Titan Alpha Wins Contract to Continue Supporting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Program to Sustain, Enhance, and Expand Cancer Care, Research, and Education Services

Washington, DC – Titan Alpha received an award to continue its support for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Oncology Precision Medicine Program (NOPMP). This award will help NOPMP further operationalize their long-term program, allowing them to create, develop, launch, and expand cancer and pharmacogenomic projects that help ease the journey through cancer for Veterans and their families.

Titan Alpha, a joint venture of Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Customer Value Partners (CVP), will continue to support NOPMP by providing subject matter expertise to ensure clear understanding of clinical data, messaging for strategic communications, advising on new initiatives, and providing administrative and project management support for the implementation of programs in the United States’ largest integrated clinical and research healthcare environment: Veterans Health Administration.

In the eight years since the program’s start, the diverse care and treatment established by NOPMP has alerted Veterans to their hereditary cancer risks, provided precision medicine to Veterans using targeted cancer drugs, and pushed cancer care out of medical centers and into community and virtual environments while maintaining the highest levels of safety.

“I cannot think of a more meaningful mission,” states William Ross, PFS Project Manager. “Our team carries the honor of helping Veterans and their families have access to the most precious resource of all: More time.”

 

About PFS

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since receiving SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has delivered more than 90 projects with the VA, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing health care transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement solutions. PFS is the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture.

PFS and Titan Alpha Receive Four Silver Awards from the Acclaimed MUSE Awards in 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) received four silver MUSE Awards in recognition of our creative design work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This year’s award-winning designs include the VA Leading the Way Campaign, National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) BRAIN Summit Briefing Book, and National Oncology Program (NOP) Aiming for the Moonshot Campaign Guide and I-Stand Brand Guide, 

The MUSE Awards are a prestigious international advertising platform, celebrating innovative achievements in creative design, advertising, and digital media. Its mission is to honor and promote —— exceptional  design and media contributions. The MUSE Awards are sponsored and judged by the International Awards Associate, a leading group of creatives, designers, and communications professionals. Other 2024 MUSE Award winners include Google, Netflix, GE Healthcare, the U.S. Army, and Cisco Systems.

“We are truly honored and humbled to receive these prestigious awards for our creative work on behalf of VA,” said Dana Cogar, vice president of Strategic Communications at PFS. “This recognition underscores PFS’s unwavering commitment to excellence across diverse communication and marketing domains. We are immensely proud of our team’s achievements and dedication to delivering innovative solutions that positively impact Veterans.”

The list of PFS 2024 MUSE Awards includes:

View the full list of MUSE Award winners here.

 

About PFS

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and managing venturer of Titan Alpha. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS offers a full range of strategic communications capabilities and expertise from highly qualified staff who are leaders in their field.

For more information on PFS, go to www.pfs.us.

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PFS and Titan Alpha Receive 31 Awards and Honors for Outstanding Communication in 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS), managing venturer of Titan Alpha, was recognized with 31 awards for its marketing and communications work supporting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2023. PFS and Titan Alpha’s creative marketing and communication work, which spans multiple VA offices supporting the care of our nation’s Veterans, families, and caregivers, was recognized for its outstanding quality.

Most recently PFS/Titan Alpha received two silver medal awards from the Anthem Awards, in recognition of the Aiming for the Moon(shot): VA’s National Oncology Program 2023 Program Guide and I*DEA Media Kit. The Anthem Awards honors the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations around the world.

MarCom Awards, one of the most respected creative competitions in the world, awarded PFS/Titan Alpha seven Platinum Awards, five Gold Awards, and four Honorable Mentions during its 2023 award cycle. MarCom Awards are sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Other winners included Accenture, Mastercard, and Northrop Gruman.

Additionally, we are honored to have received the prestigious 2023 Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) for work supporting VA’s Office of Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (DEAN). Further, AWC recognized Titan Alpha as a 2023 Clarion Award finalist for exceptional work supporting the Aiming for the Moon(shot): Cancer Cabinet Community Conversation on Breast and Gynecologic Cancers held in October 2022.

These honors follow the May 2023 announcement of 21 industry awards, including two Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television across all screens, for Titan Alpha’s “Cancer Health Equity at VA” and “Long COVID: Three Veterans’ Journey” videos.

“As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Veterans are at the center of all we do, and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with VA to make a positive impact in Veterans’ lives,” said Dana Cogar, Vice President of Strategic Communications at PFS. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence.”

