THE CUSTOMER: TELOPHASE CORPORATION
Telophase Corporation provides Science, Engineering, and IT services to the federal government. Its' government clients include the Department of State, Department of Defense, the Federal Reserve Board to name a few. Telophase provides expertise in Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, Software Process and Engineering, and Education. Telophase is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and is a SBA certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).
Telophase's continued growth and increased operational tempo required additional security administration support to ensure our National Industrial Security Program (NISP) remained compliant, met our internal needs and that of our government customer's. As a result, we decided to seek out a professional security expert to assist our Facility Security Officer (FSO) with conducting; required security awareness training, processing and validating personal security clearances and helping with other routine security administrative duties. Our search led us to Athena Global Solutions (AGS), a professional Industrial Security Consulting firm dedicated to providing highly trained seasoned security professionals that were well equipped to meet our needs and our expectations.
Athena Global Solutions provided a detailed plan of support as well as a certified security professional acting in the capacity of Deputy and or Assistant FSO Consultant to our appointed FSO. AGS's AFSO provided invaluable security awareness training and excellent administrative support to our FSO. Their knowledge of all NISP security requirements greatly assisted our personnel security clearance processes ensuring our Joint Personnel Adjudicative System (JPAS) PSM Network obtained 100% accuracy. Furthermore, they conducted a thorough internal self-assessment of our entire NISP identifying and correcting areas in need of improvement provided recommendations to better organize our security program and implemented spot on security procedures. They also assisted with the preparation for our annual Defense Security Service (DSS) Vulnerability Assessment which was an invaluable service.
As a result of AGS's efforts, our DSS Industrial Security Representative (ISR) rated our facilities security posture as "Commendable". AGS also stood by their work by being present during this most important assessment. We could not have achieved this highly desirable security posture rating without the immeasurable help of our partner, Athena Global Solutions! They were prepared, responsive, professional and courteous throughout the time of their support and they were a pleasure to work with.
-CEO of Telophase
THE CUSTOMER: McGLADREY, LLP
McGladrey LLP is the largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with nearly 6,500 professionals and associates in more than 75 offices nationwide. McGladrey is also licensed CPA firm.
It is the U.S. member of RSM International ("RSMI"), a network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms worldwide, with offices in more than 100 countries and more than 32,500 people to serve clients' business needs. The member firms of RSMI collaborate to provide services to global clients, but are separate and distinct legal entities which cannot obligate each other. Each member firm is responsible only for its own acts and omissions, and not those of any other party.
We were contacted by our client to find a security expert capable of conducting an internal security audit of their National Industrial Security Program (NISP) that was being managed internally. Without hesitation, we contacted Athena Global Solutions (AGS), an Industrial Security Consulting firm with a proven track record of supporting, managing and assessing companies required to participate in the NISP.
AGS provided its professional security management services across multiple security disciplines within the NISP providing; a systematic plan of support, supplementing manpower by providing a highly qualified Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) Consultant supporting the company Facility Security Officer (FSO) and going above and beyond contractual obligations preparing our client for their annual Defense Security Service (DSS) Vulnerability Security Assessment.
AGS provided all of their security management services in a highly professional and efficient manner. They provided timely and detailed administrative security support to our client's FSO ensuring personnel security clearances were processed quickly, updated to 100% compliance our client's Joint Personnel Adjudicative System (JPAS) PSM Network and provided enhanced security awareness training that elevated the level of knowledge of our client's FSO. The invaluable training support provided greatly assisted the FSO during their annual DSS Vulnerability Assessment.
Our client was exceptionally pleased with the efforts of AGS and their personnel especially with the unique knowledge of how best to manage a NISP. They expertly reviewed our entire security management program enhancing our personnel security folders, provided better organization through the use of security management binders and provided a plan of action forward for our client's FSO which enhanced the companies' security posture. Most important, AGS stood by their work and was present while DSS conducted our client's annual vulnerability security assessment which is critical to their contractual efforts.
I would not hesitate to personally recommend AGS's security management services to anyone in need of them. They took care of our client in the most professional manner possible, demonstrated the highest level of competency and they went well above and beyond our expectations. Our client was extremely satisfied with AGS's efforts and they passed their DSS vulnerability assessment with flying colors.
- Chris Rimorin- Director within McGladrey's Executive Recruiting and Staff Augmentation division
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