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Last month, our very own Dawn Sedgley was a guest on The Business of Defense podcast with Rich Brady, CEO of the American Society of Military Comptrollers

On this podcast, she discussed the establishment and acquisition of Alta Via Consulting and spoke about how two like-minded government contractors were able to combine forces and create more success for both parties. She also speaks to workplace culture and how cBEYONData is able to maintain a thriving work environment.

Dawn is our Chief Capability Officer & President of cBEYONData. She has been in this field for over 20 years and is a subject matter expert in ERP design, implementation, testing, and advisory capacities. She also has experience in both the private and public sectors. She’s experienced in budgeting, planning, management accounting, and effective enterprise management, which is why she was able to speak on this podcast with so much knowledge. 

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Dawn Sedgley, Chief Capability Officer and President of cBEYONData, is a leader and subject matter expert in ERP design, implementation, testing, and advisory capacities for over 20 years. Dawn has experience in both the private and public sectors in the areas of Budgeting, Planning, Management Accounting, and Effective Enterprise Management. Dawn’s mission for cBEYONData is to remain at the forefront of advanced strategic and managerial accounting practices within sophisticated ERP environments. Her vision for cBEYONData has been realized by fostering the company’s reputation and developing a team of highly specialized consultants. Dawn’s role includes operating as project lead and knowledge consultant for full-lifecycle system integration projects; Management accounting conceptual design; business process re-engineering; implementation of best practices; managing various projects and project teams simultaneously, and in-depth business case analysis. By performing and monitoring these events, Dawn successfully addresses clients’ corporate and project expectations, through sound recommendations and effective enterprise optimization solutions. Dawn’s expertise in managerial accounting and SAP systems led her to co-author The 123s of ABC in SAP, published by Wiley in 2001. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Planning, and completed her MBA, with concentrations in Logistics & Transportation and Information Systems, from the University of Tennessee in 1992.



In December, a few members from cBEYONData were able to attend and exhibit at the 2022 AGA Technology and Transformation Summit!

The Summit was a great networking event as our team was able to meet and discuss cBEYONData’s newly established Lines of Business. Throughout our time there, we discussed the transformation of mission delivery through IT innovation, personnel, security & cloud technology. With it being hosted at the end of 2022, we were thrilled to have it close out our year. We now have LOTS of great information and best practices to put into work this year in 2023!

TTS 2022 was hosted by AGA. AGA is a valuable Association ‘that connects and empowers financial related professionals who support the government, from financial management to IT, human resources, cybersecurity and more, to advance good government initiatives, grow their expertise and accelerate their careers.’ We admire the mission of AGA and are honored to be partnered with them.

We can’t wait for the 2023 Technology and Transformation Summit!

ARLINGTON, VA – November 09, 2022

Decision Lens, a leading developer of public sector continuous planning software, has announced a new partnership today with cBEYONData, a purpose-built professional services firm that specializes in supporting federal financial management and budgeting customers.

The partnership will see Decision Lens integrated with cBEYONData’s CFO Control Tower solution to further assist federal financial management organizations with their budgeting & reporting needs. Decision Lens capabilities for business planning, prioritization, and resource allocation, combined with cBEYONData’s accounting consolidation and reporting capabilities brings two best-of-breed Software as a Service capabilities under one umbrella for an automated, seamless planning effort.

In an era of constantly constrained budgets and resources, organizations need the tools to prioritize limited funds to meet their mission. The combination of these two solutions will continue to transform and modernize public sector planning and financial management. 

cBEYONData Chief Executive Officer Dyson Richards immediately saw the possibilities an integration offered, “As we seek to enhance and automate business processes across federal agencies, we recognized a need for improved decision support throughout the planning process. The integration of Decision Lens will provide a new set of capabilities to enable our customers to make more informed decisions.”

According to John Saaty, Decision Lens CEO “We are excited for more users to gain access to Decision Lens through this partnership. Assessing the capabilities that CFO Control Tower brings to our platform furthers our mission to help the Department of Defense reform the PPBE process.”

Already, our company’s development teams are collaborating to deliver a seamless end-user experience. Together these solutions will marry their respective strengths and functionality to enable our collective customers to make data-based and risk informed tradeoff decisions.

