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Washington, DC – August 24, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that JMA Solutions' President & CEO Jan Adams was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mid-Atlantic Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Jan Adams was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.

"I am delighted to be announced as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year program," said President and CEO, Jan Adams. "It is a fantastic achievement to be recognized for the hard work that goes into creating and executing a vision that grows the company, provides employment and contributes to the communities we serve”.

Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event in early October and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience, and ingenuity.

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

Learn More About Entrepreneur Of The Year® at ey.com/us/eoy

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About JMA Solutions 

Founded by Jan Adams, JMA Solutions is an award-winning, Service-Disabled Veteran and Woman-Owned government consulting firm with over 15 years of experience delivering outstanding customer support. Under Ms. Adams’s leadership, JMA has built a reputation on its commitment by exceeding clients’ business needs with exceptional results. The company’s core competencies include Engineering and Financial Support Services, Software Development, Air Traffic Management, Program and Project Management, UAS Policy Support, Cyber Security, and Professional Training and Development. JMA’s good industry practices have led to considerable recognition by third-party organizations including Inc. 5000, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal and the DC Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about JMA Solutions at www.jma-solutions.com.

Washington, DC – June 15, 2020 – On June 15h, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) appointed JMA Solutions’ President and CEO Jan Adams as an Honorary Board Member to its Board of Directors. As an Honorary Board Member, Ms. Adams will play a key role in the advancement and development of breast cancer research to ultimately, achieve the TDJBCF’s mission and vision of a breast cancer-free world. This honorary appointment was detailed in the August 2020 edition of The Southwester.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to join this thriving nonprofit to build new relationships and innovative partnerships to support the TDJBCF’s growth and success,” said President and CEO Jan Adams. “TDJBCF Founder, Thelma D. Jones, and I have worked closely together for several years on various volunteer initiatives and professional efforts, and I have great admiration and the utmost respect for her commitment and dedication to the organization’s mission and vision. The core values of the organization significantly align with my philosophical and philanthropic beliefs and values.”

As a retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and private sector business owner, Ms. Adams has decades of experience in leadership roles and on charitable boards that directly affect the well-being of youth and the upliftment of communities. In addition to being a board member of the TDJBCF, Ms. Adams serves as a board member for former Washington Redskins Corner Back, Josh Norman’s Starz24 charity organization, the Mamie Mallory Education and Scholarship Foundation, and the African American Civil War Memorial Foundation. She is a member of the Air Traffic Control Association, the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Nominating Committee for the Arena Stage Theater’s Board of Directors, and a corporate partner of the D.C. Adopt-a-School program. In February, Ms. Adams was reappointed by the Mayor of D.C. to serve as a trustee on the District of Columbia’s Retirement Board.

Ms. Adams makes it a priority to not only break barriers in the aviation industry but to also make an everlasting impact in the community. Each year, under Ms. Adams’ leadership, JMA donates approximately 3-5% of its net profit to charities that its employees support. In 2019 alone, JMA contributed to over 30 charitable organizations.

About the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund

The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) is a unique nonprofit grassroots organization whose mission is to advocate and improve the overall health and wellness for women and men through outreach, education and support. We promote early detection strategies for breast health and access to the best biomedical and evidence-based complementary therapies to reduce the incidences and mortality rates of breast cancer. Read more about the TDJBCF on their website here.

About JMA Solutions 

Founded by Jan Adams, JMA Solutions is an award-winning, Service-Disabled Veteran and Woman-Owned government consulting firm with over 15 years of experience delivering outstanding customer support. Under Ms. Adams’s leadership, JMA has built a reputation on its commitment by exceeding clients’ business needs with exceptional results. The company’s core competencies include Engineering and Financial Support Services, Software Development, Air Traffic Management, Program and Project Management, UAS Policy Support, Cyber Security, and Professional Training and Development. JMA’s good industry practices have led to considerable recognition by third-party organizations including Inc. 5000, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal and the DC Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about JMA Solutions at www.jma-solutions.com.

Washington, DC - July 22, 2020  - On July 22nd, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) ranked JMA Solutions at number #18 in its Book of Lists for the Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C. The WBJ’s Book of Lists is a reputable source that highlights the region’s top companies by category and includes contact and capabilities information to assist organizations in identifying potential partners, new target markets, and industry trends. 

