The Washington Business Journal recently selected its Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Lara Coffee, among the group of ‘Top 40 Under 40′ an honor awarded to the Washington area’s top business leaders under 40 years of age.
Linda M. LaRoche was recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Technology. Linda is the Chief Executive Officer with Computer Systems Center Incorporated.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), the leading regional bar association for in-house counsel in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland, recognized general counsel Brett Coffee as the Outstanding Chief Legal Officer in Washington, DC.
National Association of Professional Women, has awarded CSCI CEO, Linda LaRoche the VIP Women of the Year.
The Washington Business Journal recognized General Counsel Brett Coffee as one of the top 40 young business leaders in Washington, DC, and he was voted by the readers as their top Readers’ Choice as the top young business leader of the year.
SmartCEO Magazine has awarded CSCI CEO, Linda LaRoche with the SmartCEO’s Circle of Excellence. Ms. LaRoche was nominated in the category, “A Classic, always there, always solid” in recognition for her many years of dedicated and honest service to the Greater Washington, DC area.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly has awarded Brett Coffee their annual legal honors with distinction in the Class of 2009 “Leaders in the Law”.
The Washington Business Journal recognized general counsel Brett Coffee as the metro area’s top in-house lawyer for 2009.
CSCI was selected as a winner in the 2009 American Inhouse Design Awards, a national design competition sponsored by Graphic Design USA. Over 4,000 competition entries were received. CSCI’s design team won the award for the Cardinal Suite TM product sheets .
Peter Anderson was recognized as one of 10 SmartCEO 2008 Smart CIO and CTO award recipients. This award recognizes individuals for taking their companies to new levels who understand the true meaning of being a leader in technology.
CSCI Design won the 2008 MARCOM Award for the design of the 2008 SemperComm Gala invitation, program and art wall.
CSCI Design won the 2008 Davey Award for the design of the 2008 SemperComm Gala invitation, program and art wall.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named CSCI as a finalist for the 2008 Torchbearer Award honoring Virginia businesses whose achievements and corporate citizenship have made a lasting impact on the prosperity and quality of life in Virginia.
Linda LaRoche, CSCI CEO, is among the finalists selected for the 5th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award.
CSCI was selected as a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Corporate Citizenship Award.
CSCI General Counsel, Brett Coffee was tapped as a finalist in the Washington Business Journal’s 2008 Top Washington Lawyers Awards program.
CSCI General Counsel, Brett Coffee was selected for inclusion on the 2008 Virginia Rising Stars List by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine. Only 2.5 percent of Virginia’s attorneys are named to this list which recognizes Virginia’s outstanding up–and–coming attorneys under the age of 40.
CSCI Design won an award for design of the 2007 SemperComm Gala Save the Date, Invitation, and Program and for the 2007 SemperComm Golf Classic Program.
Volunteer Fairfax hosted the 2008 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards that awarded CSCI’s General Counsel Brett Coffee the Springfield District Community Champion for 2008.
SmartCEO magazine recognized Linda LaRoche as one of the 25 female entrepreneurs in the 3rd annual Bravo! Business Achievement Awards
Women in Technology and the March of Dimes announced the 2007 recipients of its Heroines in Technology Awards. Computer Systems Center Incorporated’s Linda LaRoche, who was among thirteen finalists, was recognized at the seventh annual award’s dinner held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia on November 2.
LaRoche was presented with one of three corporate awards, and was recognized as a woman in the technology industry who has used her experience, knowledge and skills to benefit the local community. The black–tie gala honored women and women–run businesses for exemplary commitment to community service and winners were also announced for both individual and lifetime achievement awards.
CSCI was recognized by Training Magazine as one of 2007 Training Top companies. Each company was measured on quantitative (75 percent to total score) and qualitative (25 percent to total score) data. There were fundamental questions kept in mind to arrive at the rankings: Is training tied to business objectives? Size of organization? Number of trainers? Employee turnover and retention? Leadership development? Certification? Dollars spent on training? Percentage of payroll? An outside research and statistical data company, under the guidance of Training magazine, appropriately scored companies on the identified criteria and much more data supplied by companies.
Computer Systems Center Incorporated’s (CSCI) Chief Technology Officer Peter Anderson was recognized for his significant contributions and leadership to create a means for the government to send classified information through secured computer networks. Washington Technology magazine presented Anderson with a Government Channel Leadership Award primarily for leading the development of CSCI’s Cardinal Suite™ flagship product, the Trusted Information Infrastructure™, or TII.
