10 candidates scheduled to join the team in July.  The call center team includes a combination of call center agents, quality assurance analysts, customer service and training specialists, and a regional supervisor.

Sabre Exhibits at PNGAS State Annual Conference

May 5, 2014

Senior Executive Director of Marketing Communications Margaret Margle and Senior Advisor Fred Kuster represented Sabre at the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) 30th Annual State Conference, April 25 – 27, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa.

The theme of this year’s conference was "A Return to Tradition," and the event included an expo at which Sabre exhibited, and professional development opportunities. Rocky Bleier, former Pittsburgh Steeler and Vietnam veteran served as the guest speaker at the state dinner.

PNGAS is the professional organization that represents the nearly 20,000 Pennsylvanians who proudly serve their state and nation in the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard.  PNGAS is the voice of all who serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Taylor Presents Briefing at U.S. Warrant Office Association Meeting

March 18, 2014

Sabre Senior Director for Business Development and National Security and Intelligence Advisor Stuart Taylor presented a briefing to warrant officers, officers, non-commissioned officers, and guests at a U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (WOA) meeting held at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club on March 14, 2014.

Stuart, a retired British Army Regimental Sergeant Major / Warrant Officer 1 and Washington D.C. Director of the Allied Forces Foundation provided an informational brief on the roles and responsibilities of the British Sergeant Major and Warrant Officer (class 1) as well as an overview of the Allied Forces Foundation mission, a non-profit British-American foundation supporting awareness and funding for allied wounded and their families affected by the conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

USWOA Lord Fairfax Silver chapter president and Command Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army Reserves CW5 Phyllis Wilson introduced Stuart and presented him with one of the chapter's Bullet Pens and certificate of appreciation.  Stuart presented the chapter with a certified lithograph of Side by Side, a commemorative painting created by Dean Baer, nationally known artist and Air Force veteran, honoring the partnership between the armed forces of the U.S. and United Kingdom.

Sabre Hosts Analytics Workshop

Jan. 29, 2014

Sabre recently hosted an insightful and productive Analytics Summit bringing together the company’s subject matter experts (SMEs), consultants and industry partners at the Alexandria, Va. office. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for technology professionals who work within the analytics domain to share their experiences, perspectives, and to participate in a brainstorming session to explore and develop ideas for business growth around analytics. Highlights of the summit included the introductions of almost 20 Analytics SMEs; an overview of Sabre’s new Analytics capability and roadmap; and a group exercise to build team unity, leverage unique skillsets and identify new ideas moving forward.

Sabre Celebrates National Guard 377th Birthday

Dec. 13, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. was a proud sponsor of the National Guard’s 377th birthday celebration on Wednesday, Dec.11, 2013. The event was held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Members of the National Guard Bureau (NGB) including General Grass, Chief, NGB and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in attendance. Also present were members of Congress, Congressional staff, Department of Defense and industry partners.

Sabre was honored to sponsor the birthday cake for the celebration. Six of the National Guard’s eight 2013 Outstanding Soldiers and Airmen of the Year kicked off the birthday celebration by cutting the cake before a four-star audience. The cake was cut with a replica of the sabre that was presented to Marquis de Lafayette by the Continental Congress for his role in the American Revolution was used to cut the cake. The replica sabre was donated to the National Guard Educational Foundation by the Marquis’ family in 1989.

The Guard serves as part of the first-line of defense for the United States and operates under their respective state governor or territorial adjutant general (TAG). The majority of National Guard soldiers and airmen hold civilian jobs full-time while serving part-time as a National Guard member. The Guard may be called up for active duty by state governors or TAGs to help respond to domestic emergencies and disasters such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. The Guard also plays a major role in defense of the United States. The Guard is part of the reserve component of the U.S. Army (the Army National Guard of the United States) and the U.S. Air Force (the Air National Guard of the United States). Its members are composed of units from each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. National Guard units can be mobilized for federal active duty to supplement regular armed forces during times of war or national emergency declared by Congress or the President. Today’s National Guard has 461,796 members.

Sabre Holds C4ISR Tech Summit

Nov. 21, 2013

Sabre recently conducted a successful technology summit bringing together the company’s C4ISR subject matter experts (SMEs) at the Belcamp, Md. office.  The purpose of the summit was to gather technology professionals across the company who work within the C4ISR domain to share their experiences, perspectives, and participate in a brainstorming session to explore and develop innovation and solutions around C4ISR. Highlights of the summit included the introductions of almost 20 C4ISR SMEs; an overview of Sabre’s strategic C4ISR roadmap; and multiple group exercises to build team unity, leverage unique skillsets and identify new ideas moving forward.  

