Lynker’s Pacific Islands Regional Office communications team receives the 2018 Acquia Engage Award. Mobomo announced it was selected along with NOAA Fisheries as the winner of the 2018 Acquia Engage Awards for the Leader of the Pack: Public Sector for the new NOAA Fisheries Website. Lynker employees Jessica Tuifagu and Melanie Jordan handled all the design, information architecture, and content for the public site. The Acquia Engage Awards recognize the world-class digital experiences that organizations are building with the Acquia Platform. Visit the new NOAA Fisheries Website here.
Official announcements about awarded contracts, etc.
Lynker is partnering with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG) on a 5-year, $3.6 million contract to conduct Independent Survey Sampling of Bottomfish in the four Main Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau) under NMFS’ Cooperative Research Program (CRP).
Our support includes surveying over 300 individual sites, gear calibration, bio-sampling, and fish tagging. In addition to collecting data and specimens, our team is actively involved in local fishing community outreach and education efforts, working with the CRP to inform vessel owners, commercial and recreational fishermen, fishing clubs, and fishing organizations about how NMFS’ bottomfish-related research helps sustain and protect valuable fishing resources throughout the islands. We are proud to contribute to scientific and technical efforts as well as help drive a more collaborative approach to fisheries management in the Pacific.
Lynker is the single awardee for this program, the largest of all US Federal fisheries observer programs ($34 million over 5 years). This contract adds 60 additional qualified personnel to our team, who serve as biologists and data collectors/analysts onboard longline (tuna) and shortset (swordfish – to reopen this year) fishing vessels in the Pacific. We are deeply honored to have been selected to support the program, especially as it embraces new tools, technologies, and processes for data collection, monitoring, and reporting in the region.
Lynker is one of 17 awardees (and the only HUBZone) on this $3.2 BILLION procurement. ProTech is the vehicle under which NOAA is consolidating all scientific, technical, professional, and administrative services across the US – both CONUS and OCONUS.
Lynker, an industry recognized and award-winning SBA certified HUBZone small business, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.
An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and continuously improved over time.
Lynker continues to deliver high performing Agile IT services in application software development, data analytics/analysis, solution architecture, and emerging technology insertion. As we expand our capabilities, it is critical to continuously improve and optimize our processes and operations to meet our growing client’s mission.
“Through our continued refinement of best practices and integration of emerging technologies, our methodologies, which have been appraised at CMMI for Development at Level 3, provide a framework to improve our on-time delivery, quality, and agility to the benefit of our clients”, said Joe Linza, President of Lynker. “This appraisal recognizes Lynker’s dedication and commitment to continuous process improvement while keeping our client’s needs centrally focused.
Lynker Technologies won a four (4) year $8.2 M contract with NOAA to provide administrative and technical services. Under the contract, Lynker supports generation of NOAA’s operational tide, current, and Harmful Algal Bloom products critical to safe navigation and public health. Our experts collect, quality control, process, analyze, disseminate, and archive the water level, current, and related oceanographic and meteorological data and metadata that ensures accurate and timely NOAA products. The water level data originate from a network of more than 200 permanently operating sensor stations located throughout the United States and its possessions. Most of these stations comprise a measurement system known as the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). Our services help NOAA meet its requirement to configure the water level, meteorological, and tidal current stations and to manage all related metadata for these oceanographic systems. Additionally, we perform data analysis and product development to support operational Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletins and hydrodynamic models.
Lynker Technologies, a leading provider of Program/Portfolio Management, Full Information Technology Lifecycle, and Scientific services for Federal Agencies, has been awarded a five (5) year $30M contract with the Department of Education to provide comprehensive Project Management Office (PMO) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services.
