Agile IT in Support of Complex Missions

Today’s missions require rapid collection, fusion, and transmission of information at unprecedented speed, capacity, availability, precision, and security. This constant and uncompromising posture must be maintained across all platforms and in an environment where a severely contested cyber domain threatens our very freedom to maneuver. Akima Data Management (formerly Ardent Defense Services) delivers agile and innovative IT services and solutions that enable mission dominance.

Best Fit


We apply the right technology to the right process at the right time with the right people to achieve mission success.



As an 8(a) company, Akima Data Management offers customers unique contracting advantages, including the ability to issue direct negotiated contracts with limited potential for protest.



We pride ourselves with credibility and trustworthiness by communicating honestly, openly, and authentically.


Ensuring the Freedom to Maneuver

ADM’s agile, easily scalable cyber teams provide proven force multiplication strength at every point across these vital digital domains. 


From a holistic, enterprise-wide view of each customer’s threat landscape, we apply Risk Management Framework (RMF)-driven solutions that incorporate adaptive architectures, processes, practices, tools, controls, continuous monitoring and the authorizations needed to sustain secure systems and platforms throughout their entire lifecycles.  

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IT Managed Services

Delivering Comprehensive IT Support

ADM offers customers secure, robust and easily scalable managed IT service platform tailored to support your most stringent operational outcomes and performance metrics. Staffed by cleared, highly qualified U.S. citizens, customers receive unlimited consultation and remediation support, 24/7/365 access to industry leading skill sets and a wide range of capabilities that lower costs, enhance quality of service and minimize risks.


Our platform extends to the complete enterprise, including Information Technology, Infrastructure, Power, Networking and Cyber Security. And we can support these technologies and systems in virtually any enterprise configuration, including private cloud, hybrid cloud and public cloud.


If the objective is to free yourself to focus on the core mission, ADM is the partner to get you there. 

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Network & Communications

From Network Assurance to Mission Assurance

ADM personnel understand the challenges that come with managing today’s complex networks, and work with your key personnel at strategic levels to accommodate your most demanding engineering, architectural, financial, programmatic and acquisition requirements.  


Our strategic partners have hands on, in depth knowledge of massive DoD networks, such as AFNet, enabling us to bring a top down, holistic grasp of how your physical and cyber ecosystems operate and interact. From virtualization, consolidation, convergence and migration to cloud integration sustainment and security, look to ADM to help take you from network assurance to mission assurance. 

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Company Information

codes & numbers

  • DUNS Number: 080688541
  • CAGE Code: 7VW94
  • Primary NAICS: 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services

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ISO 9001:2015

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement (QSR-1141 | Held at 2553 Dulles View Drive, Suite 700, Herndon, VA)


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8(a) Direct Awards

We streamline the acquisition process and deliver complete, cost-effective solutions to meet your mission requirements quickly and without interruption of service. Learn more.

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Are you looking for an experienced 8(a) partner for an upcoming pursuit? ADM welcomes teaming opportunities with fellow contractors and technology partners. Contact Us.

Contract Vehicles

ADM provides flexible access to services through a wide variety of contract vehicles and agency-specific IDIQs. Learn more.

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Greg Welch

General Manager

Vic Badami

Senior Director, Defense Programs


2553 Dulles View Drive
Suite 700
Herndon, VA 20171


7550 Interstate 10 West
Suite 909
San Antonio, TX 78229

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