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ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company!
September 05, 2017

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce that we are now an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company! After months of preparation, continuous improvement of our Quality Management System (QMS), and work between various functional groups within the organization, we passed our Upgrade Audit with flying colors!

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce our Master Contract Award, for the Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract vehicle.
March 13, 2017

Ascellon Corporation is proud to announce our Master Contract Award, for the Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract vehicle. This will allow Ascellon to support the State of Maryland in various IT Functional Areas, including Software Engineering, Information System Security and Electronic Document Management.

Ascellon at 2017 HIMMS Conference
March 02, 2017

Ascellon was represented at the 2017 Annual HIMMS Conference in Orlando in February. There were many exciting and cutting edge products and innovations to be seen at the conference. From Ascellon’s perspective, the most exciting things happening at the intersection of information technology (IT) and patient care today are cost reduction, and privacy and security.

Foremost on everyone’s mind is the risk posed to patients by unauthorized access to medical records and identifying data. Beyond the usual identity theft issues, there could be life-threatening consequences if unauthorized or malicious activities are introduced into a medical device that is in active use, or even the interception of an electronic prescription. Several vendors exhibited new and exciting products to counter such threats. Ascellon has developed channel partnerships that will allow us to recommend the best solutions for our customers based on the relationships we have developed with industry leaders in this field.

Ascellon Partners with Junior Achievement to Mentor Youth on Financial Literacy
February 27, 2017

Under the leadership of Ascellon Corporation CEO, Sheila Scott, employees from the company facilitated a workshop with students at the Junior Achievement Finance Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland on February 13, 2017. At the workshop, students from William Wirt Middle School learned about the importance of creating a budget, saving, and investing in a hands-on and fun environment. Junior Achievement Finance Park is part of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, an international non-profit founded in 1919 dedicated to preparing youth to become future leaders in a global economy.

The workshop involved using a software simulation program in which students learned how to navigate real-life financial situations. They were taken through exercises based on a given monthly income, create a budget, pay bills and other expenses, and deal with financial emergencies. Ascellon’s volunteers guided students through the simulations and advised students on how best to budget their monthly incomes, save, and spend.

Ascellon is proud to be of service in our community. Volunteering to support the mission of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is one of the ways we hope to make a difference and prepare our students for a competitive economy. For more information about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, please visit http://www.myja.org/.

Ascellon 1President Joins Foundation School Board
November 28, 2016

Ascellon Corporation is pleased to announce that Company President, Ade Adebisi has joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation Schools of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.

The Foundation Schools’ mission is to provide a highly-specialized educational and therapeutic program for students with emotional disabilities, as well as those with social, emotional and learning challenges.

Through 40-years of history, thousands of students have benefited from academic and therapeutic services the schools have provided in the Washington Metropolitan area.

“I am proud to join the board of such important institutions,” Adebisi said. “The Foundation Schools’ core values in service to its students mirror our own, both in our corporate personality, and in our commitment to corporate citizenship. I look forward to helping generate support for the schools, the students and the families they serve.”

Beyond the EHR – Big Data Analytics in Healthcare
June 02 28, 2016

As the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) reach critical mass, the healthcare industry is increasingly looking for ways to optimize on this now digital data. As we look beyond the implementation of the EHR, we have to ask ourselves, what’s next? Digital health data, and the ability to mine that data, holds the promise of improved efficiency, lower costs, fewer errors, better health outcomes and greater accessibility. Access to actionable and easy to understand personal health data could also be helpful in creating a more consumer focused health system.

While it is likely that most health entities have begun to collect some form of electronic health data, the challenge now is to figure out how to use big data to achieve the promise. Healthcare entities should be planning their big data future. Entities should define their strategic objectives, and go about the work of developing a roadmap. Start with the end in mind. The big consideration is insourcing vs. outsourcing. Insourcing can be a high cost, high-risk proposition but it is an option that may pay out in the long run if done properly. Outsourcing offers a lower entry cost and lower risk option in that it allows you to push off the costs of implementation, development and maintenance. Regardless of which path an entity takes, a well-planned process will yield results by giving payers, providers, and patients access to the right data, at the right time for the right outcome.

