We invited Criterion employees to reflect on this quote or share another they particularly like.
Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful 2021!
Given the enormous and growing need in the communities where our employees live and work, Criterion has pledged to support five food banks across the
Wishing you a happy, safe, and merry season.
We are proud to announce that Criterion has been named a Patriot Employer in the State of Nevada.
Dalton answers questions and gives you some insight on what it is like to work at Criterion as an early career professional.
Please consider joining us in supporting The Women's Center.
Christiana answers questions and gives you some insight on what it is like to work at Criterion as an early career professional.
On this Veterans Day, we first want to thank all veterans for their service.
Over the past few weeks, Criterion has participated in a several online recruiting events at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA).
Elizabeth answers six questions about her typical workday at Criterion, plus a bonus question....
We are proud to announce that Criterion has been named an official Virginia Values Veterans Certified Company.
This past weekend, many of us at Criterion participated in The Women’s Center online Fall Benefit.
Criterion has secured first Task Order on DOT CSIPS BPA.
Criterion was ranked #17 on the 2020 WBJ list of Largest Cybersecurity Companies in Greater DC.
Advice on leadership during times of uncertainty.
Criterion announces that it has been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Development.
A profile of Lance Roeske, a program manager supporting one of our Department of Energy task orders.
Criterion’s CIO Bob Heckman will be moderating a panel entitled, IT Lessons Learned and Modernization During the COVID-19 Crisis.
This article offers a variety of expert recommendations on improving enterprise cybersecurity.
On October 17, The Women’s Center (TWC) is holding its Fall Benefit.
Jordan answers questions and offers advice to early career job seekers.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Bakul Chibber, who recently joined us as a Vice President, Civilian Programs.
Criterion has won a task order for Cybersecurity Training under MICC- Fort Bragg on behalf of Shaw AFB.
Criterion has been named to the 2020 Washington Business Journal list of the Largest Private Companies in Greater D.C. for the second year in a row.
John Harrison discusses the cybersecurity challenges that federal IT officials face during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paul answers questions and offers advice to early career job seekers.
We wish all our employees a happy, healthy Labor Day. Thank you for all your hard work in 2020!
The next six months are going to be challenging, but every challenge brings with it an opportunity to innovate.
Criterion has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America for the sixth time!
John Harrison, director of Criterion's Cybersecurity COE, wrote the article, How to Update Agency Security Operations Centers.
Tina answers six questions about her typical workday at Criterion, plus a bonus question.
Some useful tips from FEMA, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Team Criterion is on a mission to hire and provide viable IT career paths for our nation’s veterans. On July 25, we celebrate Hire A Veteran Day.
Criterion has a new building sign!
Maureen Wiley of TWC shares lessons with us about leadership and overcoming challenges.
Discover current and future IT opportunities (cleared and uncleared) supporting the Department of Energy.
William answers six questions about his typical workday at Criterion, plus a bonus question.
Susan answers six questions about her typical workday at Criterion, plus a bonus question.
The main event brought together a group of amazing women, all leaders who shared their stories and advice.
Over the years, a key attribute of our success has been Criterion’s foundation of absolute adherence to a core set of values.
The Women’s Center has hosted its fourth and final online breakout session for its Virtual Leadership Conference.
The Women’s Center hosted its third online breakout session for its Virtual Leadership Conference on the topic of personal branding.
More than a simple “thank you,” appreciation means acknowledging the effort people make even when things don’t go according to plan.
On Wednesday afternoon, May 20, The Women’s Center hosted its second online breakout session for its Virtual Leadership Conference.
In 2019, Switch retired 982 Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Credits (REC) on behalf of Criterion Systems.
The Women’s Center hosted its first virtual breakout session for its Virtual Leadership Conference that will take place June 8.
We’d like to thank our employees for the work they are doing across the country to support local COVID-related initiatives.
On June 8, The Women’s Center will hold its first Virtual Leadership Conference from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Remote work brings new challenges for cybersecurity.
How to architect an information system such that there is a single source of truth (SSOT) for every data element.
Criterion Systems has been recognized as part of The Financial Times inaugural list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020.
Here are some teleworking tips for maintaining your productivity, well-being, and happiness.
Here are some of the tips we are using at Criterion to minimize teleworking cybersecurity risks.
Meet Doug, Assessment Team Manager at Criterion and veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Rachna Krishnan has long been deeply involved in organizations devoted to mental health for women, men, and families.
