Agencies are witnessing continual program delays and large cost increases on virtually every major system.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report indicates that acquisition program costs are typically 26 percent over budget and development costs are typically 40 percent more than initial estimates. These programs routinely fail to deliver the capabilities when promised, experiencing, on average, a 21 month delay. The report finds that "optimistic assumptions about program requirements, technology, and design maturity play a large part in these failures, and that these optimistic assumptions are largely the result of a lack of disciplined analysis early in the program."
The Global Risks 2015 report, published in January by the World Economic Forum (WEF), included this rather stark warning: “90 percent of companies worldwide recognize they are insufficiently prepared to protect themselves against [cyber attacks].”
Cyber crime costs the global economy over $400 billion per year, according to estimates by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 2013, some 3,000 companies in the United States had their systems compromised by criminals, the Center reports.
Gormat's cybersecurity efforts are not conducted in a vacuum. We take obvious pride in collaborating and exploring partnerships with other computer security companies, law enforcement and technical experts to help develop the best ways to bolster our cyber security practices.
“History has taught us to never underestimate the amount of money, time, and effort someone will expend to thwart a security system. It's always better to assume the worst. Assume your adversaries are better than they are. Assume science and technology will soon be able to do things they cannot yet. Give yourself a margin for error. Give yourself more security than you need today. When the unexpected happens, you'll be glad you did.” — Bruce Schneier
Gormat’s IA practitioners seek to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability, and non-repudiation. These goals are relevant whether the information are in storage, processing, or transit, and whether threatened by malice or accident.
Executing programs well takes planning, leadership and collaboration.
Without a scientific approach to the task of managing the projects and achieving objectives, it would be very difficult for organizations to successfully execute the projects. This is especially true when managers face what is known as the “triple constraint”. This is the competing demands of time, scope and quality upon the project manager’s list of things to do. How well the project manager manages these constraints goes a long way in determining the success of the project.
Gormat's DAWIA Level III Program Managers are adept in managing the triple constraint by enabling its customers to coordinate and prioritize resources across projects, manage links between the projects and the overall costs and risks of the program.
Discipline is the best tool. Design first, then code. Don't patch bugs out, rewrite them out. Don't test bugs out, design them out.
Gormat Software Engineers are adept in tackling our customer's challenging problems; producing consistent results with our proven and innovative approaches. As the need to develop systems that operate faster, better and cheaper continue it is our mission to stay abreast of the latest technology trends, libraries and software best practices. We then apply them accordingly in order to optimize system development in terms of reliability, availability, and maintainability.
Requirements cannot be observed or asked for from the users, but have to be created together with all the stakeholders.
Gormat’s systems engineers integrate all engineering disciplines into an efficient, streamlined process. This smoothly takes the project from concept to production to operation, meeting all the business and technical goals of the project. Our professionals work closely with program managers to ensure the requirements of all relevant stakeholders are met in a balanced way in the realized system solution. We ensure that risks have been properly handled and all of the necessary life-cycle considerations have been taken into account.