Dakota Consulting, Inc. provides innovative technical and business solutions to meet our clients' needs. Our software engineering, cybersecurity, scientific research and technology expertise is combined with a thorough understanding of process implementation and a dedicated, customer-focused workforce. Quite simply, we know how to get results and build relationships. Dakota prides itself on our ability to successfully manage projects from cradle to grave-within budget, on schedule, and with high marks from satisfied customers. The following identifies our core service areas:
Dakota provides a comprehensive range of Cybersecurity Services. In an information age world, cyber strategies need to balance strict compliance with operational agility. Our focus is on providing our customers a rapid response that is both compliant and flexible. Our Cybersecurity staff maintain key industry certifications and Dakota is an accredited Federal Risk and Authorization Management Process (FedRAMP) Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). Our workforce understands the ever-expanding array of cybersecurity guidance and how to successfully tailor an implementation program to meet specific, unique requirements of various organizations.
Software Engineering Services
Dakota provides the entire range of life-cycle services necessary to develop and implement IT systems. Dakota's processes are based on our experience implementing industry best practices and our first hand knowledge of what it takes to build and implement software solutions. While adept at all software life cycle methodologies (incremental, waterfall, iterative, prototyping) we've had more success using an iterative develop, test, and integrate agile methodology. Complete project functionality is developed in a series of iterations (sprints) that build functionality up, allowing early testing of core features, and continual user feedback. These practices allow stakeholders to quickly test functionality to see how well it meets expectations. Key to our successful delivery of software solutions is our ability to adapt our internal process to our customer's methodology and commitment to the benefit of collaborative team work.
Management and IT Consulting Services
Dakota provides a complete range of portfolio, program, and project management support services. We have the essential skill set, training and certifications to lead or support mission projects. We have in-depth experience in the establishment, implementation, continuous improvement and execution of a PMO structure. Our expertise in PMOs provides for consistent execution of IT, logistics, acquisitions, and security projects and programs. We provide oversight and reporting at the portfolio level. We excel at developing innovative, cost-effective, customer-focused solutions to the many challenges experienced by IT and Business Managers.
Scientific Research, Engineering, and Technical Services
Dakota provides scientific, technical, and engineering support services to meet mission needs. We recognize adaptability is required, especially when performing activities in support of Federal projects. In our support of science organizations; we appreciate that there are several needs that must always be addressed: safety is always a requirement and adherence to well-established methodology is mandatory for traceability. Our technical and research staff have the credentials, experience, and motivation to find solutions to our customers' interesting problems.