|American Cybernetic Corporation
||Government and industry must continuously transform their business and technology landscape in order to remain responsive to clients. We believe that the emphasis from technology to that of the business model adds significant strategic value. Worldwide communication, security, public health, administration, and trade require refined strategic planning, IT tools, and organization transformation to reduce risk and plan for the future.
Harry Steinberg, CEO
ACC is dedicated to Business Practice Management, modernization practices, and information technology, with emphasis on health informatics, survey management, content management, and program performance assessment. For over 35 years, ACC has served over 100 clients by providing IT solutions to help achieve its clients' missions. ACC's success focuses on information technology to enhance business models, with proven methodologies to serve the area of public health.
What is the significance of ACC's logo and the use of "cybernetics" in its name?
In 1947, the term "cybernetics" was coined by the distinguished mathematician, Norbert Wiener, and physician, Arturo Rosenbleuth, as "the science of control and communication in the animal and machine", or the functional integration of the Mind and the Body. This definition indicates that a state of "in control" depends upon the flow of information. The name cybernetics derives from the Greek word "steersmanship" and signifies that adaptive control is more like steersmanship than dictatorship. Today, a more general definition of cybernetics might be preferred, the science of effective organization.
"Cybernetics", in the name of ACC and in its logo, illustrates the flow and communication of information that is necessary to maintain control for effective decision-making. The ACC logo is a representation of an entity's objectives, which depend on the environment, available resources, and the quality of information. The lines in the logo represent the communication of information, and the intersecting nodes are the decision or control points. ACC aims to promote effective control by assisting clients in achieving timely and reliable flow of information.
What are ACC's primary client support roles?
ACC headquarters is located in Rockville, Maryland, where organizational coordination and administration take place. In 1995 ACC expanded its operation to offer greater converge in both the European and World markets by establishing an office in Hungary and later in England. ACC's primary concentration is in the areas it knows best, including:
ACC offers management services for evaluation and management of projects, concentrating on the organization's mission, resources, and challenges. Management Services include:
A very significant addition to ACC's Management Services is Executive Coaching and Training, which includes the evaluation of human performance and directions to be taken for personal and professional enrichment. The importance of this feature lies in the critical nature of ones ability to perform at the very highest level. For additional information regarding this service, see ACC's adjunct entity, Human Enrichment Advisors.
- Program & Project Management
- Independent Verification & Business Case and OMB 300 preparation and evaluation
- Feasibility Assessment
- Risk Management
PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS
ACC assists clients in evaluating and implementing information systems and technology to support health care services. We bring expertise in health care operations, funding, program monitoring and assessment, survey design and management, and market and trend analysis and forecasting. Much of ACC's work focuses on research to provide valid, reliable, and relevant evidence for improving public health programs. ACC collects data that enables stakeholders to plan programs, track performance, identify program strengths and weaknesses, determine if strategies need adjustment, and advocate for appropriate resource allocations to advance public health policies.
IT DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
Information technology, once a back-office function, now dictates all business processes within an organization. IT management is a fast-paced balancing act between the issues facing the entity, technology problems and opportunities, and the IT management agenda itself. For over 35 years, ACC has seen many changes; this experience helps us sort through the business, process, strategy, technology, and management issues-and offer successful system integration. We design open systems, ensuring that our solutions meet specific requirements. Whether the project involves building a new system or converting an existing one, we offer a full range of systems integration activities, including:
- Business process redesign and requirements definition and assessment
- Economic analysis
- Planning, design, development, and implementation
- Independent verification and validation/testing
- Interactive website design and operation
- System administration
SYSTEM MODERNIZATION (migration and transformation)
Enterprises today confront a critical need to integrate and modernize disparate systems that must maintain the flexibility and robustness to adapt to both a changing business and mission requirements. ACC's systems modernization-transformation technology combines our proven systems tool set and our management consulting services to help organizations integrate the overlap among various types of applications and thus modernize their legacy systems.
ACC's transformation tool set provides multiple methods of addressing migration and integration needs tailored to fit any organization's requirements. Systems migration replaces legacy applications with modern, component-based applications, including web enablement, which changes or adds to an existing user interface by creating a Web-based graphical user interface.
THE ORGANIZATION & ITS GOALS COME FIRST!
Understanding organizational change, we are able to suggest strategies for improvement. ACC analyzes the client's objectives to determine guidelines for success. Strategic change helps a company maximize the foundation within the context of its industry and its community. Typically, ACC addresses four strategic areas of possible change:
- Corporate strategy
- Operations strategy
- IT strategy
- Organizational strategy