The Information Technology Solutions Group provides right-sized technology solutions that secure information, protect expensive system infrastructure, and optimize the effectiveness of systems and technology programs. We bring efficiency and innovation to a full range of information technology solutions, from concept to disposal. We provide complete decision support, knowledge management and portfolio support to customers operating within tightly constrained budgets and rapidly changing technology environments so they can maintain, operate, and secure complex systems throughout the full lifecycle. 


Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Security / Information Assurance / Information Security

    Cyber Security / Information Assurance / Information Security

    Cybersecurity: 

    Our National Security depends on a consistently safe and resilient cyberspace that is secured following a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that recognizes and responds to threats while is respectful of individuals privacy and liberties.  CDS2 is committed to establishing a front line of defense against today’s immediate threats and maintains a team of skilled cybersecurity professionals who are able to effectively provide:

    * Threat / Vulnerability Analysis & Management 

    * Capabilities Gap Analysis

    * Risk Analysis

    * Configuration and Change Management

    * Prevention -  Solutions, Policies and Procedures to Reduce Risk of Attack

    * Recovery  - Solutions, Plans and Procedures to Remedy a Breach

    * Leadership Development, Education & Training for Cyber Security

     

    Information Security /Information Assurance:

    CDS2’s Information Security and Information Assurance capability is designed to secure Information Technology hardware, software, and communications from cyber attacks as well as prevent breach or access to internal systems and information.  CDS2’s approach to Information Assurance ensures the protection of information systems and its user data contents and manages the risks associated with the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and data.CDS2’Information Security professionals are proficient in:

    * Security Policies

    * Physical and Human Resource Security

    * Communications and Operations Management

    * Access Controls

    * Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Maintenance

    * Information Security Incident Response Plans and Management

    * Business Continuity Management

    * Regulatory and Best Practices Compliance

    * Control of Spurious Emissions

  • IT Systems Development, Integration & Test

    IT Systems Development, Integration & Test

    CDS2 engineers, developers and technicians have a diversified experience base and flexible processes to enable custom IT solution development for the most demanding applications.  Our experience includes custom applications development, web development, database management, assumption and recovery of failed development efforts, hardware design and implementation, virtualization, restructuring of legacy data, precision search architectures for complex/diverse data structures, network design, and architectural/transition structures for information assurance, and FISMA and DIACAP compliance.  Our in depth work experience within open source development and Cyber Security places us at the forefront of secure architecture, applications and embedded systems development.  Whether we are developing open source applications in a collaborative environment or developing embedded capability for the most demanding classified customers, we are always driven by customer requirements and engineer with a focus on full lifecycle support.  CDS2 does not resell off the shelf IT solutions – as a result – our IT solutions are a direct reflection of specific customer needs and emphasis.  We develop what you need – rather than selling you what we have.   Our areas of expertise include:

    * Applications Development – Networked Open Source to Classified Embedded;

    * Advanced Information Systems Engineering Development including Results Driven Incremental Development, SCRUM, Agile, Spiral and other IT development models for “Wicked” problem sets:

    * Hardware architecture solutions including TEMPEST compliant designs and DIACAP compliant component selection and architectures;

    * Development of precision search capability including techniques for data fusion and integration;

    * Project recovery from failed development programs including reverse engineering of both hardware and software solutions;

    * Virtualization and other advanced lifecycle planning, platform life extension, life cycle planning and technology transition strategies for enterprise IT solutions; and

    * Security focused network, cloud, hardware and software design and implementation including DIACAP and FISMA compliance planning, contingency planning and lifecycle management of information system programs.

  • Application Development & Implementation

    Application Development & Implementation

    CDS2 provides industry leading IT solutions and support.  Through physical and cloud computing servers ranging from Windows to Linux and knowledge including but not limited to PHP, .NET, C#, ColdFusion and SQL, the experienced staff of CDS2 will help plan, engineer and maintain your project with the goal of satisfying all needs and ensuring absolute success.  From small projects to large while using the latest servers, databases and application technology, CDS2 has the capability and flexibility to not only create your solution from the beginning but also expand to fulfill your IT requirements and future enhancements.

  • Database Architecture, Structure & Implementation and Administration

    Database Architecture, Structure & Implementation and Administration

    CDS2 Database Development team can analyze your business requirements and tailor a database solution that will improve performance and enhance productivity. Our database developers can work directly with your in-house staff or develop the entire project from a tailor-made design concept. Our team has over 15 years of database development experience assisting clients such as the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, the U.S. Navy, and a number of businesses across the United States.

