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New Context

Founded by Art Hagler, with thirty years experience in the Federal government and the Department of Defense, helping you solve problems and drive improved business operations within the Federal space.

New Context Services

New Context partners with established firms to help solve problems and drive improved business operations within the Federal space. Hagler possesses extensive education, broad government experience, and a network that uniquely posture New Context to provide a broad range of services.

Supporting business development

Providing technical expertise

Serving as a senior adviser

Providing business process reengineering

Engaging in strategic planning

Building and sustaining high functioning teams

Your partner in the Federal space

In late the late spring of 2023, Art Hagler retired from the Federal government having served thirty years in the Department of Defense. Thirteen of those years were at the senior executive level – at the Pentagon with the Army Budget Office and Army G4, and then more recently at Fort Belvoir with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). In his last position, he served at the senior executive tier III level as Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Defense Department’s largest working capital fund, a business-like financial construct designed to provide full cost visibility and full cost recovery for goods and services.

Hagler’s extensive expertise extends across defense financial management and budgeting. He has developed and led high functioning teams, both large and small to include more than seven hundred geographically dispersed civilians at DLA.

Over the course of the last three decades, Hagler’s career in federal government enabled him to focus on achieving important outcomes for numerous programs during both peace and wartime. He became adept at identifying program requirements, formulating and defending accurate budget estimates before Pentagon and Congressional staffs, monitoring financial results, and implementing automation to streamline manual processes. Hagler is known for improving financial management and cost transparency, solving complex problems, and driving timely and measurable results.

Although Hagler’s work has changed, his commitment to the mission remains. New Context was established to maintain his engagement within the defense sector, now as a consultant supporting a range of service contracts. New Context is eager to facilitate connections and help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations.