Business Outcome: A concise, defined, and observable result or change in an organization’s performance, supported by specific activities and measures.
Agile by design, RCS delivers a strategic and tailored approach to IT modernization and transformation. We do this by focusing on business and mission outcomes and the balanced use of technology as an enabler.
We work with our clients to define their desired outcomes and establish a clear vision of success. Defined outcomes might include a net reduction in operating costs, an improvement in some mission capability, increased business agility, or better collaboration on strategic plans and initiatives. The common thread is that we elevate beyond simply making the IT work; instead, we partner to deliver a strategic, cost-effective solution with a lasting impact.
RCS’s digital transformation services help agencies unlock new business value through the intelligent use of technology.
To truly transform, organizations must reshape their operations and culture around digital—to leverage data, encourage collaboration, adapt to change, and enhance the customer experience. RCS supports this at every step by immersing ourselves into the client’s environment; assessing their readiness; and providing a strategic transformation roadmap aligned with their mission.
There is no one-size-fits-all cloud approach because not all clouds are created equal. Rapid Cycle Solutions has the expertise in public, private, and hybrid clouds to help agencies adopt the precise model for their mission and business needs.
RCS helps our clients improve the efficiency and potential of their existing infrastructure investments. We do this by employing advancements in Virtualization, Converged Computing, and Software-Defined Infrastructure and applying these in both traditional and cloud-based environments.
Our cloud consultants bring years of experience advising government clients, utilizing multiple cloud deployment models, and helping enable cloud-native technologies. RCS’s certified cloud engineers align with industry-leading partners to offer strategy, planning, adoption, migration, and management with agile methodologies. Our change management specialists will also work with you to build lasting systems and skills that align with your goals and make your agency more adaptable to change.
- Cloud readiness (feasibility) assessments
- Cloud strategy to drive adoption
- Building Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) automation and provisioning capabilities
- Application rationalization
- Migration planning and implementation
- Customization strategies for public and private cloud capabilities
- Ongoing management
Cloud Readiness Assessment
Rapid Cycle Solutions provides IT engineering services to deliver hybrid cloud architectures.
RCS helps agencies develop cloud strategies to improve their organization’s performance measurably. A cloud readiness assessment is our process for analyzing your resources and IT environment and determining if it can migrate to the cloud. Before any organization migrates its IT infrastructure —or even a single application— to the cloud, a cloud readiness assessment is a best practice for smoothing the migration process and setting up a cloud environment that fits your organization’s requirements. We work with you to understand your operating environment; define your preferred future state; identify objectives, goals, and action items; and create a roadmap for successful migration.
RCS helps agencies develop cloud strategies to improve their organization’s performance measurably. We’ll work with you to understand your operating environment; define your preferred future state; identify objectives, goals, and action items; and create a management review process. Our services are in accordance with federal, state, and local government requirements. Additionally, they apply best practices that incorporate client insights, design thinking, and continuous performance monitoring and measurement.
Every solution is a blend of business strategy and digital leadership. RCS’s custom technology solutions are designed to transform your organization into a more agile and flexible enterprise in the face of shifting market forces. Our strategy visionaries help your agency leverage core and emerging technologies to the fullest; integrating and optimizing your entire portfolio while ensuring you stay compliant. In turn, we equip you to realize a technology-enabled operating model that propels your organization to its full potential.
Rapid Cycle Solutions provides tools and services to ensure a successful migration to the cloud, along with managed services to support mission-critical applications within a cloud environment.
We understand that one size does not fit all when selecting a Cloud Service Provider (CSP). Our goal is to ensure you have the CSP that fits your requirements; we monitor your operating costs, ensure service reliability, and maintain your cybersecurity posture. Rapid Cycle Solutions Transition services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) overlay the CSP of your choice to provide multi-cloud, cross-platform orchestration with Rapid Cycle Solutions as your single point of accountability.
Managed Cloud Services
Managed Services can help you deliver a seamless customer experience without sacrificing the quality of your work. Rapid Cycle Solutions’ infrastructure and service delivery experts can help you rapidly realize the benefits of a managed cloud service.
Our Managed Cloud Services (MCS) provide partial or complete cloud management in your cloud environment or ours. Our experienced team offers 24/7 support tailored to your needs—overseeing all aspects of migration, configuration, optimization, security, and maintenance. Whether we replace your in-house cloud IT or augment your existing team, RCS can help your agency maximize the benefits of the cloud while minimizing internal costs.
As a result, your agency can stay fully focused on its mission while we manage your mission-critical systems in the cloud.
Rapid Cycle Solutions brings years of experience helping agencies solve critical challenges, reduce costs, and improve performance. Our advisory services leverage industry best practices, lessons learned, and proven methodologies to help organizations operate more effectively.
Rapid Cycle Solutions uses ideation, innovation, and thought leadership to help our clients realize their vision. We engage our clients continuously, supporting agency modernization and transformation efforts by working across stakeholder communities to…
- Develop a clear vision by understanding and outlining agency goals and objectives.
- Gather and analyze information by evaluating technical shifts, market trends, and resources.
- Formulate a strategy that accounts for cost, schedule, and performance.
- Implement the strategy by leveraging processes and technologies that are open and interoperable, inexpensive to operate and maintain, and easy to manage and secure.
- Evaluate and control the delivery with performance measurements, consistent reviews, and a continuous feedback loop.
Our consultants have diverse technology backgrounds, mission expertise, and “on-the-ground” business experience to provide superior advisory services to government clients.
Rapid Cycle Solutions works with government agency teams to develop, implement and manage large-scale initiatives by offering comprehensive program management office (PMO) services. We provide program and project management support to ensure programs are executed on budget and schedule.