The full list of VA and Titan Alpha awards received in 2023 include:

The Anthem Awards

  • VHA National Oncology Program (NOP) – Anthem Award, Silver
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) I*DEA Media Kit – Anthem Award, Silver

Clarion Awards

The Communicator Awards

Hermes Awards

MarCom Awards

  • VHA Office of Discovery, Education, and Affiliate Networks (DEAN) 2022 Annual Report – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) 2022 I*DEA Annual Report – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) 2022 I*DEA Media Kit – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) 2022 I*DEA Placemat – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA National Oncology Program (NOP) Aiming for the Moon(shot): VA’s National Oncology Program 2023 Program Guide – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation (OHT), Strategic Engagement Team (SET) Long COVID Campaign – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation (OHT) Team Achievement Award – MarCom Award, Platinum
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) I*DEA Animated Logo – MarCom Award, Gold
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) I*DEA BeYourSelf Poster Campaign – MarCom Award, Gold
  • VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation (OHT), Strategic Engagement Team (SET) Lethal Means Safety (LMS) Training Communication – MarCom Award, Gold
  • VA Specialty Care Program Office (SCPO) Neurology Newsletter – MarCom Award, Gold
  • Office of Healthcare Transformation (OHT), Strategic Engagement Team (SET) VA Health Care Priorities and Enablers Magazine – MarCom Award, Gold
  • VHA National Oncology Program (NOP) Website – MarCom Award, Honorable Mention
  • VHA Office of Resolution Management, Diversity and Inclusion (ORMDI) I*DEA Disability Pride Month Flyer – MarCom Award, Honorable Mention
  • VHA Office of Healthcare Transformation Veterans COVID-19 Booster Campaign – MarCom Award, Honorable Mention
  • VHA C20 2023 Annual Report – MarCom Award, Honorable Mention

Muse Award

Telly Awards

About PFS

Managing Venturer, Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS offers a full range of strategic communications capabilities and expertise from highly qualified staff who are leaders in their field.

For more information on PFS, go to www.pfs.us.

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PFS Awarded VHA Integrated Critical Staffing Program IDIQ

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) is honored to announce it has received an award for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Integrated Critical Staffing Program (ICSP). Our involvement in this $23 billion multi-award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides us with the opportunity to serve as a key partner to VHA in resolving temporary staffing shortages.

Through ICSP, we will collaborate with our talented partner network to facilitate the placement of clinical, non-clinical, and programmatic support services across the Veteran Integrated Service Network and VA medical facilities nationwide. We will be responsible for supporting the entire temporary workforce lifecycle, from recruitment and qualification to placement and management, enabling VHA to meet urgent workforce demands and ensuring essential program requirements are fulfilled at sites of care nationwide.

Greg Smallwood, PFS’s Chief Executive Officer, expresses gratitude for our ongoing partnership with VHA, emphasizing the significance of this opportunity to improve the quality of care and timely access for our nation’s Veterans: “This expansion of our healthcare staffing capabilities marks an exciting next phase in PFS’s journey. The hope of making meaningful impacts across the healthcare system, in collaboration with passionate, mission-oriented program offices and industry partners, drives our excitement. We are eager to get started.”

Driven by our commitment to improving the healthcare services for Veterans, families, and caregivers, PFS is working diligently with VA across many of their enterprise initiatives. Our goal is to ensure that Veterans receive the care they earned and deserve, reflecting our passion and dedication to helping our clients serve their mission.

About PFS

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since its SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has completed over 90 projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS is also the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture.

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PFS Awarded Contract To Continue Program Support to VHA’s “VETSmile” Veteran Dental Pilot Program to Help Veterans Access Dental Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) has been granted a contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) to continue its support for the VETSmile Pilot Program.

Approximately 15% of the 9 million Veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for dental benefits through the agency, leaving around 7.8 million Veterans without access to VA dental benefits and the possibility of establishing a dental home for preventive care. Recognizing the critical need for accessible and affordable dental care for Veterans, the Center for Care and Payment Innovation introduced the VETSmile Pilot Program in 2021.

The VETSmile Pilot Program is a vital initiative connecting Veterans without VA dental benefits to community dental providers who offer pro bono or discounted dental care. Launched in July 2021, this five-year pilot program is set to run through 2026.

“The VETSmile project’s impact is unique as it addresses the need for dental care for Veterans without VA dental benefits while examining the power of partnerships in fostering accessible opportunities for this care for Veterans,” states Imani Walcott, PFS Project Manager for VETSmile. “Through meticulous planning, effective communication and outreach strategies, and steady program support, we are dedicated to the successful and sustainable implementation of this VA pilot program.”

Under this contract, PFS will manage all aspects of the VETSmile Pilot Program, including administrative tasks, the establishment of new pilot sites, program monitoring and evaluation, oversight, and the implementation of a comprehensive program implementation strategy.

