Communications & Information Technology

Our unique combination of advanced expertise and flexibility greatly enhances our ability to manage, service, and consult on the unique aspects of your IT environment.  Our diverse bench of talented team members allows us to work together on a range of projects, from tactical, narrowly focused tasks, to large-scale, broad spectrum IT initiatives.   We work in a collaborative approach, involving the necessary Subject Matter Expert’s (SME’s) with your team on the ground, ensuring constant communication and achieving the predefined goals set forth.

Division Services

Our professional services are organized into five primary focus areas.

Team Qualifications

Our leadership team includes a range of specialists and subject matter experts.

Project Experience

Our team’s experience includes a long list of high-profile clients and projects.

Division Services

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our collective expertise and past performance are ideally suited to lead and participate in large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention.

Program & Project Management

CULTIVA leverages our project execution advantage in our work with boards, CEOs, and C-suite executives to create an execution focused framework for shareholders and stakeholders by defining and answering their most strategic business questions on topics like growth, profitability, technology-driven transformation, M&A, operating models, and sustainability.  CULTIVA brings in the right people, tools, and processes — in the right amounts and at the right time — to orchestrate and execute on our customers’ missions efficiently and effectively no matter their size, complexity, or maturity. Enabling our customers to scale up and down and buy by the service or product, not headcount, ensures better program value as well as outcomes for them.

  • IT Staff Augmentation
  • Acquisition Support
  • Workload Management and Capacity Planning
  • Stakeholder planning and communication
  • Quality Assurance and Design Review
  • Process Enhancement & Resiliency
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Organizational Communication Systems
  • Staff Software & Application Training

Digital Solutions

You may have found success by applying automation ad hoc, but most companies haven’t been able to scale these benefits across the enterprise. Whether due to a lack of skilled talent or a clear vision from the top, automation investments are proliferating without ever reaching their true potential. Bring the best of human ingenuity together with self-optimizing AI to solve and anticipate your biggest challenges—present and future. CULTIVA’s robust model-based systems engineering ecosystem integrates multiple disciplines to provide our customers with resilient solutions that accommodate rapid improvements in technology. Collaborating with a common set of digital models and authoritative data improves decision-making, design, development, delivery, and sustainment of complex systems.

  • Software Development
  • Applications Engineering
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Platform Development & Integration
  • IT Communications
  • CRM and Systems Integration
  • E-Learning
  • Digitally Enhanced Services
  • Systems Architecture
  • Portal Development
  • Custom Solutions

Data & Analytics

Unlike traditional data and analytics initiatives that lived in a technical silo, Data-led Transformation is about connecting data and people, ideas and outcomes. It requires aligning the data strategy to business goals, adapting business-wide systems to support data-driven decision making, and nurturing the talent and data culture to drive adoption on a large scale. 

The result? A cloud enabled, data-driven business that’s equipped to use AI in new ways for new growth – whether that’s improving operational efficiency, delivering more exceptional customer experiences, or creating new revenue streams through intelligent products and services. 

  • Workflow Analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • Performance monitoring
  • Organizational analytics maturity assessment
  • Geospatial analytics
  • Exploratory data analysis (EDA)
  • Modeling
  • Data mining
  • Causal analysis
  • Probabilistic analysis
  • Correlation analysis

Cybersecurity & IT Compliance

To adapt and grow in a challenging environment, organizations must have a transparent and accurate view of cybersecurity risks that gives clarity on the decisions that matter. Our team works with organizations to connect cybersecurity, business, and compliance risks and bring them to the forefront of transformative decision making. We help our clients assess, design, strategize, implement, and maintain an effective cybersecurity and risk management program that protects against threats, manages and monitors risk, enforces regulatory and compliance requirements, and propels transformation. CULTIVA’s IT compliance services are designed to aid businesses in ensuring their technology infrastructure meets regulatory standards, on both a national and industry-specific level. Regulations are constantly evolving based on industry innovations, environmental trends, and emerging risks. We help IT departments stay current and close any gaps in their processes or device functionality and performance. In the event of gaps, IT compliance providers can detail necessary changes and help clients register for specific certifications.