Today we would like to offer some advice on interviewing your potential employer.
We are happy to announce that Criterion is ranked number 145 (out of 250) on the inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list.
A profile of Kim Sawyer, a program manager supporting one of our Department of Energy task orders.
Last week, Criterion was present at the Go Virginia Faculty Networking and Internship Fair at Virginia Tech.
Criterion is once again sponsoring the Women’s Center Annual Leadership Conference.
Over the holidays, Criterion supported the Spread the Word book drive in Las Vegas for the second year in a row.
Successful implementations of cloud-based data management require an approach that addresses key considerations across the domains of data management
A profile of Rod Smith, a deputy program manager supporting one of our Department of Energy task orders.
What distinguishes a leader from a manager? This theme was at the heart of Criterion’s annual project manager training session in December.
Criterion was one of the sponsors of the 39th Annual Kidney Ball held on November 23, 2019, in Washington, DC.
A profile of Gregg Buckler, a program manager for our Department of Energy customer.
Here are several recommended cybersecurity tips and additional precautions for shoppers that you should be tuned in to for the holiday shopping season
A profile of Bob Braun, a program manager for our Department of Commerce customer.
Thank you for your service.
A couple of Criterion executives introduced the company to university students at Radford University and Virginia Tech this week.
Last week I had the pleasure of spending time with Criterion colleagues cheering on the Nats here in the DC region and attending the victory parade.
Criterion is a proud sponsor of the 39th Annual Kidney Ball.
Contributed article by John Harrison, director of Criterion's Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
A couple of Criterion Systems' employees recently participated in the "Light the Night" DC walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Come learn more about career opportunities at Criterion Systems at the Women in Technology Career Fair on November 14, 2019.
Criterion named to WBJ Fastest Growing Companies list: #58 in 2019.
Team Criterion recently made a donation that was used to purchase 35 sleeping bags for the Harbour.
We would like to profile Pamela von Eiff, a program manager for our USDA Forest Service contracts.
We had a wonderful time last Saturday night at The Women’s Center Annual Gala and fundraiser.
For the second year in the row, Criterion was ranked in the largest cybersecurity companies list in the greater DC region.
Criterion is sponsoring the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. - Kansas City Chapter (NCBW-KC) 6th Annual Awards and Scholarship Black Tie Gala.
On October 3, Criterion Systems sponsored a hole the 2019 Russ Shields/Ballers Invitational Golf Tournament.
Criterion CEO Promod Sharma sponsored and was present at the annual Raise the Roof fundraiser for Bridges to Community.
John Pross has been selected as a finalist for the Distinguished Service Awards Veteran Employee of the Year Award.
This article introduces two key cloud/data center leaders at Criterion: Tim Stevens and Kim Weaver.
We are excited to announce that Promod Sharma has been named a finalist for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Cyber CEO of the Year awar
We are pleased to announce that Criterion has once again been named to the list of the 75 fastest-growing companies in the Washington, DC, region.
Criterion Systems is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Russ Shields/Ballers Invitational Golf Tournament.
Team Criterion’s Vanessa B. went to Wicked6 Cyber Games in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Bryan shares his experiences transitioning to civilian life as a veteran and a military spouse.
This article is the first in a series of cloud/data center management articles designed to help answer common questions and address challenges.
This forecast sheet was developed specifically to provide information about what we currently know about the new DoD CMMC program.
We are happy to announce that Criterion has once again been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.
Criterion’s own Bob Braun participated in the 2019 Shootout for Soldiers in the Washington, DC, region.
Criterion’s recruiting manager, Krissy Rogers, and Eleanor Aubrey, a recruiter at Criterion, have produced three webinars this year.
The challenge of providing cybersecurity is exacerbated by the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Craig answers six questions about his typical workday at Criterion, plus a bonus question.
Criterion employees have been involved in the Shootout for Soldiers events for several years around the country.
Compliance-based measures, while better than nothing, do not give a true picture of an organization’s cybersecurity maturity.
Criterion is a Cyber Champion-level sponsor of the upcoming Wicked6 Cyber Games, to be held at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas August 8.
Meet Rocky, an Alternate Senior Watch Officer (ASWO) at Criterion and veteran of the US Navy.
Ryan answers six questions about his typical workday at Criterion.
