Reston Virginia’s Counter Threat Solutions in Top 10 Best Places to Work

Company joins elite group of 25 honorees named in Greater Washington region

Reston, VA (June 8, 2021) – Reston-based consulting firm Counter Threat Solutions (CTS) has earned a spot in the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Washington, D.C. metro area as reported by the Washington Business Journal in its annual survey of employees. Nearly 370 companies were evaluated via anonymous employee input on a variety of factors, including compensation, professional growth opportunities, and company culture. Only 25 firms met the threshold for comparison this year in the large company category, defined as 50-249 employees.

This is the second consecutive year CTS has appeared on the Washington Business Journal’s list. Company CEO Theresa Keith credits making the list and advancing to the #10 spot to the firm’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The year-plus of COVID had a significant effect on our business,” says Keith, explaining that the company’s primary clientele – federal government agencies – restricted on-site access to CTS employees and offered little remote work opportunities. “Basically, our billable income was suspended for months.” 

Prudent fiscal management allowed the company to continue to offer employees full pay and full benefits before government subsidies become available. “Being able to continue full pay and provide uninterrupted health care to our teammates went a long way toward reassuring them that the pandemic wouldn’t affect their families financially,” she reports. 

To combat the emotional aspects of COVID-19 isolation, CTS worked hard to give employees an ongoing sense of purpose. Skills usually applied to clients’ needs were turned inward, and CTS used the down time to improve its internal processes and systems. From finance to marketing, operations to IT, the firm’s in-house subject matter experts worked on company projects aimed at strengthening its own business posture to enable future growth and success.  

Based on the results of the Best Places to Work survey feedback, keeping employees engaged with meaningful work; making them whole in terms of compensation; and providing fun diversions in the form of trivia nights and competitive virtual games struck a chord with the workforce. 

“We have and always will put the best interests of our people first,” shared Keith, adding “that includes quick, reassuring response to the unprecedented events of 2020-21.” 

About Counter Threat Solutions 

Counter Threat Solutions LLC (CTS) is a Woman-Owned Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) consulting company providing mission-savvy subject matter experts skilled in analysis, finance, multimedia, administrative support, program management, and IT solutions to the U.S. government’s intelligence and defense communities as well as civilian commercial clientele. Learn more about CTS at ctstruenorth.com or LinkedIn 

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