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Awarded 5-year Contract Supporting NOAA NWS Headquarters

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M2 Strategy is excited to announce our five-year Prime contract award with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Headquarters Offices including the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Organizational Excellence (OOE), and Office of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Under this contract, M2 will deliver portfolio/program/project management, culture, leadership development/coaching, financial management, communications, training, and policy support.

The OCFO leads NWS-wide resource planning, management, and execution, establishes budget-related governance and controls all in support of the effective implementation of NWS mission and its strategic goals.

OOE is a staff office within NWS Headquarters whose mission is to apply strategic thinking across the organization, challenge the status quo, enable change, and create enterprise and internal connections.   The vision of OOE is to create a NWS that is organizationally healthy and capable of continuous change for maximum relevance.

ERM is responsible for the identification and management of corporate level risks and ensures that risk management practices are effective, impartial, and objective.

M2 is proud of our 15+ years of support NOAA and will leverage these experiences to further improve organizational and financial excellence and effectiveness at the NWS headquarters offices.


Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious ‘Award of Excellence’

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M2 Strategy Named as Finalist for SECAF’s Prestigious “Award of Excellence”
The Honor Recognizes Excellence in the Government Contracting Industry

M2 Strategy today announced that it was selected as a finalist for the 11th Annual Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Awards. Winners will be announced at the SECAF Awards Gala on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Hilton McLean in Tysons Corner. The event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players the industry that rely on small business.

M2 Strategy is a finalist for “Award of Excellence” which highlights companies that represent excellence within their respective community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees.

“M2 Strategy is so proud to be recognized as it exemplifies our focus on excellence for our award-winning culture, our employees, our clients, and our community”, says President, Willow Marr.

“For more than a decade, the SECAF Awards Gala has been regarded as the consummate awards event honoring the businesses delivering exceptional levels of quality in the government contracting community,” said Curt Anderson, Vice President of Corporate Growth at Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc. and SECAF Board Chair. “It is a privilege and my distinct honor to recognize M2 Strategy as a tremendous example of leading by serving others. The organization demonstrates the discipline required in the face of adversity, the absolute can-do attitude, and the commitment to our customers’ missions which enable our government contractor ecosystem to reach higher levels of growth, maturity, and success.”


Member of Winning Team for NOAA’S ProTech Oceans Domain

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M2 Strategy is proud to be a part of a winning team selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a contract award on the ProTech Oceans Domain. M2 Strategy has teamed with JHT Inc., a long-standing NOAA partner, as a subcontractor under this contract. The mission and objectives of the NOAA ProTech Oceans Domain are related to support of scientific data collection, community outreach services and geospatial mapping. NOAA’s National Ocean Services (NOS) provides science-based solutions through industry partnerships to address economic, environmental, and social pressures on our ocean and coasts.

A proud NOAA partner for the past 14 years, M2 Strategy supports NOAA through multiple contracts at National Marine Fisheries Service, National Weather Service, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. M2 Strategy is excited for this opportunity to allow us the ability to continue expanding the breadth and depth of our existing support to NOAA under this new contract vehicle.


Awarded Contract Supporting NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction

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M2 Strategy is excited to announce that it has been awarded a five-year Prime contract in support of the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Water Prediction (OWP).

To support OWP’s noble mission, M2 Strategy will be providing key subject matter expertise for portfolio, program, and project management, budget and financial management, change management, and communications support. M2 Strategy’s services will assist OWP’s leadership and workforce to further enhance water program and project execution, which will strengthen NWS’ ability to deliver impact-based decision support services to the larger water community.

The OWP plays a critical role in advancing the resilience and economic strength of the nation through collaboratively researching, developing, and delivering key national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, and decision support services.


Awarded Contract Supporting NOAA NWS OSTI

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M2 Strategy has been awarded a five-year Prime contract with the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI), to improve program efficiency and effectiveness by providing program and project management, and air quality prediction and monitoring support.

In support of the NWS mission, OSTI manages the execution of acquisition and development programs meeting the needs for current and future NWS operations. M2 Strategy’s collaboration with OSTI will increase the office’s ability to effectively plan, implement, and track projects, as well as assess and control performance to meet the goals and objectives of the program office throughout the program and project life cycles.

M2 Strategy has partnered with Eastern Research Group (ERG), a highly-respected consulting firm that specializes in researching air quality, water quality, climate change, and other environmental and public health issues, to provide OSTI with unmatched air quality research, policy and enforcement expertise.


