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June 3, 2022

The MASY Group Director of Contracts Elected for NCMA Committee

Arlington, VA – The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) recently announced the addition of five newly elected committee members who will join its leadership group of distinguished volunteers, including MASY HQ’s Director of Contracts, Jessica Johnson.

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.

Read NCMA’s official press release here: https://www.yahoo.com/now/ncma-announces-newly-elected-committee-200500676.html

Arlington, VA – The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) recently announced the addition of five newly elected committee members who will join its leadership group of distinguished volunteers, including MASY HQ’s Director of Contracts, Jessica Johnson.

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums.

Read NCMA’s official press release here: https://www.yahoo.com/now/ncma-announces-newly-elected-committee-200500676.html

May 26, 2022

The MASY Group, LLC Receives 8a STARS III Contract Award

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC was selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) as a contract awardee on the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which has a ceiling of $50 billion. “The 8(a) STARS GWACs are known governmentwide as best-in-class, easy-to-use, streamlined procurement solutions to purchase information technology services from 8(a) prime contractors. This fourth-generation GWAC includes an even greater focus on emerging technologies as well as performance outside of the continental United States (OCONUS).”

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC was selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) as a contract awardee on the 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) III Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which has a ceiling of $50 billion. “The 8(a) STARS GWACs are known governmentwide as best-in-class, easy-to-use, streamlined procurement solutions to purchase information technology services from 8(a) prime contractors. This fourth-generation GWAC includes an even greater focus on emerging technologies as well as performance outside of the continental United States (OCONUS).”

November 29, 2021

The MASY Group Conducts Space Intelligence Training for DIA

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (MASY) continues to provide vital space intelligence training in performance of a contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). While space exploration has long been a focus of the U.S., The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was recently established in 2019. USSPACECOM focuses on space as an imperative aspect of our country’s national security, providing direction for military space operations looking forward to a vastly complex and unknown future. The industry has seen swift growth due to technological advances as well as the entrance of new threats, and space intelligence is used extensively in this strategic venture into this territory.

The first step towards achieving the USSPACECOM Intelligence Directorate (J2) vision of developing first-class leaders is recruiting, onboarding, and training – with the goal to retain these leaders. A central component of the training is provided by MASY’s Tradecraft Developers, who build the curriculum for Space Intelligence Warfighters as well as deliver and manage these courses. These MASY personnel are critical in the effort to create a new Space Intelligence Doctrine and ensuring a seamless training process for future leaders.

MASY Group Partner, Alex Anyse, noted: “We’re excited to be advancing the professional development of our Space Intelligence Warfighters to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving space domain.”

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (MASY) continues to provide vital space intelligence training in performance of a contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). While space exploration has long been a focus of the U.S., The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was recently established in 2019. USSPACECOM focuses on space as an imperative aspect of our country’s national security, providing direction for military space operations looking forward to a vastly complex and unknown future. The industry has seen swift growth due to technological advances as well as the entrance of new threats, and space intelligence is used extensively in this strategic venture into this territory.

The first step towards achieving the USSPACECOM Intelligence Directorate (J2) vision of developing first-class leaders is recruiting, onboarding, and training – with the goal to retain these leaders. A central component of the training is provided by MASY’s Tradecraft Developers, who build the curriculum for Space Intelligence Warfighters as well as deliver and manage these courses. These MASY personnel are critical in the effort to create a new Space Intelligence Doctrine and ensuring a seamless training process for future leaders.

MASY Group Partner, Alex Anyse, noted: “We’re excited to be advancing the professional development of our Space Intelligence Warfighters to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving space domain.”

November 15, 2021

The MASY Group Announces New Board of Advisors

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (MASY), a premier provider of tailored defense, intelligence and advanced educational services, announces a new member of its Board of Advisors, Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Ret) Robert P. Ashley, Jr.

After over 36 years of active-duty service, Lieutenant General Ashley retired from the U.S. Army in 2020, assuming his last duty position in 2017 as the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).   He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security.

Other key assignments include the Director of Intelligence, United States Army Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, United States Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, AZ.

Lieutenant General Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University (formerly known as the Defense Intelligence College) and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

“We are equally delighted and honored to welcome LTG Ashley to the MASY team,” said Alex Anyse, MASY Group Co-Founder and Partner. “His unique wealth of defense and intelligence expertise he’ll bring to our efforts will be invaluable.”

