Paragone Solutions

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CIO Support

Paragone Supports CIOs and their staffs with a full range of tailored solutions. We provide both strategic advice and critical decision making support as well as perform daily CIO augmentation tasks.

  • IT Governance Process Development and Management
  • Workforce Management
  • Capital Planning and Investment Control Support
  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • Agency Information Technology Architecture Support
  • IT Portfolio Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Program Analyses and Implementation (including Business Cases Analysis, Cost/Benefit Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses)
  • IT Organizational Development
  • Program Management Office Support
  • Advisory and Assistance Services
  • DoDAF/FEA Alignment Support Services
  • Market Research
  • Assistive Technology/ Sections 504 and 508
  • Clinger-Cohen Act
  • Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988
  • E-Government Act
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture & DoD Architectural Framework
  • Federal Information Security Management Act
  • Federal Records Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Government Paperwork Elimination Act
  • Government Performance and Results Act
  • Government Performance Results Act
  • Information Quality Guidelines
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Paperwork Reduction Act
  • Privacy Act
  • Agency Regulations & Guidance

Paragone CIO Support Model

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Security

RMF Authorization & Continuous Monitoring

Paragone provides a full range of RMF support services. We assist in the implementation of the Information System Security Plan (I. Implement Security), we facilitate the system accreditation (II. System Accreditation), and we provide continuous monitoring support (III. Monitor Compliance). We use custom developed software and database application to automate routine RMF tasks significantly decreasing time and costs.

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Key RMF requirements to receive certification to operate an information system on a federal government network are:

  • Establish ATO & Continuous Monitoring Stratgy
  • Document Policies & Procedures
  • Perform Self-Assessment
  • Undergo External Audit
  • Mitigate Deficiencies
  • Conduct Continuous Monitoring

 

Training

E-Learning & Training Management

Paragone provides training execution and management solutions in support of our client's priorities. We identify requirements, develop training content, code multimedia based eLearning videos, conduct live training, and manages training records and plans. Our training capabilities fully integrate into our other solutions.

Paragone’s training SMEs create, customize, and adapt pieces of training to reach a wide variety of audiences and platforms.

We use proven design methods to develop targeted audience-specific training.

 

Our expertise includes:
  • Strategy development
  • Strategic communication plan
  • Strategic outreach
  • "ADDIE" design methodology
  • Training analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Content development
  • Stakeholder engagement

Paragone creates targeted, customized content designed specifically for the audience and message at hand.

After extensive requirements gathering, we create content across media platforms to execute objectives.

Our expertise includes:
  • Requirement definition
  • Objective definition
  • Audience analysis
  • Multi-media platforms
  • Video & graphics
  • Collateral development
  • Identification of best practices

Paragone draws on extensive stakeholder analysis to customize outreach approaches.

We engage stakeholders through a variety of live and virtual means of communication, providing constant user support.

 
Our expertise includes:
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Messaging campaigns
  • Live & virtual training sessions
  • Online training sessions
  • Help desk support

Paragone Training Development Methodology

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Communications

STRATCOM, Program, & Organizational Transformation Communications

Paragone has vast experience in communicating the introduction of new technologies. We work with program managers and enterprise architects to build communication plans, engaging and informing stakeholders and end-users alike. We then work with technology and operational SMEs to continually communicate with stakeholders and train end-users as the technology is launched.

Our capabilities include:

  • Artifact development (i.e., press releases, presentations, FAQs, etc.)

  • Cultural assessments

  • Live training development and delivery

  • SharePoint & website updating

  • Technology introduction analysis

  • User impact analysis

  • Virtual meeting management

  • Web-based training development

  • Workforce electronic & print communications

  • 508 & 504 compliance – Accessibility Services

  • STRATCOM, IT Program, & Organizational Transformation Communications

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Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health

Successful implementation of a industrial hygiene and/or occupational health program depends on recognizing and addressing requirements, organizational dynamics and identifying stakeholders. Our approach draws upon extensive federal government program management experiences when developing program objectives and working with senior leadership to develop and enhance a culture of health and safety awareness.

Solutions provided:

  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Hazard identification
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Monitoring services
  • Program establishment
  • Recordkeeping
  • Safety program development & implementation
  • Training end-users & technicians (eLearning & live)
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Hazard identification
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Monitoring services
  • Program establishment
  • Recordkeeping
  • Safety program development & implementation
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Studies & Analysis

Paragone’s studies and analysis focus on refining and assisting in the execution of business objectives. We utilize a customizable framework of detailed requirements gathering and quantitative measurement blended into outcomes focused analysis.

Our capabilities include:

  • Analysis of alternatives

  • Business case analysis

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Monitoring, evaluation & lessons learned

  • Process improvement

  • Requirements definition and management

  • Knowledge management planning & operations

  • Organizational restructuring planning

Below is our basic methodology used in conducting studies & analysis.