INVICTUS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING
Invictus is a fast-growing cybersecurity company, formed by military veterans with decades of national security experience, which provides elite cyber and intelligence talent for the national security, intelligence, and homeland security communities. Invictus is competing in an overly crowded cybersecurity marketplace, but in just four years we have disrupted the government landscape and supported several commercial clients.
Within just four short years, Invictus has pivoted to be an award-winning prime contractor for a major intelligence agency, listed on the 2018 Cybersecurity 500 List for being one of the world’s hottest and most innovative companies to watch, and one of five companies awarded a $950M cybersecurity IDIQ. Invictus currently leads 2 major US Government contracts with over 20 industry leading cybersecurity partners. We have provided cybersecurity services to clients at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Coast Guard, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Department of Education, and a major US intelligence agency with cybersecurity engineers supporting work in 9 different US states and 2 countries. For commercial clients, Invictus has conducted security assessments for Wall Street based investment firms and supported a major Houston-based oil company with penetration testing services. More recently a New York based manufacturing firm hired Invictus to identify non-traditional security controls to better align with US Government Risk Management Framework (RMF) guidance. Invictus is on track to be a half-a-billion-dollar company in the next five years based on our business model, pipeline, and ability to attract top cyber talent.
The recently awarded $950M shared ceiling IDIQ AGILE CYBER TECHNOLOGY 2 CONTRACT (ACT2) was for cyber R&D with the Air Force Research Laboratory through its product centers and the operational community.
We brought together an unmatched team of experts from the intelligence community, commercial cyber market, academia, and industrial control systems whose capabilities span operational cyber capability development, active cyber defense technologies, penetration testing, modeling and simulation at a speed and scale that has not yet been realized, and a virtual and live cyber training ground that includes a town in Playas, NM. This is a holistic, cradle-grave, innovative approach to securing our most important assets and infrastructure.
Invictus proposed a new and innovative R&D model/framework for developing and testing cyber capabilities through this USAF contract for customers across the US Government and is currently supporting the US Marine Corps and the US Army on this vehicle. This contract vehicle is unique in the it can be rapidly scaled within two weeks of award. It is unheard of for a company of Invictus’ size and tenure to accomplish this.
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Founded in 2014, Invictus International Consulting is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Invictus was founded by military veterans whose dedication to the country continues with unparalleled service to our clients, business partners and employees -- the backbone of Invictus.
Based on first-hand experience, the founders wanted to help other veterans transition to their second career and knew how the values and work ethics instilled in soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines transitioned to successful business leadership qualities. They also wanted to create a work environment that built those leaders from the recently retired/separated veteran community. Our founders knew that in order to fulfill our cyber and defense mission they didn’t need to look far to find like-minded Spartans to add to their ranks. They focused their recruiting efforts on the veteran community, knowing that those who have served are mission-focused, bold leaders, hard workers, and great decision makers. Four years later, we have grown from 3 employees in 2014 to 150 employees in 2018 and over 60% are veterans. Veterans are some of the top business leaders at Invictus and continue to lead some of our most successful accomplishments. At the end of the day, investing in this community has paid dividends to Invictus, our clients, the country, and the community.
In 2018 alone, we’ve had a six-fold revenue increase and tripled our employee count. The exceptional performance and dedication of our people has pushed our company to new heights. The level of expertise and experience our veteran workforce brings to our intelligence community and government clients would not be possible without their prior service. Our country and warfighters are safer as a result of their commitment to our clients and their missions. As a result, we have made significant improvements to the processes of a national intelligence agency, the FAA, and are currently helping pioneer a brand new career field for the future of the Marine Corps.
Fostering the talents veterans offer has always been a passion of President and CEO Jim Kelly. Jim spent a decade assisting official government transition courses at Bolling AFB designed to help veterans move seamlessly into the civilian job market, and to this day he still makes time to mentor transitioning service members. Whether it is speaking at a Transition Assistance Program function at one of the local bases, an entrepreneur workshop for newly retired veterans, or simply mentoring a senior officer or junior enlisted member on the types of jobs the defense contractor business can offer - Jim has always lent a helping hand to veterans willing to meet, listen, and learn from his 20 years’ experience in the commercial sector.
Jim’s experience has included successfully starting three businesses and leading large businesses and he was recognized in 2017 as the National Veteran Owned Business Association’s (NaVOBA) Vetrepeneur of the Year. His acceptance speech was entitled the “Trumpet of Freedom” and it was a call for veterans like him to continue to protect America in the commercial world as they transition. Invictus was built on the tenets that there are serious threats to our nation and commercial companies – like Invictus – are critical to our defense. What better individuals to answer the call again to defend America then veterans transitioning to a second career?
Invictus also supports several local and veteran charities as well as non-profit organizations. This year, Invictus’ employees nominated and voted on several charities for an end-of-year contribution of $25K. The Invictus family chose to contribute to Mission 22 -- a nonprofit organization that is bringing awareness to the 22 veterans who take their own life battling PTSD and other issues that have resulted from serving our country. Invictus has financially contributed to other veteran charities in prior years and contributes to several other organizations with time and/or money.
Invictus supported Dog Tag, Inc.’s Mock Interview Day at Georgetown University where military veterans practiced interviewing for civilian jobs.
Several Invictus employees have volunteered as mentors at a local Boys and Girls club.
Invictus assisted the reopening of the Charles Houston Recreation Center's Teen Center in Alexandria, VA.
We are a Community Partner of the Air Force Association supporting their CyberPatriot program which inspires K-12 students to pursue careers in cybersecurity and other STEM fields.
Invictus mentors transitioning service members and is will be part of formal US Army private industry mentor program for a retiring Lieutenant Colonel in Spring 2019.
Jim has also been heavily involved with the Naval Academy Foundation as both a member and financial contributor since 2011. This foundation promotes the values of integrity, honor, loyalty, and professionalism and they are committed to developing future graduates through exceptional leadership programs (such as the Gettysburg Experience) as well as promoting academic and athletic standards of excellence.
Here at Invictus, nothing is more important than our employees and defending this country. Through our shared passion of national defense and intelligence we’ve established a sense of family among all our team members, collectively referred to as “Spartans.” Our support network of Spartans is crucial for us to do our best work on behalf of the American people, and those that have served this country prove to be our strongest.
About Invictus International Consulting
Invictus is a premier cybersecurity services and technology solutions company that provides elite cyber talent to the Intelligence, National and Homeland Security communities, and commercial clientele. Invictus is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Virginia and started by military veterans. www.InvictusIC.com, @InvictusIC
· Invictus Selected as the Winner for the 2018 Moxie Award for Boldness in Business - Cyber
· Invictus International Consulting Lands on the Coveted Cybersecurity 500 List https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/invictus-international-consulting-lands-on-the-coveted-cybersecurity-500-list-300652100.html
· Invictus International Consulting Emerges as Cyber Leader https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/invictus-international-consulting-emerges-as-cyber-leader-300650181.html
· Cyber Spartans at Work
· James Kelly, Founder and CEO of Invictus International Consulting Named 2017 Vetrepreneur® of the Year, by NaVOBA https://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14942297.htm
· Vetrepreneur Magazine .https://indd.adobe.com/view/56433a35-d809-466f-9a7d-476b08736a56