Effective Communications Do Not Just Happen
The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) mandates:
Strategic Research and Analysis
All systems and applications that reside on U.S. government networks must go through a formal certification and accreditation (C&A) process before being put into production, and every three years thereafter. C&A methodologies differ and depend on a model adopted by a particular agency.
Communications Strategy and Planning
As a federal government contractor, DB Commercial Group, Inc. (DB) delivers FISMA-compliant solutions that mitigate security risks for the clients, increase effectiveness of security controls, and assure integrity, confidentiality, and availability of the information, data, and various applications used by all the relevant stakeholders.
Message and Product Evaluation
Prior to writing the first word or designing the first page of a publication, DB evaluates the worth of a communication product. This phase includes determining the target audience, as well as the needs, perceptions, and language of that target audience and the distribution outlets used by members of the target audience.
DB’s writers craft compelling, well-organized, and audience-appropriate copy for a variety of communication products, including brochures, fliers, fact sheets, direct-mail pieces, conference materials, technical assistance manuals, scientific/briefing papers, exhibits, e-mail blasts, and websites. DB’s graphic designers then ensure that graphical elements enhance text and conform to each client’s specific style.
DB’s quality assurance process includes multiple editorial reviews to ensure content is grammatically correct, complies with each client’s style guide, and is free of errors.
Public Affairs and Message Management
DB provides guidance on building relationships with the media and general public. We develop programs, coordinate activities and events, and provide advisory services and consultation for clients’ public affairs and communications services offices. DB has established relationships and credibility with both traditional and new media.
DB also understands all facets of message management. Because preparation is the key to maneuvering the media landscape, DB helps client staff speak in one voice and develops talking points and media contacts. Our services also extend to providing training and support for client briefings and press conferences.
Publication Warehousing and Fulfillment
Many clients need storage for the thousands of publications they print and distribute. However, finding the appropriate facilities, maintaining an accurate inventory, and hiring staff to fulfill orders is a difficult task. DB provides storage facilities with the appropriate climate controls and maintains an automated inventory tracking system that ensures publications are reprinted or updated before the supply runs low. Additionally, we are able to efficiently process requests for publications via mail, e-mail, websites, and telephone and send orders within a very short timeframe.
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