Our History

CWS was started by our President and CEO, Mr. Frank Hameed, in 1990 at the beginning of the internet age. Mr. Hameed began his business selling computer warranties to customers around the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area, before expanding to network support in Silicon Valley. Eventually, Mr. Hameed broke into the Federal market, providing training to DISA engineers in their transition to Voice over IP networks. This foothold slowly built over the years and today has resulted in a company supporting 34 states and territories, Europe, and Asia, with over 400 employees in four offices supporting more than 20 Federal Agencies.

Our History

Office Locations

WASHINGTON, DC

100 Indiana Ave, NW

Suite 400

Washington, DC 20001

202.637.9699

HEADQUARTERS

6402 Arlington Blvd

Suite 650

Falls Church, VA 22042

202.637.9699

ILLINOIS

16 Executive Drive

Suite 260

Fairview Heights, IL 62208

618.433.3006

Certifications

CWS is appraised at a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 3. CMMI® appraisals represent the highest form of third-party validation that a company can achieve, confirming their ability to establish and executive a standardized set of processes or practices, while constantly seeking process improvements. This translates into operational efficiencies and improvements that lead to consistent and continuously improving services and solutions delivered to customers.

CMMI-DEV v1.3

CWS is a certified ISO 9001:2015 service provider in compliance with the world’s most recognized quality management standard. This means that CWS has implemented a quality management system in which all processes and procedures have been carefully designed and quality-tested according to international standards.

ISO 9001:2015

Leadership

CWS is a privately held corporation with a highly experienced and dedicated management team. Leadership is based on flexibility, transparency, and accountability to our clients and our team. Critical corporate decisions are made in an open and collaborative manner. We believe that our employees are an integral part of our team and therefore we strive to elicit their opinions, ideas, and innovations regarding the future of our corporation.

FRANK HAMEED
CEO & President
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FRANK HAMEED

CEO & President

Farrukh (Frank) Hameed founded CWS in 1990 with the dream of building a world-class network management and systems integration company. Over the past 28 years, Frank has passionately pursued his dream, building CWS from a one-man firm to the successful and growing corporation it is today. Frank believes in creating a company where all employees are encouraged to pursue further growth in their field as well as participate in the future pursuits of the firm.

Frank oversees an experienced and dedicated management team and directs all aspects of the company’s policies, objectives, and initiatives. Relying on his extensive experience, Frank continues to lead his team in the successful growth of the firm.

Frank is a seasoned entrepreneur who has provided mentoring and guidance in the launching of several successful firms over the past 28 years. Frank brings strong hands-on experience in running a successful business. With his knowledge of business practices and trends, Frank maneuvered CWS out of the path of the dotcom meltdown. The fast-paced growth and ensuing meltdown of the dotcom industry has been immensely valuable in creating a stable and sound growth model for CWS’ future expansion.

Frank continues to lead CWS in meeting the challenges of emerging technologies through continuous innovation, high levels of customer satisfaction, and the fostering of unprecedented levels of achievement by our employee-partners.

SCOTT RHODA
Chief Operating Officer
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SCOTT RHODA

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Rhoda joined CWS following his retirement from the US Army in September 2007.
Before joining CWS, Scott served as a US Army Signal Corps Officer in a number of Joint Service and US Army positions. He finished his military career as the Chief of Operations for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Continental United States (CONUS) and the Global Network Operations Support Center (GNSC) at Scott Air Force Base, IL. In this position, Scott was responsible for the daily management of the CONUS Theater Information Grid.

Scott’s military career included command and staff leadership positions supporting the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels of IT and Communications with service in Europe, the Pacific, and Southwestern Asia.

Scott is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CWS, including all aspects of operations, programs, Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, Human Resources (HR), and contracting activities. He has 30 years of IT and telecommunications program management, operations, and training experience.

Customers

Our Culture

CWS is committed to hiring and developing the most talented workforce in our industry. We are dedicated to providing a work environment that allows each employee to experience both job satisfaction and growth in their field, while simultaneously achieving the best quality of service possible in service to our federal customers.

At CWS, we strive to develop a team known for its character, commitment, and confidence, and we recognize the importance of each individual to CWS’ success.

CWS is invested in each employee’s individual development by enabling educational opportunities, training program participation, and the achievement of industry-recognized certifications.

From senior management with advanced experience to newly hired line personnel, CWS maintains an open-door policy at all times to encourage communication, creativity, self-esteem, and the exchange of new ideas in the work place. We invite and encourage all employees to take an active role in the growth and future of CWS because we know that the success of each CWS employee is essential to the success of CWS.

Our Culture