TekSynap, as the prime contractor supporting the Department of the Defense Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Network and Information Exchange (DENIX) program continues to raise the bar in providing leading capabilities. DENIX has achieved many first and outstanding accomplishments over its history. Most recently, during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Washington DC Summit 2022, the DENIX program was highlighted for our Infrastructure as Code (IaC) implementation. Our partnership with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC) to implement IaC as a project accelerator enhances the program’s security posture and decreases operational costs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to supporting the mission of our Department of Defense (DoD) customers by providing innovative, efficient, and effective solutions. In support of this commitment, we are announcing the availability of DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for AWS – a baseline that uses a collection of templates to enable defense mission owners to quickly build out secure, scalable cloud environments. DoD Cloud IaC for AWS is designed to help DoD organizations accelerate cloud adoption and support the rapid delivery of capabilities to the warfighter.

Today, adoption of cloud services in the DoD requires time and resources that may not be readily available due to current mission demands and operational tempo (OPTEMPO). Infrastructure as code (IaC) is a DevOps concept that leverages automation to build out a foundational cloud environment that is ready to be customized to mission-specific requirements, significantly reducing the upfront investment that can slow the adoption of cloud capabilities. DoD Cloud IaC for AWS baseline helps further accelerate the DoD’s cloud adoption by its use of templates that are pre-configured and pre-authorized by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide DoD mission owners a secure, approved starting point for their cloud environments.

DoD Cloud IaC for AWS recently received a three-year Authority to Operate (ATO) with conditions from DISA’s Risk Management Executive. The ATO with conditions reduces the assessment and authorization burden for mission owners, to include the inheritance of 103 common controls and 295 control correlation identifiers (CCI) in the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Services (eMASS) system.

DoD Cloud IaC for AWS also makes it simpler for mission owners to make sure the cloud environment is secure and compliant. DoD Cloud IaC for AWS creates tailored environments with embedded preventative and detective controls that comply with NIST 800-53 and the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (CC SRG), and provides automated environment assessment and reporting. After deployment, mission owners can have a compliant and secure environment that can be used to deploy mission systems, build software applications, and migrate data.

Recently, the DoD Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Network and Information Exchange (DENIX) was able to accelerate their digital transformation through timely, cost-effective, and secure cloud deployment facilitated by DoD Cloud IaC for AWS.

“The DENIX program sees DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code for AWS as a digital transformation accelerator,” said Poppy Harrover, program manager at DENIX. “By adopting the preapproved baseline, we reduce our deployment timelines, stay within budget, enhance cybersecurity, and expedite the ATO authorization process. DOD IaC helps transform DENIX into customer focused platform service that enables capabilities delivery at the speed of relevance at the least possible cost.”

Through the use of its pre-configured, pre-authorized templates, DoD Cloud IaC for AWS supports rapid delivery of innovative cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) technologies and capabilities to the warfighter.

Beyond the foundational environment deployments, DoD Cloud IaC for AWS includes a set of DISA-authorized, pre-configured offerings available through the AWS Service Catalog. These services decrease time to operational capability for a wide array of use cases and accelerate mission owners’ deployment of a tailored cloud environment.

DoD Cloud IaC for AWS also provides customers the opportunity to move up the stack and leverage higher level native AWS Managed Services, which increases the number of controls inherited from the cloud services provider.

Learn more details about DoD Cloud for IaC. Visit the DISA Hosting and Compute Center’s (HaCC) webpage to learn more about this baseline and get started.

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/dod-cloud-infrastructure-as-code-for-aws-now-available/

Reston, VA – TekSynap Corporation IT Services Division announced that it has been appraised at level 5 for Services and level 3 for Development of ISACA’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) v2.0. The appraisal was performed by Process Assessment Consulting and Training.

CMMI is a proven, outcome-based performance model and the globally accepted standard for improving capability, optimizing business performance and aligning operations to business goals.

An appraisal at Maturity Level 5 indicates that the organization is performing at an “optimizing” level. At this level, the organization continually improves its processes based on a quantitative understanding of its business objectives and performance needs. The organization uses a quantitative approach to understand the variation inherent in the process and the causes of process outcomes.

TekSynap was previously appraised at CMMI Level 3 for Services and Level 3 for Development under CMMI® v1.3. The latest appraisal rating at Level 5 for Services is a rare achievement that demonstrates excellent service delivery, superior quality and continuous improvement are ingrained throughout TekSynap. TekSynap Director of Quality, Kaitlyn Eber, said “We are thrilled with the findings of the appraisal! This is a testament to our quality culture and capability to deliver excellent services and development capabilities to our customers. We’re eager to continue to bring innovative solutions to our Federal and commercial customers utilizing the industry standards and best practices.”

About TekSynap Corporation

TekSynap is a full spectrum systems integrator. We deploy industry-leading solutions that provide effective computing and communication environments. We supply IT professionals with management experience and technical expertise, to ensure that projects and programs are completed on time and within your budget. At TekSynap, an ethic of hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm cultivates a can-do atmosphere where any goal can be achieved.

