Seaport-e Support Page

Ward ENG Support Services, INC. “WESSGRP“ is an SBA certified 8A, HUBZONE, Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (ED-WOSB), WOSB established in 2013.

WESSGRP is focused on providing a range of support capabilities to include the following:

  • System Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Development
  • Programming
  • Network Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Information System (IS) Development
  • Information Assurance (IA)
  • Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Program Support

Primary Point of Contact

Karen M. Ward
Seaport-e contracts

Certifications: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, Oracle Certified Professional

Academics: M.S., Software Engineering, University of Maryland, University College, 2010 Doc. Eng. Candidate, Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Functional areas of expertise: Over 24 years’ experience supporting engineering projects within the Department of Defense and private Industry as a developer, Oracle DBA, Systems Engineer, and software engineer. Over 15 years’ experience managing engineering teams with diversified backgrounds, this experience includes both large and small projects. Optimizes program touch points; providing the balance required accomplishing objectives set by the organization all within cost and schedules. Developed, implemented and supported analytical and transactional data intensive systems. Ability to adapt and incorporate new ideas, methodologies and technologies provides a great asset in an IT environment that is continuously changing. Developed capabilities for analyzing and managing a large organizations cost model, allowing for executable proposals upon award. Developed workflow processes leveraging information technology solutions such as 3+OpenPlan and Cobra; performed integration of multiple data sources from the organizations mainframe systems resulting in optimized business processes for managing the various projects; enabling resource allocation and ensuring the proper coverage for the various projects. Managed software development efforts to include all aspects of the software development lifecycle (requirements, design, development, testing and implementation). Supported the Information Assurance lifecycle, all stages to include the RFP requirements, Development of the capabilities, and implementation of the system; ensuring that the systems are build with a security architecture foundation and enabling the organization to obtain both ATOs and IATTs.

Specific Functional Areas: Zone 2 National Capital for the following areas:

  • Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
  • Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
  • Configuration Management (CM) Support
  • Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
  • Program Support

The WESSGRP team includes the following teammates to ensure we offer Seaport-e customers’ solutions that provide the depth and breath of both technical and administrative capabilities:

  • Millennium Corporation
  • Professional Solutions Delivered, LLC

Quality Assurance Program
Our corporate culture is based on developing high quality products that meet the needs of our customers. It is this culture that ensures our teams commitment to providing quality products to our customer. WESSGRPs’ quality assurance program is developed to meet the needs of the client by ensuring a holistic approach that incorporates program wide planning, data collection, reporting and analysis. In implementing our quality assurance program we are able to manage the clients efforts in a streamlined and effective manner. Our quality assurance program leverages well defined processes based on industry best practices (i.e. Project Management Institute (PMI)).