Criterion Systems Awarded GSA Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number

Criterion Systems Awarded GSA Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number


Vienna, Va., September 21, 2020 – Criterion Systems, Inc. announced today it has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) 54151HACS. The HACS SIN is a unique way for the Federal Government to access cyber-focused companies that have been awarded the HACS after a rigorous technical evaluation. It is provided under GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS).

Rapidly evolving technology combined with accelerating changes to the threat landscape is driving the need for Federal agencies to procure cybersecurity services more efficiently and effectively. The HACS SIN is designed specifically to meet these challenges by providing government agencies with quicker and more reliable access to key, pre-vetted cybersecurity support services. This enables agencies to expand their capacity to test high-priority IT systems, rapidly address potential vulnerabilities, and stop adversaries before they impact the networks.

The HACS SIN covers assessment services needed for systems categorized as High Value Assets (HVA) as well as Vulnerability Assessments (RVA), Security Architecture Review (SAR), and Systems Security Engineering (SSE). Additional services include Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Security Operations Center (SOC) services focused on Penetration Testing, Incident Response, and Cyber Hunt.

“With this award, Criterion has been recognized as a credible prime contractor, able to provide high quality cybersecurity services across the Federal Government,” stated Promod Sharma, President and CEO of Criterion Systems. “Combined with our ISO certifications and CMMI ratings, our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and our U.S. patent-pending CyberScale® Compliance and Risk Management solution, Criterion has demonstrated it is a trusted partner for protecting our nation’s mission-critical IT environments.”

About Criterion Systems
Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a systems integrator and cyber operations-focused company. Since 2005, we have provided cybersecurity, cloud/data center management, IT infrastructure operations, and systems engineering across our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion has achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC Level 3 ratings and is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certified company. Criterion is headquartered in Vienna, VA., with sites across the U.S. For more information, please visit the website: