BALTIMORE, MD – On Aug 23, 2022, CLEAR RIDGE DEFENSE, LLC was awarded GSA Contract No. 47QTCA22D00CE under GSA Schedule Multiple Award Schedule, MAS.  The contract falls under the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number 54151HACS.  Clear Ridge was certified for all five subgroups which include High Value Asset Assessments, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments, Cyber Hunt, Incident Response, and Penetration Testing.

“A lot of hard work went into preparing for the extremely thorough vetting process the GSA put our subject matter experts through,” said CTO, Sidney Sakota.  “We felt as a team, we were able to articulate our experience and qualifications in an efficient manner to the evaluators, which led to our team being confidently selected for all five subgroups”.

Clear Ridge Defense (CRD) engineers practice the entire cybersecurity life cycle, allowing lessons learned to be applied across all elements of security services.  In addition to general network and system security experience, Clear Ridge Defense engineers have specific in-depth expertise in many critical infrastructure environments, to include a heavy concentration of experience in the computer network operations (CNO) development field.  Clear Ridge Defense has evolved to provide superior cybersecurity support to a range of federal and commercial clients.

Clear Ridge was founded in April 2015 with the mission and vision to support Joint, Service Cyber Components, and commercial clients in specialized cyber support.  To this day, all employees remain on a first name basis and carry-on our work hard, play hard philosophy.   Clear Ridge Defense’s cybersecurity consulting staff includes highly skilled security engineers with a professional background in the U.S. Department of Defense, commercial security companies, and U.S. intelligence agencies.  This body of talent represents the most experienced and talented security consulting company in the cybersecurity field.

Clear Ridge team members face challenging assignments, often in the name of national security, which does not always permit the conveniences of telework.  To sustain and grow this cadre of experts, they are rewarded for their hard work and sacrifices.  Full-time team members receive generous health care benefits, 401k matching, training allocations, financial advising, cell phone and gym stipends, monthly socials, and employee wellness benefits.

About Clear Ridge Defense

Recently announced as a two-time “Baltimore Top Workplace” as voted by its employees, Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting industry and federal clients in three core areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering
  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning
  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training

Delivered by talented and experienced professionals supported by an unmatched foundation of business expertise and a family-oriented culture based on sound, proven principles demonstrated by prior performance in the military and civilian sectors.  For more information, please visit

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