Criterion Systems, Inc. Wins Technical Delivery and Management Support Service (TDMS) Task Order to Support US Forest Service IT Modernization Requirements

Criterion Systems, Inc. Wins Technical Delivery and Management Support Service (TDMS) Task Order to Support US Forest Service IT Modernization Requirements


Vienna, Va., January 25, 2022 – Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) announced today it has been awarded a $40 Million Technical Delivery and Management Support Service (TDMS) Task Order by the U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management – Information Technology (FIT) Branch to support FAM Information Management (FAM-IM). TDMS includes nine capability areas focused on Infrastructure Support/Cloud Migration, Software Development and O&M, Data, Lifecycle Management, Emerging Technologies, and GIS services. Together, these areas are essential for FAM-IM to modernize its applications and systems across the Inter-Agency Fire Community.

Team Criterion has a mission-focused understanding of the FAM environment, organization, and IT infrastructure, as it has worked for the past six years enhancing, maintaining, and providing Tier 2 and 3 applications support for more than a dozen U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management applications.

“With this award, Criterion continues its long-standing service with the Forest Service,” stated Promod Sharma, President and CEO of Criterion. “Our leadership and subject matter expertise will enable our team to drive current operations and position FAM-IM for strategic initiatives such as Cloud and Big Weather. Our team of SAFe-certified software engineers, scrum masters, user-centered designers, systems and database administrators, systems engineers, and application technologists are excited to help FAM-IM remain the leading trusted Information Management advisor to Forest Service.”​

This task order was issued under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Information Technology Support Services (DAITSS) contract, which aims to streamline enterprise information technology (IT) support services and centralize procurement functions. Issued by the U.S. Forest Service and available to all USDA agencies, the blanket purchase agreement (BPA) has an estimated value of $450 million and a five-year performance period.

Criterion also delivers software/hardware/applications services to the USDA Digital Infrastructure Services Center to enhance and secure commercial cloud capability, increase cloud adoption, and improve customer experience across all USDA agencies.

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