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From: mikehunt210/9/2007 10:15:22 AM
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Air Force Signs $10.2M Contract with Telos to Provide Application-level Security
Tuesday October 9, 9:15 am ET
Air Force's Electronic Systems Group will Work with Telos to Create Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence to Promote Security Best Practices Across the Service


ASHBURN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telos® Corporation today announced the U.S. Air Force's 754th Electronic Systems Group (754 ELSG) has awarded the company a two-year contract under NETCENTS worth a minimum of $10.2M and up to $75M to provide application-level security. The contract team will provide software and services to the 754 ELSG at Maxwell AFB - Gunter Annex in Montgomery, Ala., to build an Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE). The center of excellence will be tasked with establishing application


"Network security solutions, including firewalls, weren't designed to handle all application layer attacks," commented Telos CEO John B. Wood. "They don't detect all the threats to applications, let alone protect against them, leaving organizations exposed. With the additional security provided by this effort, the Air Force will be better able to defend against application-level attacks. Telos has pulled together a formidable team of security experts and solutions - not just to protect bases, but more importantly, to help the Air Force establish guidelines and best practices across the service."

The solutions Telos will deliver are designed to ensure that applications address security hand-in-hand with performance and application availability. As the prime contractor, Telos assembled a powerful team, including application security industry leaders that specialize in source code analysis, web application penetration and security testing, application shielding, database monitoring, training and implementation services. The team includes Cigital, Inc., Fortify Software, Inc., IBM/Watchfire Corporation and Application Security, Inc.

Cigital will assist Telos in providing the Air Force with industry-leading services in software security analysis and engineering that include: organizational risk assessment and planning; application risk assessments; portfolio risk assessment and management; collaborative mentoring; and other application security supporting services. With proven processes and methods, Cigital specializes in implementing software security and enterprise architecture programs in the government and commercial environments. They will also help identify and implement best practices for integrating security into all areas of the Air Force's software development processes.

Telos will deliver products and services related to key application security areas, tapping leaders in each respective area to provide the Air Force with best-in-class service.
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