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2024-06-01 Augur leadership mixes work and play with a management off-site event at Top Golf. Before the first working session they practiced their swings and managed to remain only mildly competitive.

2024-05-14 A squad of Augurites headed to this year's ICEAA conference with the opportunity to present multiple topics (check out our "Publications & Presentations" page for more details) and picked up some awards along the way! Our very own Taylor Fountain & Obai Kamara won Best Paper in the Data Science Track for their "Maximizing Analysis of Minimalized Datasets" and Wendy Cassidy won Junior Analyst of the Year! We would also like to applaud all of our presenters: Dave Ingalls, Sam Kitchin, Ryan Webster, Stephen Koellner, Robel Semunegus, Gabriella Magasic, and Nick Peeples.

2024 ICEAA

2024-05-10 Augur takes Peru! Augurites Claudia McCarthy and Gabrielle Briones trekked through Peru and found a lituus at Macchu Picchu!

Augurites in Peru
Augurites in Peru
Macchu Picchu
Augurites in Peru
Augurites in Peru

2024-04-04 Our Augur Volo Volleyball League ended our spring season on a high note! Looking forward to the next sports team this summer!

Augur Volo Volleyball
Augur Volo Volleyball

2024-03-15 What great timing to follow-up Pi(e) Day with St. Patrick's Day! Happy Hour Tsar Chris Hagen coordinated so old and new Augurites could celebrate at The Dubliner in DC to kick-off the festivities!

Augur St. Patrick's Day

2024-03-14 One of our favorite times of the year has arrived: Pi(e) Day! Led by our Pie Tsarina, Wendy Cassidy, we had another successful Pi(e) Day with some great and not so great pies! Congratulations to Daniel Larison, who won Pie Master this year with his Whoopie Pie!

Pi(e) Day Celebration

2024-02-22 This spring, Augur looked for potential Augurites at UVA, GMU, and UMD! We're always looking for new talent to join the company and it was great meeting everyone who came out! Consider applying to Augur today!

GMU Recruiting Trip
UVA Recruiting Trip
UMD Recruiting Trip

2024-02-10 This year our Augur GNAR trip took us out to Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia! It was a great time shredding the gnar with our beginners and experts in our biggest group yet with over 20 people in attendance!

Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip

2024-01-25 It was our biggest Fantasy Football League yet with three separate leagues here at Augur with the crown going to Robel Semunegus as the overall champion! Thanks again to our Commissioner Sean Saez for another fun year of fantasy football! If it's worth analyzing, it's worth overanalyzing, and our Commissioner found some interesting stats!

Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats

2023-12-07 Augur has grown so much, that we'll be moving to a new office next year, so we decided to celebrate in our office one last time! Current Augur HQ was the venue for our festivities before we headed to The Alamo for a private showing of Elf! Happy Holidays to all!

Augur Holiday Party
Augur Holiday Party
Augur Holiday Party
Augur Holiday Party

2023-11-30 This year's Movember (growing mustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues) Peoples' Choice Award went to Joey Hartner! Thank you to all the Augurites who participated to promote the cause!

Augur Mustache Winner

2023-11-16 After a long hiatus, Book Club Tsar, Tyler Duran, brought our Augur bookworms back together this November with The Martian by Andy Weir! Augurites took advantage of the nice weather and enjoyed discussing the book at the Crystal City Water Bar that's by the office. 

The Martian
Augur Happy Hour

2023-10-27 Halloween Happy Hour brought together Augurites and friends for a spooktacular evening! Happy Halloween to everyone!

Halloween Festivities
Halloween Festivities

2023-09-23 Augurites nearly took over Beer Brackets this year with their turnout overpowering the friends and family turnout! Congrats to this year’s champion, Commonwealth Kenergy Gose! Special thanks to the host and Augur Kegerator Czar, Ryan Webster, and to the beer brackets planning committee consisting of current and past Augurites and other friends.

Beer Brackets

2023-09-12 Augur recruiting team members Robel Semunegus, Gabrielle Briones, and Tyler Duran attended the Wake Forest Career Fair and had the opportunity to meet a lot of the promising young professionals Wake had to offer!

Wake Forest Recruiting Trip

2023-08-24 This year we had the pleasure of celebrating our Annual Augur Summer Celebration at Bluejacket Brewery in DC! Always fun times when the whole gang gets together and always cool to see how much Augur has grown each year! Here's to 11 years!

Anniversary Party

2023-07-28 Our multi-talented Augurites headed to Wok & Roll Karaoke in DC and had a great time singing their hearts out!

Karaoke
Karaoke

2023-06-13 Stephen Koellner presented on managing coefficient variation in Monte-Carlo based cost models at the AACE International Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL! He was supported by Augur President, Kurt Wasileski, and Augur CEO, Dave Ingalls. 