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About Decision Lens

Decision Lens develops integrated planning software which modernizes how government prioritizes, plans, and funds. We have been transforming public sector planning since 2005, delivering the people, process and technology which empower agencies to effectively meet the needs of today while delivering the cutting-edge capabilities of tomorrow. Customers across the Department of Defense, intelligence community, federal civilian agencies, and state and local governments achieve a sustained operational advantage through superior long-term planning, continuous medium-term prioritization, and short-term funding execution.

About cBEYONData

cBEYONData is a purpose-built professional services firm that specializes in supporting mission-driven agencies and organizations with the enhancement of business processes, cloud migrations, BI, data management, data analytics, agile project and process management, dashboards, and geo-mapping.

cBEYONData is attending and sponsoring the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Data Analytics & Decision Support virtual conference on October 27th!

Along with attending and sponsoring, we are also hosting the “Improving the PPBE Decision Process to Drive Efficiency and Optimize the Warfighter’s Effectiveness” session, moderated by our President Dawn Sedgley, with an incredible collection of panelists, including:

  • Jonathan Allen, Decision Vice President, Strategic Markets, Decision Lens
  • Nikki Cabezas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Information Management, US Army
  • Edwin Keene, Deputy CFO, Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA)

We are honored to be partnered with the American Society of Military Comptrollers, whose mission is to promote development in all aspects of military comptrollership. For more about the Data Analytics & Decision Support conference, head to their website.

Recently, cBEYONData won the Emerging Growth Company Award in the under $25M category at the 20th Annual Corporate Growth Awards. The 20th Annual Corporate Growth Awards Gala was held in McLean, VA and the cBEYONData team attended and received the Emerging Growth award in our category.

cBEYONData is honored to be recognized and will continue to strive for customer success in everything that we do, as we continue to grow and succeed with new and exciting projects in 2022 and beyond!

About the Corporate Growth Awards:

The prestigious ACG Corporate Growth awards recognize the most transformational deals, top executives, and fastest-growing companies in what is one of the country’s largest economies, and most active deal communities. 

Corporate Growth Awards are presented to the executives, companies, and deal teams individually selected by the chapter’s Awards Committee from a long list of nominations for their accomplishments in crafting and executing successful growth strategies.

About ACG:

ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) was founded in 1954 and is the leading M&A deal-making community. Its mission is to drive and encourage growth for medium-sized organizations. They are made up of a global network and is a part of nearly 60 chapters and holds more than 100,000 professionals who invest, own, and advise growing companies. 

They drive growth by bringing together these like-minded professionals and providing resources so they can navigate the industry together. They do that in many ways, one of them including local and national events such as the event we won our award at earlier this summer.

cBEYONData is honored to be the 2022 recipient and winner of the SECAF (The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum) Annual Government Contractor Award.

For over 20 years, SECAF has supported government contractors in various industries to grow. Each year SECAF honors small and emerging government contractors from the greater Washington, DC area. There are multiple award categories each year, including the Government Contractor of the Year award, which recognizes companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in financial performance. 

We are proud to have won earlier this year, the Government Contractor of the Year Award within the $15 – 27.5 million category and was joined by other incredible recipients from other categories. We are thankful for this honor and do not take for granted SECAF noticing and empowering us along the way! 

About SECAF:

For more than 20 years, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) has empowered government contractors to scale and succeed—beginning with new, emerging or small business and supporting continued growth as they transition into medium and large contracting entities. 

SECAF is composed of senior leaders from active government contractors, all of whom demonstrate a genuine willingness to help each other succeed, motivated by the shared belief that the industry is robust enough for every member company to prosper.

Recently we hosted a team happy hour at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. It was so refreshing getting some of our team together to socialize outside of the work environment!

Here at cBEYONData, we do our best to be intentional with our team and cultivate a supportive work environment. We believe in creating an atmosphere for both professional and personal growth, and we carefully combine challenging work along with a healthy work/life balance. We understand that work can sometimes feel demanding, which is why our top priority is to keep our talented and highly skilled employees motivated and proud to be a part of cBEYONData. 

Our employees are considered our most valuable asset, meaning fostering a positive and supportive company culture is a top priority. A company’s culture is derived from its core values, and core values are meant to empower a team so that they enjoy the work they do and the environment they do it in.

It was great getting to see everyone, and we are thankful for everyone who was able to come, and for the future get-togethers to come!

We are excited to announce that our Chief Growth Officer (CGO) Michael Huffman has been selected as the Vice Chairman of AGA’s Corporate Partner Advisor Group (CPAG) Technology Committee! CPAG’s mission is to provide an objective, industry-neutral and ethical forum to collaborate on issues of common interest to government and the private sector, surrounding financial systems and technology. Michael will serve on the Technology Committee from 2022-2024.

To learn more about the CPAG Technology Committee, including the members, benefits and mission, head to their website.

About Michael Huffman:

During his 30+ year career, Michael Huffman has spent over 20 years building, growing, and managing organizations, programs, and projects. He has extensive experience with addressing customer needs with solutions, providing consulting service excellence, and managing a wide range of federal government contracts. Michael has led organizations and projects ranging from small projects with one resource to large federal programs with values exceeding $100M. He has 15 years of expertise with COTS ERP and financials systems including the Oracle eBusiness Suite and CGI’s Momentum. He has direct experience with large system implementations and ongoing operations and maintenance of ERP systems. He has led the application of agile project management techniques and provides hands on experience implementing agile principles and processes.

At cBEYONData, he is responsible for leading the growth of the company with hands-on engagement in all aspects that impact how the company meets and exceeds revenue goals. He works closely with delivery leadership, helping the program teams identify and apply the best solutions for customer requirements. He oversees the opportunity capture process, working as part of the team to identify new business opportunities and successfully win the ability to deliver the best outcomes for our federal clients. He oversees the visible presence of the company with the right marketing and advertising approaches to reach our future customers.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. He is also a certified PMP as well as holding multiple agile certifications.


About AGA:

AGA is the association that connects and empowers financial related professionals who support government, from financial management to IT, human resources, cybersecurity and more, to advance good government initiatives, grow their expertise and accelerate their careers.

We connect and empower professionals to help them:

  • Advance sound financial practices, accountability, transparency and excellence in government
  • Grow, learn, excel and engage through a network of likeminded professionals and leaders
  • Accelerate professional careers through learning opportunities and the opportunity to earn a unique credential – the Certified Government Financial Manager, the only credential developed solely with the government financial professional in mind.

We are excited to announce that cBEYONData was selected as a finalist for the ACG Corporate Growth Award in the Emerging Growth Company category!

ACG’s National Capital Corporate Growth Awards is the premier corporate growth event for the Washington metropolitan area. These awards will honor M&A, Private Equity, and Corporate Growth leaders.

The National Capital Corporate Growth Award Finalists have been selected as having demonstrated a commitment to excellence in planning and executing partnerships, mergers/acquisitions, product extensions or other strategic alliances for the purpose of driving growth and maximizing value for their stakeholders.

This year’s finalists have been distinguished from their peers based on ACG’s stringent criteria and will be recognized at the 20th Annual Corporate Growth Awards on June 19th at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington DC.

We are honored to be named as a finalist in the Emerging Growth Company category. Here at cBEYONData, we believe true business transformation is achieved through alignment between technology decisions and business strategy. By leveraging our expertise in helping leading organizations develop solutions that drive performance through data insights and insights-driven decision-making, we help clients maximize their impact on the business by enhancing enterprise agility and enabling them to thrive in an evolving marketplace.

Learn more about ACG’s National Capital Corporate Growth Award Finalists on their website.

The Moxie Awards recognize companies and leaders who are making an impact in their industries and communities. Government Contractors are recognized for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. These outstanding organizations help make the DC metro area a great place to do business and an incredible place to live, thrive and play.

This year, the Moxie Awards recognized companies and leaders who are making an impact in their industries and communities. cBEYONData has made it to the finalist stage of this competition. cBEYONData is competing against 7 other companies within their category, which includes companies with between 200-299 employees. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, VA on October 26th!

We are honored to be selected as a finalist for this outstanding award, excited to be recognized for our hard work, and proud to be a part of this community. cBEYONData will continue to provide our customers with the best solutions and services possible.

For more information about The Moxie Awards, please visit their website at: