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What’s the future of government? Join us!

By | Communications, News, Partnership Building

Yesterday Ethos hosted a brainstorming session about how to improve government, featuring experts from cross sector organizations such Amazon, GW University, GSA, Blue Delta Capital Partners and Box. The group began an ongoing discussion about how to promote innovation, specifically from a technology and procurement perspective.

The lively group explored such questions as how to more effectively bring the voice of the citizen into government. As well as whether there is a way to accelerate future-focused technology products, services, and management innovations into government.  

A common theme emerged around how to make sure agencies focus on what citizens want rather than just innovating for the sake of innovation.

We’re looking forward to continuing this conversation in the coming months. If you would like to join the conversation, please email Lauren Rabb on our team.

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Ethos puts on some lipstick

By | Communications, News

We are proud to introduce our newly revamped Ethos website! It’s a better reflection of who we are and what we do.

The site should now load much faster, and we have simplified the navigation and interface, added some new pages such as our Vehicles and Solar pages, and posted several new blog posts.

Stay a while and check out what’s changed!

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On the road for accessible technology

By | Accessible Technology, News, Stakeholder Engagement

Our team has been hard at work supporting Department of Labor in promoting accessible technology to increase the employment of people with disabilities.

Since 2011 we have been working to improve the usability and accessibility of tech products by working with such companies as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo, Intuit and Adobe. We focus on the promise of universal design and work with designers and developers to teach them how to design for the widest number of users and their differing abilities.

This year we traveled to the Web For All (W4A) and World Wide Web (WWW) conference in Perth, Australia where we hosted an accessibility hack with BankWest and Microsoft. We had a great turnout of over 50 designers and developers from all over the world who came out to help improve the accessibility of an open source pre-employment testing software.

Other notable conferences we attended and presented at this year were:

  • Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
  • California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Management Conference
  • SHRM Annual Conference
  • National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Conference
  • US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Conference
  • M-Enabling/International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Conference
  • Direct Employers Annual Meeting (DEAM)

Ethos is on the new Professional Services Schedule

By | News, Partnership Building, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy

We are pleased to announce that Ethos is now on GSA’s Professional Services Schedule (PSS). This means we are officially a pre-approved vendor for all agencies that want to hire us using GSA’s “most-favored customer” price.

PSS is a recent consolidation of seven old schedules, including Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) and Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS). We offer three sets of services on this new schedule, including:

  • Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1)
  • Integrated Business Program Support Services (SIN 874-7)
  • Integrated Marketing Services (SIN 541-5)

Each of these services are areas in which we excel at helping government agencies improve performance, efficiency and transparency through effective stakeholder engagement. Let’s explore these in more detail.

  1. Integrated Consulting Services is an opportunity for us to provide expert advice and assistance in such areas as organizational assessments, facilitation, market research, strategic planning and message development all aspects of the first pillar of our Stakeholder Engagement Success Model (SESM): Strategy.
  2. Integrated Business Program Support Services encompasses all phases of program and project management, from planning to closeout. We can help you better manage your programs, build partnerships, engage your employees and conduct training, which are all aspects of the second pillar of our SESM: Change Leadership.
  3. Integrated Marketing Services is a category that includes working with your stakeholders to create awareness and buy-in in support of program goals. The third pillar of our SESM Outreach and Communications includes some of our core strengths in digital strategies, branding and creative services, public engagement and executive visibility.

Please let us know how we can help you meet your mission needs or if you would like to learn more about our capabilities.