At North Star Group, our Acquisition Management professionals support federal agency, private sector and non-profit organizations in developing and refining acquisition strategies to ensure funds are spent wisely. The Acquisition Management team provides for procurement, contracts management and related activities, while working to protect and safeguard the integrity of the business environment and maintain focus on the agency's or organization's mission. North Star Group Acquisition Management is your one-stop-shop for Procurement, Contract Management Program Policies, Procedures, Operations, Contract Planning, Awards, Administration, and Closeouts, while clarifying acquisition processes and enhancing management controls.
Our Aviation Science department is staffed and prepared to support many of the upcoming key aviation areas of NextGen. The definition and requirements of NextGen are extremely dynamic and fluid. As the operational implementation matures, there will be revisions and alterations. Our Aviation Science department stands ready to support your requirements in emerging aviation technology.
Business Process and Organizational Consulting
Business Process is a management function that entails gathering essential information pertaining to a client's core business structure and realigning those elements into an efficient workflow that integrates business and technology. North Star Group understands that Business Processes and technologies are continually changing and improving, making for a more innovative, efficient organization. Organizational Consulting, which compliments Business Process Management, supports our client's management team to assist them in making strategic changes in intellectual capital to build a stronger leadership bench. These important processes help to evaluate and restructure an agency or company into an organization more focused on strategic vision and goal achievement through person-to-person and system-to-system approaches.
Communications & Outreach
North Star Group has earned high praise for its public relations and outreach results from its federal agency and private sector clients. Outreach is more than just public relations and media strategies; it's the process of highlighting milestones and benefits of government agencies, programs, non-profit group efforts, private company growth or product success. Unlike marketing, outreach does not inherently revolve around a product or strategies to increase market share. North Star Group's Outreach Team focuses on constant and consistent positive education and messaging to targeted audiences so that our clients receive the most value and positive exposure for every dollar spent. North Star Group has extensive experience in using presentations, event promotions, tradeshows, technology demonstrations, interactive simulations and all aspects of traditional and emerging web media to promote a client's issue, product, agency or company-on time, on budget and on message.
Enterprise Architecture is a comprehensive framework used to manage and align an organization's Information Technology (IT) assets, people, operations, and projects with its operational characteristics. In other words, the enterprise architecture defines how information and technology will support the business operations and provide benefit for the business. A well-documented, well-understood enterprise architecture enables the organization to respond quickly to changes in the environment in which the organization operates. It serves as a ready reference that enables the organization to assess the impact of the changes on each of the enterprise architecture components. It also ensures the components continue to operate smoothly through the changes.
Financial & Business Management
The North Star Group Financial & Business Management department provides analytical, financial, and business management support to multiple federal organizations. IN today's federal fiscal environment, the challenge facing Federal Program Offices is accurately maintaining a total program's financial status. Federal managers must be able to quickly and accurately respond to multiple inquires to maintain program support. The latest tools and techniques need to be used to track "real time" program progress to efficiently manage taxpayer assets while meeting agency needs.
Government relations is an educational process: educating business and industry leaders about the governmental process and educating Congress and federal agencies about the potential consequences that legislation, regulations or other government actions will have on a client's company or products. Federal agencies and business professionals do not always comprehend the difficulties of lawmaking, and politicians do not always understand the complexities of running an agency or business. Educating lawmakers, federal agency officials and business executives about the lawmaking process so they can better understand how to make the system work for them is an essential part of government relations. North Star Group Government Relations specialists work with our clients to help educate their executives, employees and customers about the lawmaking process. We work to identify and monitor important legislative and regulatory issues - issues that affect your business. Once these issues are identified, our Government Relations specialists offer advice on how to influence the lawmaking or federal regulatory process, and resulting public policy, for the benefit of the client.
Project Management & Administrative Support
Project Management is the discipline of strategizing, organizing, implementing and managing assets and resources successfully in order to complete a specific project, goal, and/or objective. Here at North Star Group, we employ the application of modern management methodology and systems to successfully manage a project from start to finish. Key project management tenets are to achieve and report predetermined objectives of scope, quality, time and cost, to the approval and endorsement of our clients.
North Star Group has many years of administrative experience using agency unique internal systems, processes and tools. North Star Group has administrative personnel with extensive experience using the latest systems, tools and other mechanisms required by the position. Our administrative personnel have strong backgrounds in coordination, correspondence, travel arrangements, calendar and meeting planning/management, and development of informational materials. Our personnel always have the appropriate security clearances; and ensure the privacy of sensitive information.
Systems Engineering focuses on analyzing and eliciting our customers' needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem, the system lifecycle. The objective of North Star Group's Systems Engineering team is to design, manage, and implement the multiple parts of an engineering project into a structured development process and provide a seamless, efficient transition between all elements of the system.
Training and Skills Development
North Star offers strategic training solutions to our government and commercial clients – either leveraged with our other services or as stand-alone consultancy. We understand the complexities of large organizations as well as the unique concerns of smaller business enterprises – and we know that all organizations are challenged to stay technologically current and strategically competent. Our professional services include training analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (ADDIE) for all training modalities: classroom, e-learning and blended. Our team is highly competent in all forms of analysis (task and skills analysis, gap analysis, audience analysis, etc.), as well as instructional design and multimedia development. We are adept at integrating the latest learning technologies, such as simulation, virtual classrooms, and hand-held devices, to design training that greatly enhances learning but is still cost-effective and expedient.
North Star’s portfolio of services is comprehensive: we go beyond training development and instruction to include management of training programs, curriculum content, infrastructure, systems, technologies, and databases – all the services required to make your organization’s training program a success.