Applied Computing Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a leading-edge provider of information technology solutions and services to the United States government. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we have a well-established corporate history marked by continual growth in revenue and customer base. We are led by the senior management team who founded ACT and whose members average over 20 years of technical and management experience within the federal government and the Department of Defense (DoD).
We are a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) whose mission is to deliver IT support services to our customers with the highest degree of quality and integrity. As an agile and innovative services provider, it is also our goal to attract and retain the highest caliber of technically proficient and career-orientated professionals. We have the proven ability to develop strong cultural alignment with our customers, and we always strive to offer best value solutions through competitive rates.
ACT has built an exemplary performance record based on integrity, responsiveness to customers, and quality of service. We have the energy, vision, capability, and commitment to deliver world-class IT services aligned with the missions of our clients and their core values.
Our ISO 9001:2015 certified and CMMI Level 2 appraised processes are strengthened by a work force composed of highly
trained technicians. To ensure the control of quality deliverables, ACT employs technicians who have demonstrated their skills through numerous certifications. Our team of professionals is comprised of:
ACT has the ability to manage, staff, budget, schedule, and provide quality control on various government projects. We have the processes, tools, financial resources, proven past performances, and technical capabilities to be a highly viable contractor to meet your organization's information technology needs.
ACT and its employees support their community through various outreach programs:
The Banica Mission is a missionary partnership between the Diocese of Arlington, VA, and the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana, serving 10,000 poor people in the rural area of the Dominican Republic on the border of Haiti. In 2004 the Mission established a parish school (pre-K through 8th grade). Today 250 students are receiving an education far superior to the education offered in the local public school. In early 2011, ACT owners Bob Hansen and Rebecca Aughney visited the Mission’s parish school to tour the site where a new computer lab had been planned. Since their journey there in 2011, the school now has a newly built library and in February 2013 dedicated a new computer lab facility that was donated by ACT. The lab supports 25 students per class and offers a view to the world outside, improved education, opportunities to learn basic and advanced computer skills that will ultimately improve the chances for these students to advance and compete for opportunities to go to college. In addition, ACT provided the necessary funds and oversaw the upgrade of the security systems at the Mission’s parish school.
Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States and serves the poorest of poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Since its inception in 1982, Food For The Poor has provided in excess of $10 billion in aid. More than 95% of all donations to Food For The Poor go directly to the programs that help the poor. That’s less than 5% in administrative costs!
The mission of Food For The Poor is to link the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that helps both the materially poor and the poor in spirit.
The materially poor are served by local churches, clergy and lay leaders who have been empowered and supplied with goods by Food For The Poor. The poor in spirit are renewed by their relationship with and service to the poor through direct ministry of teaching, encouragement and prayer. Ultimately, Food For The Poor seeks to bring both benefactors and recipients to a closer union with our Lord.
ACT has been a financial supporter of Food For The Poor since 2005. In 2013, ACT has begun to play a more active role in bringing together businesses in the DC area to learn more about and support this vital ministry.
Living Water International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help communities acquire desperately needed clean water, with a special focus on creating sustainable water and sanitation programs in underdeveloped countries. As of 2016, Living Water International has completed more than 16,656 water projects. These projects have facilitated community-based solutions to water shortages by equipping them with the resources to harvest clean drinking water, drill new water wells, and repair old water pumps.
ACT is the trusted partner of multiple government agencies when it comes to delivering mission success. We offer a track record of proven performance in full life cycle IT service delivery.
ACT has been providing technical and engineering support to government clients for more than 20 years. Our breadth of experience makes us the industry experts in translating operational requirements into well-configured systems.
Our IT Security Validation Testing process includes a comprehensive vulnerability assessment to determine risk and develop mitigation strategies. Our network security approach inspects each layer through enterprise-wide penetration testing to identify and reduce vulnerabilities. At every phase of the project, we will stay abreast of any new threats or changes in security controls.
