Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Modernization & Federal Workspace ModernizationSecurity Domain
Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Modernization
Federal government agencies are still struggling with conflicting goals from cloud adoption, telework policies and Trusted Internet Connection compliance. The purpose of the TIC initiative, as outlined in OMB Memorandum M-08-05, is to optimize and standardize the security of individual external network connections currently in use by federal agencies, including connections to the Internet.
TIC Modernization – PRACTICAL has assisted clients like the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has the unique expertise to assist other entities to increase Situational Awareness by removing the traditional barriers associated with the TIC and leveraging commercial cloud migration in order to protect, detect, and respond to threats. Under the current Networx contract, agencies who do not have their own TIC capabilities are forced to procure TIC services by purchasing the full suite of Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) services, which can be extremely costly to any organization and especially small, independent, or quasi-federal organizations.
Federal Workplace Modernization:
We see technology modernization as a balanced framework with four (4) quadrants (Strategic Planning, Business & Technology Evaluation, Enterprise & Data Services, and Engineering Services) where each domain transitions from strategic to tactical on the vertical axes and from turning futuristic concepts into an operational state of maturity across the horizontal axes. The “Strategic Planning” domain provides strategic and business-focused Information Technology (IT) services while leveraging our internal and external partner service providers all while maintaining compliance with corporate and division standards and policies. Strategic Planning is constantly assesses and evaluates applications and IT systems to ensure they fulfill a variety of business functions. The Technology Evaluation Domain ties the existing “as-is” state, and transitions or migrates the Enterprise & Data Services to set a future “to-be” state. The “Engineering Services” domain represents the balanced execution of maintaining the existing operational state, while transitioning to technology modernization objectives.
Cloud Adoption and Migration
- Cloud Adoption (Private / Hybrid / Public) and Security Engineering
- Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, XaaS) Operation / Managed Services
- Data Consolidation / Migration and Visualization ( MS Power BI )
- AI & ML Integration / Development
- DevSecOps and Agile Development
- Microsoft (O365, Dynamics, Skype for Business, Teams) Implementation
- IT / Infrastructure / Data Center Consolidation / Modernization
- TIC Modernization readiness