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Kane Kanagawa

Business Development Manager


Department/Bureau: Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM)


Core Competencies leveraged

  • Cyber Security

  • Agile Development

  • Cloud & IT Services


Work performed

  • Information Assurance

  • Security Incident and Event Management

  • Network Engineering

  • Storage Engineering

  • Security Engineering

  • Firewall Engineering

  • Voice Engineering/Architecture

  • Quality Management

  • SharePoint Administration

  • Network Administration

  • Business Analysis

Obsidian provides a variety of enterprise engineering services to the State Department’s Information Resource Management (IRM) Bureau, which provides transparent interconnected systems and security to allow the State Department to successfully carry out its US foreign policy mission. Notably, we architected, engineered, and successfully implemented a network micro-segmentation (also known as network enclaving) solution for State to protect high value assets utilizing Palo Alto Next Generation firewalls. We also provide Security Engineering in support of DoS System Owners pursuing ATOs. Our Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) were integral in the processing of a large backlog of Notification of Change submissions and led the IPT responsible for the ATO.  In addition to providing Security and IA Subject Matter Expertise, we also supplied Voice Engineering, Network Administration, Sharepoint Administration, Quality Management and Business Analysis to the IRM.

Department/Bureau: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Core Capabilities Employed 

  • Cyber Security

  • Cloud & IT Services


Work performed

  • Incident Response

  • Cyber Engineering

  • Problem Management

  • IT Support

  • Cloud Administration


Obsidian provides mission critical IT resources necessary to support various DoS Consular Affairs(CA) locations including approximately 230 overseas posts, 29 domestic Passport agencies, 2 domestic Visa processing centers, and an array of information, book / card print, passport centers, DoS annexes, and contractor site.  Obsidian provides Incident Response, Security Engineering, Problem Management, Cloud Administration, and IT support across the DoS CA Enterprise.

Department of State


Department of state

Federal Civilian Agency