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ISF Expands GIS Services to Clients Nationwide

Tallahassee, FL — ISF has reinforced its core value of client partnership by strengthening the company’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) consulting services. ISF’s focus on GIS provides its clients the opportunity to gather targeted intelligence that allows them to make more informed, data-driven decisions when serving their customers. Specifically, ISF’s GIS clients will view and present their data geospatially, which will offer new insights into relationships among data points and drive results-based solutions.

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ISF to Continue Offering Fixed-Fee IT Consulting Services to Florida State Government Clients Through the GSA Schedule 70 Contract

Tallahassee, FL—The Florida Department of Management Services, Division of State Purchasing has recently announced that Areas 1-3 of the State Term Contract #973-561-10-1, IT Consulting Services will expire at the end of February, 2017. These project areas are as follows:

  • Area 1: Analysis and Design Fixed-Fee
  • Area 2: Development and Integration Fixed-Fee
  • Area 3: Operational and Support Fixed-Fee

For Florida state agencies who procure through these three project areas of the IT Consulting Services contract vehicle, these services will be available for purchase through the Alternate Contract Source, #252-GSA, Schedule 70 starting on March 1, 2017.

ISF, Inc. has been a proud awardee of the GSA Schedule 70 contract since March of 2009, and is pleased to be able to continue providing our clients with fixed fee services to meet their needs. Additionally, the GSA Schedule 70 contract will provide clients with other options for how they can procure services with our firm. It is a great opportunity to explore new outcome-based approaches for IT services, such as fixed-fee project deliverable-based contracts rather than only staff augmentation services. The Schedule 70 is a proven federal contract vehicle with increased flexibility and streamlined processes.

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ISF, Inc. Names Ben Wolf Client Partner

Tallahassee, FL.—ISF, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ben Wolf as the newest member of its Tallahassee team as Client Partner. In this role, Ben will focus on business development, executive management and client relations as ISF furthers its commitment to helping businesses and governments operate smarter, better and more efficiently. After serving in Florida state government for more than six years, Ben brings a high level of expertise in procurement, statewide enterprise initiatives, and Florida’s legislative process.

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ISF Supports Tech Success Program with Children’s Home Society

Cyndy Loomis, CEO of ISF, Inc., is the community liaison for the Children’s Home Society (CHS) North Central Division’s Tech Success program, established to bring disadvantaged youth the opportunity to learn valuable professional and IT skills that can set them up for future success in the workplace. 

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ISF Announces Joint Partnership with Carson Inc.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – ISF, Inc. a management consulting and information technology firm with locations in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and Austin, Texas announced a joint partnership with Carson Inc, a Washington, DC based Information Security Firm.

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ISF is Awarded State Term Contract for Information Technology Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services in the State of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – ISF, Inc., a nationwide management consulting and information technology firm, is one of only 20 firms to be awarded a state term contract for Information Technology Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Services in the State of Florida. As a prequalified vendor, ISF can now apply their proven IV&V methodology to partner directly with state agencies, protecting their interests and investments in major IT initiatives.

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ISF Partner, WiredPeople Inc., Launches New Website

WiredPeople Inc. is excited to announce the launch of their new website, wiredpeopleinc.com!

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New Operations Manager, Chuck Prince, Joins ISF

ISF welcomes Chuck Prince, who has assumed the role of Operations Manager at ISF. In this role, Mr. Prince will be leading ISF’s human resources, finance, accounting, and contract management areas.

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ISF, Inc. Introduces New Advisory Board

ISF, Inc., is pleased to announce the creation of its new Advisory Board. ISF was founded in 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida and now has offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Austin, Texas. The company provides management consulting, information technology, and public-private partnership services across the United States. The ISF Advisory Board was established to provide strategic direction to ISF and support the company’s growth objectives.

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Mike Howell Joins ISF as Technical Consultant

ISF is happy to announce one of its newest hires, Mike Howell, who is serving in a new position at ISF as technical consultant. In this role, Mike is responsible for improving ISF’s software development processes, including conducting technical inspections on projects, developing an improved technical interview processes, and leading ISF’s technical training program. He will also be responsible for vetting new technologies for the ISF service line and developing technical position papers for ISF’s clients.

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National IT & Consulting Firm, ISF, Joins Florida Technology Council

Tallahassee, Florida – ISF, a nationwide management consulting and information technology firm has joined the The Florida Technology Council (FTC), an association exclusively focused on the needs of the technology sector. With offices in Florida and Texas, ISF specializes in helping businesses and governments improve operations and increase efficiency. 

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Information Technology Growth Gives Rise to Internship Program at ISF

With millennials now occupying the largest portion of the U.S. workforce, and information technology careers on the rise, internship opportunities for students are being presented. One company, ISF, has an internship program of their own in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. 

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ISF Teams with Children’s Home Society to Serve Local Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

ISF, in partnership with the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), volunteered to sponsor dinner for the Tallahassee Area Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (TAFAPA) June meeting. Cyndy Loomis, ISF CEO and CHS Board Member, served dinner from Panda Express with the help of Rachel Tullius, ISF Proposal Writer, and Tia Washington, CHS Foster Home Management. 

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ISF Makes Big Move to Southwood

ISF moved to Southwood after 19 years at its former location. Previously located off Magnolia Drive, ISF has moved to the Southwood office complex at 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 220. This move comes soon after the company’s expansion to Austin, Texas in the fall of 2014.

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ISF Business Process Consultant, Kedra Baumgardner, Earns Information Security Manager Certification

ISF Business Process Consultant, Kedra Baumgardner, earned her certificate as an Information Security Manager (CISM). After studying and reviewing for months, Kedra took the CISM exam in June 2014, and was awarded her certificate in the following August.

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ISF Cares: Wish Upon a Star

Every year, ISF chooses one local fundraiser event to support under its ISF Cares initiative. This year, ISF has chosen to partner with the Children’s Home Society of Florida, North Central Division, for its annual fall fundraiser, Wish Upon a Star. ISF has sponsored a table of eight at the event. 

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Balancing Act: Family and Work Life

ISF has its roots in the belief of a proper work-life balance and making it beneficial for both its clients and employees. In many companies, personal and family lives often seem forgotten leading to distress in the workplace. ISF understands that it is up to the company to implement strategies to help increase employee well-being. When an employee communicates his or her needs, ISF works with the employee and comes up with a solution that works best with their schedule and within client contracts, whether it is to pick up children from school, tend to family and personal matters, or cope with an illness or death in the family.

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ISF Launches Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project Consulting and Management Services

Today, ISF, a management consulting firm, announced the launch of their P3 Results Oriented Implementation Methodology. This proprietary three-phase consulting approach will help responsible public entities successfully negotiate and appropriately structure public-private partnerships. From identifying legitimate P3 opportunities, to assessing, planning, and developing the logical framework of a P3 project, this methodology will help ensure successful project implementation for an optimal return on investment.

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ISF Earns Federal Contract Renewal

After receiving a rating of “excellent” for its General Services Administration (GSA) contract through its Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) assessment, ISF has earned another renewal for its GSA federal contract. 

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ISF Hosting Toastmasters

ISF is currently hosting Toastmasters meetings at its Tallahassee office. Toastmasters meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, from 6:00-7:00 PM. ISF hosts the meetings at its office at 1203 Governors Square Boulevard, Suite 500, Tallahassee FL, 32301. We encourages all business owners, professionals, and students to join in on the meetings, coming up on June 9th and 23rd.

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Florida’s Online Education Initiatives Now Have Strategic Backing

Final Report from Florida Board of Governors’ Task Force on Postsecondary Online Education will help shape the future of online education in Florida

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ISF Receives “Excellent” Rating on Federal GSA Contract Report Card

ISF recieved a rating of "excellent" on their GSA contract score card, a highly rare and esteemed rating.

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ISF Announces Sitefinity Developer Certification for Woodie Westbrook

ISF is proud to announce Woodie Westbrook has received the title of Certified Developer from Telerik Sitefinity Content Management System (CMS) software.

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ISF Announces PMP Certifications for Duane Daunt, Doug McNease, and Stella Morales

ISF is pleased to announce Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications obtained by three ISF project managers: Duane Daunt, Doug McNease, and Stella Morales.

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ISF Welcomes New Client Partner - Jim Kallinger

ISF proudly welcomes its newest Client Partner, Jim Kallinger. Jim was brought on to the ISF team to lead ISF’s management consulting services and public-private partnership (P/3) initiatives.

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Volunteer Spotlight Ramona Poole

In 2012, Ramona and her youth group began a project to collect and recycle used Christmas cards. This isn’t typical recycling. The purpose of collecting these Christmas cards was to repurpose them into ornaments to distribute to nursing homes in the Tallahassee community.

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ISF Announces Partnership with Telerik’s Sitefinity

ISF has partnered with Sitefinity, a division of Telerik, to deliver enterprise websites using the Sitefinity Content Management System (CMS). Sitefnity is a proven and solid enterprise-class ASP .NET-based CMS that helps to deliver an exceptional online experience at a cost-effective price.

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ISF CEO Joins Gov. Scott on Florida Trade Mission to Colombia

Ms. Loomis joined a group of 190 business leaders representing 116 companies from across Florida to Bogotá, Colombia’s capital and largest city. The goal of this trip was to foster economic growth and stability for both Florida and Colombia.

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Tallahassee Business Leader, Cyndy Loomis, Awarded Membership to Florida TaxWatch Board

ISF CEO, Cyndy Loomis, was welcomed to the Board of Trustees for the widely recognized organization, Florida TaxWatch, in October of 2012. Ms. Loomis joined ISF in 1989 and brings over 25 years of leadership and business experience to the Board.

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ISF Project Team Leads by Example

In October 2011, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), Bureau of HIV/AIDS contracted with Florida-based national management consulting and information technology firm ISF to replace an aging collection of databases used to process incoming HIV/AIDS related electronic laboratory results. ISF worked with the Bureau to develop a new HIV/AIDS Labs (HAL) tracking system.  

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Red Cross Workshop - Emergency Preparedness

On August 25, 2012, Red Cross held a workshop to prepare people for possible weather related emergencies. ISF’s very own Brad Harris attended this workshop in Tallahassee.

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ISF Donates Books to the ELC

ISF held its 2nd annual book drive to benefit the My First Books program of the ELC, and proudly met its goal of surpassing 2011 donations......

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ISF CEO, Cyndy Loomis, Selected to Serve on Board of Children's Home Society of Florida’s North Central Division

A personal experience and love for children led ISF CEO, Cyndy Loomis, to serve on the Board of the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s (CHS) North Central Division in the Big Bend.

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Being a Vet-Friendly Business Pays Off

When reviewing resumes of prospective employees, Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator is hardly an element of experience that Ramona Poole, Recruiting Coordinator at ISF, typically looks for.

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ISF Controller, Janice Costley, Attains CPA

Janice Costley, Controller at management consulting and information technology firm ISF, has attained a State of Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

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ISF Expands National Outreach, Promotes MIPS

ISF CEO, Cyndy Loomis, and Client Partner, Jonathan Conrad, attended a national conference this month to promote the firm’s Management Information Payment System, also known as MIPS, to a national audience.

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New Location! ISF Jacksonville’s Headquarters

The Jacksonville headquarters of national management consulting and information technology firm ISF has relocated to a new office on Belfort Road.

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Unified Library Services Business Plan Well-Received

In May 2011 the Task Force on the Future of Academic Libraries in Florida engaged ISF to support the development of a Unified Library Services Business Plan. The plan has been well-received and was used as the basis for new legislation developed during the 2012 Legislative session.

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ISF Staffer Joe Goleniowski Promoted to Executive Client Partner

Management consulting and information technology firm ISF has promoted Joe Goleniowski to Executive Client Partner.

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ISF CEO Attends P3 Event in Tallahassee

On February 9th, Cyndy Loomis, CEO of management consulting and IT firm ISF, attended a dinner hosted by the Government Services Partnership Institute (GSPI).

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ISF Attains Microsoft Partner Network Gold Competency

In January 2012, ISF renewed its long-time Microsoft partnership with a Gold Competency in Web Development.

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ISF Rings in 2012 with an Image Overhaul and New CEO

ISF, a Florida-based management consulting and information technology firm with offices in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, is kicking off 2012 with an overhaul of its corporate brand and a new CEO.

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2nd Annual ISF Clothing Drive a Success

The Tallahassee office of management consulting and information technology firm ISF wrapped up its 2nd annual clothing drive on October 27th.

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ISF Donates to Early Learning Coalition

Staff of Information Systems of Florida (ISF), a management consulting and information technology firm with offices in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, recently donated 334 children’s books and pregnancy/parenting books to the “My First Books” program of the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend (ELC).

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Staffer News:

ISF Cares Teddy Bear Drive

ISF, teaming with the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), North Central Division, sponsored a Teddy Bear Drive collecting new stuffed animals for donation to the Child Protection Team (CPT) program. CPT provides examinations, evaluations, and forensic interviews for children suspected of being abused and/or neglected. When a child is going through an evaluation, be it physical or psychological, the CPT team members give the child a new stuffed animal, which offers comfort in a time of confusion and trauma.

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Tammy Young attains PMP Certification

ISF Business Development Coordinator, Tammy Young, has attained a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Congratulations Tammy!

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Awards:

ISF Client Receives 2012 Davis Productivity Award

Since 1989, the Davis Productivity Award program, through Florida TaxWatch, has recognized state employees and work units "whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation to improve the delivery of state services and save money for Florida taxpayers and businesses." 

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