Criterion Systems Joins the Scaled Agile Partner Network

Criterion Systems Joins the Scaled Agile Partner Network


Vienna, Va., June 7, 2022 – Criterion Systems, Inc. (Criterion) announced today it has joined the Scaled Agile Partner Network as a Bronze Transformation Partner. This worldwide network includes transformation and platform providers who help enterprises facilitate and accelerate business results through adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). As the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, SAFe helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering high-quality software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time.

With this partnership, Criterion plans to drive the maturity of agile portfolio and program management practices at select US Federal Government agencies. Federal government agencies must rise to challenges in delivering and protecting IT systems, infrastructure, and digital assets. The growing complexity of today’s systems, speed of delivery, and increasingly mobile staff require a focus on lines of business and delivering value consistently that traditional methods have not achieved. Criterion focuses on blending traditional program management and agile methods to drive innovation, speed time to production, and rejuvenate IT solutions delivery.

“Working with best-in-class partners like Criterion represents our commitment to helping software and systems-dependent enterprises improve time-to-market, quality, and employee engagement,” said Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and cofounder of Scaled Agile, Inc. “By incorporating SAFe into their solution offering, Criterion is enabling the Federal Government to become more Agile in the marketplace and more competitive in their industry.”

Criterion’s Chief Strategy Officer, Marcie Cheney, said “Becoming a partner with Scaled Agile will provide a critical ingredient in our strategy to help drive the transformation to agile delivery for our customers. We are excited to be part of a highly capable network with Scaled Agile.”

About Criterion Systems, Inc.

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.

About Scaled Agile, Inc.

Scaled Agile, Inc., is the provider of SAFeÒ, the world’s leading framework for business agility. Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 700,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build agility into their culture so they can quickly identify and deliver customer value, capitalize on emerging opportunities, and improve business outcomes. Scaled Agile is a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy and community service movement. Learn more at