Criterion Systems, Inc. to Provide Cybersecurity and IT Services to DOE NNSA Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex

Criterion Systems, Inc. to Provide Cybersecurity and IT Services to DOE NNSA Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex


Vienna, Va., December 1, 2021 – Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) announced today that it will be providing cybersecurity and IT services to the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex, two of the six production facilities in the NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise, as a subcontractor to Nuclear Production One, LLC (NPOne), a Fluor-led joint venture with Amentum. The program will be managed through Criterion’s Nuclear Security Division, which has been supporting the NNSA mission for more than a decade.

“Criterion has supported the NNSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) enterprise-wide cybersecurity program for six years, during which we have had the opportunity to work with NNSA leadership on a variety of strategic programs,” stated Promod Sharma, Criterion President and CEO. “We are looking forward to applying our knowledge and expertise from this and other DOE NNSA programs to the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex.”

This win significantly expands the company’s DOE work and will bring hundreds of new employees to Criterion. Sharma added, “This new business solidifies Criterion as a technology solutions leader in the nuclear security arena while supporting our continued trajectory of rapid revenue growth. It is a testament to the talent and mission-focused dedication of our employees.”

Criterion’s current work at the DOE includes providing comprehensive cybersecurity support services and management for major IT and cyber projects for the NNSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The company also started supporting the NNSA Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in 2011.

With 162 years of combined service and experience, the NPOne team will carry out NNSA’s mission to accomplish its production targets, build and modernize America’s nuclear security manufacturing infrastructure, and lead the world in advanced production technology.

About Criterion Systems

Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) is a cybersecurity and IT services company. Since 2005, Criterion has provided cybersecurity, IT infrastructure operations, cloud/data center management, and systems engineering for our nation’s mission-critical environments across the Federal Government. Criterion is a trusted partner and proven prime contractor managing and executing enterprise-level IT service delivery across multiple departments/agencies. Our work leverages the expertise within our Cybersecurity and Cloud Centers of Excellence to identify best practices in the face of rapidly changing technology, emerging cybersecurity threats, and evolving industry/government standards, rules, and regulations while creating better, more efficient processes and methods for meeting complex challenges. Criterion has achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-DEV and CMMI-SVC Level 3 ratings and has been certified against ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems, and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 Information Technology – Service Management Systems by G-CERTI Co., Ltd. Criterion is headquartered in Vienna, VA, with sites across the United States. More information can be found at