Point of Contact

Caroline Allred

Director of Business Development - DHS and Healthcare

callred@obsidiang.com

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security

Agency: US Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Core Capabilities Employed

  • Cyber Security 

  • Cloud & IT Services

  • DevSecOps

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • NOC Incident Response

  • SOC Incident Response

  • Splunk Engineering/Architecture

  • AWS Migration and Security

  • Automated Test Engineering

  • Digital Forensics

  • Information Assurance 

  • Database Development/Architecture

  • Acquisition Analysis

 

Obsidian provided Data Architecture and Database Development services for the CBP Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS).  We used Big Data tools to manage, analyze, and report on the data aggregation system that contains the travel history and immigration status for over 346 million unique individuals. 

 

Obsidian provided both Information Assurance and Acquisition Analysis for CBP’s Office of Acquisition.  Both functions supported the acquisition of satellite, communications, sensor, and other cutting edge “field” technology used by CBP agents around the world.

 

We provide direct support to CBP’s Security Operations Center (SOC) (60K+ users; 200K+ endpoints) that monitors, detects, analyzes, mitigates, and responds to cyber threats and adversarial activities. Obsidian leads the OIT Enterprise Logging Solution (ELS)/SIEM System Support task for CBP SOC and through those services provides SIEM architecture, implementation, and support activities using Splunk.  We have Information System Security Officers supporting over 300+ systems and are providing digital media analysis support using EnCase, Splunk, Cellebrite products, Exchange Online Protection (EOP), DHS-ECOP (Enterprise Security Operations Portal), BMC Remedy, Tanium, REMnux and other malware analysis tools. We facilitate the SOC’s migration to the cloud with Cloud Security subject matter expertise through risk, compliance, and AWS support.  

 

In addition to the Security Operations Center (SOC), Obsidian provides cyber hunt, incident response, and network analysis and support for CBP’s Network Operations Center (NOC).

Agency: Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security 

  • Agile Development

  • DevSecOps

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Identity and Access Management (IdAM)

  • Forescout Engineering

  • Systems Administration (RHEL, Unix, Windows)

  • JIRA Administration

  • Automated and Manual Test Engineering

  • Java Development

  • SharePoint Development

  • Big Data Engineering

  • Cyber Threat Analysis

  • Cyber Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics

  • Information Assurance

  • Business Analysis

  • Technical Writing

  • Virtualization

 

Obsidian supports the delivery of full lifecycle development and sustainment for the DHS National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS). Obsidian performs a wide range of services including Cloud Architecture, Offensive and Defensive Cyber Engineering, Vulnerability Assessment, Software Development, Big Data Engineering, Systems Administration, Network administration, Virtualization, JIRA administration, and Technical Writing.

 

Obsidian provided Information Assurance and Risk Management support to the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), within the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).  

 

Obsidian supports the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program by leading the implementations for CDM-compliant automated security compliances, such as ForeScout, and provides business analysis on IAM solutions, which include CyberArk and Sailpoint.

 

Office: Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security 

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Information Assurance

  • AWS Architecture

 

Obsidian provided Identity and Access Management to DHS’s Office of the CIO by developing Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) and Public Key Enablement (PKE) documentation.  Our support of PK-enabled applications and systems allows the OCIO to support authentication via Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates.  We supported the implementation of a PK Enablement Information Package resource for application owners and developers.

 

Obsidian was instrumental in the implementation and deployment of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services by successfully migrating the DHS National Security Systems (NSS) and applications from on premise datacenters to the AWS cloud.  We produced a set of virtual private clouds to securely enable cloud based development, integration, testing and operations of DHS national security systems (NSS) in AWS Commercial Cloud Services (C2S).

 

Additionally, we supported the OCIO’s Information Assurance efforts through compliance, certification & accreditation, security scanning and risk management. 

 

Agency: Management Directorate (DHS-MGMT)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • Automated and Manual Test Engineering

 

Obsidian provides functional, Integration and Regression test engineering support for applications used by the Office of Biometric and Identity Management.  We write, define, and develop test cases from business requirements to test business transactions for automated biometric identification systems, inspection tools and candidate verification applications.

 

Agency: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • Ruby on Rails Development

  • ServiceNow Development/Architecture

  • ColdFusion Development

  • Database Engineering

 

Obsidian supports the Digital Innovation Development IT DID(IT) office’s mandate to create a more user-friendly digital experience to the millions of people who annually request information on immigration statuses and services. DID(IT) uses modern best practices like Agile, DevOps, and cloud services to deliver on this mandate. Obsidian has supported the modernization of an entire portfolio of 50+ USCIS applications migrated to AWS. Legacy ColdFusion and Java applications are re-written in Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.   Additionally, we provide database engineering and ServiceNow architecture to the DID(IT) office. 

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security

  • Agile Development

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Penetration Testing

  • Service Oriented Architecture

  • SOC Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics

  • Cyber Threat Analysis

  • Linux Security Engineering

  • SharePoint Administration

  • SharePoint Development

 

Obsidian supports the FEMA CSOC (Cyber Security Operations Center) (20k+ users; 100k+ endpoints) that monitors, detects, analyzes, mitigates, and responds to cyber threats and adversarial activity. We provide Incident Response, Forensic and Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysis, Tier 3 Monitoring, and Linux Security Engineering. Our vulnerability assessment services support and require direct coordination with FEMA Information System Security Officers (ISSOs).  We also provide Penetration Testing using Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, and Burp Suite.

 

Obsidian supports the Operations & Maintenance of FEMA’s IT systems by providing Service Oriented Architecture and MS SharePoint administration and development across the enterprise.

Agency: Transportation Security Agency (TSA)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Agile Development

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • .Net Development

  • Network Engineering

  • IT Support

Obsidian provided on-site IT Specialists at 39 airport locations responsible for supporting TSA Federal Security Directors, complex networks, servers, desktops, and storage. We provided short-term project and backfill support across the country using a surge staff of pre-cleared IT Specialists. We also provided management for the CIC Incident Response Team by coordinating Service Restoration Teams (SRTs) to restore services disrupted by failure of infrastructure components.  Additionally, we supplied F5 Network engineering and subject matter expertise.

 

Obsidian also provides application development support to the TSA TVS (Transportation Vetting System), which continuously vets approximately 21 million individuals in 39 populations occupying positions of “insider” trust against government watch lists. Our developers write code in .NET within an Agile Scrum environment.

 

Division: Federal Protective Service (FPS)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • .Net Development

  • Business Analysis

 

Obsidian provides Application Development for the Report Management System (RMS), Enterprise Information System (EIS) and Web Records Management System (WebRMS) within the Federal Protective Service.   We also provide requirements management and documentation support for various development projects at the agency.

Agency: United States Secret Service (USSS)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Agile Development

 

Work performed

  • .Net Development

  • MS SharePoint Development

 

We provide Web Application Development for a visitor system application used by the Secret Service.   Additionally, we provide knowledge management and MS SharePoint Development for use across multiple projects within USSS.

 

Branch: United States Coast Guard (USCG)

 

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cloud & IT Services

 

Work performed

  • Technical Training

 

Obsidian provided Technical Training and Subject Matter expertise on Coast Guard Maintenance Systems.   This classroom instruction would enable Coast Guardsman to effectively operate the USCG specific systems used on board USCG vessels.

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