Our Approach

Criterion is a cybersecurity and IT services company that provides innovative and secure solutions across our nation’s mission-critical environments, collaborating with our customers and partners to address the Government’s toughest business and technology challenges.

Core Capabilities

With core competencies encompassing Cybersecurity, Cloud/Data Center Management, IT Infrastructure, and Systems Engineering, Criterion has the people, processes, tools, and technologies to deliver high-quality support across the full scope of IT services. To ensure our ability to maintain the highest level of service to our customers today and for the foreseeable future, we invest heavily in developing innovative technical solutions and documenting industry-leading best practices through our Cyber and Cloud Centers of Excellence.

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Who We Serve

  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • USDA Food & Nutrition Service (FNS)
  • USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management (FAM)
  • USDA Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) (formerly NITC)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Transportation
  • Intelligence Firms
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy

Meeting Government Priorities

Government priorities for Information Technology must frequently change based on the rapid evolution of technology itself, emerging cybersecurity threats, and the development of better, more efficient processes and methods for meeting complex challenges. Expressed in Executive Orders and new/updated standards, rules, and regulations, these priorities are also reflected in contract vehicles and proposals. Criterion’s subject matter experts stay on top of these strategic issues, working within our Centers of Excellence to develop Criterion’s approach to solving these challenges. Often, this means working across our core competencies to identify best practices and how they might be combined to create new solutions.

Transitioning to Managed Services

Criterion’s managed services transition methodology enables us to orchestrate a wide range of resources to focus on technology, change management, and governance processes that are aligned with business strategy.

IT Modernization

Criterion’s Agile IT modernization approach is designed to modernize agency infrastructure in a repeatable, scalable manner based on best practices identified by industry and internal government stakeholders.

Zero Trust Architecture

Criterion’s Zero Trust Approach is an enterprise reference architecture that is based on drastically reducing the size of implicit trust zones while adding granular access rules and opportunities to enforce these rules.

Cloud Computing and Data Center Consolidation

Criterion helps its customers in two key areas: transitioning applications and data to the cloud and transforming, consolidating, and managing modernized, scalable, and secure data centers.

Thought Leadership