We Understand Government

Government offices and agencies require solutions that deliver optimal performance and tight security.  The implementation of technology must stay within clearly defined scopes and precise budgets. Keeping up with the everchanging technology landscape along with the increasing complexity of IT in a multi-vendor world is a challenge for all organizations. Infrastructure and applications now must be managed across on-premise, hosted, as well as hybrid and public cloud “as-a-service” models.

NetCraftsmen® has a long history of partnering with public sector organizations and federal system integrators, addressing these challenges to meet the needs of both internal stakeholders and constituents.

Recent projects

  • Partnering via staff augmentation on a long-term basis with two federal agencies to migrate multiple data centers, operate a cross-agency unified communications platform, deploy next generation firewall technology, and implement device/application independent identity access control.
  • Designing and deploying secure, wireless IT infrastructure in support of both permanent sites as well as temporary locations/events.
  • Delivering a comprehensive, SLA-backed managed service that provided a virtual NOC across the client’s network, firewall, server, and telecom infrastructure.

Our services are available as ongoing, fixed-fee engagements with our Craftsmen Assurance® Managed Services, as discrete consulting projects, outsourced IT services, or as a combination of the three, and are available on our GSA schedule.

Every engagement can be customized for each client.  We take the time to identify and understand your specific needs, so we can customize a compliant solution that’s just right for your agency.

To learn more about our government solutions, contact us.




Nick Kelly

Cybersecurity Engineer, Cisco

Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.


Virgilio “BONG” dela Cruz Jr.

CCDP, CCNA V, CCNP, Cisco IPS Express Security for AM/EE
Field Solutions Architect, Tech Data

Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.


John Cavanaugh

CCIE #1066, CCDE #20070002, CCAr
Chief Technology Officer, Practice Lead Security Services, NetCraftsmen

John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services.  Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.

He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.