For further details, please visit https://pfs.us/.

PFS Awarded Contract To Support VHA’s Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) and the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

October 5, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a contract to continue its work to support and advance the mission of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)’s Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) and the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) within the Office of Research and Development.

The team will continue its work to provide professional services to support health services, research, and development—all of which underscore all aspects of VA healthcare: patient care, care delivery, health outcomes, cost, and quality. Through this support, leaders within HSR&D are empowered to make informed decisions that improve the healthcare experiences of Veterans.

The HSR&D/QUERI offices in Washington DC oversee the strategic direction of the research and implementation program, identify research priorities, allocate funding, communicate research progress to stakeholders, establish partnerships with internal and external entities, and enhance internal processes.

“Through our work with the Office of Research and Development and QUERI, we’re able to help answer the why and the how, ultimately leading to solutions providing better care for our Veterans,” says Carl-Henry Fortune, PFS Vice President of the Health Services Research and Evaluation service line. “We are eager to continue our work to support HSR&D as they shape their strategic plan and identify the most critical areas of research for the better care of Veterans, families, and caregivers.”

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since its SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has completed over 90 projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS has developed and implemented solutions that introduce innovative approaches and innovations that meet the demands and challenges facing healthcare and research agencies. PFS is also the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture.

For more information, go to https://pfs.us/

Orangeslices' 2024 Elevate GovCon Honoree

PFS Recognized for #doingitright with OrangeSlices’ 2024 Elev8 GovCon Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PFS has just been recognized as being among OrangeSlices’ 2024 Elev8 GovCon honorees.

The Federal GovCon sector continues to be one of the most complex and competitive marketplaces in the world and the consistent and long-term winners of today and tomorrow are those companies which understand they must not only bring to the table efficient and effective solutions, but also a corporate culture that demonstrates their own excellence, making them a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients.

The list represents a select list of federal government contractors which have been identified as #doingittherightway based on outstanding results in several key areas:

  • Good Partner – in ways that go above and beyond to provide support, mentorship, engagement, to collaborate, and that bridge the divide, building one successful team to deliver for their client.
  • Growing Your Talent – with a focus is on what is best for the individual. • Philanthropy – that is driven by its team, by its focus, and by what is happening the world and communities it works in.
  • Exemplify Innovation – and are guided by principles that understand the status quo is not enough and they must demonstrate they are doing more and doing better.
  • Industry Engagement – that includes multiple aspects including mentorship, giving of time or services, sharing of intel, and will involve people from across the company and be driven by a desire to give back.
  • Inclusive and Diverse – finding ways to have those voices heard, for combining those personalities on shared efforts for the betterment of all involved.
  • Sustainability Practices – demonstrating that everyone must do their part and they have identified and defined ways they can #dobetter for themselves and their government clients.
  • Investment for the Sake of Betterment – putting money behind their commitment to improving the work environment and experience for both internal teams and as it relates to customer delivery.

These characteristics were defined as being drivers to Elev8 GovCon and provide a major competitive edge, to include in higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty which translate into higher growth and profits. The companies recognized above, and the leaders guiding these teams forward, understand what it takes and are models of #doingittherightway.

The official announcement is available here.

About OrangeSlices AI OrangeSlices AI. Playful Name. Serious about Democratizing Data and Disrupting the GovCon Competitive Intelligence Market. The core mission for OS AI is to identify, share and create timely, actionable and responsible information and data products, tools and resources that 1) are accessible to all organizations and their teams, small to large; 2) will assist Federal government and Industry IT and consulting leaders to more effectively identify and engage with each other; and 3) shine a spotlight on those leaders and companies that are #doingitright.

#Elev8GovCon

PFS Recognized for #doingittherightway as an Elev8 GovCon Honoree

Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) has just been recognized as being among OrangeSlices’ most recent Elev8 GovCon honorees.

The Federal GovCon sector continues to be one of the most complex and competitive marketplaces in the world and the consistent and long-term winners of today and tomorrow are those companies which understand they must not only bring to the table efficient and effective solutions, but also a corporate culture that demonstrates their own excellence, making them a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients.

The list represents a select list of federal government contractors which have been identified as #doingittherightway based on outstanding results in several key areas:

  • Expounding a Corporate Culture that is defined, evolving and authentic.
  • Evidence of Mission Focus which providers a greater view into purpose and intent is clear.
  • Execution as an Ethical, reputable and sought-after partner is confirmed.
  • Employee Focus is demonstrated and ongoing.
  • Engagement within the broader community is clear.
  • Embracing Philanthropy has been demonstrated in one or more key ways.
  • Evidence of Inclusivity is clear, encouraged and channels exist for voices to be heard.
  • Exemplification of Innovation through technology, process, mission or approach is clear.