Conference Presentation

2023-05-17 Augur Technical Advisors, Obai Kamara and Stephen Koellner, alongside Project Lead Nick Peeples presented their response to the ICEAA Cost Challenge"What is the Cost of a Human?" at ICEAA in San Antonio, TX this year! Stephen Koellner presented "Spread Too Thin," and Ryan Webster and Sam Kitchin co-presented "Scheduling Agile-Fall: Best Practices." Senior leadership also joined the presenters at the conference and showcased the new logo!

Conference Presentation
Augur at a Conference

2023-04-21 Augur fleeces keeping analysts Gabrielle Briones and Taylor Fountain warm while trekking the W Circuit and reaching the Torres del Paine in Chile! 

Augurites in Chile

2023-03-30 While waiting for March Madness results to come out, the winners are in for this year's March Mustard Madness! Michelle Chau won the bracket with her Caramelized Onion mustard, Sam Kitchin won Tsar's Favorite with Tracklements Strong English Mustard (not pictured), Tyler Duran won the most awards with his Grandpa's Cough Medicine mustard winning Best Homemade and Fan Favorite, Zach Osborne won best store bought mustard with Tracklements Hot Horseradish, and Roman won the Deputy's Choice Award with Prymat Miodowa Musztarda. Many praises to Stephen Koellner, and Deputy Mustard Tsarina, Taylor Fountain, for coordinating a great competition after a long hiatus! 

Mustard Madness

2023-03-23 We had the honor of having not one, but two Augurites present at the AACE International Region 2 Northeast Symposium! Max Pessel presented "Scheduling Agile-Fall: Best Practices" and Stephen Koellner presented "Managing Coefficient of Variation in Monte-Carlo Based Modeling." Great job guys!

Conference Presentation
Conference Presentation

2023-03-14 After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Pi(e) Day festivities came back in full swing headed by our Pi(e) Tsarina, Wendy Cassidy! The pies were tasty and congratulations to Maddie Nolder for Best Looking Pie, Noah Ashbaugh for Most Controversial Pie, Wendy Cassidy for Best Mouthfeel Pie, Stephen Koellner for Best Overall Pie, Hailey Belleperche for Best Sweet Pie, and Sam Kitchin for Best Savory Pie (not pictured). Looking forward to more great pie tasting next year!

Pi(e) Day Awards

2023-02-17 Our Augur recruiting team visited a few universities this February to find our next members of the team. It was a pleasure meeting everyone at the career fairs and info sessions! 

UVA Recruiting Trip
Wake Forest Recruiting Trip
UMD Recruiting Trip

Gabby, Ryan, and Robel attended the University of Virginia Career Fair. Gabrielle and Sam held an info session at Wake Forest. Nick attended the University of Maryland Career Fair.

2023-01-28 Commander in GNAR, Stephen Koellner, alongside GNAR Generals, Gabby Magasic and Obai Kamara, planned another great ski/snowboarding trip! This year, we shredded at Massanutten Ski Resort. We had a fantastic weekend, got some new people out on the slopes for their first time, saw some old faces, and no injuries! Looking forward to next year's trip already!

Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip
Augur Ski Trip

All smiles on and off the mountain and the cold wasn't needed to freeze them in place!

Augur Ski Trip Blanket

Our Commander came up with some great designs for the GNAR merch this year!

2023-01-18 Fantasy Football Commissioner Sean Saez collaborated with Happy Hour Tsar Roman Onyshkevych to celebrate the Fantasy Football results for the year with a happy hour at Alamo Draft House. A fun start to a new year!  

Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Party
Fantasy Football Stats
Fantasy Football Stats

2022-12-17 To round out the end of the year, Augur helped support Wreaths Across America.  Wreaths Across America focuses on remembrance and honoring our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud during this holiday season.

Augur Volunteering Wreaths

2022-12-15 This holiday season, Augur celebrated with the largest group its had to date. Thankful for the steady growth of the company and every member of the team! Looking forward to another great year with the team and wishing a happy holidays to everyone!

Augur Christmas Party

Starting the holiday party at Augur HQ!

Augur Christmas Party

Continuing the festivities at Nighthawk Brewery & Pizza!

Augur Christmas Party

The Augur team coincidentally coordinated outfits at a customer holiday party!

2022-11-30 For the whole month, a handful of Augurites harnessed their mustache growing and grooming skills to participate in Movember - growing mustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues. Prime Minister of the Augur Mustache Movember Council, Tyler Duran, led the charge and Zach Osborne won this year's competition!

Augur Mustache Award
Augur Mustache Award
Augur Mustache Award

2022-10-31 The candy didn’t last long enough to be photographed, but Halloween Candy Tsar, Sean Saez, made sure the results of the competition were recorded. Augur newcomer Sabrina Hernandez defeated long-time Sugar-lock Holmes winner Sam Kitchin, and Augur President Kurt Wasileski tricked all of the Augurites with his submission of Crows candy.

Halloween Awards

2022-10-15 After a long hiatus, in-person Beer Brackets, hosted by our resident Kegerator Tsar, Ryan Webster, returned for its ninth year! Past and present Augur employees gathered to determine if a city vs. a country beer should win. Local brewery Blue Jacket won the crown with This Wheel's on Fire IPA! To see previous winners, visit https://www.thebeerbracket.com/

Beer Brackets Post

2022-10-01 Our Expeditionary Deputy Portfolio Manager, Wendy Rich got married and became Wendy Cassidy! It was a lovely wedding and some of the Augur crew had the pleasure celebrating with her! Wishing Wendy and Dylan a lifetime of love!

Wendy Wedding Photo

2022-09-22 The Augur family wanted to round out the summer with one more event - another blood drive partnership with Inova Blood Donor services! After donating, we decided to fill our stomachs and celebrate our good deeds with good food at Inca Social.

Augur Blood Donation

2022-08-18 Augur turns 10! The Augur family celebrated the company's 10th anniversary at The Eleanor in DC. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this milestone achievement with us! 

Augur 10 Year Anniversary

2022-07-29 Augur Community outreach and Volunteer Tzar (Joe Listopad) with some successful summer initiatives. One intiative was back to school supplies donations that will be donated to Northern Virginia Family Service, a non-profit that equips families in need with the tools and resources they need to succeed and improve their situation. The second initiative was aiding the Potomac Riverkeeper Network with some river cleanup in the Alexandria area.  

School Supply Charity Event
Volunteer Clean Up

2022-05-23 Army Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Cost Team was awarded the ICEAA 2022 Team Achievement of the Year Award for their efforts performing complex cost estimation. This effort is performed by a team of Augur analysts and our teammates. Nominated by PEO-EIS Leadership. 

Congratulations and well done!

ICEAA Team of the Year

To read the full nomination, please click here (Pages 3-4)

2022-05-21 Augur is attending the 2022 ICEAA conference! Hope to see you there!

Obai and Dave at a Conference

2022-03-10 This quarter’s Augur Charity Event partnered with INOVA Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive event at their donation center to aid the national blood shortage. Thank you to all who were able to make it!

Blood Donation Event

2022-03-07 Spotted in Iceland! The Gabs rocking Augur SWAG while on vacation in Reykjavik.

Augurites in Iceland

2022-01-28 Having two leagues didn’t stop Fantasy Football Commissioner Sean Saez from another great year of awards and analysis!

Fantasy Football Statistics

2022-01-24 The first annual Augur Shred the Gnar Trip.

The Augur crew took a trip to Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland!

Augur Ski Trip

2021-12-09 Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays from the Augur Consulting Team!

Augur Holiday Party

2021-06-05 After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Augur Athletics finally started back up again!

Augur Athletics - Basketball

2021-02-08 We had some really great discussions today at Augur Book Club discussing our Banned & Censored Through History themed book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2021-01-14 Fantasy Football Commissioner Sean Saez successfully led us through some unprecedented times and outdid himself this year! As we often say at Augur, if it's worth analyzing its worth over analyzing.

Fantasy Football Award

2020-12-18 We got creative with our holiday party this year since it was 100% virtual and had some fun rounds of Code Names, and Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, and a gift card raffle!

Virtual Holiday Party

2020-12-09 The first Augur Book Club book has been selected, and the book winning the most votes was Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang!

Stories of your Life and Others

2020-09-26 The Augur Cycling Club took advantage of the nice weather and biked along the Alexandria waterfront this weekend! A month prior, the inaugural ride took us around Rock Creek Park!

Augur Cycling Club
Augur Cycling Club

2020-05-18 Our very own Technical Director, Sam Kitchin, was awarded the 2020 ICEAA Management Achievement of the Year! Well Deserved!

Sam Kitchin Award

To read the full nomination, please visit https://www.iceaaonline.com/ready/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IW2020-2Web.pdf    Page 15

2020-03-14 Our Augur crew put their baking caps back on for another Pie Day Celebration! One of the winners for this year was a cinnamon pie!

Cinnamon Pie
Pie Award

2020-03-08 While at the Pentagon for other business, the Augur crew could not resist this classic photo op!

Pentagon Visit

2019-12-19 White Elephant Tzar Robel Semunegus serving up surprises this holiday season! Who knows what’ll be in store?!

Holiday Gifts

2019-09-11 Our fearless leader, Kurt Wasileski, cooked up some perfect pancakes for everyone at the office for Augur Pancake Day!

Pancake Day

2019-08-28 It’s a good thing Augur hires critical thinkers! It took every bit of our problem solving skills to conquer the Escape Room Arlington with half the allotted time remaining!

Escape Room

2019-04-11 Kicked off our first of many Augur Adrenaline Events at Bad Axe Throwing in DC!

Bad Axe

2019-03-14 It’s that time of year again! The Augur Annual Pie Competition in celebration of Pi Day!

Pi(e) Day Celebration
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