This marks the fourth consecutive year that JMA has been recognized in this category. In previous years, JMA was recognized in several other categories including Largest - Veteran-Owned Companies, Minority-Owned Companies, Women-Owned Businesses and Corporate Philanthropist in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

“It is an honor to be listed in the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists for the Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in D.C.” said President and CEO Jan Adams. “As a Service-Disabled Veteran and Woman-Owned company, JMA is committed to providing employment opportunities to veterans. This recognition is a testament of our team’s hard work and dedication to always providing the highest quality of service to our customers.”

View the full list of Greater D.C.’s Largest Veteran-Owned Companies below: https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/subscriber-only/2020/07/10/largest-veteran-owned-companies-in.html

List of JMA’s Previous Rankings:

2019:

  • #15 - Corporate Philanthropy - Midsize Companies by Giving in Greater Washington, D.C.
  • #19 - Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Greater D.C.
  • #21 - Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.
  • #25 - Largest Minority-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.

2018:

  • #12 - Largest Corporate Philanthropists by Giving - Midsize Companies
  • #17 - Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Greater D.C.
  • #19 - Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.
  • #19 - Largest Minority-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.

2017:

  • #14 - Largest Veteran-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.
  • #15 - Largest Minority-Owned Companies in Greater D.C.
  • #19 - Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Greater D.C.

About JMA Solutions

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., JMA Solutions is an award-winning consulting firm with more than 15 years of experience delivering outstanding customer service to our government clients. JMA Solutions is a Service-Disabled Veteran and Certified Woman-Owned company, and CMMI Services Level 3 Appraised, ISO 9001:2015 Certified and DoD NIST 800-171 Verified. We offer access to a network of subject matter experts who consult with our government clients on critical short-and long-term projects.

Our core capabilities include Software and Engineering Services, Program and Project Management, Acquisition Management, Air Traffic Management, Information Technology Support and Professional and Technical Training. JMA strives to not only better its employees but also the Washington, D.C. community. Each year, JMA donates 3-5% of its net profit to charities that its employees support. In 2019 alone, JMA contributed to over 40 charitable organizations.

Washington, DC – February 20, 2020 – On February 20th, JMA Solutions’ President and CEO Jan Adams was reappointed to serve as a trustee on the D.C. Retirement Board (DCRB). Ms. Adams was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser and will serve her 2nd term through the year 2024.

“It is an honor to be reappointed as a trustee to the District of Columbia’s Retirement Board,” said President and CEO Jan Adams. “I look forward to continuing my advocacy in ensuring our teachers and public safety officials receive accurate and timely pay benefits throughout the years of their retirement. 

Ms. Adams was first appointed to the board in 2017 and is one of three trustees who were originally appointed by Mayor Bowser to serve on the 12-member board. As a trustee, Ms. Adams will play a critical role in the board’s auditing and investment processes of the Retirement fund. 

About DCRB 

The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government. DCRB has the exclusive authority and discretion to manage and control the District of Columbia Police Officers and Fire Fighters’ Retirement Fund and the District of Columbia Teachers’ Retirement Fund (the Funds). DCRB is also the benefits administrator for the District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan and the District of Columbia Teachers’ Retirement Plan (the Plans). Read more about DCRB on their website here.

About JMA Solutions 

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., JMA Solutions is an award-winning consulting firm with more than 15 years of experience delivering outstanding customer service to our government clients. JMA Solutions is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Certified Woman-Owned company, and CMMI services level 3 appraised, ISO 9001:2015 certified and DoD NIST 800-171 verified. We offer access to a network of subject matter experts who consult with our government clients on critical short-and long-term projects. Our core capabilities include Air Traffic Management, Program and Project Management, Software Engineering, Acquisition Management, Information Technology Support and Professional and Technical Training. We are committed to our customer’s values and have a reputation for exceeding business needs with exceptional results. 

Founded on the mission of service, JMA Solutions makes it a priority to give back to the community where its employees live and work. To fulfill our mission, in total, JMA has partnered with over 100 local and non-local philanthropic organizations around the United States and has donated over 1.3 million dollars to support causes related to veteran-support, STEM, sports, youth enrichment, arts and culture, and more. JMA Solutions understands that now, our support is needed more than ever. Our team is committed to doing whatever we can to support emergency workers during this unprecedented time. Take a look at some of the ways our team at JMA is showing our support.