Sabre Welcomes Stuart Taylor

Oct. 31, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Stuart Taylor as its newest member of the corporate development leadership. Taylor will serve as national security and intelligence advisor, and as a senior director he is responsible for market strategy and new business development across federal, state, local and international sectors for homeland security, counterterrorism and critical infrastructure protection.

Taylor comes to Sabre from Allen Vanguard International where he was director of business development, special operations and counterterrorism.  He served 25 distinguished years with the British Army and Commando Forces where he rose to the position of Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Command Sergeant Major.  His expertise in counterterrorism operations; explosive ordnance disposal; humanitarian relief operation support; advance forces clearance operations within hostile environments; and maritime interdiction and fleet protection adds a new dimension to Sabre’s capabilities to meet the security demands facing domestic and international partners.

Since 2011, Taylor has served as director, Washington, DC and metropolitan area, of the Allied Forces Foundation, Inc., a British-American philanthropic organization that advances awareness and funding for the common wounded soldier and their families affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.   

Taylor received accreditations in U.S. and World Politics, Bristol University; Strategic Leadership and Management of Change, Exeter University; Leadership and Debate, Developing Competitive Strategies, Exeter University; and Human Resource Management, Birmingham University.

“Stuart’s [Taylor] leadership and service to the United Kingdom, the U.S. and its allies is evident, even now, in his post-military career. His passion, knowledge and dedication to serving others and to guarding their security reflect the values of Sabre and our mission. We are honored to have Stuart join our team,” stated Senior Vice President Mariano Alicea Jr.

Sabre Welcomes Chris Le

Sept. 16, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Christopher Le to its corporate development leadership group. Le is named Vice President of Solutions and Sales and is responsible for market strategy and new business development efforts in the federal, commercial and international market sectors. Le will develop and execute business strategy to grow sales across a broad portfolio of service solutions for the company.

Le comes to Sabre from Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance North America where he was Vice President Business Development and Sales. He formerly worked for companies including All Weather, Inc.; Argon ST, a Boeing Subsidiary; BAE Systems; and Raytheon bringing with him business development, sales and marketing experience. He also served several years in the U.S. Navy. Le holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a certified project management professional.

"Chris [Le] brings to Sabre a unique blend of technical and operations knowledge with sales leadership expertise," said Sabre Senior Vice President Corporate Development Mariano Alicea Jr. "His experiences parallel in large measure those of Sabre itself – from his early career at the Naval Air Systems Command as an Avionics Systems Project Officer, to working on Science and Technology projects for DARPA and Future Combat Systems, to business development pursuits for civil and international clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am confident Chris’s leadership, passion and skills will deliver results for our customers, employees and stakeholders."

Sabre Welcomes Bill Posnett

August 29, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Bill Posnett to the company.  Posnett joins Sabre after serving over 30 distinguished years with the U.S. Navy as a naval officer, test pilot and systems engineer.  He is an accomplished leader in fleet operations, strategic planning, systems engineering and weapon systems acquisition.  During his active duty naval career, Posnett led several Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) acquisition programs and last held the position of Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B at NAVAIR where he was the principal military deputy to the Research and Engineering Group flag officer.  Following his retirement from active duty, Posnett joined the NAVAIR civilian engineering workforce where he led engineering efforts in key acquisition activities such as the H-60 program office, the H-53 program office and Program Executive Office for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs.  Throughout his career, Posnett provided direction and leadership that balanced operational risk with acceptable technical risk in the resolution of engineering issues for both fixed-wing and rotary wing U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircrafts.

Posnett is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He received a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University; a masters in Aerosystems from the University of West Florida; and a masters in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.

Posnett joins Sabre as a senior engineering scientist supporting NAVAIR customers in the area of systems engineering design and implementation.  Group Vice President, Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Glen Ives states, “We could not be more excited to welcome Bill to our Sabre team.  His vast, superior knowledge and experience across every aspect of acquisition, research, development, test and evaluation, and across numerous platforms and systems, ideally complements our growing systems engineering and weapon systems acquisition capabilities.  Bill’s many years of distinguished and devoted service in uniform and as a civil servant, and in so many leadership roles to include test pilot, program manager and chief engineer, make him a perfect fit to our unwavering commitment to provide the best possible support to our mission customers.”

