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A Blog About Life at OGSystems Showcasing
Our Innovative Spirit, Creativity and Culture.

OGS Making an Impact at Navy Center for Security Forces

2/1/2017

OGS Making an Impact at Navy Center for Security Forces

With its training delivery methods rooted in specific routine, the Navy CENSECFOR is looking to appeal to millennials and generation Z’s expectations for modern technology, seamless user experience, and high-velocity learning. Team OGS saw this as ...

Build – Measure – Learn with Lighthouse Customers

1/12/2017

Build – Measure – Learn with Lighthouse Customers

Victor Hugo’s famous quote “nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” may have held true in 1800s France, but finding the people who can help you refine your idea and make it into that undeniable force in today’s world requires a very ...

Understanding: The Real Revolution in Data Discovery

11/10/2016

Understanding: The Real Revolution in Data Discovery

The exponential growth of data over the past decade has had both positive and negative effects on decision making — we are awash with data and lack easy to use tools to make sense of it all. Analysts and operators responsible for ...

Understand Your World Through GEOINT Analysis as a Service

9/28/2016

Understand Your World Through GEOINT Analysis as a Service

Service-based approaches to data (DaaS), software (SaaS) and platforms (PaaS) are everywhere. They are growing and they are the way content and tools are being hosted and ...

The Technical Guy and the Business Guy; The Diverse Leadership that Built OGSystems

8/23/2016

The Technical Guy and the Business Guy; The Diverse Leadership that Built OGSystems

There are two glass offices in the back right corner of OGSystems’ headquarters. Both are adorned with company memorabilia, family photos, and stand up desks. In one office, you’ll find the CEO in sneakers and jeans, often in colors representative ...

OGSystems Visioneers Attend 2016 International Forum for Visual Practitioners

7/25/2016

OGSystems Visioneers Attend 2016 International Forum for Visual Practitioners

The OGS Visioneers are gearing up for the premier annual graphic facilitation conference, the International Forum for Visual ...

Building the Community: Q&A with OGS’ 2016 GEOINT Symposium Golden Ticket Winners

5/25/2016

Building the Community: Q&A with OGS’ 2016 GEOINT Symposium Golden Ticket Winners

Every year at the GEOINT Symposium, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Young Professionals Group (YPG) selects 25 ...

OGSystems and the Lean Startup

5/10/2016

OGSystems and the Lean Startup

While attending a client meeting little over a year ago, Ty Smith, OGSystems Senior ...

The Power of Ideas

3/15/2016

The Power of Ideas

The current state of the market in the Intelligence Community sees the U.S. Government seeking to innovate in its approach to problem solving. The Department of Defense stood up the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in Silicon Valley in ...

Q&A with Keith Barber

2/23/2016

Q&A with Keith Barber

Our people are our foundation, and their desire to effect change is what drives OGSystems’ culture. We combine the synergy of seasoned professionals with the energy of the next generation, forming a different approach of doing business in the IC. ...

Keeping Start-up Culture Alive

1/26/2016

Keeping Start-up Culture Alive

OGSystems was created to help defense and intelligence organizations think differently about engineering solutions for their hard problems. ...

New Year, New Career

1/7/2016

New Year, New Career

At OGSystems, we encourage our employees to explore the art of the ...

A Salute to Our Veterans

11/12/2015

A Salute to Our Veterans

At OGSystems, our love for the country and passion for our national security mission is at the heart of what we do. It is an honor to have more than 60 active duty and retired military members as a part of our OGSystems ...

Vlog - Why OGSystems

10/28/2015

Vlog - Why OGSystems

At OGSystems, our why is our passion for the mission, challenging the status quo, and a belief that better is ...

OGSystems Honored for Project GiveBack Support

10/20/2015

OGSystems Honored for Project GiveBack Support

On Saturday, October 10, OGSystems was recognized for its sponsorship of Project GiveBack; in particular, for their employee volunteer service and monetary donation given to its annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution program in the Fall of 2014. ...

