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Secure Systems Solutions For Government

ALCOSYS is a trusted source of expert consulting and technical services for helping our government agency customers develop, document, and implement programs to provide security for their data and information systems that support their mission operations and assets. Our customers rely on us to help them plan for security, review their information technology (IT) security controls, assess, mitigate and manage risks, achieve Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance, attain certification and accreditation, and operate and maintain high assurance systems.

ALCOSYS will assist NTIS government agency partners with all phases of their certification and accreditation (C&A) planning to ensure compliance with government regulations and guidance, including Appendix III of OMB A-130, National Institute of Standards and Technology Certification and Accreditation Process guidelines (NIST 800 series) and the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

ALCOSYS also delivers other services such as development and implementation of performance measures, independent verification and validation (IV&V) of projects, economic analyses such as return on investment and cost benefit analysis, Business Process Re-engineering (BPR), benchmark studies, and business applications requirements analysis and definitions. We provide Technical Advisory services, such as performing research and feasibility studies for emerging technologies, advising federal agency managers on technical issues, and serving as top-tier technical support to implementation teams.


For more information, write to or call 703-605-6800.