The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs, Awards HWC Large SETA Contract

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HWC to Consult as OpsSETA for the DHS, OHA as Part of 5-Year Contract

HWC, a Washington, D.C. women-owned management consulting firm, has been awarded a 5-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security to become the operational Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Health Affairs (OHA).

HWC’s work will focus on providing SETA support to an existing OHA program with the mission to provide, maintain, and support a continuous aerosol bio-terrorism monitoring capability in selected metropolitan areas.

Over the next five years, HWC will work with the Department of Homeland Security to increase efficiency and effectiveness of specified program operations. These operations ensure rapid notification of decision makers and, in the event of an emergency, support a coordinated federal, state, and local response.

“HWC was founded to help improve our Nation’s preparedness for, and response to, acts of terrorism and natural disasters. We are thrilled to continue our successful support of DHS’ preparedness and response missions within the context of biodefense,” said HWC co-founder, Wayne Willis.

HWC’s commitment to results is exemplified by their work with other national agencies such as FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We are honored to have been chosen to work on this crucial project with the Department of Homeland Security,” said Julie Hassett, co-founder of HWC. “This program is an integral part of our country’s National Security infrastructure, and we are excited to serve as the prime SETA contractor for this program’s operations.”

About HWC

Founded in 2005, HWC is a woman-owned, management, consulting firm that helps government agencies see complex challenges, harness hidden resources, and change strategies. The principals, Wayne Willis and Kira Brooks, have more than 60 years of combined experience in management consulting. Through organizational and change management strategy, program/project management, analytics, and IT, they transform government agencies into the organizations and programs that they want and need to become.