JMA Solutions Partners with Project Giveback

For the fifth consecutive year, JMA Solutions partnered with Project Giveback (PGB) to feed families in need for the holiday season. In addition, we worked with our Adopt-A-School partners, Jefferson Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, to provide resources to the students and their families. Due to COVID-19, instead of meeting at a central location, volunteers were dispersed at eight different locations throughout DC and Maryland to pack the Thanksgiving baskets. This year, PGB fed over 2,700 families within the DC area! Our team was more than proud to support PGB's efforts in serving the community and looks forward to continuing our partnership for more years to come.

If you would like to support Project Giveback and its charitable efforts, please visit their website at https://www.projectgiveback.org/donate/


JMA Supports the Tuskegee Airmen's 2021 General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Golf Classic

In October, JMA Solutions partnered with the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (ECCTAI) to support their 2021 General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Golf Classic. As the Lunch Sponsor, our team was more than honored to join their mission to build and promote further opportunities in the aviation and aerospace fields. To learn more about the (ECCTAI), please visit their website here https://ecctai.wildapricot.org/

 

 

 

 


JMA Solutions Supports Our Nation's Heroes at Luke's Wings Heroes Walk to Fly Charity Walk

JMA Solutions was proud to support Luke's Wings' Heroes Walk to Fly virtual charity walk held October 12th - 25th. During this year’s event, JMA joined supporters from all around the United States and walked 1.9 miles to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business and an advocate for veteran support, we were more than honored to support Luke’s Wings’ efforts in ensuring ill and wounded service members are connected with their families during the times that they are needed most. We are grateful for our partnership with such an amazing organization and look forward to next year’s event. Thank you for your service!

If you would like to support Luke's Wings' charitable efforts, please visit their website here https://lukeswings.org/ways-to-help/.


JMA Runs Wild For Autism! 

JMA Solutions was proud to support Pathfinder's 5k for Autism Fundraiser! During this year's event, JMA served as a Camel Sponsor and joined over 1,000 supporters around the DC Metro Area. Annually, our VP of Engineering Services, Marcy Bettis, supports this event and we were more than proud to be a part of this year’s mission to increase awareness, community, support, and resources to the Autistic community.
 
Visit their website for more information and ways to get involved https://pathfindersforautism.org/run-wild-save-the-date/

JMA Solutions Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, JMA Solutions surprised both of its Adopt-a-School Partners, Jefferson Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School with custom Teacher Appreciation Week Tumblers! JMA has been partnered with both schools for over seven years and we are so grateful for their immeasurable impact in the classroom and within the community!


JMA Solutions Supports the John Wall Family Foundation

During the holidays, JMA Solutions partnered with the John Wall Family Foundation to distribute 1,000 hot meals and 150 gift cards to those in need for the holidays. JMA Solutions’ staff volunteered and also served as the official water sponsor for this event. Click on the video to view some special moments from this year's Thanksgiving Assist Meal Distribution.

If you would like to support the John Wall Family Foundation, please visit their website at https://www.johnwall2.com/john-wall-family-foundation-1.


JMA Solutions Sponsors Dessert Bar During Police Week

JMA Sponsors Dessert Bar During Police WeekTo show our appreciation to local law enforcement officers, JMA Solutions sponsored the “Dessert Bar” during Police Week for all of the shifts of the First District Metropolitan Police Department located in Southwest D.C. Our team recognizes and salutes all law enforcement officials for your heroism and service to ensure our communities are safe, especially during this public health emergency.

If you would like to donate to the Metropolitan Police Department, please visit their website here: https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/police-districts-and-police-service-areas

 

 

 

JMA Teacher Appreciation Week JMA Solutions Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, our team surprised our Adopt-a-School partners, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School Academy with gift cards and spotlighted both schools during our #BeASolution campaign. Our team would like to recognize and thank all of the teachers and educators around the world for your commitment to going above and beyond to lead, mentor, and inspire our youth each and every day.           
                                      


District of Columbia Fire and EMS logoJMA Solutions Delivers Pizzas to the DC Fire Department (DCFD) Engine Co. 7 and the Washington, DC Fire & EMS Station 

On May 3rd, JMA Solutions delivered pizzas to our courageous neighbors at the Washington, DC Fire Department Engine Company 7, located just four minutes away from our headquarters! The firefighters were so grateful for our donation and have already planned a date to stop by the office to thank our team when the pandemic is over. 