At RCS, we don’t do Agile. We are Agile. Our clients demand it because their missions require immediate results and because they need to be part of the development process to ensure what is delivered is what they want. That’s why high-velocity development, rapid resource reallocation, and constant communication are inherent to how we function as a company.
Rapid Cycle Solutions also has skilled coaches who can teach your team how to be Agile, regardless of the nature of your mission. Our SCRUM Masters will work with your agency at all levels, from management to the frontline, to help you reorganize into a highly effective, well-oiled machine focused on production and delivery at maximum efficiency and pace—saving you substantial time and cost.
Our certified Agile solutions experts have honed their project management skills by successfully implementing projects for some of the most complex government organizations. We are equipped to deliver Agile solutions for organizations of any size―from smaller program offices to Cabinet-level agencies with multiple projects spread over several locations.
Our clients rely on Rapid Cycle Solutions to maintain constant communication and immediately respond to changing mission needs, mid-project with new solutions to address new challenges and ideas.
Rapid Cycle Solutions does not attempt to implement a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we tailor our solutions to each program’s needs.
Unmanaged cyber risks can compromise your organization’s ability to perform its mission and impact public trust. Our cybersecurity solutions enable government agencies to establish high-performing security operations to protect critical assets, data, and services.
Rapid Cycle Solutions designs and implements innovative security solutions according to industry-recognized best practices for optimal threat detection and compliance. We provide cybersecurity and accreditation expertise to deliver authority to operate (ATO) for government clients. Our engineering approach incorporates security best practices in every project.
Along with traditional practices, our team collaborates with industry partners to incorporate the most current technologies and capabilities within client organizations. These include data analytics, Zero Trust Architecture, container security, security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), and Compliance as Code. Using tools, we offer insider threat management, threat and vulnerability assessments, threat mitigation, and advisory and security investigation services.
RCS understands the most complex cybersecurity challenges facing public sector organizations. Our cybersecurity experts guide clients through complex technology, business, and enterprise risk management scenarios. We offer cybersecurity solutions to help our clients establish and optimize their information security operations to be better prepared to address current — and future — technology risks.
Rapid Cycle Solutions specializes in providing advanced solutions for the security architecture of cloud systems, with a particular emphasis on adhering to government security standards such as FedRAMP and the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
Our team of experts has extensive experience in implementing and managing cloud security solutions that meet the rigorous security standards set forth by FedRAMP and RMF. We provide a full range of services to help secure your cloud systems, including risk assessments, security architecture design, implementation, and compliance.
We collaborate closely with your team to understand your organization’s needs and tailor a customized security architecture design compliant with FedRAMP and RMF guidelines. Our team is highly proficient in designing security architectures for various cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
We offer a broad range of security architecture design services, including:
- FedRAMP Assessment. We conduct a comprehensive FedRAMP assessment of your current cloud security architecture and identify potential areas of vulnerability.
- RMF Security Architecture Design. We design a secure, compliant cloud security architecture aligning with the RMF framework.
- RMF Security Architecture Implementation. We implement the security architecture we have designed and ensure it meets all FedRAMP and RMF requirements.
Our team is committed to delivering high-quality solutions that protect your organization’s data and reputation while complying with government security standards. Contact us to learn more about our FedRAMP and RMF security architecture design services and how we can help secure your cloud systems.
Program Performance Management
Today, multi-cloud environments are becoming commonplace. Monitoring how well cloud service providers and systems integrators meet their promised service levels is daunting.
Agencies must monitor and enforce their contractual service level agreements (SLAs) with a monitoring system to ensure they receive the best cloud services.
Through RCS’s proven process, your organization can incorporate several key measures into governance processes to drive decisions and results. Additionally, your teams can communicate progress against goals to various audiences via our dashboards and reports.
Our process includes the following:
- Establishing performance measures that translate broad direction into specific, definable results
- Documenting program accomplishments and achievement of desired outcomes
- Providing a basis for evaluating program progress and making necessary adjustments
- Determining if program resources are effectively allocated
Rapid Cycle Solutions provides efficient and cost-effective acquisition support across all phases and tasks of the acquisition lifecycle. In our services, we seek to understand the organizational drivers that impact our clients’ technology decisions; the program scope; and our clients’ procurement processes and lifecycle.
Through interviews and validation sessions (i.e., 5 Whys Analysis), we help clients clearly define their desired outcomes. Our experts then collaborate with stakeholders to capture detailed requirements and conduct market research to validate service offerings. Finally, our team develops the acquisition package with a shared understanding and agreement on goals and objectives.
Acquisition Planning Support includes…
- Developing acquisition schedules, project plans, Statements of Objectives, and Independent Government Cost Estimates.
- Conducting market research and drafting acquisition alternative documents.
- Developing acquisition strategy plans, source selection plans, solicitation documents, and evaluation criteria.
Source Selection Support includes…
- Organizing due diligence activities and meetings.
- Assisting with the evaluation of an offeror’s proposal.
- Developing technical evaluation reports, cost/price evaluation reports, and best value recommendations.
Join Our Team
Opportunities to grow, lead and serve
We’re a rapidly growing federal IT contracting company, and we’re always looking for mission-minded problem solvers to join our team. Whether you’re early career or seasoned in your field, RCS offers a collaborative environment where you can advance your skills, knowledge and leadership.
Work for a company that feels like family—and be part of innovative solutions that help federal agencies serve and protect our nation.
Making our services easily accessible to federal agencies
- GSA IT Schedule 70, Prime Contractor (GS-35F-480CA)
- Library of Congress – IT Management and Governance BPA (Prime)
- Treasury (ITFMSS), Subcontractor (to Hill Associates)