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Agile IT in Support of Complex Missions

Akima Data Management (formerly Ardent Defense Services) delivers agile and innovative cloud and IT services and solutions that enable mission dominance. 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.

Best Fit


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



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.  

  • Auditing
  • Azure Security & Operation
  • Assessment and Authorization
  • Big Data Security
  • BYOD
  • Continuous Monitoring / Incident Response
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency Readiness, Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Endpoint Protection & Service Hardening
  • Gap Analysis
  • Insider Threat
  • Intrusion Detection and Protection
  • Penetration Testing
  • Predictive Analysis, Behavioral Analytics, Machine Learning
  • Network Vulnerability Management
  • Risk Management Framework (RMF) Process
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Enterprise IT

Delivering Comprehensive IT Support

ADM offers customers secure, robust and easily scalable IT services tailored to support your most stringent operational outcomes and performance metrics. If the objective is to free yourself to focus on the core mission, ADM is the partner to get you there. 

  • Azure & Azure Stack
  • Cloud Migration
  • Data Migration & Consolidation
  • Enterprise Architecture, Design & Integration
  • Help Desk
  • Microsoft 365 & Teams
  • Records & Database Management
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Network Operations

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. 

  • Cloud Managed Services
  • Endpoint Encryption
  • Hyperconverged
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile
  • Physical Security
  • Point-to-Point VPN
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Cloud Computing

No matter where your agency is on its cloud journey, ADM delivers the comprehensive solutions you need to transition smoothly and cost-effectively.

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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Program Management Support Services

Whether you are looking to integrate emerging technologies or enhance operational processes to drive better decision making, ADM delivers multi-functional specialized services to meet your evolving needs.

  • Agile Program/Project Management
  • Application Development & Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Management
  • Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
  • Enterprise Architecture Assessment
  • Enterprise Life Cycle Management
  • Governance & Policy Development
  • Modernization Roadmap
  • New Technology Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Requirements Analysis and Definition
  • Technology Business Management (TBM
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Application Development

ADM delivers modern, UX driven applications to meet your mission needs.

  • Application Migration to Cloud
  • Applied Best Practices (PMI, NIST, Agile, ITIL, CMMI, ISO)
  • Azure Power Apps, Automate, & BI
  • DevSecOps (On-Prem & Cloud)
  • .NET, APEX, JAVA, Angular JS
  • Microservices Architecture

Company Information

codes & numbers

  • UEI Number: XQJFSL4MCKR9
  • DUNS Number: 080688541
  • CAGE Code: 7VW94
  • Primary NAICS: 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services

For additional NAICS codes, please visit System for Award Management (SAM).


ISO 9001:2015

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

ISO 27001:2013

Dedicated to following the best practices of information security (2553 Dulles View Drive, Suite 700, Herndon, VA 20171)


Interested in Doing Business with ADM?

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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 about the 8(a) Direct Award Process.


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Team with Us

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.

Contact Information


Greg Welch


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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