2016 Releases

NCG Participates in Bowdoin College Consulting Panel
December 2nd

Christopher Bender, Northcross Group president, participated in Bowdoin College’s “Consulting Across Sectors”, a panel discussion for students held December 1 that included presenters from across the consulting industry, including health care, politics, and technology. “NCG is always pleased to participate in educational programs within our community,” Bender said.

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NCG Supports KeyBank’s Acquisition of First Niagara Bank
October 10th

Northcross Group successfully completed an engagement providing primary merger and acquisition services for the KeyBank acquisition of First Niagara Bank. “The KeyBank First Niagara acquisition represents NCG’s 12th bank M&A deal,” NCG President Christopher Bender said. “We have developed a number of processes and frameworks that we were excited to bring to this effort and help make it a success.”

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NCG Presented at DrupalCon Ireland
September 30th

Northcross Group Development Director Chris Porter conducted his popular “Views From the Ground Up” at the DrupalCon Dublin convention held September 26-30. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of working with views and how to customize such things as displays and layouts to fit individual needs. NCG uses Drupal in its solutions as part of a commitment to openness and standardization for development.

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NCG is Extended GSA 8(a) STARS II Contract Vehicle
August 31st

Northcross Group has received an extension of the General Services Administration’s STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract for Computer Systems Design Services. STARS II is a multiple-award contract engineered to provide cutting-edge technology solutions from small businesses to federal agencies. “STARS II provides us with an excellent vehicle to connect our services across the federal government,” NCG President Christopher Bender said.

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NCG Presents at DrupalCon in New Orleans
May 13th

Northcross Group was a workshop host at the DrupalCon New Orleans convention held May 9-13. NCG Development Director Chris Porter delivered a beginner-level course that provides participants with a greater understanding of view functionality, letting students take almost any display currently used in Drupal and override it, allowing for customization to individual needs. “NCG is committed to being an active part of the Drupal Community and helping facilitate learning and adoption of open source platforms,” Porter said.

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Northcross Group Presented at ASIS Maine Chapter
April 16th

Northcross Group President Christopher Bender discussed how to build or enhance comprehensive security programs within an organization to provide economies of scale and cross-purpose support that maximize investment in those efforts at an American Society for Industrial Security International event held April 15 in Portland, Maine.

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NCG Provides Pro Bono Security Assessment for the Center for Grieving Children
February 5th

Northcross Group continues its support for the Portland, Maine area and the Center for Grieving Children by conducting a pro bono cybersecurity risk assessment for the non-profit organization. NGC’s effort provided guidance and industry best practices on how to safeguard the Center’s information and technology resources. “We are pleased to provide these services to an organization that does some really great work in the community,” NCG President Christopher Bender said.

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NCG Celebrates 10 Years
January 9th

Northcross Group is proud to be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its incorporation in the state of Maine. “Through the past 10 years we have had the opportunity to be part of incredible changes in technology,” President Christopher Bender said. The firm provides services that effectively weave technology and business capabilities together to meet complex business challenges.

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2015 Releases

NCG Tours Center for Grieving Children Facilities
December 18th

As part of its efforts to support local community organizations, Northcross Group visited the Portland, Maine site of the Center for Grieving Children on December 18. For nearly 30 years the Center has provided peer support, outreach, and educational services to children, teens, families, and communities. NCG President Christopher Bender and staff met with volunteers to discuss ways NCG could continue to support the non-profit organization.

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NCG Presented at DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
September 25th

A one-day, beginner-level course, entitled “Views From the Ground Up”, was presented by Northcross Group Development Director Chris Porter at the DrupalCon global conference in Barcelona, September 21-25, 2015. NCG uses Drupal in its solutions as part of a commitment to openness and standardization for development. “NCG is committed to the open source community by actively contributing and engaging with other community members,” said NCG President Christopher Bender.

