From cyber analysts to human rights workers: Kenjya-Trusant Group launches major effort to staff Department of State offices

(Columbia, MD. July, 2016) Just months after winning the Domestic – State Technical Administrative Management Professional Services (D-STAMPS) contract, The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC is supplying dozens of expert workers to carry out the mission of the U.S. Department of State (DoS).

In February, Kenjya-Trusant began work as the sole Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) prime contractor on D-STAMPS – an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that carries a $103-million ceiling and a lifespan of five years. Under the terms of the contract, Kenjya-Trusant will provide contract employees to deliver a wide range of services in Department of State offices throughout the Continental United States.

“You are talking about everything from administrative assistants and program officers to senior-level consultants, software engineers, digital forensics analysts, writers, videographers, even HVAC subject matter experts,” said Joseph DiGangi, a Principal with The Kenjya-Trusant Group. “The range of subject specialties is extraordinary. We are supporting the work of a wide range of bureaus, including the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Office of Medical Services and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.”

Placing those individuals in DoS positions is also proceeding at a rapid pace. In the first three months of the contract, Kenjya-Trusant received more than 120 Task Order Requests for Proposals (TORPs) that requested anywhere from one to 19 employees per TORP. Filling positions with incumbents who are currently contracted through other companies, or individuals referred by the DoS must be completed within five business days. If Kenjya-Trusant has to recruit an employee to fill a position, the company aims to complete that process within 12 business days.

“We are moving fast every single day on this contract,” said Richard Kubu, a Principal with The Kenjya-Trusant Group.

Robust HR, recruiting, finance and project management practices are key to successfully delivering on D-STAMPS requirements, Kubu said.  The project team, he added, maintains a Corporate Application Tracking System (CATS), updates its detailed tracking of D-STAMPS TORPs daily, and conducts a one-hour huddle every weekday about ongoing D-STAMPS work.

Kenjya-Trusant, which began 2016 with about 50 employees, expects to grow to over 200 employees by early next year largely due to D-STAMPS. Consequently, the company is also redoubling its efforts to stay closely connected with all of its employees even though they are scattered throughout client sites. Those efforts include regular, direct contact with Kenjya-Trusant principals and executives, and regular gatherings in the District of Columbia of Kenjya-Trusant employees working in the National Capital Region.

“We are not a body shop type of company,” Kubu said. “We ensure there is constant outreach so everyone feels like a valued member of the team. Happy, engaged employees are essential to making our clients happy and sustaining the success of Kenjya-Trusant.”

“We are very excited to be working for the Department of State through D-STAMPS and proud to be supporting their mission,” DiGangi said. “We intend to prove ourselves as a worthy provider of professional services to the department.”

About The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC

The mission of The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition-support services designed to protect the nation. A service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business, Kenjya-Trusant was founded by four, former Army officers in 2015 through the merger of The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC.