Company Profile

Customer-driven, Partner-centric, Employee-owned

Criterion Systems, Inc. is a systems integrator that delivers innovative, technology-enabled business solutions for government agencies to leverage existing and new technology, protect infrastructure, and share secure information.

Since 2005, Criterion has provided high-end information technology and systems integration services for many of our nation’s mission-critical environments. Criterion focuses on cyber security, infrastructure operations, and systems engineering and design. In addition to providing traditional IT services, Criterion differentiates its services portfolio with innovative cloud computing and identity management solutions.

Criterion provides critical support to the Intelligence Community, Departments of Energy (DOE) and Defense (DoD), and other federal civilian agencies. Criterion currently supports cyber security, application development, and infrastructure operations across eight DOE locations, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST), the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and Headquarters.

The company is a proven prime contractor with a history of meeting performance, staffing, and service level agreements on several prime contracts. For example, Criterion is the only small business awardee on the full-and-open Army Private Cloud (APC2) contract. Criterion manages a subcontracting team that consists of hardware vendors, specialized consulting companies, and several large systems integrators.

Finally, Criterion continues to expand its cyber security portfolio and differentiate its solution offering with innovative cloud computing and identity management solutions. Under a pilot grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Criterion is currently re-defining federated online identity and access management by implementing an attribute exchange network (AXN) to promote user trust, security, and privacy.

In 2009, Inc. magazine recognized Criterion as the nation’s No. 1 fastest growing government services company and No. 10 overall on the annual Inc. 500. Criterion is a small business headquartered in Vienna, VA.

Leverage. Innovate. Protect. Share.


Criterion Systems was founded in 2004 with $100M in funding from a major investment firm to buy high end technology companies. After a year the co-founders returned the money and Criterion became a 100% employee-owned IT services company.

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