If you would like to donate to the DCFD Engine Co. 7, or any station in the Washington, DC area, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Rockville Volunteer Fire Department logoJMA Solutions Supports the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) to Help Pay for their Meals

On May 3rd, JMA Solutions made a contribution to support the firefighters at the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. Upon arrival, the firefighters expressed their sincerest gratitude for our donation and thanked us for thinking about them and their families during this time                     

 

If you would like to donate meals or supplies to the RVFD, please visit their website here: https://rvfd.org/working-together-on-covid-19/.


JMA Solutions Donates 150 Hot Meals to Healthcare Workers at the United Medical Center (UMC)

On April 27th, our team donated 150 hot meals to the healthcare workers at the United Medical Center. To show our gratitude, JMA Solutions’ management team followed up with a brief phone call to personally thank the medical staff for their tireless efforts in keeping our communities healthy and safe. 

If you would like to donate food or supplies to UMC, please send an email to Toya Carmichael, VP of Public Relations/ Corporate Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


JMA Solutions Donates Gift Cards and Provides Meal Assistance to a Local Family

For over 5 years, JMA Solutions has donated gift cards, groceries, backpacks, and school supplies to a family located in Southwest, DC. This past week, JMA gifted the family with gift cards and groceries to ensure they are supported during the Covid-19 pandemic.


JMA Solutions Supports the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Foundation

On April 15th, JMA Solutions served as a platinum sponsor for the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. This event celebrated 10 years of service, excellence, outreach, and research to help end the fight against breast cancer.

 

 

Support the TDJBCF here https://www.tdjbreastcancerfund.org/

 

 

Keep up to date 

Like any user-facing service, Zoom suffers from security vulnerabilities, but it’s so far proven that it can fix them quickly. Take for example, the issues that could allow an attacker to take over an Apple Mac’s microphone or camera, and a Windows problem that could let a hacker steal logins. Zoom fixed these problems on April 1.

Therefore, one of the important steps you can take is to make sure you keep any installed version of the Zoom mobile or desktop app up to date.

This ensures those issues are fixed, and your risk of compromise is lower. 

Use passwords to protect your meeting–and never share your meeting ID

Zoom bombing, which sees uninvited guests crashing your meeting or chat, relies on meetings not being password protected. People often post the Zoom meeting number online, and without any protection, bombers can simply enter and do their worst.

Never share the link or meeting ID on public platforms and try not to use the personal meeting ID–instead allow Zoom to generate a random ID for each meeting. 

There is the option to require a password when scheduling new meetings and require a password for instant meetings.

At the same time, disable the option “Embed password in meeting link for one-click join” and enable “Require password for participants joining by phone.”

Another way to protect: Admin > Advanced section: Enable “Hide billing information from administrators; and consider changing the length of the Host Key to 10 numbers to make it harder to guess. 

Share the password securely 

When using Zoom, securely sharing the password can be a challenge. In any case don't put the password on the public internet, a cybersecurity industry professional advises–this renders the whole idea of having a password useless. 

Keep using basic security best practices including not sharing data such as ID or passwords, or pictures of your Zoom meetings publicly. 

Use waiting rooms

Another way to stop Zoom bombers from entering your chat or meeting is the use of waiting rooms. This allows the host to screen everyone entering the meeting to ensure no one uninvited can get in. 

Use the waiting room functionality as a host and double up with a meeting password for designated guests. In addition, to avoid an even more embarrassing Zoom bombing experience, set the screen sharing to ‘host only’ and disable file transfer.

Manage participants 

It’s also a good idea for hosts to manage the meeting participants. In order to do that, you should ensure you are the only host. You can also control the camera and mute options.

Hosts can ensure participants can't share their screen without approval.

In addition, if anyone invited has been troubling you, make sure you have set it up to disable ‘allow removed participants to rejoin’ the meeting. 

Take control of your privacy

As I have said before, services are free for a reason. If you are using the free version, there is certain data you might have to give up. 

Assume what happens in Zoom does not stay in Zoom. Control your own privacy as you do with all online tools.

Beware of phishing 

Another security risk for Zoom users is phishing, seeing attackers lead people to a malicious site to download malware or enter details. 

You should always be careful when clicking on any meeting invite links. “In a hurry it may be tempting to just click on a link in the latest email, but it is always worth the wait to check.

If users are ever suspicious, they should just copy the ID from the link provided and enter it in the official application to join.

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