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NCG Wins Department of Commerce Contract
September 21st

Northcross Group was a awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Commerce to aid its Economic Development Administration (EDA) agency in providing small loans for high-risk projects unable to acquire traditional funding. The effort will help EDA establish business, functional, and reporting requirements for the acquisition of a system that will help manage its Revolving Loan Fund.

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NCG Supports BIAN’s Establishment of a North American Chapter
May 1st

Northcross Group has taken a leadership role as a founding organization for the Banking Industry Architecture Network North American Chapter Planning Meeting held in Pittsburgh on May 1. “The complexity and unique factors in the United States and Canada warrant efforts … to develop content and materials specific to North America,” NCG President Christopher Bender said.

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NCG Presents at DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
March 25th

Northcross Group (NCG) continues to support the Drupal community. NCG Development Director Chris Porter will be conducting a one-day training session “Views From the Ground Up” at DrupalCon 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 11.

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2014 Releases

NCG Collaborates on International Banking Technology Framework and Joins BIAN
November 11th

Northcross Group (NCG) has joined BIAN, the Banking Industry Architecture Network, and its work to define standards for banking services. NCG is one of 53 BIAN members consisting of leading banks, service providers, software vendors, and academics; contributing in the areas of core banking, security, and data analytics.

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NCG Sponsor Workshop at DrupalCon
October 6th

Northcross Group (NCG) Development Director Chris Porter conducted a workshop at the 2014 European DrupalCon in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The workshop was designed to introduce the development, testing, and deployment fundamentals with Drupal.

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Building Information Security Programs - IAPP KnowledgeNet Session
September 15th

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) KnowledgeNet session. NCG's presentation focused on building strong and sustainable security programs that bridge between technical and organizational areas.

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NCG Development Directors Introduces New HR Certification
September 13th

Northcross Group (NCG) Development Director Deb Whitworth presented to the Maine Society for Healthcare Human Resources Association on the new Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification.

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NCG Expands Core Banking System Modernization Capabilities
September 2nd

Northcross Group (NCG) welcomes Pam McGovern as the newest addition to our team. Ms. McGovern brings over 20 years of experience in the IT and management spheres and most recently served as IT Director at Huggins Hospital.

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NCG Presents at the European Industrial Engineering Regional Meeting
September 1st

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at the European Industrial Engineering Sector regional meeting in Northampton, England. NCG's presentation focused on cybersecurity for industrial control and automation systems.

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NCG Continues to Expand Security Team
August 4th

Northcross Group (NCG) has hired Andrew Normandeau to join its growing Security Practice Team.

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NCG Brings on a new Development Director
July 28th

Northcross Group (NCG) has brought on Deb Whitworth as a Development Director working on both developing internal resources and nurturing customer relationships.

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NCG Presents at Department of Energy Expo
June 2nd

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at the 13th Annual Department of Energy Small Business Expo.

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NCG Expands Senior Consulting Team
March 4th

Northcross Group (NCG) has hired Mike Crowley, who has 30 years of experience in the Department of Defense and private sector. Mr. Crowley will be part of NCG's Security Practice.

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NCG Brings on a New Graphic Designer
January 27th

Northcross Group (NCG) has hired Katie St. Michel as a graphic designer to help with internal collateral design.

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2013 Releases

NCG contributes to NIST Cyber Security Framework Development
September 14th

Northcross Group (NCG) joins other private and public sector entities in contributing to NIST's Cyber Security Framework driven by Executive Order 13636. The Framework seeks to be a foundation for security programs and maturity across critical infrastructures.

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NCG Awarded FAA eFAST Contract
September 2nd

Northcross Group (NCG) has been awarded a multiyear contract vehicle with the FAA. The NCG Team has a wealth of transportation experience and looks forward to working with the FAA.

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NCG Grows Security Engineering Team
May 1st

Northcross Group (NCG) has added Ryan Wing to our Security Engineer team as a Senior Engineer.

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2012 Releases

NCG Addresses Security Threat Factors for Safety
August 15th

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at the 30th International System Safety Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. NCG's presentation focused on how security factors affect safety in critical infrastructure environments/best practices for communication and cyber tools in an emergency.

