Avar Consulting, Inc. (Avar)

Avar Consulting, Inc. (Avar) is a woman-owned small disadvantaged business (SDB), a certified participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, and a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the state of Maryland. A policy research firm headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Avar specializes in attitude-behavior research, survey research, program evaluation, technical assistance and training, data analysis/management, and IT support. Since 2006, Avar has been providing a wide range of professional services in the areas of public health, education, social welfare, labor economics, refugee resettlement, veteran’s affairs, and transportation. Avar’s clients include federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit organizations; and private corporations.

Cygnus Corporation, Inc.

Cygnus Corporation, Inc. (Cygnus), is a Women-Owned Small Business that supports critical research and knowledge sharing for government agencies and corporate clients nationwide. Our clients include more than a dozen NIH Institutes and Centers, CDC, AHRQ, and a number of Fortune 500 healthcare organizations. For almost a quarter century, Cygnus’ highly trained scientific staff has addressed one of today’s most critical health challenges–the development, dissemination, and implementation of new healthcare knowledge and innovation. Together with our clients, Cygnus is committed to advancing new developments in healthcare with the common goal of improving quality of life worldwide. Cygnus offers government, private industry, and nonprofit organizations the knowledge and tools to increase awareness, educate users, expand new discovery, and allow informed policy choices and effective action. We do this through client service organized into four major Practice Areas: Scientific and Technical Services, Health Communications, Human Capital and Organizational Development, and Information Services.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

IBM, nicknamed “Big Blue”, manufacturers and markets computer hardware, middleware and sofware, offering hosting and consulting services.  IBM serves also as a major research organization, holding the record for most patents generated by any business.

Lewin Group

The Lewin Group is a national health care and human services consulting firm. The Lewin Group understands the health care and human services industries, providing clients with high-quality products and insightful support.

Oracle Corporation

Orcale Corporation is an American company specializing in the development and marketing of database software and technology, cloud engineered systems and its unique brand of enterprise software products. Oracle also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software.


WRMA is a woman-owned small business that has implemented hundreds of customized projects. Our company has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in research, evaluation, performance measurement and monitoring, and data and IT analytic services. WRMA currently has 60 employees spread across three main locations in Virginia, Maryland, and California. WRMA’s mission is to provide system-wide improvements in support of the delivery of programs for children and families, communities, and at-risk populations.