Our Story

We provide innovative solution development. Our name was created because of our focus on exceeding customer and employee expectations by looking beyond the status quo, ignoring the obvious, thinking creatively, and providing non-traditional yet highly impactful solutions to clients.

Mission

Improve our nation’s well-being by simplifying the introduction of disruptive digital technologies to government.

Vision

To eliminate poor customer experience in the digital transformation journey.

Integrity

Indev employees place the highest priority on integrity in all dealings with clients, partners and colleagues. Acting with integrity means honesty, good will, and respect. Our corporate culture upholds and enforces the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. We do the right things for no other purpose than to maintain professional standards.

Innovation

Indev subscribes to a simple philosophy regarding how we do business: take care of your clients, take care of your people, and together we will serve those who rely on us. With deep subject matter experience, Indev-ers have a disciplined, yet adaptive approach to seek out the right way for our clients, not just “the” way. Our focus on collaboration inspires innovative and effective solutions for all stakeholders. We listen to our client and business partner needs and exceed their expectations time and time again.

Objectivity

Indev employees exercise independent thinking and select the products, services, and solutions for clients based on merit alone. When making decisions, we maintain a balanced perspective that seeks a mutually beneficial outcome for our clients, employees and partners.

Our People Make Us Great

More than anything else, what makes Indev great is our people. Indev-ers are analytical thinkers with outstanding business, technology, and communication skills – a combination that enables us to deliver solutions with real results. Our people possess an average of over ten years of federal experience, cultivating the perspective necessary to solve diverse problems, not just offer generic approaches. More significantly, we understand our clients’ business realities and we have the talent, creativity, and flexibility needed to advance business goals.

While Indev encourages each person to act individually, we are bound closely together as one company. Through our strong cultural identity, we possess a clear direction to serve our clients with expressed shared values. We can mobilize geographically dispersed teams rapidly and bring together experienced individuals from across the company. We work quickly as a single, unified team with a common driving force. These values also guide our decisions and actions.

Management

Indev was founded and is managed by partners who share a common philosophy:

“Take care of your clients, take care of your people, and together we serve those who rely on us.”

This simple philosophy guides every management decision, every initiative, and everything we do. While it sounds simple, many consulting firms lose sight of it. Our purpose in creating Indev was to get back to this core philosophy of our nation’s well-being.

While the partners have extensive experience building and managing consulting organizations, each is a consultant first, focusing on client service above all else. Each partner has client-focused roles in addition to corporate responsibilities. This focus ensures that the leadership of the firm engages day-to-day with our two most important stakeholders: clients and employees.

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER

Brett Albro

With a focus on providing technology and management consulting services, Mr. Albro is a recognized leader in the transportation and homeland security sectors.  The majority of his career has focused on repositioning and increasing the value of CIO offices, with particular attention to shared service approaches to IT and data management, strategy and transformation planning, and most recently, implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act .  For the last several years Mr. Albro has focused much of his efforts on the transportation and homeland security industries, primarily in the areas of information technology, systems engineering, and air traffic management services.  Within Indev, he is responsible for client delivery, business development, service offering development, and formulation of the company’s strategic direction.

With a focus on providing technology and management consulting services, Mr. Albro is a recognized leader in the Federal IT market.  The majority of his career has focused on repositioning and increasing the value of CIO offices, with particular attention to digital modernization, Agile transformation and cloud enablement. For the last several years Mr. Albro has focused much of his efforts on the homeland security and transportation markets, helping clients maximize technology investments by reducing O&M costs through disruptive technologies and solutions.

Within Indev, he is responsible for client delivery, business development and formulation of the company’s strategic direction.  Prior to co-founding Indev, Mr. Albro was a Partner at Phase One Consulting Group, an IT strategy consulting firm, where he managed the National Infrastructure and Financial Services Business Unit which included clients such as the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, and Department of Education.  Mr. Albro began his career as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI where he supported the development of signal analysis systems for use on U.S. Navy submarines.  Following NUWC, he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supported with clients such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Albro graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.  Brett currently lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia. In his spare time he is an avid soccer player, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.  Born and raised in Syracuse, NY he bleeds Orange.