    CDS2's approach to database development is driven by business processes and offers unique advantages to our clients. Our database experts are up to date on the most recent technologies and can integrate the latest features to provide a robust yet flexible design. We will tailor a solution for your project that is scalable, robust, and has the capacity to manage substantial amounts of data quickly, reliably, and efficiently.

    We are skilled in the following applications:

    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Microsoft Access
    • Fourth Dimension
    • Valentina
    • Filemaker Pro
    • Paradox
    • FoxPro
  • Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management

    Knowledge/Portfolio Management:

    CDS2’s Knowledge Management (KM) Practitioners are dedicated to improving performance and efficiency,  innovation,  the sharing and integration of lessons learned, and continuous improvement across an organization to streamline business solutions. Through effective and proven KM Strategies and Practices, CDS2 creates and disseminates information that  accelerates the learning process and drives decisions.   To manage the Knowledge Portfolio, involves anticipating the emerging KM needs, satisfying the current needs and eliminating obsolete needs,  and ensuring that current data is available when needed and where needed in the organization.  CDS2 KM practitioners focus on four core practices required to implement knowledge based strategies and initiatives:

    * Defined KM Program, Policies, Budgets & Schedules;

    * Knowledge identification, creation, acquisition, dissemination, collaboration, and renewal strategies and processes;

    * Knowledge Transfer Systems ─ developing, delivering, revising and controlling knowledge content; and

    * Knowledge Management Systems ─ Intranet/extranets, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, and Decision Support, Content Management and Document Management Systems.

    * Intelligent Data Fusion for Analysis and Visualization

  • Information Collection, Analysis & Dissemination

    Information Collection, Analysis & Dissemination

    CDS2 provides information collection, analysis, and distribution on a variety of subjects ranging from aircraft maintenance for the Department of Homeland Security to grant management for the Department of Education. In all cases, it is our unique ability to turn data into useful, program-driving information that distinguishes CDS2's performance. Our knowledge experts are integrated into the daily storage, processing, and exchange of program data and assist in shaping systems that provide information and decision support to the highest levels of management. Customers served include the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, U.S. Navy Ordinance Program, and the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Infrastructure Security Technology

    Infrastructure Security Technology

    CDS2 provides two distinct security solutions: information security and physical security. Our team defines infrastructure as any major systems investment that supports either Operations or Support activities. These two areas have significant crossover from an engineering perspective. Many of the technologies that we apply to protect infrastructure from a physical perspective such as Electromagnetic Pulse protection are also critical in preservation of many forms of electronic information.

  • Engineering/Logistics Management Information Systems

    Engineering/Logistics Management Information Systems

    Using the latest industry reliability and statistical analysis tools, CDS2performs reliability analysis to determine reasons for changes in reliability trends of aircraft and related components. CDS2 engineers conduct data analysis and prepare reports for component reliability/study requests, used throughout the operating community to decrease costs and increase aircraft availability. CDS2 engineers also perform data analysis to provide Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) information on aircraft components. We define and deliver solutions, including detailed descriptions for database and data capture design improvements.

  • Help Desk Services

    Help Desk Services

    CDS² provides Help Desk Services for government reporting systems and also websites. Our services serve as a single point of contact for users to again assistance in troubleshooting, get answers to questions, and solve known problems. We manage all requests received through the use of an issue tracking system which allows the help desk to track and sort user requests. Through the use of the help desks, we also provide various reports based on the client’s needs.  The reports include type and number of requests that are received over a given period of time.

  • Website Development

    Website Development

    Designing, developing, and maintaining IT solutions for over a decade, CDS2 understands the importance of these solutions in our increasingly digitized society. Our technical staff works closely with clients to develop the best web solution tailored for their needs. Whether upgrading an existing site or creating a completely new one, CDS2offers full-scale design and development services and easy-to-use content management tools to keep your site up-to-date. We have a thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508 compliance and use validation programs to ensure these guidelines are met.

    CDS2 is skilled in the following web technologies:

    • HTML/XHTML/CSS
    • XML/XSL/XSLT
    • JQuery/javaScript
    • PHP
    • ASP.NET / VB.NET / C#
    • Java
    • ColdFusion
    • Flash
    • CGI
    • Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Expression Engine, WordPress and Others.