These characteristics were defined as being drivers to Elev8 GovCon and provide a major competitive edge, to include in higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty which translate into higher growth and profits. The companies recognized above, and the leaders guiding these teams forward, understand what it takes and are models of #doingittherightway.

The official announcement is available here.

About OrangeSlices AI

Developed by a team of government and industry contracting subject matter experts, the OrangeSlices AI data driven platform is a publicly available searchable listing of the top information technology and consulting services contractors doing business with the Federal government today. Driven by a robust and comprehensive set of authoritative and trusted data sources, the OS.ai tool is intended to help government and industry leaders find the right partner to help deliver on the important missions of the Federal government.

#Elev8GovCon

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PFS Awarded Contract to Support Healthy Boundaries Training for Veterans Health Adminstration

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a contract with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Assault and Harassment Prevention Office (AHPO) to help create positive cultural change through healthy boundaries and unconscious bias trainings.

VHA is committed to a safe, respectful, and welcoming healthcare system for Veterans and their beneficiaries, VA staff, volunteers, and guests. Yet according to recent research, a significant number of women Veterans who are routine users of VA primary care clinics reported several forms of harassment or inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviors by male Veterans on VA grounds.

The AHPO is responsible for overseeing the coordination and implementation of national harassment and sexual assault policies, reporting strategies, and cultural change efforts for VHA. AHPO provides education, tools, and initiatives, to reduce harmful behaviors and increase respectful and safe environments to best serve employees, Veterans, visitors, and caretakers, and increase awareness of response capabilities. The PFS team will work with AHPO and other VA leaders to develop a series of healthy boundaries and unconscious bias trainings.

“These trainings will equip frontline staff with the skills and techniques to manage or respond to inappropriate patient- to-employee behaviors,” says Kamran Sartaj, PFS Vice President, Organizational Change & Strategic Communications. “Our goal is to help create more trust and healthier relationships within the VA healthcare system, so that no matter who you are, you feel safe, respected, and welcomed when you receive care at VA.”

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since its SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has completed over 90 projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS has developed and implemented solutions that introduce innovative approaches and innovations that meet the demands and challenges facing healthcare and research agencies. PFS is also the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture.

For more information, go to https://pfs.us/

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PFS Awarded a Contract for Women Health’s Mini-Residency for Rural Providers and Nurses Training Program for Veterans Health Administration 

WASHINGTON, DC – Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) was awarded a contract with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) Women’s Health Mini-Residency for Rural Providers and Nurses Training Program. Goals of the training are to improve familiarity, knowledge and skills of primary care providers and nurses in women’s health topics, to increase women Veteran access to women’s health primary care providers and to enhance/improve the quality of healthcare women Veterans receive. 

The VHA patient population of women Veterans is growing rapidly. Such growth brings increasing demand for high quality gender-specific health care. Approximately 26% of enrolled women Veterans reside in rural and highly rural areas of the county. These areas need more trained primary care providers who are also designated as Women’s Health Primary Providers (WH-PCP), as well as nursing staff trained in women’s health. OWH has developed and delivered a comprehensive education and training model called the Women’s Health Mini-Residency since 2008 for clinical staff to address gaps in knowledge and skills in women’s health topics. Although over 5,500 primary care providers and 3,000 primary care nurses have been trained in this mini-residency program, additional training needs persist. 

“Our mini-residency program strives to ensure that women Veterans located in rural areas are still afforded the opportunity to receive the optimal healthcare they so rightfully deserve,” said Vice President, Carl Fortune. “Our dedicated team of instructors are committed to the training and development of providers and nurses to help close the disparity gap.” 

PFS clinical instructors, gynecological teaching associates, and equipment support individuals will join OWH to offer instruction and delivery of OWH’s mini-residency training program on women’s health topics. They will train VHA clinical primary care providers and nurses at rural Community Based Outpatient Clinics across the country to help these providers and nurses address the unique health needs of women and improve the quality of healthcare women Veterans receive. 

PFS is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014. Since its SDVOSB certification in 2017, PFS has completed over 90 projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. PFS assists federal clients in planning and implementing healthcare transformation, innovation, technology, and quality improvement initiatives, programs, and projects. PFS has developed and implemented solutions that introduce innovative approaches and innovations that meet the demands and challenges facing healthcare and research agencies. PFS is also the Managing Venturer of the Titan Alpha Joint Venture that was awarded 32 VA contracts in the last two years. 

For more information, go to https://pfs.us/