ACT uses repeatable standards-based processes that allow our clients to successfully implement complex programs. Our project managers and engineers work side-by-side with our clients to analyze requirements, implement processes, manage technical risks, review emerging technologies, and apply best practices frameworks for mission completion. ACT can provide the structure necessary to satisfy the unique needs of the most dynamic and evolving organizations.
ACT's reputation is marked by over two decades of strong corporate experience and financial stability. We have successfully passed DCAA pre-award audits and cost proposal audits, and have remained debt-free since our founding. Our financially and ethically responsible approach to doing business is echoed by our above-average operational scores and low-risk ratings from third-party commercial data aggregators.
ACT often receives exceptional ratings from the government in our Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs). Some comments from our government clients that have been shown in our CPARs include the following:
Applied Computing Technologies Inc. ranked #28 on the Veteran-Owned Companies list in the 7/10/2020 issue of the Washington Business Journal.
ACT’s Mobile Incident Management Handbook (USCG mIMH)application, developed for the US Coast Guard, received one of the highest usability ratings achieving a score of 97%.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded ACT the 2013 FEMA Help Desk Award in appreciation for their outstanding dedication and devotion of duty.
ACT is the 2006 recipient of the Enterprising Veteran Award, the highest honor awarded to high performing veteran entrepreneurs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE).
ACT’s process-focused approach and commitment to quality through measurable, repeatable process development has resulted in process defect identification and elimination, better customer service, improved employee morale, and increased productivity. These benefits translate to lower costs for our customers through increased efficiency across projects.
ACT is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, successfully passing our reassessment audit on June 11, 2018. Our ISO 9001:2015certificate (# 12627) is valid through June 10, 2021. This audit was conducted by National Quality Assurance, USA. NQA-USA is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
ACT is also currently appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration-Development,(CMMI-Dev) Version 1.3 Maturity Level 2 and (CMMI-SVC) Version 1.3 Maturity Level 2. The most recent successful appraisal completed in December 2018 was conducted by SG Solutions, Inc., a CMMI Institute Partner. The CMMI Institute approved the appraisal for public use.
Our Quality Management System (QMS) is based in our ISO9001:2015 certified corporate level business processes supporting IDIQ and Task Order management, while our CMMI Level 2 assessed processes focus on program management practices in the areas of: project level planning, execution, delivery, monitoring, and reporting. These documented, repeatable quality practices are used on every ACT project or program to ensure that customer requirements are satisfied on time and meet customer expectations. ACT’s Senior Management is actively engaged in the support and maintenance of the QMS to provide quality customer service.
ACT actively documents, takes action on, and monitors known Risk and Opportunities in the QMS. Our proactive approach is intended to identify potential risks early, and then put in place effective mitigation strategies to minimize negative impacts on ACT and our customers.
ACT is actively involved in continual improvement of the QMS. The sources for improvement come from several sources, but ultimately all non-conformances are documented and worked to resolution following a standardized process. Senior Management is actively involved with QA in this process.
Monthly In Progress Reviews (IPR) are held where each Program/Project Manager (PM) provides an in- depth report to ACT Senior Management and other ACT Stakeholders. These meetings provide the primary means to ensure a smooth and complete flow of information is provided to the ACT decision makers.
ACT believes strongly in securing our federal customer’s data, maintaining a hardened cybersecurity presence, and being a safe and secure partner against the ever-growing thread of malicious cyber actors threatening our nation’s economic and national security. ACT recognized early on the necessity and value of the DOD’s planned Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and the need to standardize, certify, and measure contractors against these threats. The CMMC model measures cybersecurity maturity for five levels aligning a set of processes and practices with types of information to be protected to the associated range of threats. As a small business it is no small effort to make the investment to pursuing a CMMC Level 3 certification, but ACT is well underway into our pursuit of this important program. The CMMC model consists of maturity processes and cybersecurity best practices from multiple standards, framework, references, as well as inputs from the broader government contracting community. Once ACT has completed our targeted Level 3 certification, we will have been measured for our cybersecurity maturity for managed processes as well as possessing good cyber hygiene practices with an ability to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) for the federal government.