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Applied Computing Technologies, Inc.

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).

ACT Headquarters

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:

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 certifications at the Foundation/Practitioner level
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professionals (PMP)
  • Microsoft (MCP/MCP +Internet/MCSE) certified professionals
  • MCTS Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist
  • DevOps Foundations
  • Oracle Certified Professional
  • Cisco Certified Network Engineers, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Help Desk Institute (HDI) certified (professional, manager and director)
  • CompTIA A+ hardware certification
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • (ISC)2 Certifications: CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CSSLP
  • Fully Qualified Navy Certification Agents
  • ISACA Certifications: CISM, CRI
  • EC-Council certifications: CE|H, C|CISO
  • CAP Certified Accreditation Professional (ISC2)
  • CISM Certified Information Security Manager (ISACA)
  • CSM Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance)

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.

Community Support

ACT and its employees support their community through various outreach programs:

The Banica Mission

ACT is proud to support the Banica Mission

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

ACT is proud to support Food for the Poor

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

ACT is proud to support Living Water International

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.

Service Delivery

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 Service Delivery Can Meet Your Needs
  • ITIL and HDI Based
  • Entire Life Cycle (Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation, and Continual Process Improvement)
  • Delivered on-site with Customers
  • Delivered integrated with large teams and partners
  • Partnerships for cloud and data center hosting - Terramark, Amazon, Microsoft
  • 24x7x365 Onsite and Offsite Help Desk Operations
  • 24x7x365 Full Time/On-Call Multi-Tier Desk-side Support, both Onsite and Remote VPN
  • Physical IT Inventories, scheduled to minimize customer disruption

Relevant NAICS Codes

Keep your network secure with ACT.
  • 518210 - Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services                            
  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services                                        
  • 541513Computer Facilities Management Services                          
  • 541519Other Computer Related Services                                          
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
  • 541611 -  Administrative Management & General Management Consulting Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Systems Engineering / Cyber Security / Information Assurance

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.

Trust ACT to be your Software Engineering experts.
  • Data Center Migration  
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Migration
  • On and Off premises AWS and Azure Cloud Support Services
  • Network Engineering
  • Database Design and Migration Planning
  • Mobile Computing Infrastructure
  • Unified Communications
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
  • DevOps
  • RHEL Administration & Engineering
  • Microsoft Administration & Engineering
  • F5 load balancer Administration & Engineering
  • Brocade load balancer Administration & Engineering
  • Private/Public key certificate management
  • VMware Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Engineering and Support
  • Backup and Recovery (BUR) Design and Implementation
  • Assessments, Requirements Gathering, Technical Documentation for Application Development efforts.
  • Information System Security Engineering (ISSE)
  • Certification & Accreditation (C&A)
  • Policy & Plan Development (PP&D)
  • Audit & Compliance (A&C)
  • Training, Education & Outreach (TE&O)

Program Management

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 Program Management can support the most dynamic and evolving organizations.
  • Integration leadership Coordinating Among Many Stakeholders
  • Nation-Wide Implementation of Command Centers
  • Facilities and Infrastructure Modernization
  • Business Transformation - DoD Context
  • PM Augmentation and Support on-site with Customers
  • Specialty Consulting (EA & Organizational Transformation)

corporate character

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:

“On every task awarded, this contractor has met or beat the schedule provided by the government.”

“On-site Contractor Program managers, at various locations, have been very quick to respond to government requests for tasking and have been indispensable in achieving our mission.”

“ACT is one of the most ethical businesses that I have had the pleasure of working with. Their Cost Control Measures and ability to staff with highly qualified personnel is exceptional.”

Awards

ACT VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS RANKING IN THE WBJ (2020)

Applied Computing Technologies Inc. ranked #28 on the Veteran-Owned Companies list in the 7/10/2020 issue of the Washington Business Journal.

DHS USCG USABILITY SCORE (2019)

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%.

DHS FEMA Help Desk Award (2013)

ACT - 2013 FEMA Help Desk Award Winner

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded ACT the 2013 FEMA Help Desk Award in appreciation for their outstanding dedication and devotion of duty.

Enterprising Veterans Award (2006)

ACT - 2006 Enterprising Veteran Award Winner

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).

our commitment to quality

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.

Cybersecurity Maturity MOdel Certification

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.