  • Backup & Disaster Recovery Services
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security Awareness Training
  • PC\server Inventory
  • Firewall Review
  • Telecommunication Analysis
  • Wireless System Review
  • IT Strategy Development and Alignment
  • Threat discovery and identification
  • Automated incident response
  • Supply Chain Security

Emerging Technology

Now more than ever, as we increasingly experience life remotely, the most important— sometimes only—interactions we have with brands are through call centers. Call center agents have become the clear frontline for customer service and brand reputation. Effective contact center associate training can mean the difference between creating customer loyalty and losing business. That is why our consultants utilize contact center training best practices, such as AI-simulated training, to ensure your associates are equipped with the customer experience and soft skills needed to drive meaningful customer interactions. We design, build, and implement contact center management and call center training programs to optimize every step of the associate lifecycle, dramatically improving the skills of associates and center performance. 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Deep Learning
  • Biometrics
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Robotics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Quantum Computing

CULTIVA’s Communications & Information Technology NAICS Codes

541510

541511

541512

541513

541519

CULTIVA is organized into 4 primary divisions, each one having their own series of specialized NAICS codes.  Internally, our team has expertise in 23 different areas, while our strategic partners and subcontractors cover hundreds more.

Team Leadership & Qualifications

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our team’s collective expertise, past and current clients, and project experience are ideally suited to lead and participate in small- and large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention our clients have come to expect.

  • Walter Kerce
  • Jeremy Mohr
  • William J. McBorrough

Walter Kerce
Director of Communications & IT Services

Education & Registrations

Bachelor of Arts, Business Management
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Communications
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Professional Summary

Mr. Walter Kerce has spent over 24 years professionally servicing organizations through IT automation. During this time, 17 years were focused on post-secondary higher education institutions. Walter has operated as an IT executive for more than a decade. He has worked for multibillion dollar organizations, multimillion dollar organizations and nonprofit organizations. As such, he has experience overcoming a variety of obstacles that impede the ability for organizations to reach their end goals be it financial or otherwise.

He is a graduate from Florida A&M University with a degree in Computer Information Systems. He has completed certificate programs in Project Management and Six Sigma form Villanova University, and Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits with the University of Notre Dame. His heart’s passion is to make a difference that positively and meaningfully impacts the communities reached by the services he offers.

He has a wonderful wife and 4 kids who inspire him every day and gives him a greater purpose.

Areas of Expertise

  • IT Staff Augmentation
  • IP/Fiber Channel Networking/Switching
  • Acquisition Logistics & Support
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Software & Application Training
  • Software Development Project Management
  • Client Relationship Management Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • Performance monitoring
  • Data mining
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Blockchain Solutions
  • Custom Solutions

Jeremy Mohr
Senior Project Manager
Communications & IT Services

Education & Registrations

Bachelor of Arts, Business Management
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Communications
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Professional Summary

Mr. Mohr joined CULTIVA as the Senior Project Manager for the Communications & Information Technology Services Division. He has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology, utilizing a consultative approach to successfully execute projects from inception to completion.  His industry and subject matter expertise includes hardware & software deployments, professional services integrations and staff augmentation.  Mr. Mohr has been a transformative leader in the roles he has served in, which include Customer Success Management, Account Management, Program Management and a top performing Account Executive.

He began his career in the private sector, working with manufacturers, partners, distributors and professional services organizations.  In these endeavors, he has successfully advised, architected, deployed IT infrastructure and rolled out software applications for 100’s of clients around the world, ranging from small municipalities to Fortune 500 global entities.  Throughout this experience, Mr. Mohr has developed and maintained key, long-lasting relationships, not only with clients, but also with cutting edge IT products and services providers.

Areas of Expertise

  • IT Staff Augmentation
  • IP/Fiber Channel Networking/Switching
  • Acquisition Logistics & Support
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Software & Application Training
  • Software Development Project Management
  • Client Relationship Management Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • Performance monitoring
  • Data mining
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Blockchain Solutions
  • Custom Solutions

William J. McBorrough
Architect
Communications & IT Services

Education & Registrations

Bachelor of Arts, Business Management
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Communications
Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, MN

Professional Summary

William J. McBorrough is an Information Assurance and Cyber Security Leader, Researcher, Educator and Entrepreneur with an extensive background managing, designing, and implementing medium and large enterprise physical and information technology security solutions and programs.
For more than 20 years, Mr. McBorrough has demonstrated success as a security administrator, engineer, architect, consultant, manager, and practice leader developing cost effective solutions to enable and support strategic and operational goals of client organizations in the areas of Enterprise Information Security Risk Management, IT Governance, Security Organization Development and Management, and Government Information Assurance and Compliance. His experience spans the spectrum from small e-commerce start-ups to multi-campus state and federal government agencies to global financial sector organizations.
Mr. McBorrough has served on the faculty of various universities for the last 12 years including University of Maryland Global College, EC-Council University, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College where he has conducted research and taught graduate and undergraduate courses relating to cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and information security and assurance. Mr. McBorrough has been certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk Information System Control (CRISC), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP).

