The Diogenec Group was formed in January 2005, by senior medical officers who met working in the Pentagon and in the National Capital Region and who shared a commitment to furthering progress in clinical, operational, and policy aspects of the medical community. A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, the Diogenec Group links the skills and experience of recognized experts in a broad range of operational and policy arenas.

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  • An unusual name for an unusual collection of talent. The name derives from Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς (Diogenes of Sinope), the ancient Greek philosopher. Diogenes believed that virtue was better revealed in action than in theory. Hence, the Diogenec Group is committed to workable solutions to healthcare, public health, and emergency preparedness problems.

  • —Diogenec associates combine thought leadership with solid operational expertise and experience to address intractable problems, often questioning convention in the process. Our approach follows a philosophy of Pragmatic Planning™, reflecting the fact that solutions are worthless if they do not work in the real world.—

  • As Diogenes provocatively sought a broader truth – famously carrying a lamp in the daytime claiming to be looking for an honest man – Diogenec Group finds and implements actionable answers. This has included researching and building health system surge capacity, developing evaluative tools for residential treatment facilities, and managing a state health department contingency warehouse.

  • Diogenec principals provided response to the 2001 anthrax attacks, have developed national emergency plans for the United Nations Development Program, and supervised relief missions in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake. We have written and evaluated hospital and major city emergency plans, created curriculum, educational programs, and training centers, and coordinated organizational reconfiguration on a national scale. We deliver reasonable solutions to incomprehensible challenges. —

  • Diogenes proclaimed "I am a citizen of the world.” The Diogenec Group continues this tradition as it seeks to improve the human condition through improvement in healthcare access, outcomes, preparedness, response, and human security.

Expert Advisors


Diogenec enjoys the support of a broad panel of distinguished experts and officials. These relationships offer unique insights to policy, process, and the needs of those we serve. Our efforts have received the support and counsel of former Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, previous Surgeons General, past senior government officials, and preeminent faculty from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and others.



2005 – Diogenec Group LLP, formed to be a premier source of medical subject matter experts (SMEs) for emergency preparedness, homeland security planning and evaluation, programmatic execution, and technical training

2006 – The University of Pennsylvania Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) and Diogenec are awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program (BTCDP) 3-year cooperative Grant to Fund Curriculum Development Project for the Four Health Professional Schools at Penn: Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, and Dental Medicine.

2008 – Diogenec Group expands its activities to include consultative support for medical, dental, and behavioral health programs; building, training and maintenance of medical surge equipment sets; and scientific and medical research.

2008 – Diogenec Group selected to develop assessment mechanism for the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs “Mental Health Residential Transformation Plan” being performed by Mathematica Policy Research.

2008 – Diogenec Medical Director begins consultative support to the Defense Center s of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury.

2009 – Diogenec Group acquires rights to products and services of CDI Medical.

2010 – Diogenec awarded management contract to support District of Columbia Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration contingency warehouse.

2011 – District of Columbia selects Diogenec to develop preparedness guide for vulnerable populations.

2012 – Diogenec joins Deloitte team for successful pursuit of CDC Strategic National Stockpile support contract.

2013 – Diogenec added to Deloitte Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) team.

2013 – Diogenec selected for Raytheon Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) team.

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