Issue 6 | September 2020
The Official Newsletter of Knight Federal
Message from the CEO
Hello Team Knight Federal!

I hope you all have been staying safe during the pandemic. I know we all have been affected personally and professionally by Covid-19, but I am amazed at how well everyone has adapted to either working from home or adding new policies and procedures in the workplace. Earlier this year, we opened up a new office in Orlando just in time to shut it down due to the quarantine! It certainly has been an interesting time in our country, and I know everyone is looking forward to getting back to normal working conditions. I certainly miss traveling to see everyone and look forward to doing that again as soon as I am able.

Knight Federal has continued to flourish during the pandemic with growth in the Norfolk, VA area supporting the Navy. We were also able to win the recompete of one of our most important progams supporting the Joint Staff in Suffolk.
Knight Federal Earns Spot on Fast 50 List
Washington Technology's Annual Fast 50 List Shines Spotlight on Government Market's Fastest Growing Small Businesses
Knight Federal Solutions was named by Washington Technology as a Fast 50 Award winner for 2020. The outlet lists 50 of the nation’s fastest growing small businesses representing a full spectrum of capabilities, technologies and customers that make up the GovCon market. 

Knight Federal is listed number 43 based on its four-year compound growth rate of 27.8 percent. Knight Federal’s revenue has continued to increase over the last three years. 

“Our team has worked hard to serve our government clients with dedication, focus and high quality by delivering successful results which is demonstrated by our proven performance and growth. We are honored to be recognized by Washington Technology as one of this year’s fast 50 companies,” says Chris Baeten, CEO of Knight Federal Solutions.
Knight Federal Honored as OBJ 2020 Golden 100
Business Publication Recognizes Central Florida's
Privately-Owned Companies for Outstanding Economic Growth
The Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) has continued its long-standing tradition of honoring the best of Central Florida's privately-owned businesses as they announced the honorees of the 2020 Golden 100.

Although the Covid-19 crisis has impacted many of the businesses and created financial hardships, it is important to take the time to celebrate those companies in the region that have experienced economic growth.

Ranked by year-end revenue, the list of Central Florida's top privately held companies consists of a variety of industries including construction, real estate, technology and manufacturing to name a few. Several are minority, women and veteran owned businesses in Metro Orlando.

The rankings of the companies will be revealed and the top honorees will be recognized in a special edition of the OBJ publishing on September 25. Individual profiles on the honorees will be published online in the coming weeks. To view the list of honorees, click the button below:
Knight Federal Earns Spot on 2020 Inc. 5000
Annual List Recognizes America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. magazine revealed that Knight Federal Solutions earned a spot on its annual Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row. The Inc. 5000 List is the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies. It represents a look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment - its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of more than 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for more than one million jobs over the past three years.
Knight Federal Opens Corporate Headquarters
New Office is Located in the Quadrangle Area Near UCF
Knight Federal opened their new Corporate Headquarters office, that consists of 3,000 square feet back in March, just in time to close it during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine.

Knight Federal Responds to Covid-19
Pandemic Transforms the Workplace
Covid-19 has changed the way many businesses are working together. At Knight Federal, we continue to forge ahead by using Microsoft TEAMS and virtual conferencing. We are also grateful to our team members for continuing to provide excellent service and support to our programs across the country. While we do have some team members at our new office we have many working remotely. Above all, our priority is to keep our Knight Federal team members safe while ensuring that our vital work continues.
PKI Secures First Prime Contract
Micaela Fernandez Selected As First Purple Knight Initiative Wounded Warrior and Disabled Veteran Intern Supporting The Department of Energy
Knight Federal Solutions is pleased to announce that our Wounded Warrior Intern Program, the Purple Knight Initiative, was awarded its first prime contract in July 2020,
supporting the Department of Energy’s Office of the Chief Information Officers’ (OCIO) Office of Cybersecurity.

This partnership with the Department of Energy will support the Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans in engaging in meaningful work which will not only aid their recovery but lay the groundwork for future employment in the government or private sector. In addition, this pilot program has the potential to expand to other DOE offices and programs.
Employee of the Quarter
Sean Louisin
Sean Louisin has been named the Knight Federal Solutions JS J7 Employee of the Quarter for his efforts during January - March 2020. Sean ensured a successful data import from the USMC Lessons Learned System to JLLIS. He completed this by reviewing the latest requirements that were accepted by both stake holders and determined the ColdFusion (commercial rapid web-application) JLLIS application.

