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IT Modernization and Application Development for US Tax Reform Implementation

September 2018: SD Solutions, LLC won a contract award to support the implementation of US Government’s 2018 Tax Reform Legislation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will need to update dozens of Legacy IT systems. These updates are needed to accommodate hundreds of newly revised tax
forms. Specifically, this support is needed to implement the 2018 Tax Reform legislation and other IRS initiatives that require modifications to legacy systems. This effort requires the services and support of Project Managers, Business Analysts, System Architects, Software Developers, Subject Matter Experts (SME), Quality Assurance (QA) Analysts and Technical Writers. SD Solutions, LLC will provide benefit to the IRS by also having project level expertise, as well as extensive knowledge of the Current Processing Environment (CPE) and Legacy IRS systems and IRS project(s).

The scope also includes Data Cleansing, Validation, Conversion, and Integration. Specialized experience and expertise include:
. Mutual Authentication
· Disaster Recovery
· Coding and Unit testing
· Security Audit and Analysis
· Enterprise testing
· Risk Management Processes
· Configuration Management Tools
· Automated test tools

The Engineering Services include the support for Submission Process (SP) Pipeline, Information Returns Intake System (IRIS – formerly Affordable Care Act, or ACA Information Returns), Modernized E-File (MeF), Integrated Enterprise Portal (IEP), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and Release Level Technical Support (RLTS).

SD Solutions LLC is a ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and CMMI Services v1.3 ML 2 Appraised Organization

SD Solutions, LLC achieves ISO 9001:2015, CMMI Services v1.3 ML-2 and ISO 27001:2013 Certifications

August 2017: As an ongoing commitment to excellence in serving our clients, SD Solutions, LLC implemented ISO and CMMI Standards and Best Practices and successfully received Certifications and Appraisals. During the Spring and Summer of 2017, our staff learned and implemented the processes, plans and procedures for the following standards and successfully demonstrated the practice to the appraisers. The Key Benefits to our Customers are listed below.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System:

SD Solutions LLC ISO 9001:2015 Certified

SD Solutions LLC ISO 9001:2015 Certified

This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
Get an overview of ISO 9001 in this powerpoint presentation.
If you want to know more about the revision of ISO 9001:2015 see our revision page.

The seven quality management principles:

QMP 1 – Customer focus
QMP 2 – Leadership
QMP 3 – Engagement of people
QMP 4 – Process approach
QMP 5 – Improvement
QMP 6 – Evidence-based decision making
QMP 7 – Relationship management

Key Benefits To Our Customers:

Enhanced performance of the organization and its interested parties through responding to the opportunities and constraints related to each interested party
Common understanding of goals and values among interested parties
Increased capability to create value for interested parties by sharing resources and competence and managing quality-related risks
A well-managed supply chain that provides a stable flow of goods and services

CMMI Services v1.3 Maturity Level 2:

The CMMI-SVC model provides guidance for improving the organization’s capability to provide quality services for customers and end users. These best practices will help the organization provide superior service by strengthening weak customer touch points and enhancing the customer experience.

Key Process Areas:

Requirements Management
Work Planning
Work Monitoring and Control
Service Delivery
Measurement Analysis
Configuration Management
Process and Product Quality Assurance

Key Benefits To Our Customers:

Our work and processes have received the highest form of third-party validation.
We manage projects with an established set of practices
We’re dedicated to continuous improvement and producing great work that makes a difference


ISO/IEC 27001:2013:

An Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. Using the family of ISO 27000 standards will help the organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

Controls and Objectives:

Security Policy
Organization of Information Security
Asset management
Human Resources Security
Physical and Environmental Security
Communications and Operations Management
Access Control
Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
Information Security Incident Management
Business Continuity Management

Key Benefits To Our Customers:

Framework Demonstrates Legal and Regulatory Requirements
Repeatable and Sustainable Processes
Reduction in Incidents and Support Costs, More Time Spent on Productivity
Proactive Management of Risk and Staff Awareness and Training

SD Solutions, LLC wins a Competitive, Multi-year Prime Contract to manage Cybersecurity Operations

September 2015:

SD Solutions, LLC has recently won a multi-year, competitive Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) and the first year call to manage the Cybersecurity Operations at the US Federal Election Commission. Under this prime contract, SD Solutions, LLC will help the agency safeguard its IT assets by providing services in the areas of System Inventory, Network scanning, Testing and Remediation of vulnerabilities and threats, Patch Management, Training, and Management of Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M).

SD Solutions, LLC is a SBA Certified 8(a), HUBZone Small Business with GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract and we partner with hardware and software vendors to deliver our solutions and services. Our past performance includes CIO & CISO Advisory, Cybersecurity & Information Assurance, IT Strategy, Governance and Program Management, Software Development & System Integration, IV&V and Quality Assurance.

GSA Contract Awarded

SD Solutions, LLC was awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract (# GS-35F-202CA). Our labor categories and prices are very competitive. Please visit our GSA Catalog for an overview of our services, labor categories and prices.

Competitive Prime Contract Award to Provide CISO Advisory, Gap Analysis and FISMA Services

August 2014

US Federal Election Commission (FEC) has awarded a competitive, prime CISO Advisory contract award to SD Solutions, LLC. Under this contract, SD Solutions, LLC will provide CISO Advisory, Asset Inventory Management, Gap Analysis, FISMA Compliance, Network Maps, Data Center Reviews and develop recommendations to strengthen the overall Cybersecurity aspects of the agency.

SBA 8 (a) Certification

May 2015:

SD Solutions, LLC has been approved to participate in SBA’s 8(a) Program. Key Benefits include:

  • SD Solutions, LLC can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million.
  • We are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances our ability to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract.

Elected to Board of Directors at Chamber of Commerce

November 2014: Balaji Venkatesan of SD Solutions, LLC was elected to the Board of Directors at the Chamber of Commerce (Luray-Page County) during its 88th Annual Banquet. Mr. Venkatesan will represent IT and HUBZone firms in the county and he will work with business owners, officials, and elected leaders to promote business and tourism throughout the county. Here is the link to our News Release for more details.

April 2013

SD Solutions LLC opens a principal office in Luray, VA and start operations in HUBZone.

August 2014

SD Solutions, LLC has won a competitive Cybersecurity / CIO Advisory PRIME contract from US Federal Election Commission (FEC). Under this mission-critical contract, our team will inventory the IT systems and infrastructure, perform gap analysis and provide recommendations to the agency’s CISO and CIO to strengthen all aspects of Cybersecurity.

July 2014

SD Solutions, LLC was awarded a subcontract to support Foreign Account Tax Compliance ACT (FATCA) Program Management Office at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Our team will provide subject matter expertise in the IT business and technical environment and support the preparation and planning for the complexities associated with ACA / FATCA implementation.