Ascellon in the Community
September 02, 2015

In keeping with its tradition of community service, Ascellon recently partnered with the Thomas Johnson Middle School in Prince George’s County, donating much needed office supplies and supporting educators in making the “Home of the Jaguars” a great place to learn.

Ascellon CEO Sheila Scott and President Ade Adebisi applaud Principal Rodney McBride and the dedicated school staff as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of meeting student needs.

“We believe in community,” Scott said, “and we believe that Ascellon can play a positive role in supporting our community and in helping its members to thrive.”

The company encourages employees to support community-based organizations and causes of their choice.

Washington SmartCEO Names Ascellon GovStar Award Finalist
October 2010

With a dedication to innovative ideas and a specialty in technology and management solutions, Ade Adebisi, President and CEO of Ascellon Corporation was recently named a 2010 GovStar Award Finalist by SmartCEO. In the category Industry Star, Ascellon Corporation was recognized as a Maryland and Washington, DC small business government contractor that has gone above and beyond in its contributions to the industry and country as a whole. Mr. Adebisi was highlighted in the October 2010 issue of WashingtonSmartCEO which stated, “Under the leadership of president and CEO Ade Adebisi, Ascellon’s mission has been regarded as making a positive difference in the lives and citizens, as it maintains and makes available free information on best-practices and relevant quality of care data for nursing homes, veterans’ homes and other residential facilities housing. “

The GovStar Awards recognizes Greater Washington leaders in the competitive government contracting industry. SmartCEO and Sheppard Mullin partnered to create this program to honor government contracting firms for innovation, environment, business growth, support of armed forces, and industry contributions.

Ascellon Corporation Congratulates Prince George's County Public Schools
May 26, 2010

Ascellon Corporation is delighted to help sponsor Prince George's County Public Schools' 2010 Employees' Recognition Dinner.

The annual event, held May 26, at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD, marks the 37th year local public school system employees have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to providing the tools, knowledge and learning environment necessary to prepare students to be future leaders in the community.

Ascellon would like to extend special congratulations to Prince George's County Teacher of the Year, Mr. Keith Miles of Oxon Hill High School, as well as the winner of the 2009-2010 Christa McAuliffe Award, Mr. Peter Mills of Robert Goddard French Immersion.

In appreciation of their tireless efforts, Ascellon contributed $1,000 to the event, earning the title of "Gold Sponsor".

BusinessWeek Ranks Ascellon Corporation No. 10 on "Inner City 100"
May 2009

Boston, MA, May 20, 2009, 8 pm – Today, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) released its 2009 Inner City 100 list, and Ascellon Corporation is ranked tenth (10th) on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America. Innovative practices and sustained growth are the predominant traits of the 2009 Inner City 100, a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in inner city communities nationwide.

Now in its 11th year, the Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the U.S. For the 2009 list, over 5,000 nominations were received. The 2009 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent and an average rate of 324 percent between 2003 and 2007. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses have employed nearly 17,000 people and created nearly 10,000 new jobs over the past five years.

Fifty-three percent of companies expect steady growth, 11 percent expect their revenues to double, six percent expect their revenues to triple, and a mere four percent expect their revenues to decline in 2009. Individually, the average Inner City 100 Company’s revenues were $23 million.

“We are delighted to celebrate businesses like Ascellon that are playing a critical role to revitalize distressed urban communities throughout America,” said Michael Porter, founder and CEO of ICIC. “By creating jobs, income, and wealth for local residents, these high-growth businesses are vivid proof that the most effective way to address economic inequality in America is to equip every community to prosper in the market system. Inner City 100 companies also provide a window into the future where all companies will need to learn to address diverse customers and mobilize diverse workforces.”

Ascellon Corporation is a minority owned small disadvantaged business (SBD) that offers Management Consulting, Program Management and Information Technology services to federal, state and local government agencies. The overall success and growth of this company is highly attributed to their mission of providing the experience and qualifications of a large organization while maintaining a flexible, adaptive and customer-focused small business environment. Quality is synonymous with Ascellon and being an ISO 9001:2000 registered organization is further evidence of this company’s overall commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction. Not only has Ascellon been recognized by ICIC as one of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America but they have also been inducted in the 2009 Hall of Fame for being on the Inner City 100 list for five consecutive years.

