March 2016-- JMA Solutions is a strong supporter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and their critical mission to improve educational opportunities for minority students. Because education is one of JMA's core values, JMA’s charitable efforts ensure students are able to attend school and perform to the best of their ability.
On Saturday, March 5, 2016, JMA sponsored and attended the UNCF Mayor’s Masked ball in Washington, DC, hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser. The event is an annual fundraiser held in various cities across the nation and raises thousands of dollars to benefit UNCF Scholarship Programs. This year’s black-tie ball featured a parade of dignitaries, which included a formal dinner and live entertainment. Attendees also bid on live auction packages, including a weekend at the Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl 51 tickets, movie premiere tickets and more.
UNCF is the largest and most effective minority education organization in the United States. For over 70 years, the UNCF has played a major role in enabling thousands of students nationwide to achieve a higher education. The organization, in fact, has raised more than $4.5 billion that has helped more than 400,000 students attend college. Each year, the organization awards 10,000 scholarships and internships for students from low- and moderate-income families, allowing them to attend more than $1,100 institutions and universities.
According to UNCF Advocacy, “the latest iteration of UNCF’s PSAs frames support for minority education as investment in better futures for students and all of us, and expands the iconic motto 'A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.'”
For more information on the UNCF, please visit their website: https://www.uncf.org/
9-day spring break trip to Ecuador for a group of students from Jefferson MS Academy in Southwest DC.March 2016 -- As a part of the DC Adopt-a-School Program, JMA Solutions recently sponsored a
Jefferson Academy planned the trip to expand the student's horizons and build character through community service. The goal of the trip was to help students gain valuable leadership skills by working directly with an indigenous tribe on a development project. This project exposed them to the tribe's history, traditions and culture. JMA's sponsorship helped nearly a dozen students travel to Ecuador for this undoubtedly memorable experience.
JMA is a very proud partner of the DCPS Adopt-a-School program. We highly value the support of our local Southwest DC community and especially take pride in supporting students and educators. Some of our recent and past support for DCPS includes mentoring, tutoring, donating schools supplies, volunteer work, and sponsoring school events.
Learn more about how JMA gives back.
Reaching a new milestone, JMA Solutions recently received its Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification from the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). JMA Solutions is owned and operated by Jan Adams, a 24-year U.S. Air Force Service-Disabled Veteran.
By obtaining this third-party national certification, JMA will benefit with increased opportunities to compete for federal contracts and partnering opportunities with other corporations. The resulting outcome will enable tremendous business growth. The WOSB Certification Program allows contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs. Thus, helping federal agencies achieve their statutory goal to award five percent of federal contracting funding to WOSBs.
The NWBOC, the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises, is a Third Party Certifier for the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. They granted the certification based on the standards and procedures to verify ownership and qualification criteria. The NWBOC provides national certification for women-owned and veteran-owned companies. Certification ensures that a private, for-profit company is truly owned and operated by a woman.
April 22, 2016
PRESS RELEASE – ISO 9001 Certification
JMA Solutions is pleased to announce that we have earned our ISO 9001 certification. The demanding process covered every aspect of JMA operations through comprehensive system audits.
We began this process in November 2015 and successfully passed our requirements in 2016. Each individual played an integral part in helping us reach this achievement, with great leadership and guidance from our management team, and the tenacity and diligence of our JMA team.
ISO 9001 is a quality management system standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 9001 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process based approach.
Our goal in becoming ISO certified was not only to improve operations and ensure our processes are consistent, but also to ensure Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement of our services. ISO allows us to implement a Corrective/Preventative Action Process to guarantee we fully meet our customer’s unique and specific requirements. This huge accomplishment will enhance our competitive edge, and ultimately help grow the business.
About JMA Solutions
JMA Solutions is an industry-leading government contracting firm. Specializing in program management, engineering services and financial management, our organization provides government agencies with advanced solutions that enhance performance and maximize productivity. We have an extensive network of experienced, creative professionals who commonly use industry best practices to solve complex business problems.
Our ISO Quality Statement:
We are committed to being an industry leader in providing quality solutions and unparalleled customer service, and in meeting or exceeding our customer requirements. We are also committed to implementing and maintaining a quality management system that provides a means of monitoring, measuring, and continuously improving our services and performance.
Since 2013, JMA Solutions has been a partner with Develop Africa - helping to impact lives in Africa. Over the years, JMA Solutions has helped support 3 targeted programs in Africa: microfinance for women, computer training for girls and orphan care.
Develop Africa is delighted to have JMA Solutions as a partner. JMA Solutions support has truly made a HUGE difference in the lives of women, children and families in Africa.
Monday, November 16, 2015 kicked off the National Airspace System (NAS) System Perspective class held at JMA Solutions. The class is part of the Program Management curriculum and provides and overview of NAS key components including air traffic control, automation, surveillance, navigation, weather and communication.
This training is part of the AAP-330 Training Contract awarded to JMA Solutions; which is a three-year contract awarded July 31, 2015 worth $4.6 million. AAP is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAA office responsible for the FAA’s Acquisition Management System (AMS), overseeing FAA capital investments and other procurements, developing and implementing acquisition policy, and supporting FAA's mission by procuring systems, goods and services.
JMA Solutions will support the AAP Training Program by assisting with the strategic planning, development and instruction of courses for Systems Engineering, Cost Estimating and Acquisition Management.
JMA’s Deputy Chief Strategy Officer, Rose Merchant-Bennett, is the course instructor for the NAS System Perspective class. As a former Air Traffic Controller and FAA employee for 33 years, she brings extensive knowledge and expertise to the AAP Training Program.