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Making A Difference, One Project At A Time

SCI has assumed and performed in many areas of responsibility. A few examples of our past performance includes:

VA DoD Women’s Mental Health Mini-Reseidency

SCI always appoints its top AV Engineer to oversee the activities pertaining to the quality and integrity of the project using Microsoft Teams as the virtual meeting platform. The Engineer was responsible for proper resource planning and providing all meeting links and invitations. SCI then engineered all rehearsals with attendees and speakers, which was imperative to train everyone on specific technical aspects to include microphone and video operations. Upon the arrival of the project date, SCI arrived one day prior preparing for the next day’s event. The team focused on connecting all mi-fi devices, monitoring all rental equipment deliveries, testing speaker microphones, setting up projectors, and performing proper EQ. The team remained on site for engineering, live stream monitoring, and to dissolve any possible on-site complications.

Health Services Research and Development Scientific Conference

Star Communication Inc. (SCI) is dedicated to excelling in every project awarded. SCI’s Project Manager (PM) and team are more than capable of providing excellent support for audio, visual, web conference.  SCI is committed to providing professional, Grade A audio and visual engineering. SCI’s Production Department includes equipment rental, a virtual attendee manager, a video technical, an in-house audio engineer, a lighting specialist and an on-site project manager. The streamlined processes that SCI’s PM has implemented allowed an expeditious response to the client’s needs. The Production Department was able to achieve our goal in supporting this national hybrid workshop.  SCI was tasked with hosting an on-site and virtual workshop for The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The meeting consisted of over 500 national participants. The clients provided their preferred platform, Zoom.gov.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Star Communication, Inc. (SCI) provides Physical Security services to the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) for the Department of Homeland Security. SCI provides the Physical Security System components and labor needed to secure the entire TSL complex, to the mandated LEVEL III Federal Facility Standards. Successful completion of this effort has insured compatibility and interoperability with DHS Headquarters Physical Security standards, equipment and practices incorporated into the design and construction of the recently commissioned TSL Independent Test & Evaluation Laboratory.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Star Communication, Inc. (SCI) Information Technology (IT) department designs and installs a monitoring network for all of the UPSs and emergency generators at the White Oak Campus located in Silver Springs, Maryland. SCI delivers a Liebert SiteScan Web network that uses microprocessor-based control modules to monitor and control Liebert precision cooling, power, UPSs and other critical equipment. The monitoring network powered by Liebert SiteScan Web enables the user to monitor and control equipment in a single building, an entire campus or a network of facilities around the globe.

SCI is dedicated to correcting the issues of power outages, loss of equipment and man hours. It focuses on the UPSs and emergency generators to ensure that they are ready to perform when called upon to function. SCI supports the FDA in the following areas: (1) UPS Monitoring Network Design (2) Network Management Protocol (3) Battery Management (4) Installation and Configuration of the Monitoring Network.

Veteran Administration (VA)

Star Communication, Inc. (SCI) managed an Architecture and Engineering (A&E) service to the Veteran Administration (VA) hospital located in Baltimore Maryland VA Medical Center. SCI and their team of consultants provided project management, architectural and engineering design services including interior design and planning, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering as well and radiological shielding design. The construction cost for the project was approximately $5.7 million.

The project consists of a new 10,500 square foot (sf) Radiology Oncology Suite constructed in the existing Lower Level of the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Construction included a radiation shielded bunker for medical linear accelerator with structure to extend down thru the existing 3 levels of underground parking to new foundations to bedrock below. The bunker was constructed of nuclear grade high density (250 PCF) concrete up to 4.5 ft thick to achieve required shielding. Interior finishes and colors based on the Planetree healthcare model incorporating art and nature into a non-institutional healing environment to create more patient centered and humanistic treatment spaces. Actual construction was carried out while adjacent areas remained occupied.

Defense Information System Agency (DISA)

Defense Information System Agency (DISA) is one of SCI’s DoD past performances that involved leading a team in Change Management, Application Development and Data Management. SCI conducted Business Process Reengineering (BPR) activities for this multi-year, multi-million dollar Information Technology initiative, and have supported its successful technology evolution for over a decade.

Prior to SCI, DISA’s government personnel used a legacy system which only performed 18 percent of its needed functionality. DISA found an immediate cost savings of millions by following SCI’s initial recommendations. The collection of artifacts and the suggested business process reengineering experience lead to the creation of a new application called Network Design Support System (NDSS) with hundreds of reports and validations that government personnel uses daily to analyze the CONUS and OCONUS access line, backbone areas and routing tables. The ability to interview and offer recommended solutions helped to achieve client’s buy-in on the implementation of this system with the functional capability to process business rules that would reduce manual processes to a 17-to-1 ratio.

Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)

DPS replaced the Transportation Operational Personal Property Standard System (TOPS), Personal Property Qualifications Web (PPQ Web), CARTS, TGBL, Intrastate, TOPS History, TOPS EDI, Two Dimensional Military Shipping Label, (2DMSL), and TOPS Remote Site Web Application (TRSWA) systems. DPS will subsume the Central Web Application (CWA), Personal Property Consignment Instruction Guide (PPCIG), and Interim Customer Satisfaction Survey (ICSS), which improved the management of DOD personal property. The SCI IV&V software testing team’s responsibilities included the testing of modules developed by the DPS Developer (SRA) as required in the government’s DPS Performance Work Statement (PWS).