Bagge Promoted to Director, Indiana Operations

August 28, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Scharlotte Bagge to the position of Director, Indiana Operations for the company. Bagge replaces Mr. David Wright who is retiring after a successful five-year career with Sabre.

Bagge began her career with Sabre in China Lake, Calif. before relocating to Bloomington, Ind. last year. She is credited with improving Sabre’s business operations and relationships with customers and teammates since transferring to Bloomington.

According to the group vice president for the company’s Northeast region, Mr. Fred Kuster, “Ms. Bagge has been selected as the new Director of Indiana Operations because of her strong business aptitude and desire to grow the Sabre brand in Bloomington. I am confident she will be successful.”

Sabre Welcomes Andrew Macyko

August 12, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Andrew Macyko to the company. Macyko joins Sabre after serving 30 distinguished years with the U.S. Navy as a naval officer and aviator. He is an accomplished leader in fleet operations, strategic planning and defense systems program management. He last held the position of Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B, at Naval Air Systems Command where he was the principal military deputy to the Research and Engineering Group flag officer. He was responsible for providing direction and leadership that balanced operational risk with acceptable technical risk in the resolution of engineering issues for both manned and unmanned U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft.

Macyko is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River, Md., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master of Science in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee.

Macyko joins Sabre as a senior executive director supporting our Naval Air Systems Command customers in the vital area of integrated warfighting capability specifically in irregular warfare and rapid response.

According to the group vice president for the company’s Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Glen Ives, "Mr. Macyko has commanded an operational squadron; served as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River; Military Director, Avionics Department, AIR 4.5, Naval Air Systems Command and most recently as Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B, Naval Air Systems Command. Andy’s extraordinary leadership skills, unparalleled knowledge and experience in acquisition, fit perfectly with our plans to continue to provide the very best in our support to our customers. I’m confident he will help our Sabre team and our customers achieve outstanding success in our primary goal of supporting our warfighters."

Sabre Welcomes Dennis DePriest

July 15, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Dennis DePriest to the company. DePriest joins Sabre from ASEC, Inc. where he served as Program Manager providing full life cycle support of all new airborne acoustic systems and programs for the U.S. Navy. He has over 30 years of acquisition experience and expertise in all phases of maritime aircraft and systems operations, systems development, program management, systems engineering as well as test and evaluation. DePriest also served eight years in the U.S. Navy.

DePriest joins Sabre as senior executive director and will lead operations that directly relate to the company’s support of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Maritime Aircraft programs.

According to the group vice president for the company’s Mid-Atlantic region, Glen Ives, “Dennis brings proven onsite leadership and management experience, and an incomparable level of expertise and knowledge in the NAVAIR and NAWCAD environment. His positive energy, keen insights and many years of proven success have earned him an outstanding reputation as a rock solid professional, leader and manager. I am excited and encouraged to have Dennis represent our Sabre team!”

Sabre Wins Navy Contract for Readiness and Training

July 11, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. was awarded a three-year follow-on contract to continue its support of Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific/Atlantic (CNAP/CNAL). The total contract value is approximately $2,500,000 and will require Sabre and its subcontractor Cowan & Associates to provide expertise in key technical readiness and resource issues regarding the policies and programs assigned to the CNAP/CNAL Readiness Directorate. Under the firm fixed price contract, Sabre will perform technical analyses, readiness assessments, metrics development, research, special studies, monitoring of unit readiness, on-line training development, and life cycle maintenance, as required to meet the CNAP/CNAL objectives. Work will continue to be performed in Norfolk, Va. and San Diego, Calif.

According to the group vice president for the company’s Mid-Atlantic region, Glen Ives, “Sabre has supported this customer performing readiness training, analysis and assessment for over 15 consecutive years; it is testament to the expertise our team brings to naval aviation. Sabre has extensive experience training aircraft carrier and aviation squadron personnel on the use of the Navy’s readiness reporting systems and training matrices and we look forward to supporting them especially in this time of challenging budgets and emerging requirements.”

Sabre Welcomes Kalmen Leikach

July 9, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Kalmen “Kal” Leikach to the company. Leikach was previously the Deputy Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) responsible for the planning and organizational effectiveness related to the execution of NAVAIR’s five core processes: acquisition management, engineering research and development, test and evaluation, in-service support, and repair/modification. He served 42 distinguished years of civil service with the U.S. Navy. Leikach was a member of the Senior Executive Service and was twice named recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive Service.

