Air Force contract boosts cyber security

ROME, N.Y., 26 Sept. 2005. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a $5.8 million contract to Assured Information Security (AIS) Inc. of Vernon, N.Y. for research to enhance computer and network security.

Sep 26th, 2005

ROME, N.Y., 26 Sept. 2005. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded a $5.8 million contract to Assured Information Security (AIS) Inc. of Vernon, N.Y. for research to enhance computer and network security.

Under the 30-month agreement, AIS will research, develop, install, integrate, test and analyze advanced cyber security and operations technology to meet current and future needs of the Air Force and intelligence community.

"Information systems are becoming increasingly complex aggregates of systems, networks and infrastructures. A continued growing reliance on Information Operations for the warfighter is becoming key to successful war fighting and winning capability," said Thomas M. Blake, program manager in the AFRL Information Directorate.

"These trends result in increased dependencies on information and information systems. The cyber world now encompasses highly complex wired and wireless architectures, which cross all technical and scientific disciplines -- including those of the biological and chemical."

AIS, a small business employing 28 professional personnel, focuses on research of technology for information assurance and security. It is expected to open a new facility at Griffiss Business & Technology Park next month. All work on the AFRL contract will be performed in Information Directorate's in-house cyber operations laboratories.

For more information, see www.ainfosec.com or www.rl.af.mil.

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