ECS Federal to build secure information network and trusted computing for government data
ADELPHI, Md. – U.S. government intelligence experts needed a secure information network with trusted computing to enable U.S. and allied forces to share information to collaborate securely and share information and analytics. They found their solution from ECS Federal LLC in Fairfax, Va.
Officials of the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Adelphi, Md., have announced a $111.1 million five-year contract to ECS Federal to develop and run the Secure Unclassified Network (SUNet) -- an off-Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) for the Pentagon, U.S. government agencies, and U.S. allies.
The explosion of social media and interactive Internet services has revolutionized global access to information, and fundamentally created a sensor system composed of billions of citizens observing and reporting activities across the globe, Army officials say.
The downside, however, is the Internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter enable potential enemy nations and terrorist groups to plan and coordinate activities.
Essentially, the internet has become a ubiquitous command-and-control (C2) and sensor system that influences how the U.S. and its allies shape public opinion, protect their military forces, attempt to defeat terrorist attacks, and protect their populations from nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons attack, Army experts say.
In response, the U.S. military is establishing the SUNet -- an unclassified network for official use-only by U.S. and allied governments to collaborate securely and share information, data, and analytics across several enclaves. Access to SUNet information also can be restricted based on mission requirements.
ECS Federal experts will manage, develop, enhance, integrate, test, deploy, and maintain the SUNet system infrastructure, as well as develop SUNet enclaves using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) products.
SUNet will offer new data and collaboration features across U.S. Government and foreign partner communities of interest. ECS Federal will carry out SUNet development work through several different task orders.
ECS Federal specializes in trusted computing and cyber security, including computer and network defense, information assurance, government risk and compliance, and virtual security operations centers and active hunting.
The company's expertise includes vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, penetration testing, malware reversing, certification and accreditation, secure coding, continuous monitoring, and cyber analysis.
On this contract ECS Federal will do the work at locations determined with each task order, and should be finished by September 2022. For more information contact ECS Federal online at www.ecs-federal.com, or the Army Contracting Command-Adelphi at http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-apg/about-us.
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