ABOUT ZRA

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ZRA has an experienced team of strategic thinkers with law and policy, computer science, business, audit, finance, and engineering backgrounds. ZRA’s dynamic team provides the government and leading critical infrastructure companies with innovative approaches to address cybersecurity challenges. ZRA is a trusted advisor to senior leaders and executives in both the public and private sectors. Our community of partners and customers include federal and state governments, Fortune 200 companies, venture capital firms, trade associations, research and development centers, and top universities.

 

OUR TEAM

Lee Zeichner

President

Lee M. Zeichner is the Founder and President of Zeichner Risk Analytics. Since his service as senior counsel to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection from 1996-1998, he has led development of cybersecurity policy and operations for both leading public and private sector clients. Mr. Zeichner has published extensively on multiple aspects of cybersecurity law and is the author of Cyber Security & Corporate Liability, a guide for corporate counsel on cybersecurity and risk management, published by LexisNexis Publishing in 2001. Mr. Zeichner is authoring his sixth update of the book, scheduled for release in 2014.

Mr. Zeichner currently consults on cybersecurity issues for the Department of Homeland Security, and has performed multiple risk assessments, including a review of the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Departments. Mr. Zeichner promotes cybersecurity as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, where he has served since 1998.

Mr. Zeichner is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from the University of Florida (Phi Beta Kappa) and received his M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Mr. Zeichner is a member of multiple bar associations, including the Florida and DC Bars, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Zeichner speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Lindsay Gold

Executive Vice President

Lindsay Gold serves as the Executive Vice President at Zeichner Risk Analytics (ZRA) and oversees the public and private sector practice. Mrs. Gold focuses on cybersecurity strategy, operations, engineering, policy, and risk communications and manages engagements with a range of cybersecurity policy stakeholders, including CEO and Boards, senior executives, White House National Security Staff, DHS, and national laboratories.

Prior to ZRA, Mrs. Gold was a Senior IT Consultant in the IT Risk and Assurance practice at Ernst & Young (EY). In addition to serving in EY’s mid-Atlantic practice, Lindsay participated in a firm global rotation program in Melbourne, Australia. Mrs. Gold focused on the evaluation of IT systems and the mitigation of IT-related business risks, providing both audit and consulting services. Mrs. Gold led engagement teams to help companies manage their information and technology risk, governance, and regulatory compliance programs.

Mrs. Gold graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware’s Honors Program with a bachelor’s in Management and Operations Management and dual minors in International Business and Management Information Systems. Mrs. Gold is certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Morgan Allen

PMP / Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Security Officer

Morgan Allen, PMP has served as the Chief Operating Officer since 1998, and serves as Assistant Security Officer. In addition to her role in supporting the President, she also assists with office management in the following areas: developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures for employee best practices, maintaining corporate websites and administering corporate email accounts, coordinating and managing corporate telecommunications infrastructure, developing and organizing corporate file system and records, purchasing and installing computer equipment, network equipment, and software, serviced computer and network equipment, and maintaining corporate contacts and calendar databases.

Ms. Allen manages company finances and assets by providing daily financial analyses, managing corporate bank accounts and finances, and budgeting corporate expenses. She also supports the analyst team with research in legal and regulatory compliance, national security, and privacy.

Morgan has over eleven years of extensive experience in graphic design and desktop publishing, and has produced a wide variety of graphic products including newsletters, business cards, letter heads, training materials, and presentations. She has extensive experience with various platforms and programs including: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and web development programming languages.

Ms. Allen holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Life Sciences and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

Julie Addison

Chief Financial Officer

Julie Addison is the Chief Financial Officer at ZRA. Julie’s original work with ZRA was with the commissioners and staff at the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) in the development of the Legal Authorities Database. During Year 2000 preparations, Julie organized several initiatives as part of ZRA’s support for the Cyber Assurance National Information Center. More recently, Julie’s work at ZRA has focused on providing financial analysis including working with the President to provide decision support analysis. She conducts financial and business related analyses, leads business improvement initiatives, and directs other projects.

Ms. Addison holds a bachelor’s degree (1994 magna cum laude) and master’s degree (1999 summa cum laude) from George Mason University.

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Emily Rosendall

Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Public Policy

Emily Rosendall is the Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and Public Policy at Zeichner Risk Analytics (ZRA). Ms. Rosendall provides policy, legal, and strategic counsel to private sector and federal government clients on cybersecurity, privacy, and other technology issues.

Previously, Ms. Rosendall served as a counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Her policy portfolio included cybersecurity, intellectual property, and trade issues. In that role, she drafted, negotiated, and assisted with the passage of legislation on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and human rights. While in law school, Ms. Rosendall worked for the City of Coral Gables Office of the City Attorney and the Office of the General Counsel for the University of Miami.

Ms. Rosendall graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Rosendall is licensed to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia, and she is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Rory McGuire

Senior Vice President

Rory joined ZRA as a Senior Associate in February 2016. Prior to joining ZRA, Rory most recently worked as a Program Assistant at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Since June 2015, Rory had interned with a risk & security consulting firm, focusing on Enterprise Risk Management. Previously, he spent time supporting a contract for security monitoring and analysis focused on northern Iraq, as well as interning with the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Rory also has previous professional experience in the non-profit and marketing sectors.

Rory received his BA in 2009 from Vanderbilt University with a major in Communications Studies. In 2015 he graduated from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University with an MA in Security Policy Studies.

Joe Chen

Vice President and Facility Security Officer

Joseph Chen joined ZRA in April 2010 and currently serves as a Senior Associate and Chief Security Officer. Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Chen served in several analyst roles within the National Cyber Security Division. Most recently, he served as an integral member to the Director of Budget and Finance, and the Chief of Acquisitions. Mr. Chen has taken a significant role in development and implementation of new policies, procedures, processes, tools, and reports for budget, finance, procurement, performance metrics, and strategic planning. He also provided technical support, guidance, and analysis to key decision-makers at NCSD with program development, governmental resource controlling, and reporting responsibilities.

Previous to this, Mr. Chen worked as an Assistant Manager of Coach, Inc., a luxury American leather goods company. While with this company, he assisted in the management of the locations 12-14 hour-per-day multi-shift retail operations; overseeing day-to-day activities in the areas of human resources, scheduling, and budgeting. Mr. Chen developed and implemented processes for smooth and effective flow of responsibility and client experience. He developed strategies to maximize store revenue through the development of detailed financial tools that demonstrated sales trends and helped achieve projected goals.

Joseph Chen graduated from University of Maryland in 2007 with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering.

Flora Lethbridge-Çejku

Vice President

Flora Lethbridge-Çejku joined ZRA as an Associate in June 2018. Prior to joining ZRA, she worked as a public opinion research analyst for Lake Research Partners. While there, she worked on quantitative and qualitative research projects helping support different issue advocacy organizations and agencies with messaging campaign development, policy analysis, and political strategy.

Flora received her MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, focusing on international security studies and conflict negotiation. She received her BA in Political Science with minors in Democracy Studies and Religious Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Flora is proficient in French with working knowledge of Spanish and Albanian.

Jason Burke

Vice President

Jason joined ZRA as an Associate in November 2017. Before joining ZRA, Jason worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistant, where he managed an issue portfolio that included defense, foreign affairs, technology, and homeland security. In this capacity, he provided legal and policy analysis, drafted legislation, and provided voting recommendations. Before working for Congress, Jason worked as the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, where he researched and analyzed developments in cybersecurity law and policy.

Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. He received his J.D. from Fordham Law School in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

Jason is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Cybersecurity Lab and the Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program. He is currently studying for his M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science at George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Matthew Piscatello

Senior Associate

Matthew Piscitello joined ZRA in October 2014 as an Associate. He has taken an interest in cybersecurity from a young age, and previously worked as a freelance cybersecurity journalist, social media manager for SecuritySkeptic, and Member Services Liaison for the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Matthew graduated from University of South Carolina—Beaufort with a Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors, with a concentration in Creative Writing. He received the Sheila J. Toombs Award for Outstanding English Major, was an active member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Sigma chapter and remains an Alumni Epsilon member as of 2014.

Matt joined ZRA as an Associate in January 2022. Prior to joining ZRA, Matt worked as a Researcher at Gartner, developing management best practices for Applications and Software Engineering Leaders that focused on topics such as automation, Agile, application modernization and portfolio management. Previously, he worked at a number of nonprofits that focused on international, security, and economic policy in the Eastern European region.

Matt received his MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a concentration in International Economics and European & Eurasian Studies. He received his BA in International Affairs with a minor in Russian Language & Literature from George Washington University.

Dustin Ward-Dahl

Senior Associate

Dustin joined ZRA as an Associate in May 2016. In his current role, he provides wide-ranging support for Federal cybersecurity and national laboratory clients, including the development of program management support deliverables, strategic communication documents, and general research products.

Prior to joining ZRA, Dustin honed his research and writing skills as a congressional intern for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congressman Tim Walz, focusing on cybersecurity and transportation policy.

Dustin received his B.A. in 2014 from Christopher Newport University with a major in Political Science and minor in Business Administration.

Matthew Kostman

Senior Associate

Matt joined ZRA as an Associate in January 2022. Prior to joining ZRA, Matt worked as a Researcher at Gartner, developing management best practices for Applications and Software Engineering Leaders that focused on topics such as automation, Agile, application modernization and portfolio management. Previously, he worked at a number of nonprofits that focused on international, security, and economic policy in the Eastern European region.

Matt received his MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a concentration in International Economics and European & Eurasian Studies. He received his BA in International Affairs with a minor in Russian Language & Literature from George Washington University.

Larry Ohaka

Creative Director

Larry Ohaka joined ZRA in June of 2018 as Associate Creative Director with an expertise in communication, research, graphic and visual arts. Prior to joining the team, Larry interned with a company that extracted utility and knowledge from multiple data sources and standards in national intelligence, banking, healthcare, cyber, federal, & other sectors. In this position, Larry worked on the communications team where he translated complex concepts related to data sources and standards into graphical representations.

Through a cybersecurity lens, Larry provides a multitude of creative templates and visuals that communicate the principles presented by the policies, strategies, and risk management within the cybersecurity field. By incorporating his graphic, communications and research skills, Larry works with analogies and metaphors to bring out a more digestible meaning with the purpose that it will meet ZRA’s clients from both the private and public sectors in a more comprehensible presentation.

Nick Winstead

Associate

Nick Winstead joined ZRA as an Associate in March 2020. Prior to joining ZRA, Nick conducted technical and policy research at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Before this, he gained experience in wargaming and simulation at the Center for Applied Strategic Learning and provided military and strategic analysis at the Atlantic Treaty Association in Belgium.

Nick graduated from American University in 2017 with a B.A. in International Studies. In May 2020, he received his M.A. in Foreign Policy and National Security, also from American University. Nick is an inaugural fellow at the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology, a collective of scholars dedicated to researching the impacts of emerging technologies. He is proficient in French and Spanish, and is currently learning Russian.

Sherry Goldberg

Associate

Sheryl Goldberg joined ZRA as a Research Associate in November, 2020. Sheryl conducts and synthesizes research, assists in compilation and creation of materials used in courses as well as provide other support to the team.

In Sheryl’s prior relevant work experience, she worked at Independence Blue Cross as an Actuarial analyst. In that capacity, she calculated rates for filing to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, created forecasting reports, as well as supporting management with various data and report requests.

Sheryl is returning to the corporate world after raising her children while owning a small business that allowed her the flexibility to be home when needed.

Sheryl received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from La Salle University.

Brennan Lucas

Associate

Brennan Lucas comes from the hospitality industry, where he executed the enterprise risk management process for seventy contracted hotels. Specifically, he designed risk management solutions to eliminate, mitigate or accept risk affecting company operations.

