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Fors Marsh Group Awarded DCPAS Recruitment and Marketing Contract

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The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract to Fors Marsh Group (FMG) to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes high-quality job applicants have toward DoD civilian job opportunities and associated recruitment and marketing efforts. In partnership with the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS), FMG will develop an innovative research plan that will uncover key insights and provide concrete action to attract highly skilled candidates to apply to one of the largest and most diverse workforces in the world. "FMG is proud to be selected by DCPAS to partner on this important work," said Dr. Brian Griepentrog, FMG’s Senior Vice President of Research. "With our experience researching effective employer brands, designing and implementing organizational hiring practices, and developing research-based strategic communication campaigns, we look forward... more
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District of Columbia Civic Engagement Makes Local Government Forms Work!

featured / ux / user experience / usability / government / blog
Have you ever received a government form and struggled to complete it? Maybe you were confused by the instructions, unsure which boxes to use to enter information, or scratching your head about the terminology. You are not alone! We’ve all struggled at times with completing what we think should be a simple form. Although they can give us a headache at times, forms are absolutely critical—they are the primary way we interact with the government. DC Government agencies, with the support of The Lab@DC, have made a commendable, concerted effort to improve DC Government forms. The Lab@DC’s mission is to apply scientific insights and methods to inform DC Government’s most important decisions. About three months ago, three user experience (UX) researchers from Fors... more
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Seri Irazola Joins Fors Marsh Group as Director of Public Policy Evaluation

featured / news / government / elections
ARLINGTON, Va. — Sept. 7, 2017 — Fors Marsh Group (FMG) named Seri Irazola, Ph.D., as its new director of public policy evaluation. Dr. Irazola joins FMG from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where she served as the director of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). In this capacity, she oversaw three research divisions that accounted for all social science research being funded and produced by the DOJ. "Seri is a powerful addition to the FMG team," said Dr. Sean Marsh, FMG’s chief executive officer (CEO). "Her deep experience in policy research and project management in the federal space enables FMG and our public policy team to help our clients create an impact in their respective areas.... more
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Fors Marsh Group to Conduct the 2017 State of the First Amendment Survey for the Newseum Institute

current events / government / news / qualitative research / free speech / free expression / freedom of press / featured
First Amendment Survey for the Newseum Institute Fors Marsh Group, LLC (FMG), a Washington, D.C.-area research-based consultancy, has partnered with the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center to conduct the Institute’s annual State of the First Amendment (SOFA) survey. This year’s SOFA survey measures Americans’ knowledge of their core freedoms and samples their opinions about today’s First Amendment issues. "We are excited to partner with the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center," said Dr. Krysha Gregorowicz, public policy senior researcher at FMG. "FMG’s experience in survey development, sampling, and analysis positions us well to provide unique insight into the current state of the First Amendment in the United States. As a mass media and... more
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Strategies for Engaging Every Voter

elections / government / military research / current events / featured
I recently wrote an article for the Washington Post about actions that State and local election officials can take to improve public confidence in elections. Voters want information – they want to know what is going on with the administration of elections so that the process is transparent. Council of State Governments Overseas Voting Initiative’s Policy Working Group Today, the Council of State Governments is releasing a report from its Overseas Voting Initiative’s Policy Working Group The report titled, "Overseas Voting: Strategies for Engaging Every Voter," that contains policy recommendations for improving the voting experience for U.S. military voters and citizens living abroad. The recommendations in the... more
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Fors Marsh Group Awarded GSA HCaTS Contract

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OCTOBER 14, 2016 — ARLINGTON, VA Fors Marsh Group LLC, an Arlington, VA-based, research & consulting firm, will now offer professional training and workforce performance improvement services to federal agencies under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Human Capital and Training Services (HCaTS) contract schedule. "Since our founding, we have supported talent recruiting and retention, career development and management, and internal communication practices to allow organizations to positively impact morale and improve organizational effectiveness," said Ben Garthwaite, Senior Vice President. "This award was highly competitive and recognizes the diverse talents and capabilities of our team and our steadfast commitment to providing human capital services that make a difference." The HCaTS solution represents an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (MA-IDIQ) task order contract vehicle with an $11.5 billion... more
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Fors Marsh Group (FMG) Awarded Federal Contract for Website User Experience Research

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has awarded Fors Marsh Group (FMG), LLC, a contract to conduct user experience research to improve the Commission’s website. FMG will evaluate the user experience of www.usitc.gov through a variety of different research methods, which include a heuristic evaluation, usability test with several audience segments, as well as a card sort to provide insight on the information architecture for the content. The research will result in findings and recommendations that aim to improve the navigation, content and features of the website for its constituents. "FMG understands the importance of this website as travelers, businesses and government leaders need to find information quickly and conduct online transactions seamlessly." said Dr. Sean Marsh, FMG’s Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled... more
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Electronic Identity System - Less Fraud, More Trust

featured / government / data security
In the aftermath of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, there has been quite a bit of discussion of the need for better authentication for people accessing the Internet. Interestingly, and perhaps not coincidentally, there have also been several articles recently on e-government in Estonia. Not coincidentally because Estonia's e-government system can address some of the issues America now faces. Estonia loves to tout its digital society story. Estonia's path to being an e-government leader came in part out of necessity -the Internet proved to be the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for providing services. The Estonian system is decentralized - like the US - but new e-government solutions are built on a common platform that can be used by... more
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FMG Awarded 5-Year BPA to Assist the IRS with Experimental Economics Research on Taxpayer Services

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Arlington, Virginia - October 1, 2014 - Fors Marsh Group LLC (FMG), a DC-area research and consulting firm, has been awarded a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Research with expertise in methods of experimental economics for use in estimating how various taxpayer services influence the level of taxpayer filing and voluntary compliance. ‘FMG is proud to announce this extension of our relationship with the IRS,' said Ben Garthwaite, senior vice president. ‘We've been a partner to the IRS for a number of years and this BPA will provide another opportunity for us to continue supporting the IRS' use of research to solve complex challenges and better serve taxpayers.' Under the BPA, FMG will conduct economic... more
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Fors Marsh Group Named to GSA OASIS SB Contract Vehicle

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Arlington, Virginia – May 20, 2014 –Fors Marsh Group (FMG) has successfully secured prime positions on two pools under GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business (SB) program. These awards provide federal agencies access to professional services and fully integrated solutions across a variety of domains. The scope of OASIS spans many areas of expertise and is divided into the following Core Disciplines: Program Management Services, Management Consulting Services, Scientific Services, Engineering Services, Logistics Services, and Financial Management Services. Across the Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, awardees will have the opportunity to provide Government-wide professional services with a 10-year period of performance and a value of up to $60 billion. FMG was awarded prime contracts in both small business... more
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FMG Awarded Multiple Contracts to Assist Government Agencies with Research Efforts

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Arlington, Virginia – October 13, 2013 – Fors Marsh Group has been awarded multiple contracts to assist in the quantitative, qualitative, and usability research efforts for the following agencies: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), , U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Market Research Services

--FMG was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to assist the CFPB in conceptualizing, developing, deploying, conducting, and analyzing a range of CFPB research to create, provide, and support CFPB’s work with, including but not limited to, consumers, financial institutions and other entities. Market research services will include both quantitative and qualitative consumer research. In addition to FMG serving as... more

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FMG Receives DIACAP National Security System Certification

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Arlington, Virginia – January 28, 2013 –Fors Marsh Group LLC (FMG) announced today that the IT infrastructure necessary to support ongoing Department of Defense (DoD) personnel research has received Authority To Operate (ATO) in compliance with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) security and risk management requirements, as tested and verified by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP). DIACAP certification is an intensive and stringent requirement for all information technology systems that operate on a DoD network. Federal and state agencies throughout the United States also rely on a DIACAP certification as a benchmark for internal security standards and as an assurance that a given system can be depended upon for internal use. “This certification is another important marker... more
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Fors Marsh Group Awarded Task Orders from FVAP and CFPB

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Arlington, Virginia – January 15, 2013 –Fors Marsh Group LLC (FMG) recently announced they were awarded multiple task orders by both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). Under the CFPB task orders, the FMG research team will be responsible for analyzing mortgage loan application data for multiple financial institutions. The results of this analysis will assist the CFPB’s on-going work to provide oversight and enforcement of federal fair lending laws. For FVAP, a longstanding client of FMG’s, our research team will work on two task orders to better assist the military and overseas voters exercise their right to vote. The FVAP Data Analysis Project requires that FMG analyze the operational environment and data collected in association with a... more
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Fors Marsh Group Awarded GSA MOBIS Contract

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Arlington, Virginia – January 31, 2011 –Fors Marsh Group was recently awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) 874-3 contract. MOBIS is a contracting mechanism by which Fors Marsh Group’s professional services can be accessed quickly and economically. Similar to an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, MOBIS was created by GSA to enable streamlined procurement from prequalified contractors. “This MOBIS contract marks another important milestone in the growth of our company,” said Dr. Sean Marsh, Fors Marsh Group partner. “We provide a full range of research services to our government and commercial clients, and this award is a logical extension of our activity. We look forward to better serving our existing Federal clients and welcome the opportunity to... more
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