As the senior strategic advisor based in Sabre’s Mid-Atlantic region, Leikach will work closely with the company’s operations and corporate development teams to provide strategic insight, experience and support across capability and solution domains. He brings a wealth of strategic and tactical expertise in leadership, management and operations with specific emphasis on innovative, highly effective processes and practices relating to acquisition management, engineering, logistics, maintenance, and human and financial resources.

According to the group vice president for the company’s Mid-Atlantic region, Glen Ives, “Kal is the absolute epitome of a dynamic and extraordinarily effective strategic leader. His 42 years of dedicated service as a civil servant and acquisition professional at the senior most position in the acquisition community, simply cannot be fully quantified in terms of his value to our Sabre team and our clients."

Sabre Appraised at CMMI® Maturity Level 3 for Services

July 1, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. announces their successful appraisal to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 for Services. The CMMI for Services model, governed by Carnegie Mellon's CMMI Institute, previously the Software Engineering Institute, provides a comprehensive integrated set of guidelines for providing superior services.   Sabre adds this new appraisal, CMMI-SVC v1.3, to its existing CMMI Maturity Level 3 appraisal for Development, CMMI-DEV v1.3. The CMMI Institute's published database of appraised companies includes only a handful of U.S. companies that have achieved CMMI-SVC v1.3 Maturity Level 3 or higher, and even fewer  than that have also achieved a CMMI-DEV v1.3 Maturity Level 3 appraisal.  The appraisal was performed by ChangeBridge Consulting, Inc. for services and development projects. 

Sabre has demonstrated that it meets or exceeds the best-practice standards for the Services and Development Models. CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) is a collection of best practices that focus on work management, process management, service establishment, service delivery and support CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) provides the framework to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of product development work.  Combined these constellations allow Sabre to understand the interrelationships of their projects, process activities, measures related to their work products and services.  The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

“CMMI services and development models convey significant cost savings and benefits to our customers.  The mature and sophisticated processes and industry-recognized solutions improve performance, productivity, schedules and quality performance,” explains James Krout, chief operating officer at Sabre Systems, Inc.

Sabre Recognized as Healthy Employer

June 4, 2013

The Philadelphia Business Journal and its presenting sponsor UnitedHealthcare recognized Sabre as one of the 2013 Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia. Sabre was acknowledged for promoting healthy living in a team environment through nutrition, biometric screenings, flu prevention, and an emphasis on physical activity. The awards breakfast was held at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Alicea Jr. Moderates ICNS Panel 

April 26, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. Senior Vice President for Corporate Development Mariano Alicea Jr., moderated a panel discussion titled, “Airport Surface Movement in the NextGen Era,” at the 13th Annual Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The conference focused on domestic and international Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) programs, implementation strategies, standards development, research, and ICNS technologies.  The panel was chaired by Mr. Paul Planzer, Manager of Air Traffic Control Programs for the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), and co-host of the event.

Mr. Alicea, who recently joined Sabre in early April, is responsible for the company’s business development and marketing activities within federal civilian agencies, Department of Defense (DoD), international and commercial market sectors.  Mr. Alicea previously worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the William J. Hughes Technical Center and FAA Headquarters on automation, weather and communication systems in En Route, Terminal and Oceanic domains.

“I am very pleased that Mariano hit the ground running by supporting this conference as a new Sabre executive, stated the company’s Chief Operating Officer James “Jamie” Krout.  “Mariano has only been with Sabre for a few weeks.”  He continued, “It is the support and participation in these high-level forums that will help expand the company’s reputation within the government sector and enable Sabre to influence, innovate and contribute significantly to the critical missions of our clients.”

Alicea has served as moderator and coordinator of several technical symposium panels on cyber and critical infrastructure protection. He is Chairman of the ATCA Membership Committee and member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Homeland Security Committee.

Kliman Speaks at Women's Veteran Career Course at Drexel University

March 20, 2013

Senior Executive Director of Human Resources Deb Kliman gave a presentation on March 16, 2013, at Drexel University as part of a series of free career courses offered to women veterans. The series is provided by the Adult Education Division of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel and was developed to provide resources for women transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

The courses provide women veterans the skills they need to secure employment, including writing a professional resume, perfecting a job search, and successful interviewing techniques. The goal is to improve the women’s employment prospects in a civilian business environment.