In 2019, he received his J.D. from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. While there, he was selected as a board member for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. During his time in law school, he served as a law clerk, research consultant and worked for the Indiana Department of Revenue.

He received his bachelor’s (Cum Laude) from the University of Louisville. In his free time, he enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his wife Kamry, daughter Maxie, and dogs Oscar and Hank.

Rebecca Windslow

Associate

Rebecca Winslow joined ZRA as an Associate in July 2021. Before joining ZRA, Rebecca worked as a program management analyst supporting the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Research and Development. During graduate school, she worked as a Policy Intern with the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) where she worked on intelligence and policy-related matters in the areas of technology, acquisition, and legal issues.

Rebecca earned her Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology with a concentration in Intelligence Studies from Marymount University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan University with a minor in Criminal Justice.

Rebecca Windslow

Associate

Rebecca Winslow joined ZRA as an Associate in July 2021. Before joining ZRA, Rebecca worked as a program management analyst supporting the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Research and Development. During graduate school, she worked as a Policy Intern with the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) where she worked on intelligence and policy-related matters in the areas of technology, acquisition, and legal issues.

Rebecca earned her Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology with a concentration in Intelligence Studies from Marymount University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan University with a minor in Criminal Justice.

 

CAPABILITIES

ZRA has significant experience and deep capability in building and managing large and complex programs. Our capabilities range from developing the foundational building blocks for a new program to managing a fully developed program office. Our comprehensive focus on governance, inter-/intra-agency processes, policy, political institutions, and engagement strategies provides a uniquely comprehensive offering for our customers.

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ZRA has significant experience and deep capability in building and managing large and complex programs. Our capabilities range from developing the foundational building blocks for a new program to managing a fully developed program office. Our comprehensive focus on governance, inter-/intra-agency processes, policy, political institutions, and engagement strategies provides a uniquely comprehensive offering for our customers.

Mission Support

Finance and Acquisition Support Services

Risk Management

Education and Training

System Engineering and Support

Solutions Design

Performance Management

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Mission Support

ZRA specializes in delivering mission support services customized for the Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). ZRA’s deeply experienced and credentialed practitioners focus on the unique issues that CISA confronts in developing new capabilities, services, and competencies. We maintain fluency in CISA needs through our experience within each of the major CISA executive offices, understanding of CISA programs, and cleared staff that have suitability as well as an appreciation for the complexity of CISA’s national mission. This specialization facilitates effective and cost-efficient mission support.

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA has significant experience in building and managing complex programs with the Federal Government, and with CISA specifically. We have worked on projects across CISA, supporting CSD, NRMC, and SED. This gives us valuable insight into the agency’s strategic and operational needs. We can anticipate issues and mitigate them in advance, enabling mission resilience. We also have strong awareness of CISA’s operating environment, from stakeholder requirements to emerging threat trends to changes in the policy/regulatory landscape. With our comprehensive focus on CISA- relevant governance, interagency processes, policy, political institutions and engagement strategies, we ensure projects run seamlessly

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA’s credentialed practitioners are fluent in the language and landscape unique to CISA, which allows us to meet the Agency’s needs on a shorter learning curve and with greater effectiveness than generic consulting companies. Our experience integrating planning and execution activities adds accountability and efficiency throughout the project lifecycle to ensure mission objectives, cost, budget, and key stakeholder requirements align throughout the process. ZRA implements programs that have been tested and proven in the private sector ensuring all performance standards and service delivery goals are met or exceeded on a consistent basis.

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA implements programs that have been tested and proven in the private sector ensuring all performance standards and service delivery goals are met or exceeded on a consistent basis. Our disciplined project management methodology preserves the rigor required to keep a mission on schedule and within budget, exceeding the expectations of project stakeholders. We leverage a full range of management, organization, and business improvement services using cutting edge best practices to ensure your mission is achieved with precision and cost effectiveness.

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Mission Support

ZRA specializes in delivering mission support services customized for the Cyber & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). ZRA’s deeply experienced and credentialed practitioners focus on the unique issues that CISA confronts in developing new capabilities, services, and competencies. We maintain fluency in CISA needs through our experience within each of the major CISA executive offices, understanding of CISA programs, and cleared staff that have suitability as well as an appreciation for the complexity of CISA’s national mission. This specialization facilitates effective and cost-efficient mission support.

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA has significant experience in building and managing complex programs with the Federal Government, and with CISA specifically. We have worked on projects across CISA, supporting CSD, NRMC, and SED. This gives us valuable insight into the agency’s strategic and operational needs. We can anticipate issues and mitigate them in advance, enabling mission resilience. We also have strong awareness of CISA’s operating environment, from stakeholder requirements to emerging threat trends to changes in the policy/regulatory landscape. With our comprehensive focus on CISA- relevant governance, interagency processes, policy, political institutions and engagement strategies, we ensure projects run seamlessly

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA’s credentialed practitioners are fluent in the language and landscape unique to CISA, which allows us to meet the Agency’s needs on a shorter learning curve and with greater effectiveness than generic consulting companies. Our experience integrating planning and execution activities adds accountability and efficiency throughout the project lifecycle to ensure mission objectives, cost, budget, and key stakeholder requirements align throughout the process. ZRA implements programs that have been tested and proven in the private sector ensuring all performance standards and service delivery goals are met or exceeded on a consistent basis.

ZRA is Familiar with CISA Needs

ZRA implements programs that have been tested and proven in the private sector ensuring all performance standards and service delivery goals are met or exceeded on a consistent basis. Our disciplined project management methodology preserves the rigor required to keep a mission on schedule and within budget, exceeding the expectations of project stakeholders. We leverage a full range of management, organization, and business improvement services using cutting edge best practices to ensure your mission is achieved with precision and cost effectiveness.

Finance and Acquisition Management

ZRA provides leading-edge financial and acquisition support to help CISA secure consistent funding and maximize efficiency amidst expanding operational needs and tightening budgets. ZRA fully understands the strategic trends that are impacting CISA’s budget. We can formulate budget plans that meet current and future needs. We also have expertise in managing acquisitions to ensure compliance and efficiency. Our subject matter expertise includes business, law, technology, and policy, informing our finance and acquisition capabilities with a holistic view on business, strategy, and operations.

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

Risk Management

ZRA provides quality risk management support services for CISA. ZRA has expertise in assessing threat, vulnerability, and consequence to help CISA manage risks across the enterprise. Our experienced team can help design and implement risk management processes to advance CISA’s mission as the Nation’s risk advisor.

ZRA Knows Threat

ZRA can provide insight into the complex array of threats that CISA faces in its mission to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure. ZRA has 20 years of experience working with government agencies, including law enforcement and the intelligence community, and we have cultivated a deep understanding of the most sophisticated adversaries. Our team constantly tracks the threat landscape to stay abreast of evolving tactics, techniques, and procedures and build adversary profiles. We can produce strategic and operational threat assessments to help CISA prioritize threats and inform mitigations.

ZRA Knows Vulnerability

ZRA has expertise in producing vulnerability assessments to help CISA manage risk to critical infrastructure. Our team has spent years developing a deep understanding of critical infrastructure, from the financial sector to the electrical grid, with a specialty in telecommunications and energy infrastructure. This expertise allows us to provide high-impact vulnerability assessments to give CISA a holistic, cross-sector view of the most pressing vulnerabilities. For example, we have worked with NRMC to develop methodologies to prioritize vulnerabilities to National Critical Functions. We also supported NRMC in identifying critical communications elements and determining criticality within the government’s supply chain.

ZRA Knows Consequence

ZRA provides consequence analysis so CISA can gauge the potential impact of threats and vulnerabilities. We have designed multiple frameworks to assess consequences, using rigorous qualitative and quantitative metrics. We routinely develop analytically useful models and scenarios to provide leadership with accurate, actionable vulnerability assessments. For example, our team supported NRMC in developing the SARA Consequence Assessment Risk Framework to assess impacts to telecommunications. We have also supported the Scalable Consequence Equivalency Representations for Cyber (SCERC) to develop approaches to compare and aggregate consequence measures.

ZRA Can Provide an Integrated Risk Management Approach Combining TVC

ZRA delivers fully integrated risk management solutions to tackle CISA’s most pressing problems. We have supported various NRMC projects, including the design of the comprehensive Risk Architecture, the Cyber Risk Framework, and an ICT assessment. Our proven track record and cutting-edge research make us an excellent partner to ensure agency mission performance.

Education and Training

ZRA provides leading-edge financial and acquisition support to help CISA secure consistent funding and maximize efficiency amidst expanding operational needs and tightening budgets. ZRA fully understands the strategic trends that are impacting CISA’s budget. We can formulate budget plans that meet current and future needs. We also have expertise in managing acquisitions to ensure compliance and efficiency. Our subject matter expertise includes business, law, technology, and policy, informing our finance and acquisition capabilities with a holistic view on business, strategy, and operations.

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

System Engineering Support

ZRA leverages broad expertise in systems engineering and deep understanding of CISA’s programs and policies to provide tailored support to systems engineering capability development. Unlike other firms, ZRA has cultivated deep knowledge of CISA’s programs, mission, and systems engineering doctrine. We have developed adaptable management processes and tools to promote integration and synergy across the Enterprise. We help manage complex design projects and architectures from concept design to full operational capability.

ZRA is Fluent in CISA Doctrine and Policy

ZRA is fluent in CISA systems engineering doctrine, including the Systems Engineering Lifecycle, Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution, and Acquisition Management. This allows us to ensure that CISA projects are built for success, from the ground up, in alignment with DHS approach. ZRA has unique insights into CISA’s mission and programs, having supported numerous high-profile programs including NCPS, CDM, and TIC. We use these insights to ensure that projects align with the agency’s strategic trajectory, operational requirements, and stakeholder priorities

ZRA Can Manage the Full Systems Engineering Lifecycle

ZRA has developed cutting-edge processes and tools to help manage the systems engineering life cycle, from initial solution engineering to implementation, operations, and maintenance. From the outset, ZRA’s team of experts can help CISA establish detailed plans with clearly defined objectives, priorities, and resource requirements. We utilize sophisticated, proven methods to define assumptions and scope, identify requirements, and design work plans. Our team can assist with the production of Study Plan Reviews, Solution Engineering Reviews, Project Planning Reviews, and Design Reviews. ZRA can also assist with capability delivery. Leveraging our technical and strategic expertise, we ensure seamless integration and maximum impact.

ZRA Delivers

ZRA specializes in creating solutions for the Federal Government and specifically CISA. ZRA helps you conceive and manage complex design projects and architectures, from concept design to full operational capability. Other firms may focus on twenty or more industries, working with ZRA you can rest assured that we are laser focused on CISA and the unique requirements necessary for the success of your missions.

Solutions Design

ZRA works with CISA to design, implement, and promote network architectures. ZRA understands the current state and overall trajectory of Federal networks and the intrinsic need for constant realignment based on shifting threats. ZRA has deep understanding of technical requirements and best practices for implementing resilient network architectures. ZRA’s deep technical expertise and project management experience aids CISA in translating conceptual frameworks into workable designs that are implemented with precision and are designed to be easily upgraded as new threats arise.

ZRA Understands Government Networks

ZRA has significant experience working with Federal networks. Our team has supported Federal Network Resilience program initiatives like TIC and CDM. We understand the importance of security-by-design and can help CISA ensure that new architectures prioritize security without sacrificing usability. We ensure that CISA promotes architectures that are scalable and adaptable enough to withstand the test of time.

ZRA Knows Technical Requirements and Best Practices

ZRA stays abreast of technical requirements and best practices for implementing resilient network architectures. Our team is fluent in the language of enterprise architecture, with clear understanding of the issues and standards presented in publications such as NIST-800-53, NIST-691, and NIST-200, as well as CISA guidance and industry design standards. We provide technical and project management expertise on best practices for integrated, durable network designs that are scrupulously implemented and maintained.

ZRA Can Manage Integrated Designs

ZRA has developed robust solutions engineering management processes to ensure designs are technically sound, analytically useful, and conveyable to both engineers and management. Our team interfaces between technical and managerial components, producing report templates, outlines, visuals, and other high-quality deliverables. We manage and track multiple workstreams to facilitate seamless handoffs and integration.

Performance Management

ZRA is your partner in collecting, analyzing, and creating actionable plans for utilizing the vast amounts of information needed to manage and maintain your network’s performance. We design metrics to provide actionable insights into the performance of information technology, organizational processes, and the personnel responsible for utilizing the technology to ensure mission success. We understand that without the right information, accessed consistently and with exactitude, your organization will not thrive. Our goal is to put CISA in a proactive position because the right metrics are being analyzed and acted upon in real time.

ZRA Manages IT

ZRA develops customized solutions to manage your organization’s information technology. Our custom tools provide leadership with visibility into CISA’s IT performance. We design metrics that generate insights into cybersecurity policies, operational posture, and compliance with DHS requirements. We provide technology asset management, privacy and information-sharing compliance management, and network configuration management.

ZRA Can Manage the Full Systems Engineering Lifecycle

ZRA has created adaptable programs to help CISA assess its organizational processes. Our programs go beyond simply implementing standard process improvement activities, focusing instead on complete understanding of CISA’s mission, strategy, and customers. Our approach provides a mix of strategic and short-term recommendations for implementation.

ZRA Manages People

ZRA can also help manage CISA’s unique and dynamic workforce in alignment with DHS policy and requirements, particularly the directives on Cybersecurity Workforce Management Support and Employee Performance Management. To this end, we can help design, validate, and implement workforce evaluation tools to help improve policies.

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MISSION TOWARDS DIVERSITY

ZRA must embrace an inclusive, truly equitable workplace that fosters diverse perspectives if we want to accelerate innovation, strengthen resilience, and enable the firm’s purpose to unlock the potential of those who advance the world.

ZRA’s inaugural diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) report is an effort to openly and transparently share a snapshot of the progress we’ve made—where we are at this point in the journey and where we’ve committed to go. Our leaders, staff, and business partners are energized to make a real and sustained difference in DEI at ZRA.

We recognize the corporate environment in which we play a critical role. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion report is a statement of our public commitment to transparency, an invitation for continued dialogue, and the standard by which we will be held accountable as our DEI journey continues.

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PILOT PROCESS


At our very core, ZRA is focused on developing effective and efficient risk management frameworks that provide executives and program managers with the ability to eliminate, mitigate, transfer, or accept risk.

 

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CONTRACTS

ZRA’S CONTRACT VEHICLES

ZRA actively manages our contract and contract vehicle portfolio to provide our customers with easy access to our capabilities. We work aggressively to participate in contract vehicles such as indefinite delivery and quantity (IDIQ) and blanket purchase agreements to provide ultimate flexibility for contracting officials. ZRA is also an experienced prime contractor and has teamed with numerous other small and large businesses to identify and win contracts and IDIQ across the Federal Civilian Government and the Department of Defense.

GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Contract Number: 47QRAA19D003F

LegalNet Works Incorporated dba Zeichner Risk Analytics (ZRA) views our consulting services as the backbone our PSS engagements. Our team provides expert advice, guidance, and counsel to improve the performance, quality, timeliness and efficiency of services provided by its government clients. Our consulting services are enhanced by our firsthand knowledge of and experience with commercial and government best practices, broad subject-matter expertise, and a deep understanding of the federal government.

The ZRA team provides comprehensive consulting services that include the following:

• Management and Strategy Consulting

• Program Planning, Audits, and Evaluations

•Studies, Analyses/Assessments, Scenarios, and Reports, such as

– Defense studies

– Tabletop exercises or scenario simulations

– Educational studies

– Regulatory or Policy Assessments

– Organizational Assessments

– Executive/Management Coaching Services

– Customized Business Training

– Policy and Regulation Development

– Business Process Reengineering

– Cost/Benefit Analysis

– Performance Measurement

– Strategic Planning

– Survey Design & Implementation

– Customer Analysis

– Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

CAREERS AT ZRA

Who We Are

A multidisciplinary team with diverse skillsets and educational backgrounds (including technical, political, legal, and social sciences).


What Makes ZRA a Great Place to Work?

Exciting Clients

ZRA consults for major public and private entities that are on the front lines of emerging cybersecurity issues and questions

Conceptual Development

ZRA formulates visionary ideas for the future that shift the paradigm and set the course for future technology development.

Collaborative Environment

ZRA works actively and openly in focused teams to address objectives and realize goals.

High-level Engagements

ZRA works with their clients on new and emerging issues to establish approaches that drive long-term strategy.

Challenging Projects

ZRA regularly develops solutions to address complex and challenging problems.

Broad Exposure

ZRA’s diverse project portfolio ensures that employees are exposed to a wide range of issues and technologies.

CAREERS

Consulting

ZRA offer employees the opportunity to supplement their existing team members with an outside perspective. Consultants can help organizations streamline operations, increase productivity, build revenue, and make overall functions more efficient across the organization.

A primary reason companies hire consultants is that they may possess in-depth knowledge of a specific industry or issue that the organization has in-house. A seasoned consultant can often devote time and expertise to a project that staff employees just don’t have.

Consultants can also help bring new life to organizations that are stuck, or shift resources to help companies grow or move in a different direction.

Research

A research associate is responsible for assisting the research team, organizing and interpreting findings, and verifying information before presenting the study to the board. Research associates duties also include gathering and comparing data from multiple sources, analyzing the current industry trends, creating draft outlines for reports, collecting individual contacts for interview purposes, and helping with the development of research procedures. A research associate must have excellent time-management skills and ability to multi-task, especially on meeting strict deadlines and conducting studies.

A research associate’s responsibilities can vary depending on the size and needs of the organization. The end purpose of the job, however, is to provide helpful information to the decision-makers. Working at ZRA as research associate means gathering data from primary and secondary sources; organize and analyze this material, and draft outlines for their superiors.

Communications

A communications associate is responsible for assisting with writing and communication projects and tasks within an organization.

They are responsible for planning and implementing communication strategies, overseeing the company’s media promotion, and editing and proofreading communication materials and texts.

Internships

As a ZRA intern, it’s your job to assist your employer with a multitude of tasks. Your duties include conducting research, compiling data, implementing ideas, and helping write papers. You often work closely with other students and interns.

The main qualifications are an interest in the research subject and strong communication skills. You usually need to be enrolled in a relevant degree program at the school to qualify. The short-term goal of a research intern position is to gain academic credit or work experience. The long-term goal is to turn the internship into a career.

Business Operations

Working on ZRA’s operations team means working with managers and other staff members to ensure that administrative tasks are completed and that the business functions efficiently. This position requires the identification of operational risks and opportunity and providing solutions for the same together with the help of relevant departments.

Business Development

Working on ZRA’s business development team means setting goals and developing plans for business and revenue growth. Researching, planning, and implementing new target market initiatives. Researching prospective accounts in target markets. Pursuing leads and moving them through the sales cycle.

CONTACT US

Where to Find Us

Zeichner Risk Analytics (ZRA) is located in the tallest building of the three Ballston Plaza office buildings in the northwest quadrant of North Glebe Road and North Fairfax Drive. It is located between the Marymount University Ballston Campus and I-66, and is recognizable by the CACI corporate sign at the top. Underground parking is available in our building. As unreserved parking can be limited, the entrance off Wakefield is the easiest place to arrange key transfer with the attendant (probably at the tandem spaces near the entrance). The maximum charge per day is currently $11.00. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address
4601 Fairfax Drive
Suite 1130
Arlington, VA 22203
General Inquiry
contact@zra.com
Phone: (703) 351-1101
Fax: (703) 351-1109