The 2009 Inner City 100 winners operate from 55 cities in 31 states. Fifteen companies on the list are based in California and eight are from Massachusetts. Texas, New York and Colorado each have seven companies on the list. Pennsylvania has six companies on the list and Ohio has five. Three states (Florida, Missouri and Indiana) have four companies on the list. Among the top cities represented in the 2009 list Denver has seven winning companies and Boston, Philadelphia, Oakland, and San Francisco each have four companies listed on the Inner City 100.

The list is proof of concept that doing business in an inner city area holds a distinct competitive advantage. ICIC has been studying the economic condition of the largest 100 American cities for more than a decade and is working to revitalize inner cities across the country.

The 2009 Inner City 100 winners attended the Inner City 100 Summit in Boston for a two-day event featuring seminars for Inner City 100 owners and managers at Harvard Business School, a reception at the Harvard Club of Boston, and a gala awards dinner at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that is expected to draw more than 800 guests.

Highlights of the 2009 Inner City 100 list include:

  • Inner City 100 companies are 34 percent minority-owned. Nationally, just 8 percent of companies with annual revenues over $1 million are minority-owned.
  • The 2009 Inner City 100 companies are 18 percent owned by immigrants to the United States.
  • 21 percent of the 2009 Inner City 100 are women-owned. Nationally, only 10 percent of companies with over $1 million in annual revenues are women-owned.
  • The 2009 Inner City 100 boasts an average workforce that is 53 percent minority employees and 43 percent inner city residents.
  • The 2009 Inner City 100 pay an average of over $15.00 per hour to hourly employees and $53,000 per year to salaried employees.

For further information on Ascellon Corporation please contact Sheila Scott, Vice President, at 240-737-2025. The entire list can be found at www.icic.org

Ascellon Ranked No. 20 in Top 50 Largest Minority-Owned Businesses
June 2005

Friday, June 24, 2005 Ascellon Corporation was ranked No. 20 on the Baltimore Business Journal’s list of top 50 largest minority-owned businesses in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

This is the second year that Ascellon has appeared on the list, moving up from No. 25 in 2003 to No. 20 in this year’s ranking. The Baltimore Business Journal's list was compiled from minority-owned businesses in the Baltimore metropolitan area. “Minority businesses are the backbone of this nation’s economy, providing jobs to over 4 and a half million people nationwide, said Ronald Langston, National Director, MBDA (U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency). To continue to increase these numbers, we must ensure that they have a stake in the global marketplace.” According to Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez (Dem, TX), minority-owned businesses are increasing universally.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Ascellon delivers superior management support, program management, and information technology services to the Federal Government, as well as to public and private organizations. To learn more about Ascellon and its services, please visit www.ascellon.com.

Ascellon Corporation is Recognized as a 2005 Washington Technology Fast 50 Company for Rapid 5-year Growth Rate
September 2005

Monday, September 26, 2005 Ascellon Corporation of Landover, Maryland, was named today as one of Washington Technology magazine’s small business Fast 50 winners for 2005. Washington Technology ranked the companies on how fast their total government revenues grew from 2000 through 2004, according to their compound annual growth rate.

Ascellon Corporation had a compound growth rate of about 46 percent during the five-year period. The Company has long-term contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Company also has contracts with the U.S. Navy, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and the District of Columbia government.

Ascellon Corporation, formerly CompTech Associates, delivers superior management support, program management, and information technology services to the Federal Government, as well as to public and private organizations. To learn more about Ascellon and its services, please visit www.ascellon.com.

For further information please contact:
Sheila Scott, Vice President/COO
Ascellon Corporation
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1200
Landover, MD 20785
Tel.: 240-737-2025.

Comp-Tech Associates, Inc. changes name to Ascellon Corporation
March 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005 Comp-Tech Associates, Inc. (CompTech) announced today it will change its name to Ascellon Corporation (Ascellon) effective immediately.

The new name reflects the Company's core diverse business lines and capabilities, and a shift of its business focus to total technology and analytical solutions that go beyond traditional computer services. The new name without the clear component of "computer" will better reflect the Company's diversified Information Technology and Analytical Services.

Established in 1996 with locations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and Baltimore, Maryland, CompTech delivers superior analytical support, program management, and information technology services to the Federal Government, as well as to public and private organizations. To learn more about Ascellon (formerly CompTech) and its services, visit www.ascellon.com.