Prior to co-founding Indev, Mr. Albro was a Partner at Phase One Consulting Group, an enterprise architecture and strategy consulting firm, where he managed the National Infrastructure and Financial Services Business Unit which included clients such as the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, and Department of Education.  Mr. Albro began his career as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, RI where he supported the development of signal analysis systems for use on U.S. Navy submarines.  Following NUWC, he spent over two years at Booz Allen Hamilton where he worked with clients such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mr. Albro graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.  Brett currently lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia. In his spare time he is an avid soccer player, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.  Born and raised in Syracuse, NY he bleeds Orange.

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER

Mike Pittenger

 

Mr. Pittenger brings a 15-year career in successful startup management, operations and growth in Federal technology, healthcare, and contract services. His track record in company and program management, contract administration, customer relations, strategic planning, and building companies that outperform their competitors provides a strong foundation for stable company operations and expansion.  

Prior to co-founding Indev, Mr. Pittenger served as a Senior Executive in the Healthcare Division of Harris Corporation (HRS) after the sale of Patriot Technologies. He provided strategic planning, program consulting, profit and loss analysis, business development and functioned as a liaison between the potential customer/requirements and Harris within the Federal healthcare IT integration and interoperability marketplace. He held a senior leadership position as 1 of 16 Senior Executives within a Fortune 500 Company with over 17,000 employees. During his time the Federal Healthcare Division revenues grew from $130M to $220M.

Prior to Harris, Mr. Pittenger co-founded Patriot Technologies where he provided program management, strategic marketing and business development on large, complex efforts. He and his team grew revenues to $50M+ in the healthcare technology and integration market serving the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. In the fall of 2009 Harris Corporation (HRS) acquired Patriot Technologies. During his time at Patriot he helped facilitate and manage the company’s CMMI Level 2 certification. He also served as the government’s point of contact for administration of its GSA IT 70 and MOBIS contracts and was the company’s Facility Security Officer for its DoD facility clearance.

PARTNER, VICE PRESIDENT OF AVIATION PROGRAMS

Jerry Whittaker

Mr. Whittaker has over 35 years of experience in the field of Air Traffic Control, working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry.  In his role as Partner, Vice President of Aviation Programs, Mr. Whittaker is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with the aviation industry and government clients to generate and manage new business within the FAA.  He is also responsible for managingthe Air Traffic Controller Training Contract (CTC), overseeing 100+ Indev staff in the Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) Western Service Area Terminal and En route Air Traffic Control facilities.

He began his career in 1975 with the United States Navy (USN) as an Air Traffic Controller and has since served in various leadership roles where he lead teams of aviation professionals and systems engineering teams to develop and implement solutions in support of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).  He served as an FAA employee for 25 years working as an Air Traffic Controller in Terminal and En route operations, supporting some of the busiest facilities in the nation.  During his FAA career, he also served as a labor representative of the National Air Traffic Controllers (NATCA) at the local, regional and national level.  As the NATCA National Free Flight Program Liaison, he collaborated with the FAA on deploying new technologies in FAA’s Towers/TRACONS, 21 ARTCC’s, and the ATCSCC.  He also served on the RTCA Free Flight select committee for 3 years with other industry leaders working on National Airspace System (NAS) capacity enhancements.    

Jerry is an accomplished leader with FAA proven systems engineering experience in future concepts and designs for Air Traffic Management (ATM) and oversight of Air Traffic Control (ATC) projects in support of FAA, NASA and industry clients.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies from the National Labor College, and is the second of three generations of FAA Air Traffic Controllers in his family.   

VICE PRESIDENT OF SERVICE DELIVERY

Charlie Inman

Mr. Creaghan serves as Vice President of Transportation Programs for Indev, focusing efforts on company growth and client delivery within the transportation sector, with a focus on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and NASA markets. 

Mr. Inman serves as Vice President of Service Deliver for Indev, focusing on company growth and client delivery within thehomeland security and transportation sectors, with a focus on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) markets.  Mr. Inman leads the full service delivery lifecycle across all DOT and DHS accounts in the Federal Sector, promoting continuous improvement of service quality and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.  He is a driving force in new business lead generation and the transformation and maturation of Indev service offerings.

Prior to Indev Mr. Inman worked at Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Practice.  He most recently served as a leader in Deloitte’s technology portfolio of work at DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and served as a Business Development Lead for Deloitte’s Federal Cloud Market Offering.  In addition to serving as a leader for Deloitte’s technology work at the IRS for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, he also served in leadership roles across other accounts in Deloitte’s Civilian and Defense and National Security sectors.  Mr. Inman brings a diverse technology background that covers all phases of the SDLC, Strategy, Architecture, Engineering, Operations, Cloud, and Infrastructure. 

Mr. Inman began his career with PwC Consulting where he served the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Defense. He then worked at a small software consulting company that automated compliance with U.S. trade rules and regulations.  Upon joining Deloitte’s Federal practice, Mr. Inman led several custom and COTS implementations, served several C-suite clients as a trusted advisor, and created new organization that focused on DevOps, process improvement and organizational change.  He holds a degree in Accounting Information Systems from James Madison University, where he continues to serve on the Executive Advisory Board for the CIS Department.  

Prior to joining the Indev family Mr. Creaghan spent the past 21 years with DOT’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, serving as a Division Chief of Aviation Systems Engineering where he led a team of engineers and analysts to execute air traffic safety, airport surface traffic management, and systems engineering projects.  His efforts were dedicated to developing new lines of business in systems engineering, aviation safety, and modeling & simulation, as well as managing a wide range of R&D and systems engineering projects for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) modernization efforts.

Mr. Creaghan began his career with the United States Air Force where he served as an Astronautical Engineer, Civil/Environmental Engineer, and Geodetic Specialist.  He holds a Masters in Astronautical and Structural Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.  Mr. Creaghan is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.  

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CYBERSECURITY SERVICES

Liz Morton

Ms. Morton serves as the Senior Director of Cybersecurity Services, focusing efforts on leading and growing Indev’s CyberSecurity Service offering across its customer base.  Ms. Morton is responsible for the development, implementation, and the evolution of Indev’s CyberSecurity offerings to help enterprises address the architectural and operational complexity of their cybersecurity programs to achieve cyber resilience.  She brings strong experience in building and managing information security disciplines that align to continuous change in business, technology and risk landscapes. 

Ms. Morton is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with over two decades of deep technical experience in the design, delivery, and assurance of enterprise information security environments. She is a respected cybersecurity advisor, providing strategic leadership in Security Operations, Risk & Compliance, Incident Response, Resilience, Identity, and Architecture programs to Federal Cybersecurity Leads.  

Prior to joining Indev, Ms. Morton spent over seven years as the Security Management Principal at ProTegus, LLC where she led the design, implementation, and management of dynamic five-nine security services across the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS).   She also provided strategic security guidance to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to ProTegus, Ms. Morton served as Vice President at Cryptek Inc. (API Technologies) and was responsible for multiple Department of Defense (DoD) security initiatives and contracts focused on the secure data in transit and at rest.

Ms Morton holds a dual B.S. and has been a practicing Certified Information System Security Profession (CISSP) since 2002.

SENIOR DIRECTOR, HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAMS

Patrick Thomas

Mr. Thomas serves as the Senior Director of Homeland Security Programs, leading the full-service delivery lifecycle across all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accounts, promoting the continuous improvement of service quality and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.  Additionally, Mr. Thomas is a driving force in new business lead generation at DHS, helping drive the demand of Indev’s service offerings across both existing and new client bases.  

Prior to Indev, Mr. Thomas worked as an IT management and business development consultant with lead roles in over $60M in proposals for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Prior to being independent he was with PG Public Services (PGPS) Federal Practice.  He was the program lead for their QA/IV&V support of the successful TECS Modernization/Integrated Case Management Program; led the architectural support for all ICE Management and Administration (M&A) systems; and, provided specialized architectural and acquisitions support for ICE’s first two cloud based systems – Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) ePolicy Distribution System and Electronic Health Records (eHR).  Prior to PGPS he worked for BearingPoint where he led their ICE Financial (Rent), Personal Property and Real Estate Portfolio management team, and developed the ICE Office of Asset Management (OAM) strategic/operational and systems development plan. Mr. Thomas began his career with the U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS) on detail to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) where he served as the Fire Protection Engineering Program Manager. 

