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Information Transport Systems and Network Defense

Federal Government Customer

Challenge: 

A Federal Government customer requirement for conducting a site survey and integration for an information transport system to establish an integrated enterprise network operations capability outside of the continental United States (OCONUS).  The integrated solution was to use COTS products to provide high bandwidth information transport capability to support current and future mission requirements including classified and unclassified data, voice, video, sensor, and imagery traffic.

Solution: 

INDUS immediately assembled and deployed the necessary mix of BICSI-certified designers, technicians, and installers, all with the requisite clearance levels, to design, acquire, install and configure the solution, maximize the use of existing equipment and facilities, and meet all corresponding program directives at the OCONUS location.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Challenge: 

Streamline the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process and associated FISMA compliance and reporting requirements by using enterprise-wide tools.

Solution: 

INDUS implemented the Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) tool to leverage guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and industry best practices. Since its implementation, DOT uses CSAM to assist in Information Technology (IT) security self-assessments and to generate monthly, quarterly, and annual OMB mandated FISMA reports. DOT uses CSAM as an electronic storage warehouse for C&A and Annual Security Assessment deliverables and products. CSAM is also used to document and manage uncovered IT general support and application system vulnerabilities and deficiencies as defined in resultant Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms).

Due to the CSAM's success, DOT expanded its use to initiate and perform C&As and Annual Security Assessments through its automated features and capabilities. This initiative reduced the time (by 20-30%) to complete the C&A process and greatly reduced training costs.

INDUS was a significant contributor to FHWA achieving a Green status on all FISMA compliance directives in the OMB Scorecard.

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Challenge: 

To develop a portal to meet information sharing needs of the DOJ’s Criminal Division.

Solution: 

INDUS developed the Criminal Division’s secure, Oracle-based portal architecture. INDUS engineers defined the requirements, designed the solution, and established benchmarks and quality measures to evaluate whether the system is effective and efficient. This portal enables users to securely access public and internally protected information.