Ascend IST, Inc.

Founded by two experienced Federal Healthcare IT consultants, Michael Brown, founder of Ascend Integrated and Cavin Clayton founder of IST, Inc. came together in 2015 to form Ascend IST. Ascend IST is a DC-Metro area based IT Consulting firm specializing in Federal Healthcare and Health IT consulting. We are committed to our clients, providing compliant, usable system architecture, security, XLC guidance, and VIP experience in order for projects to obtain the Authority to Operate (ATO).

  • VA: We deliver VIP PMO Support, CD1 & CD2, Rational, AFMP / QUAD and EPMD Dashboard expertise and deliverables. We also provide PMO and technical support for the VA EPMO and VA OI&T for Salesforce SaaS projects.
  • CMS: We deliver enterprise architecture, solution architecture, project management, security (SCA & ATO), XLC / TRA / TRB expertise & guidance from design through implementation.

Our priority is your project and your vision, let us guide you through the agency processes.

Our Vision

We envision becoming the best and most innovative Healthcare IT consulting firm for Federal and Commercial partners, helping to guide many Federal and Commercial healthcare products successfully through the development lifecycle and security implementations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with our clients as partners, developing innovative and successful healthcare IT solutions for their enterprise. Using our Subject Matter Expertise, we guide our clients through the development life cycle process and achieve the ATO.


DUNS: 080153388


NAICS: 541512, 518210, 541511, 541611, 561499, 611420, 811212, 561110

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