Information Sharing

Ardent technical engineers, policy experts, and communication specialist support the Federal mission of analyzing and disseminating information to decision makers and operators in a timely, accurate and useful manner. Ardent resources innovate technical solutions to create integrated, synthesized information sharing across homeland security and law enforcement personnel to accomplish homeland security mission needs.  Our experience is at the heart of federal information sharing and position us to provide expert advice, innovation and technical support to drive interoperability for the platforms used for information exchange. Based upon our current work, we deliver capability to the mission that enhances the security of our nation and its allies.

Today, we collaborate daily across DHS and other Federal, State, and Local partners to support data owners and data users outside the traditional organizational structure, ranging from first responders reacting to incidents to intelligence analysts addressing an imminent threat or trying to prevent a future event. Ardent and our partners support related programs at DHS, DOJ, FBI and in the Intelligence Community (IC). This enables us to bring a broader interagency perspective and innovative approaches to resolve today and tomorrow’s information sharing challenges and promote interagency information sharing and safeguarding. Our active support to operational missions and our ability to bring new ideas such as, multi-tenant cloud applications to support Fusion Center information sharing and information sharing content targeted to specific users and even securely delivered to mobile devices have all enhanced the integration for improved information sharing between partners.

 

Our Partners

Booz Allen Hamilton
Easy Dynamics
PKH Enterprises
The Effia Group
Moya Technologies
JRC
Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)

Past Performance

IS²O Platform: DHS Common Operating Picture (DHS COP)
Homeland Security Information Network Critical Infrastructure (HSIN CI)
IS²O Platform: Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII)
DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis – Request for Information (RFI)
Small Business Administration (SBA) – OCIO Strategy & Policy Development

Our Approach

Key Differentiators

Information Sharing Policy, Strategy and Governance
Requirements documentation and standards development
Development of information sharing strategies and policies
Engagement with oversight offices
Strategic communications plans, products, and workflow

Architecture and Planning Support
Full architecture segments
Information sharing cloud environments
Data architecture and integration modeling
Rapid prototyping and R&D efforts to evaluate emerging technologies
NIEM conformant data exchange

Dev/Ops Technical Expertise and Implementation
Agile development for web and mobile platforms
Request for Information (RFI) workflow applications
Data discovery and federated search
Implementation of Common Operating Pictures (COPs) for situational awareness
DevOps Automation for efficient and secure system O&M
ICAM capabilities

Our Work
Ardent provides prime contractor, engineering leadership support to the DHS Common Operating Picture (COP) in the Geospatial Information Information (GII) platforms.  These mission critical applications must be available 24x7x365 at 99.99% uptime to surge and respond to man-made and natural threats against the US.  We design and implement secure data exchange capabilities using NIEM agnostic data services that improves interoperability.  Our engineers build identity management solutions to securely connect mission systems and valid individual credentials providing attribute based access controls (ABAC).  Our team members are proven in their ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex technical challenges such as cross domain information sharing across multiple security fabrics, and migration of ISE platforms to the AWS cloud.

Ardent designed and delivered the DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) Request for Information (RFI)  initial operating capability within 30 days using Agile sprints; and implemented the full production capability within the DHS COP virtualized environment (including ATO) within 90 days. The success of the RFI program has created an increased demand for new capability including information exchange between multiple classification levels for greater collaboration with the IC.

We recognize the complexity and importance of today’s information sharing and safeguarding challenges, and we work with our Federal partners to solve these challenges. Our deep understanding of these complexities and successful technical approaches enables:
    › Interoperability between and across all Platforms
    › Increased Inter-agency collaboration and wider community use of existing platforms
    › Enhanced Mission Support to the Operators
    › Advanced Collaboration with Stakeholders