Ms. Kliman’s presentation was titled, "Military to Corporate Transition," and focused on providing assistance to women veterans in identifying their transferable skills (knowledge, skills and abilities) in order to help them with post-military employment. "It is a challenge for veterans to identify their skill sets and be able to communicate those skills in a way that makes sense in the corporate world," stated Kliman. She also emphasized the avoidance of using military jargon, including acronyms, rank and military time. "People in the corporate world generally do not understand the organizational structure and formality of military protocol, so it is important for the applicant to speak in terms that the employer can understand," she said.

Kliman has participated in several outreach programs for transitioning military veterans. It is a key focus area for the company and one that she enjoys supporting.

Sabre and ARServices Approved for SBA Mentor-Protege Program

March 8, 2013 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Sabre Systems, Inc. and ARServices for participation in the agency’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

The SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program encourages collaborative business relationships between mature established companies and emerging small businesses that are in the developmental stage of the 8(a) Business Development program. The SBA 8(a) program helps socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program is designed to encourage and motivate established businesses to assist small business in the enhancement and success of their business. The goal is to increase the overall number of small businesses receiving contract awards, resulting from mentorship and refined business practices.

Mentors provide expertise, resources, and capabilities to the protégé in the form of management, administrative, technical, financial, contracting, and business development assistance. The value of participating in this program is that it gives the protégé exposure to new business ideas, technology and a higher profile.

Sabre and ARServices have worked together over the last year and recently made the decision to formalize the relationship and enter into the SBA Mentor Protégé program. Sabre will work with ARServices on a multi-year development plan to include business development, opportunity identification, capture planning, proposal development support, program start-up and execution as well as support in the areas of recruiting, human resources, contracts, legal, marketing and communications.

"Sabre is very excited about building upon an already strong business relationship with ARServices. Their corporate values are in sync with Sabre’s and this will result in our ability to provide superior service to our clients," said Pete Ganzer, Sabre Vice President.

About ARServices
ARServices is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Alexandria, Va. with branch offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dover AFB, Del. and Albuquerque, N.M. The company’s core business competencies are Research & Development Services, Human Capital Management, Training, Management Consulting, and Information Technology. For more information, visit

Reis Joins NMTC Board

March 6, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Teri Reis, Director for the Aberdeen Region, was named to the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Board of Directors. 

Reis’s induction onto the board was made official at the NMTC Visionary Awards on February 28, 2013, at the Richlin Ballroom located in Edgewood, Md. 

NMTC offers member companies, organizations and individuals networking, educational and other collaborative opportunities with the purpose of accelerating economic growth and expansion of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educated Workforce in Northeastern Maryland. 

As a board member, Reis will be responsible for actively supporting the organization programs and activities, development and implementation of the organizations policies.  Reis an active member of NMTC for several years stated, “I was honored to be selected for the NMTC board and look forward to helping the organization meet its goal of advancing technology and increasing economic growth throughout the region.”

Reis has been with Sabre Systems, Inc. since 2002.  She previously served in the U.S. Air Force. She is also a board member of the Army Alliance, a non-profit civic organization that support the well-being of the programs and organizations of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Sabre Wins a Position on DHS Technical and Business Support Services (TABSS) Domain 2 Program

February 14, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company, as a member of the SAM, Inc. Team, has been awarded a position on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Technical and Business Support Services (TABSS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for Business Management, Financial Management Support Services (Domain 2). The contract has a ceiling of $11 billion across all Domains and Tracks. Team SAM is one of only six small businesses awarded Domain 2 after a highly selective source selection process.  The Business Management, Financial Management, and Audit Support Services domain will support a wide range of related services. These services will support the mission and requirements of the multiple DHS components. The business management, studies, and other business related support services will provide support for operations, finances, analysis, and other business functions that support the successful accomplishment of DHS’ missions and requirements. Team SAM is confident of supporting the various program management support needs of DHS in a highly versatile and customer focused manner. Team members have current capabilities in supporting DHS TABSS Domain 2 Program Support Functions. SAM, Inc. is a women-owned small business headquartered in College Park, Md.

Roso Accepts NCMA Graalman Award on behalf of Greater Philadelphia Chapter

January 29, 2013

Director of Contracts Jeannine Roso, who serves as Secretary of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, accepted the Graalman Award - Gold Level along with chapter President Brian Connolly, on behalf of the chapter.  The award was presented at the 2013 NCMA Mid-Year Leadership Conference which was held in Las Vegas on January 18-19, 2013.    


The Walter R. Graalman Award recognizes chapters for providing high value to NCMA members and to the association. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter received the Graalman Award - Gold level, which is the highest achievable level, for successfully meeting goals and objectives set forth by the association. One of the objectives that the chapter ranked high was the provision of educational opportunities for chapter members; Jeannine and Sabre contributed directly to the accomplishment of that goal.  Jeannine volunteered several speakers to the chapter’s monthly Lunch ‘n Learn meetings at which Sabre’s Phil Jaurigue presented, “Challenges in Federal Procurement” and Tim Kerr presented, “Organizational Conflicts of Interest.”  Sabre’s John Spodofora is scheduled to present, “Cost Analysis and Estimating” during the upcoming February 26, 2013 Lunch ‘n Learn.

NCMA was founded in 1959.  The organization, which has over 22,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. 

Jaurigue Joins the Foundation Board for the Free Library of Philadelphia

January 2, 2013

Sabre Systems, Inc. President Mr. Phil Jaurigue recently joined the Foundation Board for the Free Library of Philadelphia.

“The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning,” states the foundation’s website.

As a member of the board, Mr. Jaurigue will help advance the mission of the Free Library as it continues to evolve in an increasingly digital world while maintaining its physical facilities that have been a part of its rich history. Like many non-profits, the Library faces challenges in identifying sustainable revenue sources to support both its capital improvement and operational needs.

According to Mr. Jaurigue, “I am honored to join the Free Library’s Foundation Board and to serve one of the largest public library systems in the world.  The library provides such an important public resource for the people of Philadelphia and the surrounding regions.  Not only do they provide free access to traditional books, but they serve the interests of seniors, veterans, job seekers and small businesses.  I am thrilled to be a part of such a world-class institution that promotes life-long learning.  The opportunity to work with the Philadelphia Free Library dovetails well with Sabre's objectives in promoting youth and veterans causes. Beyond literacy, the Library has organized its resources to be more accessible to these constituents and many others in the community.”

Mr. Jaurigue has a long-standing commitment to contributing positively to the educational well-being of the people in the greater Philadelphia region.  In addition to serving on the Foundation Board, he is also a member of the advisory board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE); the advisory board of Temple University's Fox Business School, Management Information Systems; and the Advisory Council of the Arcadia University School of Global Business. 

Sabre Receives Seven Seals Award

November 28, 2012

Sabre was presented with the National Seven Seals Award for its military and veteran outreach program efforts.  The award was presented by Theresa Arentzen, Program Support Technician at Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition for the Company’s long-standing commitment to hiring and supporting U.S. service men and women and veterans initiatives.  The company focuses its military and veterans effort in the following three areas:   

Recruiting and Hiring:  Sabre recruiting professionals regularly attend career fairs and post open positions on websites tailored to military men and women.   Many military professionals have transitioned to rewarding careers with Sabre Systems, Inc.  

Military and Veteran Outreach:  A focus of the Company’s Corporate Giving  strategy is to support U.S service men and women and those who served in the armed forces.  Sabre regularly supports such organizations as Soldier's Angels, Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Operation Uplink.  They also provided assistance to military personnel who are transitioning into civilian employment with interview preparation skills and resume guidance counseling.

Recognition:  The Company runs a regular series, "Sabre Salutes Our Vets," which honors its employees or their family member who serve or who have served in the military.  It is a way that the company celebrates their military service.

According to Phil Jaurigue, President of Sabre Systems, Inc., “Sabre is truly honored to be recognized by ESGR for its support of our military men and women.  Our leadership and our employees greatly respect the men and women who serve our country and we gladly do these things as a small token of appreciation for the freedoms they protect.”

Jaurigue Honored at SMART PROC 2012

November 2, 2012

Sabre President and CEO Phil Jaurigue was recently honored with a Congressional award by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD-6), at the 11th annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement (SMART PROC) Conference in Frederick, Md.

Congressman Bartlett, who serves as both the SMART Congressional Caucus leader and Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee for Land and Air Forces, recognized Phil for his continued support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and workforce development.

The conference, which was held on Friday, Oct. 26th, was attended by more than 1000 individuals and highlighted by the participation of 87 senior federal procurement officers and 55 major business procurement officers.

Jaurigue Joins Panel of Experts at “Successful Growth Strategies for Government Contractors” Event

October 19, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. President and CEO Phil Jaurigue served as a panel expert at the “Successful Growth Strategies for Government Contractors” event on Oct. 11 at the Avian Engineering Headquarters in Lexington Park, Md.

