The Big Data Lifecyle

By: Sean Kramer The rapid digitalization of information is forcing the hand of companies to leverage ‘big data’ to solve increasingly complex organizational and business challenges of our always-on digital world, or otherwise risk being overtaken by more data-driven competitors. Yet the allure of big data is often met by uncertainty about how to make[…]

SharePoint vs. Shared Drives

By: William Huh Shared Network Drives: Decreasing Productivity One Folder at a Time – Have you ever struggled to find that one document you’re sure has been saved somewhere? Shared network drives are familiar and widely accessible repositories utilized throughout many organizations. However, most shared network drives are riddled with ambiguous or outdated legacy folder[…]

Energy Department – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Goal: Providing Cyber Defense to NNSA’s distributed federal enterprise. Situation: The NNSA is responsible for the management and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and naval reactor programs. It responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies both in the U.S. and abroad. NNSA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) must ensure that IT systems[…]

State Department – Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau

Goal: Provide the Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau (OBO) with a reliable facilities management system to increase the efficiency of the end users working day. Situation: With approximately $1.3 Billion in annual operating costs OBO is responsible the acquisition, design, construction, furnishing, management, maintenance, disposal, and reporting of real property abroad for the Department of State[…]

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Goal: Provide the warfighter with uninterrupted communications support while balancing cost to the taxpayer. Situation: Each year, OnPoint Consulting assists the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) with the management of mission-critical IT infrastructure necessary to enable the U.S. warfighter to have constant, uninterrupted communications at a reasonable cost to the taxpayer. Through migrating to the[…]

Federal Aviation Administration – Office of Financial Services

Goal: Provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Financial Services with information technology and management expertise to leverage their financial systems and applications. Situation: The FAA Office of the Assistant Administrator for Financial Services/Chief Financial Officer (ABA) Finance Leveraging Information Technology for Efficiencies and Standardization (FLITES) contract is an $89M Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity[…]

Energy Department – National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Monitoring Solutions

Goal: Providing the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with reliable metrics to select high-bandwidth network monitoring solutions. Situation: The NNSA includes multiple classified and unclassified networks with bandwidth ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, with 100 Gbps links anticipated in FY2013. OnPoint is tasked with providing effective intrusion analysis services across this heterogeneous environment.[…]

Marine Corps Command and Control Concept of Operations

The Challenge Traditionally, Command and Control (C2) systems were defined to resolve discrete issues in specific environments; each battlespace was unique and required a tailored product to maximize results. Joint Vision 2020 described an environment in which C2 systems needed to support a planning process that was fully collaborative and highly iterative, rather than deliberate[…]

Security and the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC): Security is the first step

By: Tim Smith Embracing the rapid pace of technology has provided government agencies with the opportunity to develop new products, services, models and enhance their digital experience. But in a world with greater dependence for always-on, always-connected systems, the risk of cyber threats increases as our customers embrace the digital world. Intellectual property and assets[…]

Expedited Implementation of a Web Application Firewall

By Dan Schulman OnPoint Consulting implemented a cybersecurity solution which protected a customer application that was vulnerable to a specific security threat. While a complete review of the Security and the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process was ideal, cost and timing were prohibitive of a complete application –level code rewrite. OnPoint’s solution mitigated the risk[…]