OGSystems Building Bridges

10/5/2015

OGSystems Building Bridges

On Saturday, October 3, members of the OGSystems team attended The Intelligence Community (TIC), LLC’s inaugural Black Tie ...

Taking a Play from Simon Sinek-The OGSystems Why

10/2/2015

Taking a Play from Simon Sinek-The OGSystems Why

Figuring out how to grow with a company is tough - especially when you started very small and the changes are rapid. ...

To Hack or Not to Hack: What is Gained?

6/16/2015

To Hack or Not to Hack: What is Gained?

In our daily grind to deliver solutions (software) and solve difficult problems, we often get “tunnel vision” and only see the answers that are directly in front of us. On top of that, our processes are rapid and our problems are viewed with the ...

Jivango: Connecting Innovative Capabilities to Operational Needs

5/18/2015

Jivango: Connecting Innovative Capabilities to Operational Needs

The federal acquisition process has often been broadly painted as non-responsive, slow and arcane. We thought about the problems with regulations and paperwork and discovered that maybe, just perhaps, that the problem wasn’t a lack of desire to do ...

Visioneers Sustain Community Through Networking

5/15/2015

Visioneers Sustain Community Through Networking

As OGSystems continues to define itself as a disruptor, presenting new ways of designing and developing mission driven solutions will mean engaging with customers at deeper levels. The first rule of design is that form follows function, and an ...

Team ThreatSpot Takes $5,000 Prize at Inaugural Mil-OSS Student Hackathon

4/27/2015

Team ThreatSpot Takes $5,000 Prize at Inaugural Mil-OSS Student Hackathon

Student hackers in St. Louis descended upon the T-REX innovation center on April 18-19 for the first annual Mil-OSS Student Hackathon. As a sponsor of the event, several OGS VIPER engineers and developers were on hand, as well as DoD executives, ...

Offensive Security Training With OGSystems

4/21/2015

Offensive Security Training With OGSystems

The OGSystems Offensive Security team recently held its first training course. This first class entailed learning the metasploit framework, a very crucial and important tool for penetration testers and offensive security experts. It was challenging, ...

The Evolution of VIPER Labs

4/15/2015

The Evolution of VIPER Labs

Over the past eighteen months, VIPER Labs has grown and evolved to become a key part of the culture of disruptive innovation at OGSystems. VIPER Labs began quite humbly by responding to customer financial management needs and by growing that ...

Thinking Big and Thinking Small – How OGSystems Owns the Outcome

3/30/2015

Thinking Big and Thinking Small – How OGSystems Owns the Outcome

Unconventional thinking and the merger of strategic and tactical concepts was popularized by General McChrystal and the successful Afghanistan counter insurgency campaign, and is now so engrained in popular culture that it's a part of the urban ...

Leading the Visual Revolution through Strategic Visualization

3/23/2015

Leading the Visual Revolution through Strategic Visualization

“Seeing is believing” is a phrase forgotten in most office cultures. Dominated by spreadsheets, 20-page tomes, and endless PowerPoint presentations, many offices leave out the power of pictures in communicating a message. Too often, the intent ...

We are Moving!

3/16/2015

We are Moving!

Over the last year, we’ve really been feeling the space crunch at our headquarters in Chantilly. After a thorough search, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be moving into a newer, larger office this summer! We recently caught up with Indy Lamba of ...

Fostering Innovation with USGIF Young Professionals

3/2/2015

Fostering Innovation with USGIF Young Professionals

The government is in the beginning of a massive shift of how they do business. Traditional habits are proving to be less and less valuable and cost-effective, and true innovative practices are starting to take off. ...

Driving DevOps into the Cloud

2/23/2015

Driving DevOps into the Cloud

Here at Viperlabs we are always looking for ways to research capabilities that aid in the analysis, distribution, and assimilation of information and the formation of knowledgeable ...