Welcome to Information Related capabilities

Cybersecurity, Compliance & Training

Our Company

About Us

Information Related Capabilities is headquartered in Chesapeake VA. We provide tailored solutions focused on Cybersecurity, Compliance, and Training for government and commercial organizations.

Our three focus areas are Cybersecurity Training, CMMC and CUI Compliance preparation, and Network Engineering services. As a CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partner, Information Related Capabilities offers CompTIA certification training, labs, and exam vouchers that meets the client’s unique requirements. Information Related Capabilities also conducts NIST SP 800-171 Assessments to ensure clients are compliant with DFARS/FARS requirements.


Information Related Capabilities was founded by Dr. Pete Dowdy in 2014. As a retired Information Operations professional, Pete understands the power of information. Information Related Capabilities is a Joint Doctrine term that refers to tools, techniques, and activities used to convey a message.

“We operate under the premise of listening to customer’s concerns and then and only then, can we offer a tailored solution.”

-Pete Dowdy


To provide high-end and innovative professional services.

Online Security Technology and Hacking Risk Alert Concept
Our Services

Take Your Business to the next Level

CMMC Preparation

A company must demonstrate both process institutionalization and the implementation of practices commensurate with their desired level of maturity. It can take weeks if not months or a year to remediate deficiencies and mature a cybersecurity program.

CUI Assessments

The establishment of CUI was a watershed moment in the Department's information security program, formally acknowledging that certain types of UNCLASSIFIED information are extremely sensitive, valuable to the United States, and also requires near-real time horizontal sharing of intelligence information, transcending individual agencies and DoD Contracting activities.

Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. While training is essential to preparing the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, a robust Cybersecurity training program seeks to extend its scope to include data handlers and end users to ensure everyone within an organization is adequately equipped to identify, report and respond to Cybersecurity and Information security related events.

Network Engineering

*Deploying and maintaining firewalls that keep hackers from breaking into servers
*Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication protocols that protect networks
*Maintaining data centers that make cloud computing possible

Dr. Leroy "Pete" Dowdy

Pete pic
President and CEO

Dr. Dowdy is a retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer and has over 36 years of Cyber (Defensive and Offensive), Information Operations, and Cryptologic experience. He specializes in providing Cyber and Information Operations planning and training in support of Joint, Coalition and military service operations, as well as Command Post and Field Training exercises. Past and current customers have included every Combatant Command, the Joint Staff J7, the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), and all military services and agency certified/accredited Red Teams.   

Dr. Dowdy is responsible for setting company Cybersecurity Compliance goals, technical approach, implementation, budget, and management of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and CMMC compliance efforts, to include NIST SP 800-171 assessments and continuous monitoring. He also holds numerous cybersecurity certifications from multiple Cybersecurity vendors.

"I send all my clients to IRC for any CMMC tasks & evaluations. You couldn't ask for better partners"
blank profile picture, mystery man, avatar-973460.jpg
Dr. Jeff Hayman - Pres. Cyber Overwatch inc.
"IRC is a premier partner in cybersecurity training. They have been instrumental in providing me with the much needed Security Plus training resources & exam vouchers for my students! Pete goes above & beyond for the sake of the mission!"
blank profile picture, mystery man, avatar-973460.jpg
Daron Moore - Owner MooreCyberEd
"The level of details provided during my Security Plus training prepared me for what I believe will be a pass on the first try when I take the exam."
blank profile picture, mystery man, avatar-973460.jpg
S Griffin - Griffin Technology Consulting