A group of Kansas City-based Criterion employees recently spent a day helping Missouri-based Synergy Services.
From March through May of this year, employees of Criterion located in Las Vegas participated in the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge.
Since 2016, Criterion has used Switch data centers to provide colocation services for its work in Las Vegas.
I wanted to introduce you to the founders of a new, DC-area women’s networking organization called the Naomi Dialogues.
Meet Joe, a proposal manager/senior project coordinator at Criterion and veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and the US Air Force.
On this day we give thanks to everyone who has served and remember with gratitude those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Criterion Systems is an Emerald sponsor of the National Laboratories Information Technology (NLIT) Summit May 28-31 in Boise, Idaho.
Based upon the Program and Technical Baselining review results, Federal organizational management will be able to make well-informed, risk-based decis
Today, we get to know Felicia, a senior proposal manager at Criterion and veteran of the US Navy.
Last week, several Criterion employees at the National Information Technology Center (NITC) received a U.S. Government Distinguished Team Award.
Criterion Systems is a Platinum sponsor of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cyber Conference May 13-16 in Denver, Colorado.
In order to strengthen the Fast-Track ATO process, Criterion recommends that other organizations implementing a similar program consider certain items
Criterion’s CEO, Promod Sharma, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Mid-Atlantic Program.
Criterion recently made a donation to the BSA Troop 323 of Lee’s Summit, MO to help them buy camping equipment.
Last Friday, several Criterion employees and veterans represented the company at the WithYouWithMe (WYWM) Veteran Career Expo.
Several employees and guests of Criterion Systems attended the Women’s Center Annual Leadership Conference.
Today, we'd like to introduce you to Dan Chandler, Criterion's CISO.
Criterion to talk to military veterans seeking transition into a civilian profession.
Ryan answers six questions about his typical workday at Criterion.
The panel provided some compelling ideas around the need for senior leadership to drive an organization’s approach to risk and determine the response.
As the first quarter of 2019 nears its close, I wanted to reflect on the history of Criterion and how we have built such a special company.
For the second year in a row, a team from Criterion will be participating in the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge, which runs March through May.
Criterion employees donate food so children have something to eat outside of school.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Criterion hosted a chili cook-off and dessert bake-off for headquarters employees.
John answers six questions about his typical workday at Criterion.
How to conduct a Federal organizational CS&P program and operations review.
Criterion's John Pross to speak on RSA panel on quantifying cyber risk.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to John Harrison, Senior Cybersecurity Solutions Architect at Criterion.
Criterion Systems is sponsoring the Women’s Center Annual Leadership Conference as a patron sponsor for the third year in a row.
Criterion's veterans and active reservists share what life is like at Criterion and within the government contracting industry.
In December, we recognized four employees for their contributions to Criterion over the past year.
In December, Criterion celebrated a great year.
The US Navy announced the award of Seaport NxG to Criterion Systems on December 4th.
Three emerging cyber trends to watch for 2019.
Criterion sponsored the December meetup of the Las Vegas cybersecurity group, Shad0w Synd1cate.
Sergey answers six questions about what his job is like.
A group of cybersecurity employees from Criterion’s Las Vegas office recently volunteered for Hour of Code.
The first step toward increasing maturity is understanding the current state of a CS&P program, project, or system and identifying what the current (a
Learn more about The Learning Center-Las Vegas Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program, of which Criterion is a sponsor.
We gathered together in Virginia last week for a Thanksgiving potluck and food drive.
Meet Bob, Criterion's CIO, who served in the United States Marine Corps.
Criterion Systems, in conjunction with The Learning Center of Nevada and the State of Nevada kicked off the Nevada Apprenticeship Program.
Criterion Systems recently joined the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is focused on helping the area’s businesses achieve success and
To be effective in this operational environment, Federal D&As must employ CS&P programs that focus on operating in cyberspace instead of just reacting
Meet Kathy, a Criterion program manager who served in the US Army.
Meet John, a Criterion vice president and senior program manager who served in the United States Marine Corps.
Criterion is sponsoring the walk in memory of Sonya Jain, the founder and CEO of eGlobalTech who lost her fight with the disease late last year.
Jarrett answers six questions about what his job is like.
Criterion Systems will be present at the Women in Technology's Fall 2018 Job Fair taking place on September 26, 2018, in McLean Virginia.
Conventional education can’t keep up with the dynamic, ever-changing demand for cybersecurity skills.
Criterion has quite a few employees who work remotely, and we are happy to consider candidates who want to do so.
Criterion Systems was a proud patron-level sponsor of The Women’s Center 2018 Gala.
The Criterion recruiting team will be attending the UNLV Fall Engineering Job Fair on October 25th.
Criterion Systems is excited to announce that we have received a spot on the Washington Business Journal’s Largest Cybersecurity Companies in Greater
The first in a series of blog articles about lessons learned managing remote teams.
Criterion is a Silver sponsor of the U.S. Department of State Invitational Industry Day on October 17 at Le Meridien Hotel Arlington Conference Center
Consideration and implementation of these actions will greatly enhance and smooth the integration of the RMF with the CSF and privacy at the Federal d
This fall, we continued our tradition of support for The Women’s Center.
We’d like to congratulate our cybersecurity team who participated in the first Las Vegas Boss of the SOC (BOTS) competition on September 12.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the event and the sixth year that Criterion has been a sponsor.
Collin talks about his job and his recent success at the Western Regional US Cyber Challenge Camp.
CIO Bob Heckman's comment to new national cyber strategy.
We interviewed five incredibly successful and accomplished women from our team to gain some insight, and would like to share some of the conversation.
Criterion has been named to the list of the 75 fastest-growing companies in the Washington, DC, region by the Washington Business Journal.
Join us on Thursday, September 27th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for a fundraiser to support The Women’s Center.
Criterion Systems will be present at the Women in Technology's Fall 2018 Job Fair taking place on September 26, 2018, in McLean Virginia.
These types of programs are crucial to developing the next-generation cybersecurity workforce.
Criterion is a sponsor of the upcoming Department of State IT Vendor Day
It is paramount for the United States to move the protections of our critical infrastructure and national security systems to a standalone agency.
I have been successful in implementing a non-traditional approach to identifying and growing cybersecurity professionals.
Happy Labor Day! We want to extend a special thank you to all of the Criterion team for their hard work and dedication.
Criterion Systems has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Services.
Criterion Systems is a sponsor of the Federal Business Council’s (FBC) 2018 Cyber and Technology Day.
We are happy to announce that Criterion has been recognized on the Inc.5000 list for the fourth time.
Amy answers six questions about what her job is like.
I would like to share some advice from our recruiting team gained from their years of experience in working with transitioning veterans.
Despite the tremendous growth and sophistication in cybersecurity defense technologies attackers continue to find ways in, primarily through exploitin
Criterion Systems is a sponsor of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) 2018 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide
I'm a Facility Operations Specialist. I maintain all of the electrical and mechanical systems that support the data center.
As a mission-focused government contractor, Criterion Systems is a great place for veterans to transition into a civilian profession.
Criterion’s project managers recently participated in a training session for the launch of our new Project Management Handbook.
I am the Project Coordinator for the Project Management Team at NNSA. Our team works to manage complex IT projects for the NNSA’s Office of the Chief
Situational awareness is a function that could greatly benefit from being managed centrally across the federal government.
Criterion is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Shootout for Soldiers, an upcoming charity event benefiting veterans, taking place in Arlington, VA
I would like to summarize what DHS is calling for and what I believe needs to be standardized across the federal government’s “.gov” domain.
A winner last year, Criterion is returning to the Moxie Awards as a sponsor in 2018.
With all the buzz around cybersecurity these days, perhaps you are thinking about making a career change. Here are some tips.
Criterion Systems will support prime contractor, Raytheon Company, on their award of the Development, Operations and Maintenance (DOMino) contract.
On this Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Criterion is a platinum sponsor for the DOE Cyber Conference in Austin, TX from June 4-6.
The Northern Virginia Chamber blog has published a Q&A with CEO Promod Sharma about corporate social responsibility.
Criterion uses Switch data centers to provide colocation services for its work in Las Vegas.
The Criterion Systems Team had a great time competing in the Las Vegas Corporate Challenge!
A central authority could reduce the complexity that exists today. Over the past few months, some private-sector companies have called for building...
We are proud to have been nominated for the 2018 NOVA Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award.
Excellent program leadership drives program, customer, and ultimately company success.
2018 started on a very strong note with four new customer wins in the first quarter!
Scott answers six questions about what his job is like.
