Initially started as a help desk company, ASD transformed services to everything IT—Information Technology. The company brings extensive experience in working with federal agencies such as Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and DoD. Currently, ASD supports the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Service Provider (JSP), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the Department of State. ASD has acquired various other significant projects under Bennett’s supervision, who brings valuable knowledge and experience of working at different management/technology positions.
Considering ASD’s OSD performance, it was contracted by the Space and Missile Defense Command, MDA and Army projects.
ASD is now working with three-lettered organizations to build open-source security platform to provide advanced technologies. ASD employs Vectra’s threat detection AI that spots prospective malicious behavior in networks and signals the response team. ASD has an ‘Advanced Technologies Group’ committed to delivering avant-garde cybersecurity and cloud-based solutions to solve complicated problems for customers.
ASD is broadening its business base into evolving areas of Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS), including Cybersecurity, Cloud Technology, and other capabilities; and by doing so, expanding its customer base into new agencies demonstrating the need for these products and services. It is important to recognize a Business Plan for ATS as a dynamic instrument by its focus—Advanced Technologies, especially in cybersecurity. As cyber threats evolve, so does the firm’s solutions to defeat such threats.
Products under evaluation are targeted at Real Time Threat Identification and Management, Automated Threat Remediation, Full Packet Capture technologies at 40 Gig and higher, Agentless Endpoint Detection and Response, Incident Response Orchestration, Advanced Application Security, Converged Storage Solutions, Cloud Deployment Engineering Services, and Software Defined Networking. It is expected that the mix of targeted solutions will evolve as the dynamics of IT and cybersecurity evolve.
ASD provides a full range of integration and operations services coincident with deployed advanced technologies including requirements analysis, domain architecture site surveys, product integration and performance validation testing/tuning, operations and maintenance, and lifecycle management. Such activities are supported by engineering/ technical leads.
Bennett believes the future of ASD will be determined by its employees. To keep the staff operating at optimum efficiency, the company spends $300,000 to $500,000 annually on training and skill development on emerging technologies and methodologies. Moreover, to remain viable, ASD believes in providing the best possible services to its clients. “If you are consistently providing a superior level of service, you are putting yourself in a position to develop a relationship to allow you to grow with your customer,” concludes Bennett.