Applied Computing Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a leading-edge provider of information technology solutions and services to the United States government. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, we have a well-established corporate history marked by continual growth in revenue and customer base. We are led by the senior management team who founded ACT and whose members average over 20 years of technical and management experience within the federal government and the Department of Defense (DoD).
We are a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) whose mission is to deliver IT support services to our customers with the highest degree of quality and integrity. As an agile and innovative services provider, it is also our goal to attract and retain the highest caliber of technically proficient and career-orientated professionals. We have the proven ability to develop strong cultural alignment with our customers, and we always strive to offer best value solutions through competitive rates.
ACT has built an exemplary performance record based on integrity, responsiveness to customers, and quality of service. We have the energy, vision, capability, and commitment to deliver world-class IT services aligned with the missions of our clients and their core values.
Our ISO 9001:2015 certified and CMMI Level 2 appraised processes are strengthened by a work force composed of highly trained technicians. To ensure the control of quality deliverables, ACT employs technicians who have demonstrated their skills through numerous certifications. Our team of professionals is comprised of:
ACT has the ability to manage, staff, budget, schedule, and provide quality control on various government projects. We have the processes, tools, financial resources, proven past performances, and technical capabilities to be a highly viable contractor to meet your organization's information technology needs.
ACT and its employees support their community through various outreach programs:
The Banica Mission is a missionary partnership between the Diocese of Arlington, VA, and the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana, serving 10,000 poor people in the rural area of the Dominican Republic on the border of Haiti. In 2004 the Mission established a parish school (pre-K through 8th grade). Today 250 students are receiving an education far superior to the education offered in the local public school. In early 2011, ACT owners Bob Hansen and Rebecca Aughney visited the Mission’s parish school to tour the site where a new computer lab had been planned. Since their journey there in 2011, the school now has a newly built library and in February 2013 dedicated a new computer lab facility that was donated by ACT. The lab supports 25 students per class and offers a view to the world outside, improved education, opportunities to learn basic and advanced computer skills that will ultimately improve the chances for these students to advance and compete for opportunities to go to college. In addition, ACT provided the necessary funds and oversaw the upgrade of the security systems at the Mission’s parish school.
Food For The Poor is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States and serves the poorest of poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Since its inception in 1982, Food For The Poor has provided in excess of $10 billion in aid. More than 95% of all donations to Food For The Poor go directly to the programs that help the poor. That’s less than 5% in administrative costs!
The mission of Food For The Poor is to link the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that helps both the materially poor and the poor in spirit.
The materially poor are served by local churches, clergy and lay leaders who have been empowered and supplied with goods by Food For The Poor. The poor in spirit are renewed by their relationship with and service to the poor through direct ministry of teaching, encouragement and prayer. Ultimately, Food For The Poor seeks to bring both benefactors and recipients to a closer union with our Lord.
ACT has been a financial supporter of Food For The Poor since 2005. In 2013, ACT has begun to play a more active role in bringing together businesses in the DC area to learn more about and support this vital ministry.
Founded in April 2009, Aquia’s Table is a ministry of Aquia Church in Stafford, Virginia. Aquia’s Table provides free hot meals for the local Stafford community in a restaurant-like atmosphere every Wednesday evening. Patrons of Aquia’s Table include individuals and families of modest means in the community looking for much-needed nourishment, or simply companionship during difficult times. To date, Aquia’s Table has served over 18,000 meals at an average weekly cost of $192. All on-premise and behind-the-scenes supporters of the Aquia’s Table ministry are volunteers that graciously give their time and talents to make each patron of Aquia’s Table feel welcome as a valued guest.
Living Water International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help communities acquire desperately needed clean water, with a special focus on creating sustainable water and sanitation programs in underdeveloped countries. As of 2016, Living Water International has completed more than 16,656 water projects. These projects have facilitated community-based solutions to water shortages by equipping them with the resources to harvest clean drinking water, drill new water wells, and repair old water pumps.
ACT is the trusted partner of multiple government agencies when it comes to delivering mission success. We offer a track record of proven performance in full life cycle IT service delivery.
ACT has been providing technical and engineering support to government clients for more than 20 years. Our breadth of experience makes us the industry experts in translating operational requirements into well-configured systems.
Our IT Security Validation Testing process includes a comprehensive vulnerability assessment to determine risk and develop mitigation strategies. Our network security approach inspects each layer through enterprise-wide penetration testing to identify and reduce vulnerabilities. At every phase of the project, we will stay abreast of any new threats or changes in security controls.
ACT uses repeatable standards-based processes that allow our clients to successfully implement complex programs. Our project managers and engineers work side-by-side with our clients to analyze requirements, implement processes, manage technical risks, review emerging technologies, and apply best practices frameworks for mission completion. ACT can provide the structure necessary to satisfy the unique needs of the most dynamic and evolving organizations.
ACT's reputation is marked by over two decades of strong corporate experience and financial stability. We have successfully passed DCAA pre-award audits and cost proposal audits, and have remained debt-free since our founding. Our financially and ethically responsible approach to doing business is echoed by our above-average operational scores and low-risk ratings from third-party commercial data aggregators.
ACT often receives exceptional ratings from the government in our Contractor Performance Assessment Reports (CPARs). Some comments from our government clients that have been shown in our CPARs include the following:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded ACT the 2013 FEMA Help Desk Award in appreciation for their outstanding dedication and devotion of duty.
ACT is the 2006 recipient of the Enterprising Veteran Award, the highest honor awarded to high performing veteran entrepreneurs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE).
ACT’s process-focused approach and commitment to quality through measurable, repeatable process development has resulted in process defect identification and elimination, better customer service, improved employee morale, and increased productivity. These benefits translate to lower costs for our customers through increased efficiency across projects.
ACT is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company in resource fulfillment for information technology services, and leveraged as the core of our IT Program Management. We successfully passed our reassessment audit on June 11, 2018 and our ISO 9001:2015 certificate (# 12627) is valid through June 10, 2021. This audit was conducted by National Quality Assurance,USA. NQA-USA is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
ACT was previously and successfully assessed at Capability Maturity Model Integration-Development, (CMMI-Dev) Version 1.3 Maturity Level 2. In early December 2018 ACT was favorably appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration-Development, (CMMI-Dev) Version 1.3 Maturity Level 2 as well as Capability Maturity Model Integration – Services (CMMI-SVC) Version 1.3 Maturity Level 2. The most recent appraisal was carried out by SG Solutions, Inc., a CMMI Institute Partner. The final approval is pending higher authority review by the CMMI Institute.
Our Quality Assurance Program is based in our ISO 9001:2015 certified processes for IDIQ and Task Order management and our CMMI Level 2 assessed program management practices used for project level planning, execution, tracking, and reporting. These documented repeatable quality practices are used on every ACT project or program to objectively verify that performance requirements and required work products meet customer expectations. Our goal is to identify deficiencies, document Corrective Action Reports (CARs) and develop/execute corrective actions early in the lifecycle process to reduce costs and maintain schedule milestones.
The ACT team plans to maximize efficiency and mitigate cost through an integrated management process approach that encompasses three key enablers: empower an Integrated Program Management Team (IPMT); coalesce geographically separated team members through an Integrated Digital Environment (IDE); and drive quality products and support through tailored, cost-effective, Program Management Methodologies (PMMs). Cost containment and a roadmap toward future efficiencies are key factors in choosing an integrated management approach.
ACT embraces a corporate quality structure that is applied to all ACT program and task activities. Quality activities include tracking a multitude of metrics impacting quality on the IDE. Additionally, the ACT team approach embraces two other quality tools: Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI).
The QFD tool provides a systematic approach to building a team perspective for meeting customer requirements. The structured QFD methodology defines objectives desired by the customer and identifies the means for deploying the resources required to provide these products or services. As a foundation of ACT’s corporate quality structure, CPI drives each employee to continuously seek new ways of enhancing on-the-job performance. Our customer-oriented focus allows us to define and refine the components of each task and observing the steps in each process that add value to our product and ensure that our programs and products meet or exceed customer requirements.
The major components of our Quality Assurance Program and their sub-elements are broken down below: