SRA International Inc.,
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SRA International is a leading provider of IT
services and solutions to the Federal
Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, has over 7,000
employees located in more than 50 locations
around the world
In 2005, the company’s revenue was around
881 million dollars
99% of companies revenue was from federal
SRA is the significant contributor to C4ISR systems that supports
U.S Department of Defense and Department of Homeland security SRA’s responsibilities typically involve the design, Development,
Integration and Implementation of Large and complex
The Service Category falls into three groups:
Strategic consulting services
Systems design, development, and integration services
Outsourcing and operation management
1.Why do you think SRA has chosen to focus its efforts on federal government departments and agencies within the national security market? Explain why this has been a good strategy for SRA.
SRA prefers the federal agencies since their
requirements are more in align with the business
solutions provided by SRA which focuses on
Common Operational Requirements that are based
on reusable tools, techniques and methods.
This Strategy suits SRA because of it’s
Highly secure and reliable systems and operations
2.What is open source intelligence? What is the relationship between open source intelligence, national security, and text and data mining software? Why should businesses be concerned about open source intelligence?
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is relevant to
information which can be trivial or pose very less
threat to other people.
Discrimination, Refining and Delivery.
This works well only with unclassified data.
Yet used in Military and Non-military applications.
Businesses can utilize OSINT for faster data
aggregation and data retrieval.
3. What are critical infrastructures? List the U.S. critical infrastructure sectors and provide examples of each.
Backbone for the functioning of a country
(economy, security, etc.,)
Facilities that are described as assets by
The U.S critical infrastructure definition:
- Systems which are so vital that their
destruction would have devastating impact on
the nation’s security and economy.
Agriculture, water and food
Emergency & public health
Department of Defense
Information & telecommunications
Banking & finance
Transportation & shipping
4.Why is improved interoperability between federal agency systems necessary for national security purposes?
Through the use of common software and
hardware, federal agency systems can
communicate easily and share data.
SRA uses Enterprise Architecture to help
Federal agencies to unify their systems,
networks and databases.
5. FISMA replaced the Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA). Provide an overview of GISRA. Do you think that there are significant differences between FISMA and GISRA?
GISRA- Government Information Security
Objective is to perform risk assessments of
non-classified systems, develop and
implement security policies and procedures
for data, develop a process for fixing security
weaknesses and provide security awareness
training for agency employees.
GISRA held agencies accountable by
tying compliance reports to the budget cycle.
5.Difference b/w FISMA & GISRA
The Act lacked specifics regarding the type of
IT controls that agencies should implement.
Wherein the FISMA, Specific security
controls and Classification standards were
included to make Information Assurance
Effective in each federal agency.
6.Are the eight FISMA requirements a good model for business...
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