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Inc., a media publication that focuses on businesses all over the country, has named TekSynap Corporation to its “2022 Inc. 5000: Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region.” Founded in 2008, TekSynap has grown quickly and become a key player within the IT government contracting industry.

Inc.’s annual list highlights the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Ranked #56, TekSynap has had a growth of 181% within a two-year period. According to Inc., “Brains, bravery, and optimism propelled these businesses to our annual fast-growth list, even amid the pandemic.” Despite the effects of Covid-19, TekSynap has continued to build and expand as a company and is proud to be a part of the top 100 in Inc.’s fast growth list.

Every year Inc. reviews submissions for the Fastest Growing to feature all the major economic contributors throughout the country. You may see the full list here and view each region, as well as read features. TekSynap’s listing can be found under Regionals 2022: Mid-Atlantic.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has approved TekSynap as a Trusted Integrator for Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC). CSfC is an important part of NSA’s commercial cybersecurity strategy to deliver secure cybersecurity solutions leveraging commercial technologies and products to deliver cybersecurity solutions quickly. It is founded on the principle that properly configured, layered solutions can provide adequate protection of classified data in a variety of different applications. NSA has developed, approved, and published solution-level specifications called Capability Packages (CPs) and, through the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), works with technical communities from across industry, government and academia to develop, maintain, and publish product-level security requirements called Protection Profiles (PPs). NSA’s CSfC Program was established to enable commercial products to be used in layered solutions protecting classified NSS data. This will provide the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards in a solution that can be fielded in months, not years.

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TekSynap Named One of the Top Workplaces on Glassdoor

TekSynap Corporation was ranked within the Top 50 of Glassdoor’s “100 Best Places to Work” 2022, for small and medium-sized companies. Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees can anonymously review companies. On Glassdoor, users can review salary, benefits, interviews, management, and provide photos of the company they are evaluating.
Citing culture, leadership, growth, diversity, and inclusion as the aspects that come together to make a company a ‘best’ place to work, Glassdoor compiled this list using employee-created ratings. Placing #39, one of the first comments about TekSynap states that, “TekSynap has amazing benefits, dedicated employees, promotes work-life balance, and puts its people first! This company goes above and beyond in so many ways.”

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Washington, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE)’s continued partnership with TekSynap, an industry leader in information technology and technical services for federal government agencies directly and through partnerships, has proved instrumental for both organizations and the communities they serve. This announcement comes after TekSynap was named one of the fastest-growing companies by Washington Business Journal for the 6th year.

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TekSynap’s win of a Small Business Award (one of only two) on the $800M, 10-year Multi-Award IDIQ Total Engineering & Integration Services (TEIS-IV) contract solidifies a strategic commitment made to supporting not only the US Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) – but also Ft. Huachuca and Army Enterprise IT / Cyber Operations.

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TekSynap’s very own Information Technology Administrator, Zachery Gardner obtained his master’s from ECPI University in the Science of cybersecurity. Zach graduated first in his class as valedictorian and was asked to give an honorary speech. Zach is a valuable asset to our company; he provides our team with invaluable support. At TekSynap, we value lifting our employees up and helping them grow.

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TekSynap Corporation, a full spectrum systems integrator company, was named one of Washington Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2021. The WBJ Fastest-Growing Companies Award highlights the 75 fastest-growing private companies in the Washington region. TekSynap ranked #22 in the WBJ Fastest-Growing Companies Award with three-year revenue growth of 73.25% percent. Most of the WBJ Fast 75 awardees are companies with annual revenues under $40 million. TekSynap stands as an outlier on this list with a growing $116.2 million revenue for 2020, one of the largest technology companies to be recognized on the list. WBJ has recognized TekSynap for 6 consecutive years as a Fast 75 company. This recognition signifies consistent growth since the company’s inception in 2008.

“My team and I are honored to be recognized with the WBJ Fast 75 awards. Our core values, vision, and mission directly inform the success of TekSynap as we move into the future. This team has absorbed what ‘works’ at each level – for the company, our customers, and our employees. It has been my vision as CEO to provide imaginative and innovative solutions leveraging technology, to raise the quality of life, to create efficiencies for online users, and finally to advance the mission objectives for our customers,” said Kam Jinnah, TekSynap’s CEO and Founder.

About TekSynap

TekSynap is a full spectrum systems integrator. We deploy industry-leading solutions that provide effective computing and communication environments. We supply IT professionals with management experience and technical expertise, to ensure that projects and programs are completed on time and within your budget. At TekSynap, an ethic of hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm cultivates a can-do atmosphere where any goal can be achieved.

TekSynap Takes 1st Place at The 2021 Security AWS GameDay
Last week, TekSynap participated in an online AWS Security GameDay. Hosted by Amazon Web Services, GameDays are 100% hands-on, competitive events designed to introduce AWS administration concepts and workflows, conducted entirely through the AWS Console. Twenty-five teams from various companies were invited to participate in the AWS GameDay. Our team, “TekSynap Neurons,” ended the day in FIRST PLACE!

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