LCG and You, Supporting Our First Responders in the Fight Against COVID-19

First responders and healthcare professionals are on the front lines providing support to communities in the metropolitan District-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on the health care system; this has caused shortages in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Together, LCG assisted first responders, healthcare professionals, and community groups to safely fight this virus and help those risking their lives to protect us.

On Saturday, September 26th, LCG staffers and their family members laced up their sneakers or put air in their bicycle tires to participate in LCG’s Virtual 5k Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser.

LCG in partnership with the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund hosted a Virtual 5K Walk-Run-Bike fundraiser. These funds will go to purchase and dissemination of PPEs to first responders, healthcare professionals and community groups in the DMV.  LCG matched the amount raised by each employee through the fundraiser.

LOCATION: WHERE WAS THE VIRTUAL 5K WALK-RUN-BIKE HELD? 

Similar to LCG’s “Work from Home Policy”,  this event was held at local parks, bike and walking trails and communities throughout the DMV.   To ensure safe-distancing and to avoid large crowds, each participant identified a favorite location in their community where they can engage in a 5K walk, run or bike ride.  The chosen activity took place throughout the day of September 26th. 

HOW WILL THESE DONATIONS HELP FIRST RESPONDERS IN THE DMV?

To date, through the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, 17 grants have been made in Maryland and 139 in Virginia to assist with the purchase of PPEs.  The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund has also joined forces with the VA Highway Patrol to help in the distribution of the PPE supplies.

Collaborating for success

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Collaborating for success

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Our journey at the Health and Human Services (HHS) has allowed LCG to position ourselves to make a significant impact on supporting advances in biomedical research – providing a multitude of technology and grants management services to its constituents. For the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we are a trusted partner delivering managed infrastructure & operations, application services, grants services, cyber security, and other technology-related consulting services to support government-wide technology and grants management initiatives. 

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Collaborating for success

Our long-standing experience has allowed our firm to bring a continuous modernization mindset to ensure our clients always are equipped with the most up-to-date tools and solutions to deliver on their mission objectives. LCG is positioned to provide these types of services through a series of Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC), and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)

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COVID-19 Pandemic Response

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COVID-19 Pandemic Response

A message from our CEO Conrad Kenley:

“The Covid-19 Pandemic is changing the world we live in.  I am happy to report that all LCG team members are healthy and are continuing to support our customers in a manner that they have come to expect.  We believe that the new normal, once the Pandemic is controlled, will accelerate the rate of digital transformation our customers will need to accomplish their missions.  LCG stands ready to provide insight and innovation to federal government agencies to remain a step ahead in a digitally dynamic world.”

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It’s been stated that society changes slowly, then all at once. We’re seeing a paradigm shift in how companies and people work with the rapidly accelerating trend of working remotely becoming not purely commonplace, but a necessity. As a result of the novel Coronavirus upending virtually all aspects of modern life as we know it, LCG has, essentially overnight, helped its customers navigate through the challenges of establishing a new remote work environment.

Helping our customers transition into the virtual work space also means ensuring they continue to deliver on their critical missions. LCG continues to provide the necessary on-site and remote support to set-up their remote infrastructure and we are a partner in the technologies, tools, training and implementation that facilitate this new reality. As the country adapts to the issues related to COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our customers and their missions.

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The primary focus of LCG has always been the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began that concern has guided all of the decisions we have made. LCG convened an internal management group to monitor and respond to our employee concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.  The group is responsible for the collection and dissemination of reliable, updated information to our employees.   Now more than ever, LCG is committed empowering our employees.  LCG provides information on safety recommendations from the WHO and CDC, federal and local legislative changes, amendments to benefits and other regulations on the LCG employee website.

We know that 2-way communication is vital for both our people and our company culture, so we conduct video conferencing daily.  This face-to-face time together helps our employees adjust to working remotely and creates personal interaction as we conduct virtual weekly team meetings, and do daily wellness checks.  Technology enables our digital workforce to maintain our human connections regardless of our new remote office location.  It is LCG’s way of embracing the digitally dynamic world that we help Government with each and every day. 

LCG will continue to support our employees, their families, our clients and our communities with our Corporate Social Responsibility partners, The NIH Children’s Inn and Feeding America.  LCG is here – every step of the way. 

Introducing LCG’s First Annual Hackathon!

5 Teams
3 Days
1 Cash Prize

On Friday December 13th – Sunday December 15th 5 teams will go head to head to  collaborate, develop, compete, and code!

The winner will receive $5,000

Eligible participants:

  • LCG Staff
  • Ability to Code
  • Can lead and motivate
  • Can make a difference

Stay tuned to find out which team will take home the grand prize!

AND THE WINNER IS…

LCG’s first annual Hackathon brought 5 teams together to compete to build web based solutions using micro services and open services.

Teams were judged on team cadence, agility, digital thinking and the use of disruptive technologies.

 The winning team was awarded $5,000!


Pictured above is Schrodinger’s Cats with our CEO, Conrad Kenley

Photos from LCG’s First Annual Hackathon

6 Ways to Overcome Holiday and End of Year Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time for many of us, to remove the overwhelm here are six tips to help you maintain your sanity so you can truly enjoy this wonderful time of year.

Holiday Stress: Traveling

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for long-distance travel. Flights are often overbooked, and highways are overcrowded, which can add stress to the season. Use the following tips below:

  1. Plan ahead – Check commute times, if driving.  Try to do most driving during non-rush hour times to avoid bad traffic.
  2. Air Travel– Allow plenty of extra time at the Airport.
  3. Weather– Have an alternate plan in case of inclement weather.
  1. Do not leave the house on an empty stomach– it encourages overeating
  2. Avoid standing near the food table at get-togethers– it is not the worst place to be but a sure-fire way to overindulge. 
  3. Socialize– This will help to keep you occupied and away from helping yourself to all the treats and goodies.

Corporate Social Responsibility Corner – Team PMO Takes Home the Gold!

Ok so we didn’t give them gold, they did however win these beautiful LCG jackets and and shiny trophy award.

The team award recognizes the collective efforts of an outstanding group of employees who worked together to complete a project that supported LCG’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission.

Our first team to win this award was the PMO team. The PMO Team embraced the spirit of collaboration as they donated enough supplies to fill over twelve backpacks (each backpack holds about 30 items) for our LCG Annual Backpack Drive, as well as assisted the CSR committee with preparing remaining backpacks with donated supplies. Congratulations to Carlene Carter, Beverly Tarrant, and Freddie Thomas for their generosity and teamwork!

The winning team received LCG jackets and were the recipients of the LCG CSR Volunteer Team Award at the November Corporate monthly lunch. The team will hold their title and the award until our next team volunteer event in the first quarter of 2020. If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved, contact the CSR team at csr@www.lcginc.com.

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