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NCG Partners with Fortinet
April 27th

Northcross Group (NCG) has partnered with Fortinet, a global provider of network security appliances, to provide full-spectrum security solutions in an easy-to-use and cost-effective manner.

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Securing and Using Communications & Cyber Infrastructure in Emergencies
April 25th

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at the 4th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Augusta Civic Center. NCG's presentation focused on best practices for communication and cyber tools in an emergency.

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Continuity of Operations and Contingency Planning for New England
March 1st

Northcross Group (NCG) presented at the New England Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative (NERCPI) 2012 Cyber Disruption Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, February 21-22, 2012.

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NCG Expands PM Team
March 1st

Northcross Group (NCG) has added Rosemary Presnar as a Senior Project Manager to its PM Team, furthering a blend of management and technical skills to engagements to most effectively drive projects that involve people, technology, data, and security.

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2011 Releases

NCG BPM Team Expansion
October 3rd

Northcross Group (NCG) has added Megan Sullivan to its team as a Systems Analyst to further expand our Business Process Management capabilities.

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NCG Awarded GSA STARS2 GWAC
September 26th

Northcross Group (NCG) has received an award under the General Services Administration’s STARS II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for Computer Systems Design Services.

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NCG Team Expansion
August 12th

Northcross Group (NCG) has added Mark Hopper to its Team as a lead for network, system, and security engineering.

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Evolving Cyber Security and Connections with Safety – NCG International System Safety Conference Presentation
August 3rd

Northcross Group (NCG) President Christopher Bender addressed the 29th International System Safety (ISSC) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 8-12 on cybersecurity and its role in overall system safety.

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NCG Joins Maine Bankers Association
July 1st

Northcross Group (NCG) has joined the Maine Bankers Association, furthering NCG's involvement with the banking community.

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NCG Additions and Changes
March 21

Northcross Group (NCG) has promoted Vaida Lowell to an Operations Manager and brought on Brain Bakke as a Business Development Manager.

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NCG Federal Expansion Highlighted in MaineBiz
February 15

Northcross Group (NCG) and its opening of a Washington, D.C. office supporting federal business development was highlighted by MaineBiz.

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NCG Opens Virginia Office
January 3rd

Driving federal market efforts, NCG opens an office in Arlington, Virginia.

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2010 Releases

NCG Supporting The Center for Grieving Children
December 23th

Northcross Group (NCG) has noted the exemplary work of the Center for Grieving Children and its important work in the Southern Maine region.

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NCG Bringing News to the Classroom
December 20th

Over the next year, Northcross Group (NCG) will be providing more than 8,000 newspapers to Maine classrooms as part of The Press Herald's Newspapers in Education (NEI) program serving all participating schools in Maine.

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NCG Presents Cyber Security Preparedness at International System Safety Conference
September 3rd

Northcross Group (NCG) President Chris Bender presented at the 28th International System Safety (ISSC) Conference. NCG's presentation addressed the application of system safety techniques to cybersecurity programs.

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Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Scans Added to Cyber Security Services
June 17th

Northcross Group (NCG), a Portland, Maine-based management and IT consulting company, is extending its current cybersecurity offerings with the addition of automated scans to perform a variety of network vulnerability assessments and penetration tests including social networking exploits.

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Maine Pine Tree Development Zone Certification
February 17th

Northcross Group (NCG) has been approved as a participant in the Maine Pine Tree Development Zone (PTDZ) program. The program is focused on encouraging business growth in Maine.

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2009 Releases

NCG Meets with SBA Associate Administrator
July 10th

Northcross Group (NCG) had the opportunity to meet with the recently appointed Small Business Administration (SBA) Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations, Jess Knox.

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NCG Receives SBA 8(a) Certification
May 19th

Northcross Group (NCG) has been certified as a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program.

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NCG Demystifies Business Continuity Planning
May 13th

Northcross Group (NCG) conducted a workshop on developing and implementing Business Continuity Planning (BCP) programs at the 14th Annual Maine Human Resources Convention.

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