Government contractors are facing an increasingly challenging environment with budgetary uncertainty driven by the risk of sequestration, intense competition for new awards, increasing compliance requirements, and the government’s move towards low price contracting which impact profit margins. Despite these challenges, many contractors continue to see growth opportunities and are expanding in the face of these pressures.

The event, which was sponsored by BB&T, featured an in-depth discussion focusing on how the current environment is affecting government contractors and what companies can and should be doing today to increase the value of their businesses in the future.

Mr. Jaurigue joined Kevin Switick, CEO, Avian Engineering; Tim Garrett, Partner, Avascent Group; Greg Woodford, Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor to make up the panel of experts for the event. The group represented various viewpoints and discussed a wide range of topics including how market factors are affecting the value of government contractors, strategies for success from the perspective of the CEO, characteristics that acquirers are looking for in today’s market, and how sequestration is impacting Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity.

In the discussion, Mr. Jaurigue acknowledged the current slowdown of M&A and recommended that firms seek diversification. “In this climate, Sabre seeks to add depth to its core competencies and to grow adjacent markets. We’re looking for the niche, the secret sauce, the proprietary, the unique property.” He added, “Agility and responsiveness are the strongest capabilities to succeed in the uncertain times facing the industry.”

Sabre Launches STEM Scholarship Program

October 11, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. announces the establishment of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship Program.  The program is designed to support high school seniors planning to further their education in one of the STEM disciplines.

In an effort to help reduce the financial burden associated with pursuing a STEM-related career, Sabre plans to award a total of six $1,000 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students. Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a thorough review of each applicant’s academic record, personal statement, STEM experience and letters of recommendation.  The scholarship winners will be announced in the spring of 2013.

In order for a student to qualify for the scholarship, he/she must be graduating from a high school located in Hartford County, Md., the southern Maryland tri-county area (St. Mary’s, Charles or Calvert), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology inAlexandria, Va. or Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Archbishop Wood, William Tennant or North Penn—all of which are located in the Philadelphia area.

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the STEM Scholarships page on the Sabre website.

Sabre’s Virginia Beach Office Relocates to Norfolk

September 28, 2012

In order to meet the growth goals of the company, as well as to provide improved support to customers, the Sabre Virginia Beach office has been relocated to a Norfolk location. 

The new address is as follows:

Norfolk Office
5700 Lake Wright Drive, Suite 303
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-518-0011
Toll Free: 877-827-7227 or 877-VAS-SABR

Phil Jaurigue Joins Advisory Council of Arcadia University School of Global Business

September 21, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. President and CEO Mr. Phil Jaurigue recently joined the Advisory Council of the Arcadia University School of Global Business.

According to the Arcadia website, the School of Global Business provides students with firsthand experience in the global marketplace. Both graduate and undergraduate students take part in international experiences that expose them to global business operations.

As a member of The National Advisory Board, which since 1965, has provided guidance for The School of Global Business at Arcadia University, Mr. Jaurigue will provide mentorship to students; work with the Dean in identifying candidates to present as part of the Executive Speaker Series; and serve as a liaison between the business community and the school, as a guest speaker, and as an advisor in terms of curriculum development.

According to Mr. Jaurigue, “I am thrilled to have been granted the honor of serving on this very distinguished advisory board at such a prestigious university. I’m excited to collaborate with educators and current members of the local business community. Together we will help to guide our future business leaders as well as to collectively cultivate relationships with foreign markets, whose interest and possible investment in this region will inevitably benefit the local economy.”

Mr. Jaurigue is committed to contributing to the local business community. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council, he is also a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) and the Mainline Chamber of Commerce.

Sabre Recognized with TPP Award at Leading Edge Awards

June 19, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. joined Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives at the 12th annual Leading Edge Awards, where Sabre was honored as The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) Member Firm of the Year for 2011. The event, which was held on June 13, 2012, showcased individuals and companies that spur economic growth within the region.

Sabre was deemed worthy of consideration for the prestigious award by the TPP Board of Directors based upon the company’s performance, support of the TPP mission, internal and employee culture, and involvement in community affairs and volunteer activities.