CSCI Design won an award for a Certificate of Excellence for the design of the 2007 SemperComm Lounge Invitation.
CSCI Design won the Award of Excellence for the 2007 SemperComm Lounge Invitation.
CSCI’s General Counsel Brett Coffee was tapped as a finalist in the Washington Business Journal’s metro 2006 Top Washington Lawyers Awards.
The CSCI MARCOM team was recognized for their dedication and hard work with the SemperComm Foundation by being honored with the Silver Inkwell Award from the International Association of Business Communicators, Washington Chapter, or IABCW, in the special event or special purpose category for the 2006 SemperComm Gala and Silent Auction.
Lara Coffee was recognized for being one of the “Best Executives” for 2006 by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Great technical writing earned CSCI a 2006 Award of Excellence for its DaVE™ software user’s guide from the Society of Technical Communication. DaVE is modeling and simulation software used to help analysts visualize data.
CSCI Design won the 2006 MARCOM Creative Awards for the design of the 2006 SemperComm Gala invitation.
CSCI Technical Writing team won the 2006 MARCOM Creative Award for the CSCI Case Studies.
CSCI won the 2006 W3 Award for the structure and navigation design of the CSCI website, www.csci–va.com.
Chief Executive Officer Linda LaRoche was named one of greater Washington, D.C.’s ‘Women Who Mean Business,’ honoring the Washington region’s most influential and powerful women executives. The Washington Business Journal selected 25 honorees from a pool of more than 200 nominations.
The Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve awards this on behalf of the Department of Defense. This awards program is designed to recognize employers for employment policies and practices that are supportive of their employees’ participation in the National Guard and Reserve.
Ms. Linda LaRoche and CSCI are cited for their superb support and good will to members of the National Guard and Reserve. Adopting personnel policies and demonstrating leadership and management skills that make it easier for employees to participate, CSCI supported Commander Robert Newton’s call to serve his country as a member of the Coast Guard Reserve and thereby played an important role in maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard Reserve. Willingly supporting Commander Newton’s recall to active duty during the period 2 February 2003 to 9 June 2003, CSCI significantly contributed to the Coast Guard’s National Defense and Homeland Security missions during Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and LIBERTY SHIELD. While his recall to active duty created an instant personnel gap and management challenges, CSCI fully supported and showed great flexibility in allowing Commander Newton to immediately assume his Reserve recall duties. This sacrifice permitted the Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Defense Operations to quickly assume Coast Guard positions within the National Military Command Center; providing Coast Guard maritime safety and security expertise to the Department of Defense during an important time in our nation’s history. Exhibiting a strong, caring attitude for its employees, CSCI regularly contacted Commander Newton, ensuring he and his family were aware of the options for maintaining benefits during the transitions to and from active duty service. Ms. LaRoche’s and CSCI’s actions and continued support of the Coast Guard, the National Guard and the Reserve are most heartily commended and in keeping with the true spirit of patriotism.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce awards this each year to a company that demonstrates strong involvement to better the quality of life in the Greater Springfield area. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and co–founder, Linda LaRoche, CSCI is committed to serving the local community and therefore is the winner of the 2004 Corporate Citizen Award.
CSCI actively participates in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica program each year and adopts less fortunate families during the Christmas season. CSCI became involved with the March of Dimes WalkAmerica in 1998. In its first year of participation, four employees contributed and raised a total of $384. What began as a small team has grown tremendously over the last six years. In 2004 the team raised an amazing $8,000 for March of Dimes. In addition, the team has grown from four to 20 employees.
CSCI does not only support March of Dimes, but many local charities as well. CSCI sponsors Operation Atlas, a community outreach program that gives outpatients at Walter Reed Hospital the chance to explore and enjoy the sites and activities available in the nation’s capital while they heal from the wounds of war. CSCI donated its Washington Capitals season tickets to the recovering soldiers.
In addition, each Christmas season CSCI contributes to the local community by donating necessities, as well as aesthetic gifts to needy families in Northern Virginia. 1997 employees Lara Coffee and Steele Wetherill, established Santa’s Sac, a volunteer event that works hand–in–hand with local school officials in deciding which families are most needy according to their income, education, personal needs and history.