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Valiant Achieves CMMI v2.0 Level 3 Appraisal for Services and Development

(October 16, 2023) - Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is proud to announce that it has been appraised at level 3 of ISACA's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI ®) for Services (CMMI-SVC) and Development (CMMI-DEV). This quality achievement builds upon Valiant’s longstanding International Standards Organization (ISO) certifications for Quality Management (9001), Information Security Management (27001) and Service Management (20000). 

Meredith Gander, Proposal and Quality Manager, expressed the following sentiment, “I could not be prouder of the Valiant team for achieving the milestone of being CMMI-SVC and DEV Level 3 certified. It is a true pleasure working alongside this remarkable group. They managed to turn a challenging journey into a fun and rewarding experience. Their unwavering commitment and hard work have paved the way for the payoff of CMMI-SVC and DEV Level 3 certification, setting us on a path to even greater success.”

CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized, understood and described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. 

Our Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Brittany Gload, shared, “I am incredibly proud of our team for their dedication, hard work and exceptional teamwork in reaching this significant achievement. Obtaining CMMI-SVC and DEV Level 3 appraisal underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier services and solutions to our valued clients. This recognition is a reflection of our dedication to process improvement, quality assurance and our ongoing pursuit of excellence. Our team remains committed to driving innovation, achieving operational excellence and ensuring the highest level of quality in all that we do."

For more information about Valiant, visit www.valiantsolutions.com.

About CMMI

CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. CMMI Institute’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevate performance and create sustainable competitive advantage. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit CMMIinstitute.com.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC supports 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

Valiant Secures $200M GSA Contract for Security Operations Support

(October 3, 2023) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is thrilled to announce its award of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Security Engineering and Operations Support III (SecOps III) contract. This recompete contract is valued at $200 million over five years. Valiant will provide a wide range of services including Program Management; Security Engineering; Governance and Security Compliance; Security Operations; Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM); ISSO Support and Security Assessment Services. The GSA Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is the buyer and services are provided as-a-Service (aaS) to various business lines throughout the GSA.

GSA is a cornerstone of federal government operations and Valiant has been their trusted partner since 2014. The strong reputation of Valiant’s leadership and staff has been pivotal in securing this contract and maintaining our long-term relationship..  

Matt Raydo, CEO, expressed, “We are proud that Team Valiant has earned a trusted reputation over the years with GSA. Valiant has a profound understanding of GSA's tooling and infrastructure and we are eager to continue our partnership with the agency.”

For more information about Valiant, visit www.valiantsolutions.com.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC supports 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

Valiant Awarded $13M U.S. Department of Education (ED) Call Order for Security Engineering and Architecture (SE&A) Support Services

(September 8, 2023) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is pleased to announce our award of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Security Engineering and Architecture (SE&A) Support Services contract. The award is a five-year, $13 million Call Order with a focus on developing the Department’s Cyber Data Lake and implementing Splunk to meet OMB M-21-31 requirements. Valiant will also be maintaining the Department’s security tools suite, supporting the system Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process for all security tools, and serving in an advisory capacity for technology modernization, security automation, architecture and design, security solutions integration and security transformation.

Valiant has been a dedicated partner to the Department since 2020, fostering a deep understanding of its strategic direction and goals. With a consistent track record of providing valuable expertise to our clients, Valiant is well-prepared to assist ED in achieving its objectives for the SE&A contract. Matt Raydo, CEO, commented, “At Valiant, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to the Department of Education. This award affirms both our capabilities and potential for future work with ED.” 

For more information about Valiant, visit www.valiantsolutions.com.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business supporting 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

Valiant Joins the Digital Services Coalition (DSC) of Companies Driving Government Digital Transformation

(August 29, 2023) - The Digital Services Coalition (DSC) is thrilled to welcome Valiant Solutions to their collection of agile technology and design firms that serve the government. The DSC is redefining how the government does digital. That’s why design and development firms have teamed up to bring the innovation and agility that’s become the backbone of commercial digital services to the government. This kind of digital transformation uses technology as a means to a goal—to dramatically improve the performance, reach, and customer experience of government services. Valiant is thrilled to be involved in the coalition of rethinking how the government delivers digital services. Read more about the Valiant welcome here.