Lynker Technologies will support the Department of Education’s PMO as a strategic driver for organizational excellence. Through our ISO:9001 compliant framework for project, financial, and full lifecycle acquisition management we aim to advance the practices and execution of project and program management, governance, and accelerate strategic change. “We look forward to serving the Department of Education in leveraging our Agile management and IV&V methodologies to help to streamline and oversee their software development efforts to ensure the agency’s mission success of promoting educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”, said Joe Linza, President of Lynker Technologies
Lynker Technologies IV&V methodologies also provide objective assessment of project products and processes across information technology system lifecycles to assure project and operational success through communication and education of project teams on industry best practices. Our IV&V support enables early detection and correction of errors, raises insight into risks and confirms compliance with project performance, schedule, and budget requirements.
Lynker Technologies a leading provider of Scientific and Full Information Technology Lifecycle services for Federal Agencies, has been awarded a five (5) year contract with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) to provide comprehensive data management, infrastructure management, and legacy system modernization.
Lynker Technologies provides data center infrastructure management, legacy data system maintenance, and application modernization development to provide an integrated data system solution in support of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). Our comprehensive support covers the full lifecycle of system support services including: systems analysis, design, architecture, maintenance, and operations; systems administration; database administration; requirements analysis and application development; interface design and development; quality management; software/hardware acquisition, maintenance and implementation within the NFS data center; and documentation support.
NCSES is the principle source of analytic and statistical reports, data, and related information that describe and provide insight into the nation’s science and engineering resources. Lynker Technologies is leading the provision and support of a scalable, responsive, and expandable infrastructure and software platform to meet NCSES advanced data aggregation, transformation, analytical, and dissemination needs.
Lynker Technologies a leading provider of Scientific and Full Information Technology Lifecycle services for Federal Agencies, has been awarded a five (5) year contract with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to support the Pacific Island Region (PIR). Our team will provide strategic planning, policy development, web and GIS, and education and outreach for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), Papahānaumokuākea
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments. ONMS also leads the National Marine Protected Areas Center, the nation’s hub for building innovative partnerships and tools to protect our special ocean
The Pacific Islands Region comprises three special areas that protect ocean denizens and ecosystems, as well as our unique island cultural and maritime heritage. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is the largest protected area in the United States, stretching the length of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Co-managed with the State of Hawai’i and the Department of the Interior, the monument preserves one of the most untouched areas of coral reef in the world. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary ranges from north to south through the main Hawaiian Islands, with areas off six of the main eight islands. Protecting endangered humpback whales and their habitat, the site engages in education, research and rescue to meet their mission goals. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is the only site located below the equator and in a U.S. Territory. Along with co-managers in the American Samoa Government, the site protects pristine coral reef.
Lynker Technologies a leading provider of Scientific and Full Information Technology Lifecycle services for Federal Agencies, has been awarded a five (5) year contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Greater Atlantic Fisheries Offices (GARFO) to provide comprehensive information technology support.
Lynker Technologies is supporting the GARFO Information Resource Management (IRM) division with full software lifecycle, infrastructure, and help desk support services. Our services, that sustain GARFO’s existing systems, networks, databases, web applications, and other operational components, are provided across GARFO, including all of its sites on the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to North Carolina, as well as external customers in the fishing management and fishing communities.
We are actively engaged in helping GARFO expedite the consolidation, modernization, and standardization of its Northeast Fisheries Information Management Systems portfolio under the Fisheries Dependent Data Visioning and Modernization (FDDV) Program, applying our expertise with Agile Development, CMMI-Dev, ITIL, and ISO to improve the way GARFO operates, sustains, and upgrades its software and infrastructure as well as to consolidate Help Desk operations. With support spanning Planning, Architecture, Design, Development, GIS Integration, Operations and Maintenance, and NoSQL Big Data Business Intelligence Analytics, Lynker Technologies is at the forefront of aiding GARFO in meeting their modernization mission.
The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, administers the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) programs in the Northeast United States to manage living resources for optimum use. GARFO is responsible for the stewardship of the Nation’s living marine resources from Maine to North Carolina, and includes the Great Lakes under its authority to provide vital services to the nation including productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems.