At ZRA, we specialize in providing budget and acquisition management services tailored to the cybersecurity industry. With a deep understanding of DHS and CISA's budgets and acquisition doctrine, we excel in supporting cybersecurity program needs. Our capabilities encompass cybersecurity principles, management frameworks, and comprehensive Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) that align with cost accounting best practices. We assist CISA leaders in conceptualizing program needs, allocating resources, and making informed decisions. Additionally, we offer expertise in life cycle cost estimates, acquisition strategies and plans, vendor engagement and assessments, and resource allocation planning.

Our team brings years of experience in designing Program Work Breakdown Structures (PWBS) and Contract Work Breakdown Structures (CWBS) for important CISA programs. We develop WBS deliverables that align with mission needs, program activities, and other project artifacts, ensuring effective program management. We also provide in-depth support for life cycle cost estimate analysis (LCCE) and Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), helping government leaders plan and make cost-effective decisions. With our comprehensive range of services, ZRA is your trusted partner for effective budget and acquisition management in the cybersecurity domain, enabling you to achieve your program goals efficiently and strategically.

ZRA Understands Budgeting and Policy Trends

ZRA has extensive experience navigating the Federal Government’s budgeting process, which gives us unmatched understanding of the strategic trends impacting CISA’s funding. Our policy team constantly monitors legislative and regulatory developments to maintain full situational awareness of the environment to support long-term planning. ZRA also has knowledge of key stakeholders, both external and internal to CISA, such as executives, program managers, oversight agencies, and legislators. We use this policy analysis to inform customized planning processes to help CISA operationalize its long-term vision.

ZRA is Skilled at Budget Management

ZRA has the technical and management skills to create budgets to meet decision-maker needs while achieving CISA’s mission. We are familiar with DHS’s approach to planning, programming, budgeting and execution. ZRA can assist with budget formulation and justification, cost estimation, allocations, and more. We can also help CISA manage its existing budget through our cutting-edge business management processes and tools. Our team can help with tracking funds, accounting, and developing metrics.

ZRA is Proficient in DHS Acquisition Processes

ZRA can also provide acquisition management services. Our team has proficient understanding of the Federal Acquisition Rules, the DHS Acquisition Lifecycle Framework, and the DHS Acquisition Review Process. We have experience conducting analysis of alternatives, drafting Statements of Work, and developing proposals. We can help plan and execute acquisitions in a way that ensures regulatory compliance, meets CISA’s operational needs, and anticipates future strategic needs.