VAS Federal

Understanding the mission

The U.S. Federal government manages some of the largest and most complex projects in the world. VAS understands the unique challenges and constraints around legacy systems, legislative mandates, and pure scale.

About Us
Our Federal Work
VAS team members have managed programs around change management, transformation, and IT deployments for multiple Federal agencies, including
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Department of State (DoS)
  • US Navy
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

With experience working in IT, transformation, and government, our subject matter experts and project managers understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by government leaders. Our approach combines private industry experience with an appreciation for the constraints of government agencies, such as shifting legislative priorities and integrating some of the most mission-critical legacy systems in the world.

Core Competencies


Corporate Data


SBA Small Business


541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

541618 Other Management Consulting Services

541614 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services

611430 Management development training


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About VAS

Van Allen Strategies (“VAS”) is a technology and strategy consulting firm bringing creative thinking and an outside perspective to your table. It helps clients capitalize on the talent, resources, and earned value you’ve built while finding new opportunities to do business better. Since 2014 VAS has helped companies from growing startups to household names plan and execute big projects at scale, integrate enterprises, and transform operations.

Government Related Insights
November 2, 2021
Digital Modernization in Government: Coordination, Communication, and Training
In this three part Insight, we discuss the opportunities and challenges large organizations face when undertaking large digital transformations. In part one, we examine the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record modernization effort. Upon a 12 week review of the program by Secretary McDonough, we unpack the issues related to coordination, communication, and training, as well as possible solutions to the challenges for future engagements.
August 3, 2021
Missing the Watercooler Moments: Guidance on Effective Mentoring Remote Workers
Remote working is here to stay for millions of people, especially for Millennials and Gen Z. Being physically distant from their office allows for greater flexibility, but also can diminish employee interaction and development. In this Insight, Business Development Strategist and Education Services Manager, Jake Hannigan, offers advice on how to effectively mentor remote workers.
June 17, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion from Ideas to Reality: An Interview with Ed Simon
June this year represents not only LGBTQ Pride month, but also a year since the world responded to the murder of George Floyd in the form of civic engagement, protest, and in many cases new awareness and initiatives around diversity and inclusion in some of the world’s largest organizations. Like many companies, a year ago we issued our BLM statement and tried to better understand what role we could play to further racial equity. Now, we reflect on our effectiveness and what we can do to maintain momentum a year after the statements were made. For this Insight, we interviewed an expert on the topic, Ed Simon, to continue learning how companies can meaningfully become more inclusive beyond statements of support.
November 17, 2020
Promise and Peril: Broadband & Cybercrime in the age of COVID
Stay at home orders due to COVID-19 have forced humanity to depend on the internet like never before. But for billions of people around the world, partially in developing countries, internet access remains elusive, starving those in need of its resources and opportunities. For those fortunate enough to have access, slow broadband and cybersecurity threats have diminished the promise of the internet. In this insight, Program Director for Van Allen Strategies, Namita Duggal and Business Development Strategist, Jake Hannigan, discuss how the US can improve access to broadband and increase cyber security.
September 29, 2020
The Agile Transition
In this Insight, Agile veteran Tim Streightiff offers lessons, experience, and advice for transitioning teams from traditional Waterfall software development approaches to Agile. Tim discusses how to not only establish the right metrics in the context of this transition, but also inspire and empower a team to thrive in an Agile environment.
July 14, 2020
Keeping Remote Workers Happy and Healthy
While the transition to telecommuting has been underway for over a decade, the recent pandemic has accelerated the trend by forcing hundreds of millions to stay home. Remote working is no longer about flexibility. It is how we slow transmission of COVID-19 and keeping the public safe. This article explores recent trends in remote work and offers best practices for keeping remote works engaged, healthy, and happy.

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