Sean's performance was exemplary. He completed his work accurately, without a template to follow, and on time. In the hundreds of hours devoted to this effort, he demonstrated unsurpassed understanding of software development and ensured the upcoming JLLIS v4.3 release remained on-schedule.
Employee of the Quarter
Takeya Miller
Takeya Miller has been named the Knight Federal Solutions Employee of the Quarter for exceptional efforts from April - June 2020. Takeya has proven to be one of the most reliable Modeling and Simulation operators. She shows up to work early with a drive that is ready to go as soon as she steps into the building....without coffee!

A team player, she has a way to make everyone around her smile; be it with her calm demeanor or infectious laughter. No other tech has stepped up to learn the ins and outs of the Air Tasking Order (ATO) translation as well as she has. Her superior performance has made her this quarter's Employee of the Quarter a foregone conclusion.
Employee of the Quarter
Matt Driscoll
Matt Driscoll has been named the Knight Federal Solutions Navy Technical Support Team's Employee of the Quarter from January - March 2020. Matt has distinguished himself in being able to come up to speed and support more difficult tasking at a well above average rate. As a result of this demonstrated progress on developing a solid base knowledge level of the technical complexities of the Navy Constructive Training Environment network, he was selected to go to Yokosuka Naval Station, Japan to provide surge support for a major Navy training event in February.
Purple Knight Initiative Intern Spotlight
Chase Vosler
Congratulations to Chase Vosler for graduating from the Purple Knight Initiative. During his time as an intern at the J7 he learned as much as possible through the JTSE and Einvironmental Architecture Division.

Chase has distinguished himself as an integral member of the EAD team supporting several simulation upgrades and gaining the respect of the JTSE team. He is an avid learner and easily trainable. For those qualities he represents the best of our wounded warriors - setting the standard for those going forward. Fair Winds and Following Seas.
Knight Federal is Helping Feed Hungry Children
8th Annual Kick Off For Kids Event Raises Funds for Public School
Food Pantries in Orange and Seminole Counties
Knight Federal is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 8th Annual Kick Off For Kids fundraising event that was held on September 10 at Rock & Brews in Oviedo.

The event was a great way to have a fun-filled evening with Knight Federal co-workers while supporting a worthy cause. As a Table Sponsor, Knight Federal is helping to raise money to feed children in need at 24 schools in Orange and Seminole counties. Due to Covid-19, the event was scaled back but the need is greater than ever to provide funding to local public school food pantries. Six more schools have approached KOFK to get assistance. As September is Hunger Action Month, please help spread the word to your family and friends to support this worthy cause with a donation no matter how large or small. Every dollar counts and 100% of the funding goes back to buy food. These children often don't know where their next meal may come from and KOFK plays a vital role.

Additionally, support can be generated by Amazon's SMILE donation program and selecting Kick Off For Kids as your charity of choice. The goal this year is to raise more than $34,000.
Lacing Up Together- Team Knight Federal Supports Annual 2020 Greater Orlando "Digital" Heart Walk
Doing Good Together - United in the Fight Against Heart Disease
This year's reimagined Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association will be virtual, the biggest ever - taking place on Saturday, November 14 at 9am, Knight Federal is proud to participate as a virtual team again this year with our families and friends, wherever we are - to continue in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Almost half of those hospitalized with Covid-19 are stroke survivors or people with heart disease. They are counting on us now more than ever to fast-track research and help train front line workers. As the Heart Walk has always been about coming together, getting hearts pumping, honoring survivors, raising lifesaving funds and having fun along the way.

Visit the website to learn more about lacing up where you are and walking together!
Fairways for Warriors to Host 10th Annual
Veterans Day Golf Tournament
Knight Federal Sponsors Event to Raise Needed
Funds to Help Support Its Mission
The 10th Annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament to benefit Fairways for Warriors is quickly approaching, taking place at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando. The annual event is held to raise needed funds to support the nonprofit organization's mission. Once again, Knight Federal is proud to support the event as a Gold level sponsor.

Fairways for Warriors is dedicated to providing a better quality of life for America's wounded veterans by using golf and golf instruction to help heal wounded service personnel and their family members. Golf has proven to be an excellent tool for mental and physical rehabiilitation.

To help donate or volunteer, please visit the FFW website below:
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