Once a year everyone has to dress like a grown up.
It's a lonely job, but someone's gotta do it.
A quiet moment. Good thing the lab floors are FDA clean!
Project Managers and Technicians communicate daily.
Collaboration in the Bull Pen.
Regular Project Meetings synchronize all departments.
On-site testing and repair facilities.
It's either the Lab Rats, or the Wait Staff from the Olive Garden.
Cherokee Group
Cherokee Helps You Make the Best IT Decisions

Welcome to a web site of The Cherokee Group. Cherokee is a private company that provides advisory and testing services to government agencies, primarily related to Information Technology Acquisition Support.

This web page is intended for agencies and organizations that are interested in obtaining expert help to make the best acquisition decisions related to Information Technologies ("IT"). Welcome, and thank you for your consideration.

Current Clients - No "Project" Data Here
This is a “public” Internet web site, for general information, and to enable prospective clients, partners and Evaluation participants to contact us. Cherokee maintains at least one Special Purpose Web Site ("SPWS") for virtually every Evaluation, Project, and Client. For security reasons, Cherokee does not list clients, projects, or staff. If you are here because you are a current Client, please go to the SPWS web site associated with the subject Project or Evaluation. The most current status and other information is available there.

To see a partial list of current, non-classified Projects, please click here. There are no SPWS links here, only general information and Project-based email links.

Prospective Clients - Why Use Cherokee?
Cherokee is one of the premier Information Technology Acquisition Support organizations in the United States, especially when your agency is facing complex or very sensitive acquisitions. We welcome the opportunity to prove it to you.

A comprehensive description of the services we provide government agencies is shown here.

Cherokee has been performing independent software and hardware requirements applicability evaluations, quality assurance, testing services, and fully integrated related expert support since 1992.

Over ninety percent (92%) of Cherokee's work in 2009 came from existing Clients, or from word-of-mouth referrals. Cherokee has virtually no advertising budget, because the quality of our work helps our Clients make better IT decisions, so they come back time and again. We maintain a lean, cost effective organization by focusing resources on quality people, not on trade show booths and magazine ads.

Whether you need to augment your existing QA department or outsource specialized RA evaluations, Cherokee can accommodate your needs. We offer QA and RA services that will be performed quickly, extensively and cost-effectively. We can handle the most complex, or "sensitive" projects, very discretely.

Our corporate ownership is transitioning to a fully employee-owned company, and our administrative functions will migrate from New Jersey to California over time.

We have state-of-the-art testing facilities in California. These secure facilities contain modern hardware and software resources, operated by knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff dedicated to excellence, integrity and total customer satisfaction.

We conduct both Open and Stealth Evaluations.

At Cherokee, we realize the importance of identifying the most appropriate mix of products and services to achieve optimum efficiency and effectiveness. This is why we provide virtually on-demand availability for Evaluation testing, to expedite the implementation phase.

We also offer our clients access to our proprietary Project Monitoring systems, via ultra secure Special Purpose Web Sites ("SPWS"), where the status and interim results of your Projects can be accessed around the clock, via the Web.

We utilize secure, reliable, modern technologies. Our testing professionals are continuously trained and highly knowledgeable, and are dedicated to meeting our Clients' needs.

Cherokee's team has extensive experience in the consulting, testing and evaluation of information technology (“IT”) solutions. As a group we bring more than 35 years of combined experience in the IT evaluation industry to Cherokee, and more than 85 combined years of experience in the overall IT industry.

Cherokee has a proven track record of meeting client requirements and expectations, on time and on budget. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how we can help your organization more effectively and efficiently identify, source, acquire, implement and measure information technology.

Among the many integrated services offered by Cherokee are:

Requirement Analysis and RFP Development;
Evaluation of Competitive Products or Services;
Total Solution Evaluations;
Acquisition Support;
Contract Definition; and
Acceptance Testing.

A more complete description of the services we provide government agencies is shown here.

We also encourage you to review the Code of Ethics you can expect from Cherokee, in the form of our "No Influence Policy" and our "Ethics Policy".

For immediate and specific information about how Cherokee can help you solve your current IT dilemma, please contact Ian Richardson or Jay Wolfkind in our New Jersey office by email at Ian@Cherokee.to or Jay@Cherokee.to

By using this web site you are agreeing to abide by our "Terms of Use."

To learn how your agency can consistently make better IT decisions, please contact:

Ian Richardson, at:

kee Group, Inc.
133 Maple Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

(732) 741-2000

Fax (732) 741-2009
Click here to send Ian Richardson an email

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