Valiant Awarded a $2.5M Contract to Provide GSA with IPv6 Transition Support

(July 10, 2023) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is pleased to announce its award of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Transition Support contract. Valiant was awarded the two-year, $2.5 million contract to support the agency’s transition to an IPv6-only environment by the end of Fiscal Year 2025. The scope of this contract includes transition planning, system analysis, test and integration, pilot production deployment on select LANs, deployment in the production network, and GSA IT IPv6 security support. 

Valiant has fostered a strong partnership with GSA in addition to an unparalleled understanding of the agency’s tooling and infrastructure. Our staff’s reputation for excellence and dedication to their work have proven to be invaluable assets in securing this contract. 

We are excited to bring this understanding and depth of GSA relationships to IDT and the IPv6 effort, expanding our long-time support of GSA IT. Matt Raydo, CEO, commented, “At Valiant, we are proud of our long-standing commitment to GSA. This award affirms both our capabilities and potential for future work with this agency.

For more information about Valiant, visit www.valiantsolutions.com.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business supporting 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

Valiant Secures $73M U.S. Department of Education (ED) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Information Systems Security Support Services (I4S) and $15M Call Order for ISSO Support and GRC Services

(May 16, 2023) – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is pleased to announce the award of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Information Systems Security Support Services (I4S) with a ceiling of $73 million. Under this vehicle, Valiant will supply a wide range of services including Program Management; Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Tool Administration, Operations and Maintenance; Vulnerability Management Support; Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Support Services; Information System Owner Support Services; Security Engineering Support Services and Transition In and Out Support. In addition, Valiant was awarded a five-year, $15 million Call Order for Program Management, ISSO Support and GRC Tool Administration, Operations and Maintenance. Team Valiant has supported the Department since 2020 and will extend our proven capabilities to the Information System Security Branch (ISSB). With a proven track record of delivering value and expertise to our clients, Valiant is well-positioned to support ED in achieving its goals.

Matt Raydo, CEO, commented, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Department of Education by applying both technical approaches and personnel that have proven successful in maturing Information Systems Security Support Services at other civilian agencies. This vehicle will allow us to provide best-in-class cybersecurity solutions and compliment our other two Prime awards that Valiant supports at the Department of Education. ” 

Valiant looks forward to working with the Department to drive innovation, improve outcomes, and positively impact students and educators across the country. For more information about Valiant, visit www.valiantsolutions.com.

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business supporting 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

Valiant Earns Best Places to Work Award in Washington D.C. for Ninth Consecutive Year

(April 26, 2022) – For the ninth year in a row, Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) has earned the distinction of Best Place to Work in the Greater Washington D.C. area by the Washington Business Journal. The annual award recognizes DC area companies who demonstrate consistent dedication to creating a positive and fulfilling employment environment. 

Valiant is committed to an engaging culture and a mission-driven purpose to support our clients. Valiant CEO, Matt Raydo, shares, “We expect the best from our team every day and in return, it's our goal to give them the very best.” As part of the survey, Valiant employees noted that the company offers numerous opportunities for professional growth while maintaining a strong sense of camaraderie through celebrations, events and corporate awards for work excellence. 

Sara Wenke, Valiant Culture and Marketing Manager, shares, “We believe our employees appreciate that Valiant prioritizes their well-being and happiness. We offer a transparent environment with virtual town hall meetings, collaborative team-based work, and for fun we host virtual games and in-person celebrations. I think this speaks volumes about our culture and what we're trying to create at Valiant.”

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

About Valiant

Founded in 2005, Valiant Solutions, LLC is a HUBZone small business supporting 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, Fort Worth, Kansas City and Denver.

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.”