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Telos continues defense manpower support

ASHBURN, Va., March 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Manpower Data Center will receive cybersecurity consulting services under a task order given Virginia's Telos Corp.

The task order, worth more than $4 million if all options are exercised, was awarded under the Network Centric Solutions contract vehicle and will run for about two years.

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Telos said that under the contract, which continues its 12-year partnership with DMDC, it will provide information assurance professionals to support security engineering and security operations, as well as maintain the accreditation of DMDC infrastructure, information systems, stand-alone applications and automated tools in accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Program and the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Telos cybersecurity experts will assist DMDC to analyze new architecture designs, evaluate new technologies, recommend security enhancements and monitor and respond to security events, it said.

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"DMDC has already demonstrated its dedication to proactively defend its IT resources," said Rinaldi Pisani, vice president of Information Assurance at Telos Corp. "Telos Corporation looks forward to helping them enhance their security posture even further by leveraging our intimate knowledge of their systems and procedures and the expertise that we gained while working with other customers with similar security requirements."

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DMDC serves as the Defense Department's central source to identify, authenticate, authorize and provide information on Defense-affiliated personnel. DMDC is the central access point for information and assistance on department entitlements, benefits and medical readiness for uniformed services' members, veterans and their families.

Telos serves as a prime contractor on the five-year, $9 billion NETCENTS contract vehicle to buy network-centric information technologies, networking equipment, and services, as well as voice, video and data communications hardware and software and telephony solutions from preferred contractors.

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