Telos has accepted a task order from the US Air Force (USAF) for the operation and maintenance of the Air Force Information Network (AFIN), which supports the 561st Network Operations Squadron (561 NOS) of the 24th Air Force.

The AFIN provides continuous wired, wireless and mobile services throughout the 561 NOS area of responsibility (AOR), which includes Air Force Space Command, Air Education and Training Command, Air Mobility Command and Pacific Air Force. Additional AOR includes US Strategic Command, US Global Strike Command, US Cyber Command, US Transportation Command and US Pacific Command.

Telos CEO Ed Williams said that the company has implemented effective network defence processes for a more proactive, broad-spectrum network defence presence and mission assurance.

"This history gives Telos the unique ability to anticipate and respond to the demands of the 561 NOS and to implement effective network defence processes for a more proactive, broad-spectrum network defense presence and mission assurance," Williams added.

Telos was previously awarded a five-year NETCENTS contract by the USAF and the recent contract is extended for an additional two years. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity NETCENTS contract provides a single vehicle through which the USAF, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies can buy network-centric information technologies, networking equipment and services.

The agencies can also acquire voice, video and data communications hardware and software as well as telephony solutions from preferred contractors under the NETCENTS contract. NETCENTS also reduces the time-to-market for critical networking and communications equipment and services for the federal government. The network security is administered 24 hours a day by security analysts, security engineers, event managers and enterprise controllers to maintain the posture and continuity of the 561 NOS and situational awareness across the enterprise.