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Kaizen Approach, Inc
Member Since: 2012 
7050 HI Tech Dr Ste 100
Hanover MD 21076-1087



Al Pickering

Richard Tait

Director of Contracts:
Craig Plunkett

Business Focus:
We are guided by the Japanese philosophy of kaizen, often translated as to become good through change. Our role is to apply this concept of ongoing improvement to two of the most significant factors in the success of an organization today: the strength of its cybersecurity and the professional development of its employees. As an experienced and trusted partner, we lead commercial and government customers toward conscientious improvements in both of these disciplines.

Kaizen Approach, Inc. provides its commercial customers with cybersecurity expertise that meets their needs, whether it is hands-on service, intermittent high-level advice, or ongoing consultation.  Our Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) program offers cost-effective and high-quality security experience to companies that may not have or need a fulltime CISO.    Kaizen Approach Inc. has been supporting the mission of the IC and DoD through multiple contracts providing Cybersecurity, Cross Domain and IT support solutions. Our cleared employees have decades of experience with technology within government programs.    Kaizen Approach helps its customers to improve their training programs and enhance employee performance.  We support their professional development through the customized creation of training programs, certification programs, assessments, quantitative and qualitative surveys, job blueprints and other products. We have years of experience advancing the mission of the IC through customized and adaptable learning and development solutions.

Kaizen Approach leverages decades of experience in supporting the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) to the greatest benefit of all our government customers. We are a Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and have held Top Secret Facility Clearance (FCL) since 2010.

Access to Contract Vehicles:
Kaizen Approach has been awarded two five-year Prime contracts by the Department of Defense and two prime contracts with commercial entities. In addition, Kaizen is actively supporting six programs in a subcontractor role.

Our Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP),and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) engineers' Information Assurance experience includes architecture, design, development, and implementation of defense-in-depth principles as well as providing security services including Certification and Accreditation, firewall administration and Virtual Private Network support. Our IA engineers are actively involved in industry-leading organizations including International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance (IMMA), and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI). Kaizen Approach, Inc's, learning professionals are dedicated to improving workplace performance and are active in the world's largest organization for learning professionals, the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Our instructional systems designers, course facilitators, and instructors offer a wide range of blended learning and e-learning training solutions to the National Security Agency's (NSA) National Cryptologic School (NCS).

Small Business Status:
  • Small Business
  • Veteran Owned
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned
Business Categories:
  • App Development
  • Education
  • Information Management
  • Security Assessments
  • Threat Assessment
  • Computer Graphics
  • Professional Services
  • Telecom System Design/Engineering
  • Accreditation/Certification
  • Password Protection
  • Product Installation & Maintenance
  • Security Management
  • Fiber Optics
  • Information Assurance
  • Port Scanners
  • Risk Management
  • Network Management
  • Public Key Infrastructure & Systems
  • Cryptographic Products
  • Engineering & Technical Support
  • Internet Technologies
  • Intranet Technologies
  • Professional Development
  • Client Server Technology
  • Antivirus/Worm Products
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Consulting
  • Detection/Identification
  • Information Systems
  • Management Services
  • Wire/Cable
  • Countermeasures
  • Data Storage
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Security Devices
  • Test and Evaluation Equipment
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber
  • Networking Technologies
  • Secure Communications
  • Trusted Computer Systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Homeland Security
  • Authentication Means and Services
  • Training
  • Data Communications
  • Application Service Providers
  • Standards
  • Information Security

NAICS Industry:
  • Computer Facilities Management Services (541513)
  • Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services (541614)
  • Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services (541690)
  • Office Administrative Services (561110)
  • Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (541611)
  • All Other Business Support Services (561499)
  • Human Resources Consulting Services (541612)
  • Computer Training (611420)
  • Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities (541720)
  • Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (711510)
  • Educational Support Services (611710)
  • Professional and Management Development Training (611430)
  • Computer Systems Design Services (541512)
  • All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (541990)
  • Other Management Consulting Services (541618)
  • Other Computer Related Services (541519)
  • Custom Computer Programming Services (541511)

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