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.

Centers of Excellence

With core competencies encompassing Cybersecurity, Cloud Automation and Management, IT Infrastructure, and Solutions 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 develop innovative technical solutions and document industry-leading best practices through our Cyber, Cloud, and Program Management Centers of Excellence.

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.

Data Science

Data Science is a key enabler for Criterion’s solutions. We provide our customers with the data pipelines, insight, and analytic reports they need to make sound, evidence-based decisions

Technology Management

Criterion uses our proven experience to effectively identify, prioritize, and close performance gaps through information and technology management solution

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: Platforms & Services Management

Criterion helps its customers establish business-aligned platforms and services that are mission-focused, resilient, and secure.

Criterion Innovation Lab

Criterion’s Technology Strategy and Innovation process is enabled by the Criterion Innovation Lab. This geographically dispersed hybrid cloud and on-premise infrastructure enables us to test tools, software, and ideas, and to develop new solutions for our customers.

Thought Leadership