Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS)

The Human Capital and Training Solution (HCaTS) contract is the result of a partnership between The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA). The initiative creates the joint management of a new strategically sourced, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) government wide contract to support OPM’s Training and Management Assistance (TMA) program, and provides customized human capital management and training services to all agencies. The HCaTS contracts provide federal agencies with a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to obtain best value solutions for their complex human capital and training service requirements.

Benefits and Features of Using HCaTS Small Business (SB) IDIQ

• Management of small business goals.
• Government wide use.
• Improving human capital management in accordance with the HCAAF and OPM governing doctrines.
• Maximizing the return on investment in human capital management and training services.
• Flexibility to use all contract types.
• Pricing at the task order level.
• Ability to solicit classified requirements
• Provides longer-term planning for complex program requirements with a program ceiling of $11.5 Billion.
• Provides self-service (via a DPA) and assisted service (via OPM) access to human capital solutions.

For more information about the GSA HCaTS IDIQ, please visit the

Using the HCaTS SB IDIQ

Contact Pherson Associates’ Program Manager or Contracts Manager for information on using the HCaTS SB vehicle.

HCaTs Corporate Program Manager: Diana Pittman |dpittman@pherson.org| (703) 391-6071
HCaTs Corporate Contracts Manager: Alysa Gander |agander@pherson.org | (703) 390-9946

Pherson Associates HCaTS Services

Pherson Associates specializes in training analysts in basic and advanced tradecraft, counterintelligence, security risk analysis, and homeland security. Our company has been developing curriculum, teaching, and coaching critical thinking and writing skills and the use of structured analytic techniques in the Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement Communities for over a decade. Our existing materials, including courses, articles, and case studies, cover the entire analytic process from learning about an issue to finding and evaluating sources and data to conceptualizing, drafting, and fine-tuning analytic products.

Training Expertise Across the Federal Government

We are currently teaching or have recently taught analysts across the federal government and Intelligence Community (IC) agencies. Over the past 13 years, we have developed over 300 courses of varying lengths, incorporating feedback we receive from our students. Our experienced instructors and course designers work hand-in-hand to continually improve the quality of our instruction. Our existing materials, including courses, articles, and case studies, cover the entire analytic process from learning about an issue to finding and evaluating sources and data to conceptualizing, drafting, and fine-tuning analytic products.

Curriculum Tailoring and Development

Our specialty is tailoring instructional materials to the specific needs of the analyst and customer environment. We have refined our courses and instructional methods through substantively relevant exercises, cross-training, and the application of critical thinking best practices.

Leadership Development and Executive Coaching

We provide an integrated approach to building a leadership culture within our clients’ complex environments by educating and training supervisors in coaching skills and techniques and cascading this learning down and across organizational boundaries.

Industry-Recognized Publications

Pherson Associates’ publications provide analysts, managers, and intelligence practitioners with new ways to think critically and write analytically. Our publications are used by government and corporate analysts, and university programs. They include:

o Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, by Richards J. Heuer, Jr. and Randolph H. Pherson.
o Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence, by Katherine Hibbs Pherson and Randolph H. Pherson.
o Analytic Writing Guide, by Louis M. Kaiser and Randolph H. Pherson.
o Analytic Production Guide, by Walter Voskian and Randolph H. Pherson.
o Analytic Briefing Guide, by Randolph H. Pherson, Walter Voskian, and Roy A. Sullivan, Jr.
o Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action, by: Sarah Miller Beebe and Randolph H. Pherson

Pherson Associates’ HCaTS Contract Number:  GS02Q16DCR0078

Contract Type: Multiple-Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Government Wide Acquisition

Period of Performance: 10 November 2016 through 9 May 2026

Pherson Associates DUNS Number: 136659054

Pherson Associates CAGE Code: 3HXP9

Pherson NAICS Codes:

541611            Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

541612           Human Resources Consulting

541618           Other Management Consulting Services

541690           Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

541990           All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

611430           Professional and Management Development Training

611699           All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction

611710           Educational Support Services

921190           Other General Government Support

928110           National Security

928120           International Affairs