Our Company

ISHPI was born a cyber-services company supporting U.S. Armed Forces personnel and other direct defenders of the homeland with a heavy focus on emerging asymmetric Information Operations. Over the years, our focus on cyber related services has held steady while our client base and functional capabilities expanded exponentially to envelop essentially all cyber impacted components of modern warfare. Philosophically, our approach to cyber surety has evolved to become holistic in nature, based on a firm conviction that cyber activities are never truly secure unless every layer of the OSI model and every human input associated with the activity (directly or indirectly) is holistically engineered and integrated for cyber security. In the last 5 years, we have expanded our services to address virtually every aspect of our philosophical approach, providing support services in: Counterterrorism, Red Teaming & Wargaming, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, Intelligence & Counterintelligence Support Services, Systems Life-Cycle Design Engineering, Logistics Engineering, Network Engineering, Acquisition Support, System Engineering & Integration, TEMPEST/COMSEC, and Electronic Warfare (ISR).

In 2014, ISHPI acquired Advanced Information Services, Inc. (AIS), a globally recognized leader in software development quality and the winner of the 2013 Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA) for secure software life-cycle practices and the IEEE Computer Society Software Process Achievement Award. The acquisition added cyber-secure software development using a proprietary CMMI Maturity Level 5 Agile High Velocity Development℠ process to ISHPI’s holistic CyberStance Strategy. The addition of this extremely talented, accomplished, award winning team of cyber-secure software pioneers added a capstone element to ISHPI’s holistic CyberStance™ Strategy. AIS now serves clients as the Advanced Information Services (AIS) division of ISHPI, providing CyberSmithed™, ActiveDefense™ software that continues to define and enable new mission-ready capabilities for our customers, our nation and the defenders of our homeland.

Certifications, Appraisals, and Accreditations


ISHPI is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

ISHPI is now one of a select few companies in the United States to hold a combination of CMMI-DEV ML5 and CMMI-SVC ML3 ratings, demonstrating our capability for high performance and ability to provide our customers with more predictable, lean, flexible, and cost-effective products and services.

CMMI Dev 5

ISHPI’s Advanced Information Services division is appraised at CMMI® Maturity Level 5. Our Agile High Velocity Development℠ processes have a global reputation for secure software lifecycle practices and for consistently delivering nearly defect free software on predictable cost and schedule.


CMMI® Maturity Level 3 is characterized as "defined", indicating ISHPI has “organization-wide” well- characterized and understood processes, supported by standards, procedures, tools, and methods, indicating ISHPI's reliability and efficiency.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2015 Certified

International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 20000-1:2018 Certified

International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001:2022 Certified

Our Clients

Our clients transcend our nation’s economic, political, social health and security— both within Local and Federal Governments, and Fortune 500 companies as well–Homeland Security and National Defense. We bring proven insight and capabilities from across these unique but intimately connected realms to help advance the development of a more comprehensive, sustainable and dominant Holistic CyberStance™ to combat asymmetric threats today and into the future.

News & Publications

2023 IEEE Computer Society Awards

Each year, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) presents its major achievement awards to the brightest professionals and scientists in the field of computer science and computer engineering. Awardees are nominated by their peers for their outstanding discoveries and contributions. ISHPI AIS Division to Receive IEEE CS/SEI Humphrey Software Quality Award BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON // 19 SEPTEMBER

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Software Excellence through the Agile High Velocity Developmentâ„  Process, SEI Webcast with ISHPI’s Stephen Shook and Barti Perini

Software Excellence through the Agile High Velocity Developmentâ„  Process, SEI Webcast with ISHPI’s Stephen Shook and Barti Perini The Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and the IEEE Computer Society is inviting you to join them for a webcast from the recipients of the 2023 IEEE Computer Society/SEI Watts S. Humphrey Software Quality Award, the

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Celebrating the Achievements of our Team!