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TAPE Hires James Arko as COO

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Alexandria, VA. – Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), announces the hiring of Mr. James Arko as Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing all TAPE operations and business development activities.

Mr. Arko evolved his expert skillset over 29 years to become a unique business management executive working in the leadership of large-scale government programs and commercial enterprises. A visionary, Mr. Arko serves as a catalyst for implementing best practices and internal controls which result in increased efficiencies and regulatory compliance. TAPE eagerly anticipates an excellent and credible rapport between Mr. Arko and all levels of industry partners, internal corporate managers, and TAPE’s employee base.

As a former entrepreneur and throughout his professional life, Mr. Arko has been an advocate for small business. His career includes management of large-scale contracts while working as a senior member of the executive staff for large companies, such as KPMG and Booz Allen.

Mr. Arko now manages all TAPE’s business development, contract programs, and associated personnel within our “TAPEAbilities®” of Knowledge-Based Services (KBS), Technology Services, and Training & Readiness Solutions, services proudly designed to keep the nation safe and strong.

In addition to overseeing corporate administrative functions such as contract and subcontract management, accounting, human resources, recruiting, information technology, and security, his new roles include:

  • Advising CEO/President Louisa Long Jaffe on quality assurance policies and practices (directly supporting her in expanding TAPE’s documentation and certification programs)
  • Co-planning with Ms. Jaffe regarding TAPE’s strategic proposal pipeline development and growth plan
  • Overseeing all contract transitions
  • Reviewing all TAPE personnel policies continually to keep them cutting edge for employee empowerment
  • Serving as proxy for Ms. Jaffe, as required

“I feel very comfortable here at TAPE,” Mr. Arko said. “I knew TAPE had an exceptional reputation with the DoD contracting industry before I came to work here. I am looking forward to partnering and working with Ms. Jaffe to implement best practices and emerging technological solutions for both our company and clients. In the next five years TAPE plans to solidify its position as the small business industry leader and the emerging technologies partner of choice for training, program management, cybersecurity, and project engineering services.”

Ms. Jaffe stated, “We are pleased to welcome James Arko to the company as an innovator who cultivates emerging technology in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other areas.”

TAPE is a CVE-Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27002:2013, and ISO-IEC 20000-1:2018 certifications, as well as CMMC certification in-process

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