VISTA’s library’s training program has been well received and researchers at NIEHS have been very appreciative of the service.
Responsiveness to our client’s needs is a hallmark of VISTA’s customer support. We have been the Army’s Military Construction (MILCON) support contractor for more than 3 years responsible for preparing, editing, proofing and publishing the annual Budget Estimate Submission and President’s Budget MILCON books. Accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness are paramount as these budget documents form the basis of the Army’s military construction program submission to OSD and Congress.
During a recent submission cycle when the underlying data and requirements for the client changed at the very last minute, VISTA was up to the challenge. We developed new sections, implemented format changes, added last-minute insertions, validated scope and corrected project costs all under an extremely tight timeline. Bottom line – VISTA produced and delivered the Army’s military construction program error-free and on-time garnering the appreciation and thanks from our customer. "Your actions were like the cavalry coming over the hill! I sincerely believe that your efforts made the difference in meeting the submission deadline; especially with all the late insert challenges. This would not have been achievable without your team."
In advance of the much delayed Republic of Haiti's Parliamentarian Election cycle, which commenced on August 9th 2015, senior officials at both the U.S. Embassy and the local United Nation's offices, repeatedly voiced that their greatest concern was a lack of mobility by units of the Haitian National Police (HNP). There was not solely the matter of rapid security force movement in the event of electoral related violence; the HNP were and are solely responsible for the safe transfer of ballots to and from the election stations.
Our company was tasked to do whatever possible to get vehicles on the road, and, in a combination with our headquarters, support in logistics and purchasing. We provided the local field office dedicated efforts in repairing downed police vehicles. This resulted in well over two dozen additional vehicles working the morning of the election, which would not have been the case without our efforts. Not only did this concentrated and focused effort result in the thanks of the Mission and the United Nations; the senior Director of Logistics of the HNP, Yves Stark, called our local leadership and to voice his personal appreciation.
Real Property Planning is a core strength that VISTA provides to the Army’s Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM). Recently VISTA designed and developed the Real Property Planning and Analysis System (RPLANS) Facility Reduction Module to support the Army’s “Reduce the Installation Facility Footprint” Executive Order. This order directs Army landholding commands to develop plans to eliminate under-used and unused excess facilities. Employing our software development methodology, we implemented a tool that allows commands to enter their plans directly into RPLANS, track the progress, and update them as needed. It also provides, for Army senior leaders, executive level summary reports and charts that depict the plans and progress towards implementing them.