DHS orders 250 Talon encryptors from L-3 CS-East

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a sole-source contract award to L-3 Communications’ Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division in Camden, N.J., for 250 of its Talon (KOV-26) in-line network encryptors.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a sole-source contract award to L-3 Communications’ Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division in Camden, N.J., for 250 of its Talon (KOV-26) in-line network encryptors.

The Talon secures internet-protocol (IP) data transmissions, and has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) for Type 1 communications. The Talon PCMCIA-form-factor encryptor secures a user’s data, up to a level of top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) using a protocol compatible with the high-assurance IP encryption interoperability specification (HAIPE IS).

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“Talon was designed specifically for users who are in remote locations to securely access classified networks over the Internet using our PCMCIA Talon card plugged into a commercial laptop or desktop,” says Greg Roberts, president and chief operating officer of L-3 CS-East.

For more information, visit L-3 Communications’ Communication Systems-East online at www.l-3.com.

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