He holds a BS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, a MS in Business from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University.  He is Life Member and an active first responder with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad and has served on various Committees and their Board of Directors. 

SENIOR DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS

Sandi Van Valkenburg

Ms. Van Valkenburg serves as the Senior Director of Transportation Programs, leading the full-service delivery lifecycle across all Department of Transportation (DOT) accounts, promoting the continuous improvement of service quality, and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.  Additionally, Ms. Van Valkenburg leads new business generation at DOT, helping drive the demand of Indev’s service offerings across both existing and new client bases.

Prior to Indev, Ms. Van Valkenburg worked as a Senior Manager at Deloitte where she was a senior leader of high-profile initiatives across various federal organizations including Amtrak, United States Postal Service (USPS), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), having delivered Cloud Strategy and Implementation, Application Development and Systems Modernization, and Program Management and Oversight services.  Prior to Deloitte she worked for CGI Federal where she was responsible for CGI’s FedRAMP accredited cloud services and the secure delivery of cloud capabilities for GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Information Technology (OCSIT).  She began her career at Johnston McLamb as a Director of Business Development and Delivery, where she was responsible for multiple, large scale, modernization efforts at the USPS.

She holds a B.A in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University.  Additionally, she is an active Project Management Professional (PMP) and completed the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Voyagers Program. Ms. Van Valkenburg enjoys tennis and golf, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her family.

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mark Landis

Mr. Landis serves as the Director of Federal Business Development for Indev with a focus on company growth and the generation of new business within the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and Dept. of Transportation (DOT) markets. He brings over a decade of experience supporting the United States Federal and State governments, and a network of highly cultivated relationships. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of IT consultancies in various capacities, from Senior Business Development Manager to Director—overseeing a team of Account Managers, to Project Manager— handling operations and day to day client delivery tasks.

Prior to Indev, he served as a Senior Account Manager at Fujitsu Defense & National Security, a Senior Government Practice Manager & Project Manager at Princeton Information, a Director at Robert Half Technology, and a Senior Business Development & Capture Manager at Sagent Partners. During this time, his direct efforts lead to the acquisition of new client accounts, substantial revenue growth, and the addition of strategic hires to each respective organization.

From 2008-2012, Mr. Landis worked in politics, serving as a Legislative Aid for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a Communications Director & Press Secretary for numerous US Congressional campaigns, and a fundraiser for the RNC. He graduated from The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Latin American Studies. Mark is an Arlington native, currently residing in McLean, VA and is a devoted food, fitness, and outdoor enthusiast.

Certifications

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 For Development V1.3

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 for Development v1.3 certification is a framework for software process improvement that requires a company to meet or exceed certain standards for software development, project management and quality assurance. A Level 3 rating requires 18 specific process areas and 12 generic goals and practices to be fulfilled, including project monitoring and control, requirements development, technical solutions, decision analysis and resolution and organizational process definition.

27001:2013

The ISO 27001 certification is an information security standard and specification for information security management systems published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This International Standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. This International Standard also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

ISO 9001:2015

The 9001:2015 certification is a quality management system requirements standard and specification. It requires organizations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The certification aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

ISO 20000-1:2018

ISO/IEC ISO 20000-1:2018 is a service management system (SMS) standard. It specifies requirements for the organization to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an SMS. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery and improvement of services to fulfill agreed service requirements.

Awards

In recognition of our significant growth, we were recently ranked #178 on the 2018 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

In recognition of our significant growth, we were recently ranked #178 on the 2018 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

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News

GSA Awards Indev Agile Transformation Services Contract

Arlington, VA, May 8, 2019 - The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Indev an IT-70 task order to provide Agile Transformation services to the Fleet Program Office.  The support and expertise that Indev will provide include Agile coaching, training, and...

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Indev Successfully Appraised At CMMI-DEV Level 3

Arlington, VA, May 8, 2018 — Indev announced today that it has been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Development. This accomplishment was due to the hard work and dedication of a team of Indev employees who...

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