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Dakota provides software engineering support services to the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Dakota has tailored its internal methodology to ICE's Agile Development Methodology. The results have been a series of consistently successful releases, leading the ICE Project Manager to remark:
"Dakota is a great company and I am very happy with their performance."

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Panel Reviewer Information Management System (PRIM) is a comprehensive system used to identify, recruit, track, and communicate with potential proposal reviewers. Dakota provides software engineering support services including operations and maintenance (O&M) and development enhancement services. On a recent CPARS review, NSF wrote:
"In the past year, Dakota has been responsive, creative, proactive and adaptive to NSF mission requirements. Dakota has provided excellent customer service as is regarded as a strong business partner."

Dakota successfully completed a security controls assessment of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) National Longitudinal Surveys System (NLS). NLS is a statistical system, requiring compliance with the Confidentiality of Statistical Information and the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA) as well as other Federal guidelines. After the assessment, the Contracting Officer's Representative told Dakota:
"The [Dakota] team did an excellent job. They were proactive in all phases. They even anticipated things we didn't know we needed. The technical expertise was fabulous. We learned a lot in the process."

NIST Biometrics
Dakota conducted several biometrics research projects with NIST, including the development of an open-source algorithm: Video-based Automatic System for Iris Recognition (VASIR). This algorithm was subject to independent evaluation at the Multiple Biometric Grand Challenge. The algorithm was eventually used as part of a prototype Biometric kiosk designed to convey non-verbal immigration instruction information at ports of entry. Based on this work, the NIST Laboratory Director awarded our researcher with the Agency's Associate of the Year award. Our Contracting Officer's Representative expressed satisfaction with our work:
"Dakota has an excellent understanding of the unique requirements of NIST, and allowed us a great deal of flexibility. This was extremely helpful in us meeting our requirements, which would often change within the context of a research program."

"Project Managers were easily accessible and receptive to open communications."

"The requirements were indeed met and were accomplished with no major or minor problems."

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