Lieutenant General Ashley joins MASY Board of Advisors members Ms. Karyn Eliot and Major General Christopher P. Hughes, who will help strengthen and expand the company’s position in the federal marketplace. The selected board members bring a wealth of senior executive leadership experience from across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

Ms. Karyn Eliot is a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior executive with extensive experience in U.S. national security science and technology programs, intelligence operations, acquisitions, policy, and strategic industry partnerships. Ms. Eliot has a global perspective resulting from more than 20 years of leading international collaboration and engaging with Fortune 50 C-suite executives to enhance business acumen at CIA. Her assignments span the Agency and include serving as Director of Industry Partnerships and Foreign Partner Mission Manager in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Technology Lead in the Director of CIA’s Operations Group, Senior Technical Representative in the Directorate of Operations, and Deputy Director for Policy at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Ms. Eliot’s notable awards include the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. Ms. Eliot was educated at the National War College and Northeastern University. She established Amplio Partners to continue supporting government and commercial engagement across the national security community, is a partner in Five Eyes Group, and serves on several advisory boards.

Major General Christopher P. Hughes retired from the U.S Army after 35 years of active-duty service and brings leadership experience from platoon to two-star command. He served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Army Pacific Command and is the Co-Founder and first Provost of the Army University. Major General Hughes gained national recognition while commanding an Infantry Battalion from the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Major General Hughes assisted in the creation of five major organizations within the Department of Defense and served as an investigator on the USS Cole Commission in 2000.

Throughout his career, Major General Hughes received many awards and recognition, including the Distinguished Service Medal (OLC), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star (OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Badge and numerous foreign Airborne Wings. Major General Hughes is the author of War on Two Fronts: An Infantry Commander’s War in Iraq and the Pentagon and a 2008 recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for Excellence in U.S Army Writing. Major General Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s degree in Business Management from Webster University, a master’s degree in National Strategic Studies from National Defense University and an Honorary Doctorate in Laws Degree from Northwest Missouri State University.

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (MASY), a premier provider of tailored defense, intelligence and advanced educational services, announces a new member of its Board of Advisors, Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Ret) Robert P. Ashley, Jr.

After over 36 years of active-duty service, Lieutenant General Ashley retired from the U.S. Army in 2020, assuming his last duty position in 2017 as the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).   He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security.

Other key assignments include the Director of Intelligence, United States Army Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, United States Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, AZ.

Lieutenant General Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University (formerly known as the Defense Intelligence College) and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

“We are equally delighted and honored to welcome LTG Ashley to the MASY team,” said Alex Anyse, MASY Group Co-Founder and Partner. “His unique wealth of defense and intelligence expertise he’ll bring to our efforts will be invaluable.”

Lieutenant General Ashley joins MASY Board of Advisors members Ms. Karyn Eliot and Major General Christopher P. Hughes, who will help strengthen and expand the company’s position in the federal marketplace. The selected board members bring a wealth of senior executive leadership experience from across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

Ms. Karyn Eliot is a retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior executive with extensive experience in U.S. national security science and technology programs, intelligence operations, acquisitions, policy, and strategic industry partnerships. Ms. Eliot has a global perspective resulting from more than 20 years of leading international collaboration and engaging with Fortune 50 C-suite executives to enhance business acumen at CIA. Her assignments span the Agency and include serving as Director of Industry Partnerships and Foreign Partner Mission Manager in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Technology Lead in the Director of CIA’s Operations Group, Senior Technical Representative in the Directorate of Operations, and Deputy Director for Policy at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Ms. Eliot’s notable awards include the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. Ms. Eliot was educated at the National War College and Northeastern University. She established Amplio Partners to continue supporting government and commercial engagement across the national security community, is a partner in Five Eyes Group, and serves on several advisory boards.

Major General Christopher P. Hughes retired from the U.S Army after 35 years of active-duty service and brings leadership experience from platoon to two-star command. He served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Army Pacific Command and is the Co-Founder and first Provost of the Army University. Major General Hughes gained national recognition while commanding an Infantry Battalion from the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Major General Hughes assisted in the creation of five major organizations within the Department of Defense and served as an investigator on the USS Cole Commission in 2000.

Throughout his career, Major General Hughes received many awards and recognition, including the Distinguished Service Medal (OLC), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star (OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Badge and numerous foreign Airborne Wings. Major General Hughes is the author of War on Two Fronts: An Infantry Commander’s War in Iraq and the Pentagon and a 2008 recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for Excellence in U.S Army Writing. Major General Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s degree in Business Management from Webster University, a master’s degree in National Strategic Studies from National Defense University and an Honorary Doctorate in Laws Degree from Northwest Missouri State University.

October 20, 2021

The MASY Group Awarded a BPA under DINFOS Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) by the Defense Media Activity (DMA)

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (“MASY”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under the Defense Media Activity’s (DMA) Multiple Schedule (MAS) supporting Defense Information School (DINFOS). If awarded under BPA call orders, the MASY team will be able to provide professional training services across a wide variety of current and emerging mission areas for DMA and DINFOS.

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) is located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. DINFOS is the premier learning institution dedicated to training communications practitioners across the Department of Defense, the United States Government, and international partners to deliver strategic and operational communications success.

MASY is recognized across the Department of Defense (DoD) for its focus on outstanding instruction, faculty development and student mentorship through our Mission-Based Delivery Model (MBDM). MBDM provides DINFOS a proven and complete educational solution. The MASY team is dedicated to delivering the full range of training services and qualified instructors, guest instructors, senior mentors, and role players to support DMA and DINFOS worldwide.

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group, LLC (“MASY”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under the Defense Media Activity’s (DMA) Multiple Schedule (MAS) supporting Defense Information School (DINFOS). If awarded under BPA call orders, the MASY team will be able to provide professional training services across a wide variety of current and emerging mission areas for DMA and DINFOS.

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) is located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. DINFOS is the premier learning institution dedicated to training communications practitioners across the Department of Defense, the United States Government, and international partners to deliver strategic and operational communications success.

MASY is recognized across the Department of Defense (DoD) for its focus on outstanding instruction, faculty development and student mentorship through our Mission-Based Delivery Model (MBDM). MBDM provides DINFOS a proven and complete educational solution. The MASY team is dedicated to delivering the full range of training services and qualified instructors, guest instructors, senior mentors, and role players to support DMA and DINFOS worldwide.

March 29, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Craft for Being an Academic Trail Blazer!

MASY Team Member, Dr. LaMesha “MeMe” Craft’s contributions were recently highlighted for her key contributions to help the state of Georgia’s initiative to establish its first High School course designed to expose students to the world of the Intelligence Community and its many career paths. You can learn from her interview at

https://www.afcea.org/content/georgia-adds-high-school-coursework-intelligence

Congratulations to Dr. Craft for being an academic trail blazer!

MASY Team Member, Dr. LaMesha “MeMe” Craft’s contributions were recently highlighted for her key contributions to help the state of Georgia’s initiative to establish its first High School course designed to expose students to the world of the Intelligence Community and its many career paths. You can learn from her interview at

https://www.afcea.org/content/georgia-adds-high-school-coursework-intelligence

Congratulations to Dr. Craft for being an academic trail blazer!

June 15, 2020

The MASY Group Awarded a Prime Contract by the National Intelligence University

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prime contract supporting the National Intelligence University (NIU) The MASY team will provide support to faculty, staff, and students at the National Intelligence University, in accordance with the standards established by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The National Intelligence University is the Intelligence Community’s sole accredited, federal degree-granting institution, and is the only institution of higher education in the nation that affords students to study and complete advanced research at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) level.

Specifically, our team will continue to deliver highly qualified professionals to work across the university to provide facility, technical, and academic services, as well as mission, planning support and metrics, and support to NIU leadership on higher education issues.

Arlington, VA – The MASY Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prime contract supporting the National Intelligence University (NIU) The MASY team will provide support to faculty, staff, and students at the National Intelligence University, in accordance with the standards established by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The National Intelligence University is the Intelligence Community’s sole accredited, federal degree-granting institution, and is the only institution of higher education in the nation that affords students to study and complete advanced research at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) level.

Specifically, our team will continue to deliver highly qualified professionals to work across the university to provide facility, technical, and academic services, as well as mission, planning support and metrics, and support to NIU leadership on higher education issues.

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