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Arete has created a diverse team with a wide range of skills, capabilities, and experience, allowing us to provide strategic solutions to help our clients achieve their goals. We adapt to the ever changing landscape our clients face and bring unparalleled value as we strive to deliver excellence in all we do.

Management Consulting

Knowledge Management

The methods relating to creating, sharing, using & managing the knowledge & information of an organization. Refers to a comprehensive approach to achieve organizational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.

Requirements Management

The process of documenting, analyzing, tracing, prioritizing and agreeing on requirements and then controlling change and communicating to relevant stakeholders. 

Strategic Planning

The process an organization uses to define their vision for the future & identifies goals & objectives. Includes establishing the sequence the goals should be realized so that the organization can reach its stated vision.

Process Reengineering

The fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business processes to achieve the dramatic improvements in critical contemporary measures of performance, such as cost, quality, service and speed.

Program Management

Acquisition Planning

The efforts of all personnel responsible for an acquisition are coordinated and integrated through a comprehensive plan for fulfilling the agency need in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost.

Risk Management

The systematic process of identifying, assessing, & mitigating threats that can affect your organization. Involves analyzing likelihood & impact, developing strategies to minimize harm, & monitoring effectiveness.

Technical Planning

Provides a framework to define the scope of technical effort required to develop, deploy & sustain the system, & provides critical quantitative inputs to program planning & life-cycle cost estimates.

Project Management

Application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge & experience to achieve project objectives. Project management has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite timescale and budget.

Information Technology

Application Development

The process of gathering business requirements, designing, prototyping, coding, testing and ongoing improvements and debugging of software.


The practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.


The Information Technology Acquisition Review (ITAR) process ensures alignment with the DHS & USCG Planning, Programming, Budgeting, & Execution (PPBE) process and the OMB, DHS, and USCG Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process.

Appendix G

A checklist for all acquisitions, including assisted acquisitions. It serves as the high-risk determination required by HSAR Class Deviation 15-01, Safeguarding of Sensitive Information.

Integrated Product Support 


The identification & acquisition of personnel (military & civilian) with the skills & grades required to operate, maintain, and support systems over their lifetime.

Administrative Support

Performs and facilitates execution of administrative activities and procedures for the operation of an office or facility. A partner providing support on administrative and business management matters/activities.

Product Support

A unified and iterative approach to the management and technical activities needed to influence operational and materiel requirements and design specifications for logistics support.

Product Support Innovation

The creation and development of new or improved product support services, or processes by a company or organization.

Financial Management

Resource Proposals

A Business Case that is used to assess the value, risk, and prioritization of a potential Program, Project, or Activity.


Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) is a budget process of analyzing, tracking, and evaluating the risks and results of investments.

Financial Risk Analysis

An analysis to determine the potential for losing money on an investment or having a negative business outcome.


Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) is the system through which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) integrates key functions to effectively manage the Department.

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