Information International Associates (IIA) employees over 600 information & data systems designers, developers, data scientist, cybersecurity experts, S&T professionals, and mission specialists serving government agencies with data-intensive missions from our offices in McLean, VA, Alexandria, VA, Oak Ridge, TN; Morgantown, WV, and Dayton, OH. IIA leverages expertise in information & data management, big data analytics, the innovative applications of technologies, and deep subject matter experts to provide unique value for our customers big data challenges. We have developed a keen understanding of the role of data within and between organizations and how to unlock the potential of data as a strategic resource.
IIA provides total life cycle support for enterprise information technology (IT), including large-scale data management. From architecture and design, to agile development, cloud migration, and operations & maintenance, IIA brings world-class expertise and innovation to critical federal IT systems.>
IIa has a proven track record of utilizing Agile software development methodologies to develop new solutions and to maintain and operate mission-critical applications. We have integrated Agile development methodologies into an overall DevOps approach utilizing heavily automated processes to streamline the quality delivery of software and ensure alignment with organizational goals.
IIA provides the full range of end-user solutions and support services. We design, develop, test, deploy and manage user applications, mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain-based systems, and user interfaces. We manage end user computing, virtual desktop infrastructure, and mobile devices. We ensure configuration management and security compliance. We develop Tier 0 user support systems such as Wikis and ChatBots, provide onsite and virtual Tier I-III help desk and user support, as well as manage Tier IV vendor interactions. Our team develops and automates ITSM and RPA solutions to meet customer needs on both the BMC Remedy and ServiceNow platforms.
IIA is cloud vendor agnostic so we are an honest broker of cloud migration, development, and operations services to the federal government. Our approach not only gets the best deal for the customer today, but ensures the availability of future migration pathways by avoiding the vendor “lock in” that adds costs and stalls innovation. We evaluate the readiness of organizations to move workloads and services to the cloud from a technical, organizational, and cost-benefit perspective. We assist the customer in determining the optimal mix of on-premise, hybrid, and public cloud services to meet the current and future needs efficiently. We evaluate the best path forward from virtual machines to microservices and serverless functions. IIA provides overall architecture and application re-design and migration guidance to optimize the use of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and FaaS services.
IIa utilizes ITIL best practices, ISO 20000, and CMMI for Service to consistently deliver robust infrastructure and data center support services. Our teams manage over sixteen thousand servers, the application services and data that are hosted on them, and the supporting compute, storage, and networking resources beneath them. Our team innovates through efficiency. We develop automated tools and methods to provide efficient, consistent, and cost-effective delivery of services. We provide solutions to enhance management visibility into the enterprise through a single pane of glass reporting and monitoring dashboards. IIa has a successful track record in the design, implementation, and execution of disaster recovery for individual services and entire data centers. IIa supports our customers in achieving their Data Center Optimization through data center consolidation, migration, and process re-engineering.
Data Analytics for national mission sets is an IIA core-competence. We support federal decision-making by analyzing structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for actionable intelligence. We enable access to and analysis of large and complex data sets to improve and optimize decisions and performance. We develop algorithms and artificial intelligence systems to identify potential fraud and misuse in large volumes of financial and tax transactions, resulting in the recovery of substantial funds and revenue. We develop algorithms and machine learning systems to sift through petabytes of internet and Dark Web data for cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection applications. Our solutions leverage an integrated team of user domain experts (e.g., intelligence, finance, and fraud analysts, and S&T researchers) with our data scientists and enterprise data management engineers. We customize our solutions for particular national security, energy infrastructure, and economic competitiveness missions. Our visualizations provide integrated and contextual insights into complex applications and data sets. Our Federal Agency customer said, “We need to combine an Intelligence Analyst with a Data Scientist,” and we listened.>
IIA works across the information life cycle to pull wisdom, knowledge, information, and insight from data. Our data scientists and decision support analysts improve management decisions and operational effectiveness, advance science, and support technology development. We address the challenges of the volume, variety, velocity, and veracity of large, complex data. We understand big data issues that include identifying, capturing, validating, curating, and storing big data. We pay attention to the critical issues of data confidentiality, data culture, and reproducibility.
Data is exploding exponentially. IIA identifies, captures, validates (quality checking), curates, and stores this data. We apply data analytics and advanced analytical tools to uncover hidden patterns and discover knowledge within the data, knowledge that is not easily obtained through human brain processing alone. New and rapidly evolving AI, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms are applied to this data to enable faster, better decision making and reveal unprecedented insights. IIA pays close attention to key issues in data confidentiality (PII and HPII), Intellectual property, data culture, and reproducibility.
We offer a full lifecycle of services, from, in, and around data analytics from Consultancy to Deployment (C2D), from Objectives Analysis, Data Readiness Assessment, Data Governance and Data Policy Strategies, Data Management as a Service (DMaaS), to enterprise and mission applications design, development, deployment, support, and operations.
IIA embeds computational thinking in all our enterprise architecture and mission solutions. We understand the state-of-the-possible in analytics and the opportunities available to exploit data in support of improving management decisions, identifying threats in physical and cyber space, and advancing scientific discovery and technology development. We live and operate across the information life cycle to provide value from data.
IIA subject matter experts, scientists, technologists, and linguists understand the importance of methodically and systematically applying domain and mission expertise to our customer’s most important challenges. With this understanding, we mine, translate, and contextualize global information sources and integrate them with other data sources to form strategic, operational, and tactical perspectives to inform federal decision making and investments. IIA is an industry leader in managing and harvesting Scientific and Technical Information (STI).>
Information assurance, cyber security and threat intelligence are the critical underpinning of all IIA activities. We integrate the disciplines of information assurance, cyber security, threat intelligence, data management, and data science to protect programs, information, networks, digital assets, intellectual property, and critical infrastructures. Our team of data scientists and cyber security specialists has over five decades of experience working in some of the world’s most demanding cyber environments continually serving customers employed on the front lines of national security and critical infrastructure protection operations. We take a sweeping and pre-emptive approach to cyber operations and are world leaders in internet and Dark Web mapping and cyber threat hunting.>
IIA is engaged at the forefront of Federal engineering, science and technology with dozens of PhDs in a wide variety of STEM fields. We understand the critical need for integrating expertise with data analytics and visualization, high performance computing, and large-scale scientific and technical data management. We understand that the R&D community is very different from the operational community, but also the critical need to bridge these communities in order to deliver the advanced technologies and capabilities that will keep the Nation secure, the economy strong, and our energy infrastructure productive.>