Dakota provides the entire range of life-cycle services necessary to develop and implement IT systems. Dakota's processes are based on our experience implementing industry best practices and our first hand knowledge of what it takes to build and implement software solutions. While adept at all software life cycle methodologies (incremental, waterfall, iterative, prototyping) we've had more success using an iterative develop, test, and integrate agile methodology. Complete project functionality is developed in a series of iterations (sprints) that build functionality up, allowing early testing of core features, and continual user feedback. These practices allow stakeholders to quickly test functionality to see how well it meets expectations. Key to our successful delivery of software solutions is our ability to adapt our internal process to our customer's methodology and commitment to the benefit of collaborative team work.
Dakota provides a complete range of portfolio, program, and project management support services. We have the essential skill set, training and certifications to lead or support mission projects. We have in-depth experience in the establishment, implementation, continuous improvement and execution of a PMO structure. Our expertise in PMOs provides for consistent execution of IT, logistics, acquisitions, and security projects and programs. We provide oversight and reporting at the portfolio level. We excel at developing innovative, cost-effective, customer-focused solutions to the many challenges experienced by IT and Business Managers.
Dakota provides scientific, technical, and engineering support services to meet mission needs. We recognize adaptability is required, especially when performing activities in support of Federal projects. In our support of science organizations; we appreciate that there are several needs that must always be addressed: safety is always a requirement and adherence to well-established methodology is mandatory for traceability. Our technical and research staff have the credentials, experience, and motivation to find solutions to our customers' interesting problems.
In the Digital Age of pervasive use of smartphones, cloud computing, email and data intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cybersecurity strategic and tactical objectives must strike a balance with operational agility. Dakota’s Cybersecurity Team focuses on providing our customers a tailored approach that blends regulatory compliance and organizational risk appetite. Our Cybersecurity staff maintains key industry certifications and is an accredited Federal Risk and Authorization Management Process (FedRAMP) Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). Our workforce understands the ever-expanding array of cybersecurity guidance and how to successfully customize an implementation program to meet specific unique requirements of various organizations. We have successfully completed a wide range of security projects. They include: assessment and authorization; enterprise and system risk management; creation of security program policies, procedures, and documentation; continuous monitoring; independent verification and validation; security training; gap assessments; requirements analysis; FISMA audits; information assurance; and additional activities in support of these broader services. Our expertise, staff certifications and company credentials allow us to guide our customer’s cybersecurity strategies for maintaining cost-effective programs for compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Homeland Security and other federal and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) mandates.