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Valiant Team awarded NIEHS Merit Award

(November 1, 2022) – Valiant Solutions' employees [Chris Harrison, Lynne Duncan and Mark McLatchy] were awarded the 2022 Merit Award by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for outstanding achievements as part of the Solarwinds remediation effort. Steve Fabry, CIO of NIEHS, nominated the SOC team for "outstanding achievement in resolving the Solarwinds removal and replacement.”  Their nomination was reviewed and approved by the NIEHS Leadership Team.  Read more about it on the NIEHS Awards page.

Valiant Continues to Serve GSA with Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Support Contract

(September 12, 2022) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) proudly announces the award of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Support Services contract, delivering Information System Security Officer (ISSO) support, system Assessment and Authorization (A&A), and penetration testing services. Through our long-standing partnership with GSA, Valiant brings proven performance and experience to execute the tasks on this program. Matt Raydo, Valiant CEO, shares, “At Valiant, we are proud of our long-standing commitment and successful support for GSA. This award affirms both our capabilities and potential for future work with this agency.”

The contract is valued at $30 million over a five-year period. VP of Operations, Geoff Gregory, explains, “We are thrilled to continue our support for GSA’s dynamic FISMA system inventory. For the next five years, Valiant will guide FISMA system security as systems introduce new capabilities, re-platform, or are built anew to match the changing needs of users across the U.S. Government.”   

Valiant Secures $9.3M Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Contract for Information Security Services

(August 15, 2022) – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) awarded Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) a contract to provide industry leading Information Security Services (ISS) in partnership with the Enterprise Cybersecurity Department (ECD). The contract is valued at $9.3 million over a five-year period. 

Matt Raydo, Valiant’s CEO, commented, “Valiant is honored to have this opportunity to support PBGC in its strategic mission and we look forward to a successful partnership.” 

PBGC protects the retirement security of more than 33 million American workers, retirees and their families, in private sector defined benefit plans. The ECD manages PBGC’s enterprise cybersecurity program. The department is responsible for the development and implementation of related agency-wide security policies, standards, and procedures, as well as all oversight for federal cybersecurity mandates. ECD conducts information technology security training and provides guidance to PBGC’s program areas.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business working with the Federal Government to overcome complex cybersecurity challenges. Our comprehensive management approach offers customers real-time, actionable data for budget, operations, and security teams. With core capabilities including Security Engineering and Operations, Risk Management Framework Services, and IT Enterprise Operations, Valiant excels in Agile Development, SecDevOps, and Automation both on-premises and in the cloud. Our proven security experts develop, implement, and manage IT security solutions to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data, reducing the impact of threats on productivity for our customers. Valiant is headquartered in North Carolina with offices in the DC Metro area, Kansas City, Fort Worth, and Denver.

Valiant Earns Eighth Consecutive Washington D.C. Best Places to Work Honor

(April 04, 2022) – For the eighth year in a row, Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) has earned the distinction of Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington D.C. area by the Washington Business Journal. The annual award recognizes DC area companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their staff.  

Valiant prides itself on the ability to attract and retain talent by focusing on a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and a mission-driven purpose to support its clients. Valiant CEO, Matt Raydo, says, “We expect the best from our team every day and in return, it's our goal to give them the very best."

Companies who earn the Best Places to Work award demonstrate consistent dedication to creating a positive and fulfilling employment environment. Valiant employees note that the company offers numerous opportunities for educational and professional growth while maintaining a strong sense of camaraderie through celebrations, games and corporate awards for work excellence. 

Catherine Buchanan, Vice President of Mission Support, shared her excitement about the award, “One year winning this award is an honor but eight consecutive years calls for a celebration. For nearly a decade, our employees have consistently felt valued and appreciated for their innovations and contributions. That is hard to come by in our industry and what makes Valiant extraordinary.”

Visit our website to learn more about Valiant Solutions and our career opportunities.

Valiant Continues to Serve GSA with Corporate IT Services BPA Win

(October 20, 2021) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) proudly announces the award of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Corporate IT Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). Through our long-standing partnership with GSA, Valiant brings proven performance and experience to execute tasks on this BPA. Matt Raydo, Valiant President and CEO, shares, “At Valiant, we are proud of our long-standing commitment and successful support to GSA. This award affirms both our capabilities and potential for future work with this agency.”

Under this BPA, which has a ceiling of $250 million, Valiant will provide program management support, strategies for system concepts and design, implementation of software and other technologies, systems administration, and information systems security. Use of Agile techniques and other advanced methodologies will enhance efficiency and effectiveness while freeing up GSA to focus on its core mission.

VP of Operations, Geoff Gregory, explains, "The IC BPA gives us the opportunity to expand our existing security and development services. With a total of four programs at GSA, Valiant brings expertise on the GSA IT toolset and technology strategy to each BPA Task Order."




Valiant Adds Second Prime Contract at Education Performing Highly Adaptive Cyber Augmentation Services

(June 22, 2021) Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) has been awarded its second prime contract at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) performing Highly Adaptive Cyber Augmentation Services (HACAS). The ED HACAS contract spans three years with a ceiling of over $14 million and supports the four branches that make up the Information Assurance Services Directorate: 1) Security Engineering and Architecture; 2) Cyber Operations; 3) Governance, Risk, and Policy; and 4) Information Systems Security.

President and CEO, Matt Raydo, says, “Once again, we are privileged to be selected to perform vital data and system protection services for the Department of Education.” He goes on to say, “We are proud of the work we’ve done for the Department in the past, and our team is eager to bring our expertise to this project as well.”

Valiant will oversee cybersecurity program management for ED. This includes:

  • Operating the ED Security Operations Center
  • Conducting advanced research and analysis to generate intelligence with high confidence and plans on how to manage threats 
  • Performing forensics and malware analysis
  • Providing major incident management and support

Last year, Valiant was awarded a five-year, $8 million award from the Department for Information Security Continuous Monitoring support. This month’s announcement affirms Valiant’s superior work and commitment on previous and ongoing ED projects.


About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business working with the Federal Government to overcome complex cybersecurity challenges. Our comprehensive management approach offers customers real-time, actionable data for budget, operations, and security teams. With core capabilities including Security Engineering and Operations, Risk Management Framework Services, and IT Enterprise Operations, Valiant excels in Agile Development, SecDevOps, and Automation both on-premises and in the cloud. Our proven security experts develop, implement, and manage IT security solutions to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data, reducing the impact of threats on productivity for our customers. Valiant is headquartered in North Carolina with offices in the DC Metro area, Kansas City, Fort Worth, and Denver.

Valiant Awarded $300 Million U.S. Department of Education Cyber BPA

(May 18, 2021) Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant), has been awarded a five-year, $300 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) to provide Cybersecurity and Privacy Support Services (CPSS) for Federal Student Aid (FSA) and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The award continues the successful partnership between the DoED and Valiant. The company currently provides Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Program support for the OCIO as a prime contractor.

“We are honored to receive this award and look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Department of Education,” says CEO, Matt Raydo. He continues, “Cybersecurity remains one of the most important issues facing the federal government and we look forward to playing this vital role in protecting the Department’s systems and information.” 

The DoED CPSS BPA will be used to provide Cybersecurity Risk Management and Compliance, Information Systems Security Services, Cybersecurity Operations, Software Capability Development, Security Architecture Support, Security Engineering and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation.

Vice President of Operations, Geoff Gregory, says, "With the BPA available for use Department-wide, Valiant will help new Program Office clients draw greater value out of their existing toolset as they pivot to data-centric and risk-focused approaches that balance compliance, security and cost. Valiant's incumbency at the OCIO level helps ensure interoperable technology and process alignment for the Program Offices."  

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business working with the Federal Government to overcome complex cybersecurity challenges. Our comprehensive management approach offers customers real-time, actionable data for budget, operations, and security teams. With core capabilities including Security Engineering and Operations, Risk Management Framework Services, and IT Enterprise Operations, Valiant excels in Agile Development, SecDevOps, and Automation both on-premises and in the cloud. Our proven security experts develop, implement, and manage IT security solutions to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data, reducing the impact of threats on productivity for our customers. Valiant is headquartered in North Carolina with offices in the DC Metro area, Kansas City, Fort Worth, and Denver.



Valiant Solutions Awarded NOAA BPA

(April 20, 2021) Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) as a prime contractor. The 5-year BPA (with 5-year option) has a ceiling of approximately $2.1 billion. It provides agency-wide coverage for IT core management components and service areas. It also includes cross-cutting services for system design development, fielding, and sustainment of global IT needs vital to the oceanic and atmospheric observing needs of the nation. 

“We are committed to providing NOAA the best of Valiant’s advanced technologies, services, and talent,” says Valiant CEO Matt Raydo. He goes on to say, “Valiant looks forward to forging a strong partnership with this vital agency for years to come.”

Valiant is joined under a Contractor Teaming Agreement by Fusion Technology and Signal Mountain Networks, to provide innovative and secure IT solutions including DevSecOps, automation, and cybersecurity services.

Heather Caudle, Director of Government Solutions, says, "Valiant is honored to be an awardee on the NMITS contract vehicle, and we are excited to help enable NOAA's mission through our cybersecurity support services."


Valiant Recognized As One of the “Best Places to Work” for the Seventh Straight Year

(April 15, 2021) For seven years running, Valiant Solutions (Valiant) has earned the vote of its employees as one of the Best Places to Work in the Washington, DC area. The annual Washington Business Journal award recognizes capital region companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their staff.

Employees cite Valiant’s superior corporate culture as a primary reason for job satisfaction.

As Valiant President and CEO, Matt Raydo, explains, “At Valiant, we make our people a priority. We hire the best and we show that we care about our employees and their families in everything we do. We take particular pride in creating opportunities for professional growth while ensuring that Valiant remains near the top of our field in certifications earned.”

Raydo goes on to say, “Being proud of this achievement, however, does not mean we are satisfied. We will strive to continue improving each year.”

Companies who earn the Best Places to Work award demonstrate consistent dedication to creating a positive and fulfilling employment environment. Valiant employees note that the company offers numerous opportunities for educational and professional growth while maintaining a strong sense of camaraderie through games, celebrations, and corporate awards for work excellence.

Employees also expressed appreciation for Valiant’s commitment to open communication as part of an overall effort to establish positive team dynamics, as well as effective collaboration.

“At Valiant Solutions, we are driven to ensure every employee has a top-notch employment experience and feels valued for their ideas and contributions,” says Sara Wenke, Human Resources and Recruiting Generalist. She adds, “We have an amazing team of brilliant cybersecurity professionals that have a passion and pride in creating innovative security solutions. My personal favorite offerings include: working autonomously, a flexible schedule, kind and funny teammates, career growth, a fitness reimbursement program, and competitive games and social events offered year round.”