Carson Inc. Management Consulting Customers

With over 30 years of experienceCarson Inc.'s services are sought after by both government and industry. Representative samples of our management consulting contracts are showcased below.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT CPIC

Carson Inc. is responsible for Department of State's enterprise-wide Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) program management oversight, encompassing all aspects of the IT life cycle, in support of the OCIO. Carson Inc. provides the following services:

  • IT strategic planning and management decision support; enterprise architecture; business case development and analysis; and IT system engineering
  • High-level strategic and tactical planning to the CIO
  • Day to day staff to support the IT CPIC governance mechanism
  • Management of the IT Investment portfolio
  • Program management methodologies

ARMY BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION 

Carson Inc. has conducted a broad assessment across the Institutional Army and developed an Army Campaign Plan annex to transform the Institutional Army so that it can more effectively perform service Title 10 functions that support the transformed, campaign-quality Army with joint and expeditionary capabilities at the direction of the Army Vice Chief of Staff. We support a broad spectrum of tasks in support of Title 10 responsibilities for the Institutional Army including –

  • Army Campaign Plan Decision Point (ACP DPs)
  • Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands and Direct Reporting Units, DP 58
  • Standardize Institutional Army TDAs, DP 59
  • Garrison Function Review, DP 91
  • Army Global Force Pool, DP 99

Carson Inc. also provided support to the Army Office of Business Transformation working for the Under Secretary of the Army to facilitate, coordinate and synchronize Generating Force business operation processes and enterprise governance overseeing the implementation of the Army's integrated management system and enterprise-wide business systems architecture.

NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU J6/CIO SUPPORT SERVICES

Carson Inc. has been supporting the National Guard since the early 1990s. Our support includes the following areas:

  • Joint training, exercises and demonstrations/C4 and CIO subject matter expertise
  • Transition SME support 
  • Resource management, strategic planning research, analysis, evaluation and documentation
  • Conference/meeting administration and support
  • Administrative and logistics support
  • Information assurance support 
  • Information technology support
  • Information management, program/project analysis, evaluation and assessment 

DISA NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTROL

Carson Inc. is the current contractor for the Battle Staff Certification Support contract to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). For over 20 years, Carson Inc. has supported DISA and the Joint Staff in the development of annual assessment exercises for the senior military leadership. This small business contract supports the very narrow field of Nuclear Command and Control (NC2). 

This contract provides the Joint Staff with tools to assess the capability of the warfighter to support senior civilian leadership in the effective management and execution of nuclear assets, vital to the United States and its allies.

Carson Inc. Information Assurance (IA) Customers

With over 30 years of experience, Carson Inc.'s services are sought after by both government and industry. Representative samples of our IA contracts are showcased below.

HHS IT SECURITY ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, AND STAFFING SUPPORT

In August 2010, Carson Inc. won a competitive contract to provide IT support to HHS in the following three focus areas:

  • FISMA IT security program support and oversight support for the CISOs for three HHS operating divisions
  • Enterprise security engineering policy and technical implementation
  • Security architecture planning

NIH CIT IT SECURITY PROGRAM SUPPORT

For NIH, Center for Information Technology (CIT), Carson Inc. provides IT security program management support services including the following: 

  • System certification and accreditation (C&A)
  • Training
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Continuous monitoring including POA&M oversight and validation
  • Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing
  • Incident response and forensics
  • FISMA compliance and reporting

OPM IT SECURITY PROGRAM SUPPORT 

Carson Inc. provides IT security support services to support the OPM/EHRI IT Security Program including the following:

  • System certification and accreditation (C&A)
  • System annual security controls testing
  • Training
  • Enterprise architecture support 
  • System development life cycle (SDLC) support
  • Management of POA&M
  • Policy and procedures development
  • Security program compliance reviews

NRC FISMA REVIEW

Carson Inc. has conducted independent FISMA audits/evaluations of NRC’s information security program on behalf of the Inspector General to assess its compliance with FISMA. The Carson Inc. team performed an in-depth review of the agency’s security policies and procedures, agency self-assessments, agency certification and accreditation process, system owner security practices and control techniques, privacy processes and controls, testing of system security controls, and plan of action and milestones (POA&M) process.

Internal and external vulnerability assessment scans and penetration testing were performed, using the SAINT® network vulnerability security assessment tool to identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

NIH BPA IT SECURITY PROGRAM SUPPORT

Carson Inc. has been providing IA services to NIH for the past 15 years. Through the NIH BPA (#HHSN263201000005B), Carson Inc. provides IT security program support services for 27 NIH institutes and centers including the following services:

COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

Carson Inc. has provided the following IA services for numerous commercial customers:

  • PCI DSS assessments
  • IT security program gap analysis
  • Penetration testing
  • Vulnerability assessment scanning
  • Web application testing
  • Social engineering
  • IT security policy development

Commercial customers have included Duquesne Light, SharpBanc, Congressional Bank, Encore Marketing International, eCommLink, Hanover Hospital, Advanced Radiology Solutions, Retail Data Systems, and more.