Criterion is an Emerald Sponsor for the National Laboratories Information Technology (NLIT) Summit 2018 from May 21-24 in Nashville, TN. We are also o
Criterion Systems, Inc. has been named to the annual Fantastic 50 list of Virginia’s fastest-growing companies.
Congratulations to Stacy Hubert, a Criterion Security Operations Intrusion Analyst.
Bob Heckman, CIO of Criterion Systems, spoke on a panel at the Nevada IT Symposium in April.
Congratulations to Vanessa Baur, a Criterion Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) Manager.
While there are many types of certifications you can pursue, here are the top five you should have to work at Criterion.
Criterion's Las Vegas office recently received a Patriotic Employer Award.
We were happy to see the emphasis on securing the nation’s energy infrastructure and developing the future DOE cybersecurity workforce.
Once again, Criterion Systems is a sponsor of The Women’s Center Annual Leadership Conference.
The panel will cover the topic, “Vulnerability Management – Risks, Horror Stories, and How to Avoid Them.”
Criterion will be present at the Kansas Department of Commerce, KANSASWORKS, and Workforce Partnership Technology Job Fair on April 3, 2018, in Lenexa
Departments and agencies will face new challenges and threats in the year ahead.
Criterion nurtures a different kind of employee-employer relationship: one based on a cycle of adding value.
Vanessa answers six questions about what her job is like.
We look forward to seeing you at the March 15 job fair.
Grab your swag bag and pack your resumes! It is time for the job fair.
By Kathy Wallace, Program Manager, PMP I strongly believe in the power of mentoring and actually prefer an informal process.
By Promod Sharma, CEO Dear valued employees, it’s a great privilege to lead the highly dedicated, talented, and competent teams that make up Criterion
Criterion Systems is a premier sponsor for the UNLV Tech Connect ’18.
Criterion would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! We celebrated with cupcakes in the shape of a floral bouquet.
Through this regular column, we hope to give you an inside look at the company, its culture, and our recruiting process.
One of the best things about the holidays is getting together with colleagues to celebrate a fantastic year!
At its holiday party in December, Criterion recognized four employees for their exemplary performance in 2017.
By Bob Heckman, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, Criterion Systems, Inc. Offers a summary o
Wayne Maddock, a Criterion Security Operations Center (SOC) manager based in Las Vegas, NV, has been named an Advisory Board Member for UNLV.
By Promod Sharma, CEO. As we begin 2018, I wanted to reflect on Criterion’s accomplishments in the past year, which included record growth.
She discussed how manufacturing and energy are among the most targeted industries for cyber attacks.
This is the third in a series of articles highlighting problems in government procurement.
Tamara-Jade Walters will lead a technical discussion on the merging of cybersecurity and operational technology.
This is the second in a series of articles highlighting problems in government procurement.
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting problems in government procurement.
We are excited to have won a 2017 Moxie Award in the category of Cybersecurity.
By Bob Heckman, CISO. It’s the last week of October, and that means it is the fifth themed week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
We are an exhibitor at the USDA Technology Expo on November 7, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.
Criterion Systems Inc. is excited to participate in the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Career Fair Tuesday, October 24th.
By Bob Heckman, CISO. Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations, and must be a shared responsibility among all employees.
USDA Headquarters @ The South Building. Criterion is a breakfast sponsor.
Criterion is a proud sponsor of the Ballers Invitational Golf Tournament on September 28, 2017
By Bob Heckman, CISO. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the Nevada IT Symposium in Las Vegas.
Criterion is a proud sponsor of the Los Alamos Lab - Technology Day on August 1, 2017.
Criterion is pleased to be a Gold event supporter and to sponsor the NLIT Welcome Networking Reception that takes place April 30 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
By Marcie Cheney, SVP, Business Development Strategy. On Saturday, April 22, I spoke on a panel at the Women’s Center Leadership Conference.
Criterion proudly is sponsoring the breakfast and lunch, and CISO Mr. Bob Heckman will participate as a panelist.
By Bob Heckman, CISO. There has been much discussion in the media and around the Beltway about President Trump’s anticipated executive order.
March 9-10, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. Criterion is a proud Bronze sponsor of the innovative two-day conference.
February 27, 2017, University Nevada Las Vegas. Criterion is a Premium Sponsor, and Von Sleigher, Cyber Security Operation Manager will be a paneli
November 2, 2016, Kansas City, MO. Criterion is a proud sponsor of the USDA/NITC Technology Expo.
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