Areas of Expertise

  • IT Staff Augmentation
  • IP/Fiber Channel Networking/Switching
  • Acquisition Logistics & Support
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Software & Application Training
  • Software Development Project Management
  • Client Relationship Management Systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • Performance monitoring
  • Data mining
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Blockchain Solutions
  • Custom Solutions

Clients and Past Performance

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our collective expertise and past performance are ideally suited to lead and participate in large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention that CULTIVA has long been known to provide to clients.  Here are just a few of our team’s most impressive past and ongoing projects:

Current & Former Clients

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT)
  • U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • US Census Bureau
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Small Business Administration
  • Health and Human Services
  • US Department of Transportation
  • US Department of Defense (DoD)
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Mint
  • FAA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Centre for Disease Control
  • Social Security Services
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • State Highway Administration
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • University of Maryland
  • Department of State
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Project Experience

Our steep increase in growth has allowed us to assemble a highly qualified executive leadership team and a remarkable group of talented project managers and experts.  Our collective expertise and past performance are ideally suited to lead and participate in large-scale projects, while maintaining the personal attention.

Veterans Affairs (Office of Information & Technology (OI&T))

The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) is to provide benefits and services to Veterans of the United States.  In meeting these goals, OI&T strives to provide high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all the points of the Veterans’ health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner.  VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals. The VA OI&T Enterprise Program Management Office, Benefits Appeals and Memorials (BAM) Portfolio delivers world-class, veteran-centric capabilities that provide secure, seamless delivery of benefits and services to veterans and their families.  The BAM portfolio consists of a variety of products, programs, and projects that deliver Veteran-centric technology solutions that are available, adaptable, secure, and cost-effective.  The CULTIVA team engaged as a Senior Strategic Advisor to the BAM Portfolio providing project and program management support for the BAM Portfolio, Program/Projects, and Sustainment activities. Major work areas include administrative support, meeting support, capital planning and investment, communications, technical writing, configuration management, onboarding, functional analysis, implementation management, release management, schedule support, strategic analysis, engineering and technical support.

Department of Interior (Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement/ Office of Renewable Energy Programs)

The Office of Renewable Energy Programs facilitates the responsible development of renewable energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf through conscientious planning, stakeholder engagement, comprehensive environmental analysis, and sound technical review.  Our project team engaged across the organization to comprehensively understand the data management needs of BOEM’s renewable energy program and gather the requirements for an information management solution. The solution will be an integrated system capable of managing all information and data related to the renewable energy leasing process from pre-leasing to decommissioning. This includes review of data and plans, correspondence tracking, data management, official records, and compliance.

The project encompasses three broad tasks:

  1. Investigation by the Contractor to understand all aspects of OREP business functions and to document business processes.
  2. Gather and document the requirements for future development of a consolidated information management system for OREP
  3. Make software and hardware recommendations for a future integrated information management system

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) PMO

The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T) is to provide benefits and services to Veterans of the United States.  In meeting these goals, OI&T strives to provide high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all the points of the Veterans’ health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals. The CULTIVA team was contracted to provide project and program management support for the VA OI&T Enterprise Program Management Office, Benefits Appeals and Memorials (BAM) Portfolio, Program/Projects, and Sustainment activities. Major work areas included administrative support, meeting support, capital planning and investment, communications, technical writing, configuration management, onboarding, functional analysis, implementation management, release management, schedule support, strategic analysis, engineering, and technical support.

Graduate School, USA

An independent, nonprofit educational institution based in Washington, DC, Graduate School USA offers workforce training and Professional development services across the U.S. and around the world. As Graduate School USA is exploring opportunities to expand its capabilities to manage and improve the learning experience for their clients/students, the CULTIVA project team was contracted to select and implement a Student Information System (SIS) and Learning Management System (LMS) software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology courses or training programs for their clients. Our project manager worked with internal stakeholders, the SIS partner, and other vendors to help establish a project plan for a successful implementation.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Business Modernization

FSIS requires objective and independent guidance on the integration of technology, standards and guidelines for adoption across offices as part of enterprise modernization. Our team provided business process modeling and enterprise modernization support providing independent expert technical support in developing this analysis and in guiding post-reorganization business modernization.

IRS Cloud Solution Acquisition Support

The IRS researching the potential use of a “multi-cloud” ecosystem that may leverage a combination of on-premise, third-party, and public cloud services that can be leveraged and managed across multiple service platforms. This conceptionally innovative multi-cloud would offer the IRS greater flexibility and more application deployment options to support multiple workloads and workflows. The IRS Cloud Vision is to adopt Cloud Technologies to enable the delivery of secure, agile, and efficient service offerings to the enterprise and the taxpayer. The CULTIVA team supported the acquisition activities by assessing and identify latest technology innovations and best practices to migrate from on-premise to the Cloud – including tools, architectural, application, and data considerations.