Awarded 2-Year Contract Supporting NOAA Fisheries OIASI

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M2 Strategy is excited to announce that we were awarded a two-year Prime contract to support the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (OIASI).

Under this contract, M2 Strategy will deliver a broad range of professional and management support services in the areas of communications, public affairs, budget and financial management, and foreign affairs.

OIASI provides key support which is critical to the NMFS mission including advancing an ecosystem approach for the management of all international living marine resources; deterring illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and bycatch; overseeing U.S. access to foreign and high seas fisheries; improving the stewardship capacity of developing countries; and providing seafood inspection services domestically and abroad to certify seafood in trade for safety and/or authorized acquisition.


M2 Strategy Wins ‘Inc Magazine’ Best Workplaces Award

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M2 Strategy is excited to announce that it has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine “Best Workplace”. This award is uniquely designed to recognize successful small- and mid-sized businesses that value company culture, offer standout perks and benefits, and prioritize employee well-being. Unlike other workplace awards, the Inc. winners are chosen entirely on feedback shared over the past year by those who know the company best – the employees. Best Workplace winners foster an environment where employees willingly go above and beyond in their work, advocate for their organization, and intend to stay at their companies long-term. The competition was fierce, and out of thousands of applicants Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies.

“Our employees are essential to our clients’ continued success, and we take great pride in cultivating an environment and culture employees love coming to work for,” Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy says, “We do more than just say employees are the heart of our organization – we truly believe this and make sure our actions align. We have built an employee-first culture where people know they are valued, heard, and inspired.”

The recognition by Inc. follows other honors M2 Strategy has received as a top workplace including being named:

  • 2018 Best Place to Work by Washington Business Journal
  • 2018 Forbes Small Giants Finalist
  • 2018 CEOReport Star Workplace

For more information on the Inc. Best Workplaces award winners follow the link: https://www.inc.com/best-workplaces


Finalist for Forbes ‘Small Giants’ Award

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M2 is proud to announce that it is a finalist for Forbes Small Giants 2018, which recognizes America’s Best Small Companies that are setting new standards for business excellence through being focused on employees, culture and growing with purpose. The evaluation criteria included: having leaders that are committed to building a great business, rather than a “big” business; being the best, or one of the best, in its industry, and offering unmatched customer service; having a culture that is specifically designed to bring out the best in its people; and having a proven and lasting relationship with its community.

“There is purpose behind everything we do, say, and believe,” said Willow Marr, President and CEO of M2 Strategy, “We have put significant emphasis on growing strategically and living by our values. We put our employees’ success first which results in our clients receiving stellar consulting services. Our culture promotes respect, innovation, collaboration and challenging our employees to be the best they can be. Everyone at M2 Strategy is connected by a common bond of service to our clients, community, and each other.”

Read more about this year’s Small Giants: https://www.forbes.com/feature/small-giants/#9edc77b4612d


Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”

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M2 Strategy is deeply honored to be named one of Washington Business Journal’s Best Place to Work in 2018. The Washington Business Journal recognizes companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. But, most importantly, this award recognizes the quality of the people who work for M2 Strategy and the inclusive and motivating culture we have built. The Best Places to Work results are quantitative, based on survey responses from employees themselves, rather than a panel of outside judges. The recognition from our employees as an innovative and welcoming workplace is a huge honor, and we truly believe that our talented employees are the driving force behind our success.

At M2 Strategy we believe in providing our clients with industry-leading technical and management expertise that makes sense to improve and reach their missions while providing the best workplace that encourages and rewards all employees’ growth and innovation. We are committed to keeping our promise of creating solutions to our clients’ most pressing challenges that transform organizations and inspire people. To deliver on this promise, we have created an inviting company culture built on innovation, inspiration, collaboration and quality. Clients trust us with their people, missions, and future; we are continually inspired by this privilege to be given the opportunity to shape organizations and their workforces and are dedicated to remaining a trusted advisor and partner to our clients.

For that reason, we purposefully seek and bring together the most talented, passionate and innovative individuals who can make a difference for our clients. Great work and impactful solutions are made by teams that trust one another, are motivated, and are dedicated – which is why we are dedicated to making a culture that allows our employees to do the best work of their lives.


M2 Strategy President, Willow Marr, receives Enterprising Woman of the Year Award

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M2 Strategy is proud to announce that our President, Willow Marr, has been recognized as a winner of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards. The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. The recipients of the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world.

“We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 16th annual awards event in March,” Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women said.