The 2012 Leading Edge Awards were co-hosted and presented by The Calvert County Technology Council, Charles County Technology Council, TPP, Small Business Development Center for the Southern Region of Maryland (SBDC), The Corporate Center at the College of St. Mary’s (CSM) and the CSM Foundation.   (06/2012)

Dowling’s Presents at Maritime Conference 

June 6, 2012

Sabre Senior Executive Director Hampton Dowling gave a presentation at the 10th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit, which took place May 2 and 3, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. Hampton presented to approximately 150 attendees on the topic of maritime security and the implications of illicit trafficking in northern Latin America on secure commerce.

Among the attendees from industry and the public sector, were United States Coast Guard (USCG) flag officers from the USCG Atlantic Area Command and U.S. Southern Command organizations, as well as director-level principals from the Department of the Navy and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and technical staff from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 4.0/5.0.

Sabre Honored at 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Awards

June 6, 2012

Sabre was honored to be presented with both the “Top In-Kind Donor” and the “TopVolunteer Donor” awards in the large companies category at the 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Awards held April 26, 2012, at the Sheraton City Center Hotel.

Attendees were treated to a personal keynote address by the Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder, Shane Victorino. Shane is the founder of the Shane Victorino Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved children. Shane gave a heartfelt speech on the importance of giving back and supporting America’s youth. A panel discussion followed, which featured local corporate executives and their philanthropic philosophies.

When the awards were presented, Sabre received a “Top Volunteer Donor” plaque, which acknowledged companies whose employees gave the most personal time to local causes. This is the third time Sabre has received this distinction, with the last being for the 2009 fiscal year. Sabre was also a first-time winner of a “Top In-Kind Donor” plaque, which honored companies that donate their expertise, talent or products. In addition to being recognized at the summit, Sabre’s contributions were also highlighted in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s April 27, 2012, special Corporate Philanthropy Summit publication.

Sabre President Named to NFTE Philadelphia Advisory Board

May 10, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company’s president and CEO, Mr. Phil Jaurigue, has been named to The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Philadelphia advisory board. As a member of the advisory board, Mr. Jaurigue, who previously served NFTE as a business plan judge, and who is the current co-chair for NFTE Philadelphia’s Visionary Gala, will be responsible for promoting entrepreneurial education among youth in the Philadelphia region, as well as helping to implement and support the program’s missions and goals.

Sabre Sponsors Southern Maryland STEM Week

April 9, 2012

Sabre’s Mid-Atlantic (MA) Region is a proud sponsor of the Southern Maryland Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week, which will take place April 10 through the 14, 2012.

According to the event brochure, “[Sabre’s] support will help fuel the future of STEM education in the tri-county area and introduce more than 1,500 educators and students to the various areas of STEM.”

The event, which will be hosted by the College of Southern Maryland, includes a tri-County Job and Career Fair, a Southern Maryland Youth in Technology Summit, a Student Success Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, as well as several other valuable workshops for attendees.

Sabre Extends Congratulations to CFO Ben Jaurigue, SmartCXO Winner

March 21, 2012

Sabre Systems, Inc. extends congratulations to the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ben Jaurigue, who has been named a 2012 SmartCXO winner.

SmartCXO is a recognition program organized by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine, which serves to applaud local chief executives who support their organization’s initiatives by supplying fresh ideas, making tough decisions and building strong talent within their companies.

Ben is one of 10 local CFOs to receive the award, and 40 total high-achieving executive management team members. He was recognized at a reception on March 14, 2012, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, Pa., where more than 300 local business leaders were in attendance.


Sabre Forms JV with i3 to Pursue Opportunity Supporting CNIT Program

December 21, 2011

Sabre Systems, Inc. has partnered with Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3), a technical and business support services company headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., to form a Joint Venture (JV), for the purpose of pursuing and executing performance within the Counter Networks and Illicit Trafficking (CNIT) program.

CNIT is sponsored by the Department of the Navy (DoN) Operations Integration Group (OIG), and is supported under a Memorandum of Agreement with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Program Office, which is located within Air 4.5 CNIT. Sabre and i3 each bring unique, complementary mission-specific capabilities and successful prior performance to support multiple projects coordinated by the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Counter-Narcoterrorism and Global Threats (DASD CN+GT), and managed by Air 4.5 for the Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO).

Sabre will perform as managing partner for the JV which, in partnership with a team of specialized subcontractors, will be developing a proposal for services in response to the CNIT Program Office solicitation described within the NAVAIRSYSCOM Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) of Sept. 13, 2011, N68335-11-R-0081, (further described on FedBizOpps).

JV offices will be strategically located worldwide with the central JV PMO located in Lexington Park, Md., in close proximity to the CNIT PMO at NAS Patuxent River, Md.