We understand the evolutionary process associated with the acquisition life cycle and apply our expertise to ensure that cost effective and supportable solutions are provided in a timely manner. CaVU provides acquisition and program management support as part of our advisory and assistance services to numerous DoD organizations. This support is often provided as an on-site capability within Government facilities to augment existing DoD program, project, and product management offices in the development, test, acquisition, and distribution of their respective programs. CaVU personnel benefit our customers by working side-by-side with their Government counterparts in integrated product teams to develop sound acquisition strategies and plans that deliver products to the Government within the established and approved cost, schedule, and performance baseline.
Our Acquisition & Program Management Services
Our analysts and integrators are able to provide sound advisory services because of their acquisition workforce credentials and experience. These services include development and implementation of acquisition plans and strategies, development of procurement/solicitation documentation, test and evaluation coordination, integrated logistics support assessments, and preparation of documentation for critical milestone reviews in accordance with DoD and the individual service’s policy and guidance. We provide full life cycle program support, from inception during the Materiel Solution Analysis through post-production Operations.
CaVU applies a disciplined, comprehensive, and iterative systems engineering process to our projects that encompasses all technical and managerial aspects of the entire systems life cycle, and provides balanced solutions that satisfy our customers’ needs.
Our systems engineering processes include:
- Preparation and approval of the Systems Engineering Plan
- Preparation and approval of the Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule
- Decision analysis
- Preparation and approval of baselines, specifications, and Work Breakdown Structures
- System design, integration, and test
- Independent verification and validation
- Preparation and approval of the technical data package
- Monitoring and reporting of technical progress on a project
- Preparation for, and conduct of, technical reviews
- Preparation and management of an integrated data repository
- Implementation of continuous improvement efforts for products and processes
Benefits to our customers:
Our systems engineers’ efforts benefit our customers by transforming complex technical problems into implementable solutions. We carefully define and consider customer requirements to design and build successful systems. Our engineers identify which solutions will meet system requirements, effectively evaluate the available alternatives, and select the best options that balance technical performance, cost, schedule, risk, and growth potential for the system. We apply continuous control and management oversight to the project during development, while considering the customer’s needs and affordability in every decision throughout the system life cycle. Our systems engineering approach delivers high-quality, affordable products and services on time and with the correct performance features to our warfighters.
Security Architecture and Engineering, Independent Verification & Validation, and Risk Management Framework Transition
CaVU Consulting, Inc. is a premier provider of Cybersecurity services to the US Navy and Department of Defense (DoD). CaVU is a registered Corporate Navy Validator (C0162), employing Fully Qualified Navy Validators (FQNV) possessing Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) credentials, as well as, certifications and training in multiple Microsoft and Unix operating systems, Cisco networking hardware, and various DoD C4I systems and applications.
CaVU Cybersecurity Engineers and Analysts are helping progress some of the most advanced platforms and applications in the Navy’s portfolio to date. CaVU is leading the charge with establishing a secure and operable unmanned airborne system (air, ashore and afloat segments) that will advance the force projection of tomorrow’s Navy. Likewise, CaVU is a valued contributor to establishing and advancing security measures and operations for Navy network service providers. This encompasses aiding in an Agile software development process for automated troubleshooting of software defined networking (SDN) components at both the end-node and infrastructure points of the Navy’s most relied upon network connectivity program.
- National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Compliant Systems Security Engineering
- Risk Management Framework (RMF) Transition, Intelligence Community Doctrine (ICD) 503 Guidance and Reciprocity Consultation
- Operational Test and Evaluation of Cybersecurity in Acquisition Programs
- Specialization in SPAWAR System Center, Pacific (SSCPAC) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) approval processes for Interim and Operational Accreditations
- Program Protection for complexity levels ranging from small independent standalone systems to Acquisition Category (ACAT) Level 1
- Cyber Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) – Critical Path Analysis
- Secure Software Lifecycle – working with software development teams to build in security and IA compliance from inception through production
- Computer Network Defense – boundary defense and host-based security
- Security Assessments, Penetration Testing, and Independent Verification and Validation
- Information Assurance (IA) Compliance – inclusive of scanning, analysis, patching, remediating
- Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) & Xacta package development, submission, and maintenance
- Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) – capabilities definitions, systems design integration between enclaves, guidance and development & representation for approval packages
What can CaVU Cybersecurity Engineers do for you?
Design, implement, and remediate complex system-wide cyber security requirements based upon the analysis of user and system policies, governing directives and instructions, and resource demands and availability. Support customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies. Coordinate the development, design, and application of solutions implemented by developers, engineers, or administrators. Apply expertise to government and commercial cyber systems, such as dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures; to include computing networks and transports. Provide guidance and direction to other professionals, acts in an advisory capacity, coordinate resolution of highly complex problems and tasks. Possess ability to generate and de-cypher complex technical documentation for system and architecture diagrams or drawings. Capable of installing, configuring, and operating computing network defense applications and tools for monitoring and safeguarding. Able to analyze and communicate computing network defense applications and tools outputs to customers and junior staff members.
What can CaVU Cybersecurity Analysts do for you?
Provide expert technical analysis, guidance and direction of cybersecurity, to include application development, operating systems, physical security, networks, risk assessment, critical infrastructure continuity and contingency planning, emergency preparedness, security awareness and training. Provide analysis of existing system’s vulnerability to possible intrusions, resource manipulation, resource denial and destruction of resources. Provide adept technical expertise and analysis of document creation and review, and supports policy and procedures preparation and implementation. Provide expert technical knowledge and analysis of governing directives and instructions, to include emerging risk management considerations.
CaVU Consulting provides Industrial Security Program consulting services for small businesses wishing to compete and perform on DoD-related classified contracts. We mentor, assist and advise our clients’ Facility Security Officers in directing their organizations’ security programs for the protection of classified national security information.
We offer the following consulting services to our clients and their Facility Security Officers (FSOs), tailored to their individual needs:
- Initial Defense Security Services (DSS) Facility Clearance coordination and assistance
- Personnel Security Clearance initiation, re-investigations, visit requests, and maintenance of PSM through the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)
- JPAS/JCAVS assistance and training
- National Industrial Security Program Manual (NISPOM) guidance and expertise
- Consultation on the procedures outlined in the NISPOM
- Security Operating Procedures (SOP) manual creation, maintenance
- DoD-initial and annual refresher security training for cleared employees
- Mentor acting Facility Security Officer on FSO duties and responsibilities
- DSS inspections preparation and assistance