WEBINAR: OnPoint Insights: “Taking Security Seriously – OnPoint, DCSA, and Protecting Our National Security” Episode 2

OnPoint Consulting, Inc. was a recipient of the 2021 DCSA James S. Cogswell Award! Pete Tseronis (Dots and Bridges) moderates a conversation with Quantoinette Abney of DCSA and Stephanie Hefter and Tim Smith of OnPoint about the importance of public-private partnership and the significance of the award.

Ms. Quantoinette D. Abney is currently serving as an Industrial Security Representative assigned to the Alexandria 1 Field Office, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency. Ms. Abney possesses more than 29 years of work experience as a Military member, Federal civilian, and contractor employee, serving the Department of Defense. Ms. Abney’s career includes serving as an Administrative Specialist, Human Resources Manager, and Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Army. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Maryland University College. Ms. Abney is married to SGM (Retired) Stan Abney; a mother of three – A1C Tevin Allen, Ms. Tamera Allen, & Ms. Latrenda Eugene; and enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, Trenton and Keaton.

Stephanie enjoys her work managing OnPoint’s Industrial Security Program and ensuring compliance with a variety of NISPOM, FOCI mitigation, and contract regulation requirements. Through her leadership and management, OnPoint’s security program has become a recognized industry leader. In 2021, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency awarded OnPoint a James S. Cogswell Award! We are one of only 40 companies to achieve this honor for 2021. Prior to joining OnPoint, Stephanie worked in Human Resources and Program Administration roles at CACI, the University of Maryland College Park, and Towson University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Business Administration.

Tim has spent over 29 years largely supporting the federal government, providing leadership and management success to the contractor community. As President of OnPoint Consulting, Inc., Tim leads an organization that is leveraging technology to improve the way our national security programs work with a focus on cybersecurity, engineering and development, analysis, and digital transformation. Outside of work, Tim enjoys competing in triathlons and enjoying a quiet weekend at local vineyards with his wife.

Pete Tseronis is the CEO of Dots & Bridges which provides an expansive suite of professional services to assist its clients throughout the business lifecycle. Rooted in relationship building, Dots and Bridges helps businesses crystalize their value proposition and differentiate their service offerings which leads to greater customer acquisition. Whether a new startup, a mature company, or a global entity, Dots and Bridges aligns technology capabilities with an organization’s unique mission. Enabling today’s emerging technologies to become tomorrow’s growth sectors is the Dots and Bridges differentiator. An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 30+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.

As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.

Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships. Pete is a father of four, trusted thought leader, educator, interviewer, colleague, and friend.