The US Air Force (USAF) has contracted Telos Corporation to upgrade the networking equipment in de-militarised zone.
Valued at around $26m, the contract requires the company to replace the ageing DMZ that includes networking equipment such as firewall, intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, web-portal capability, and security management.
Work under the contract will be carried out at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Beale Air Force Base, California; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Wichita, Kansas, with plans to complete the upgradation by 2019.
Telos has been awarded the contract following a competitive acquisition process.
The company supports USAF's Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) programme, which aims to offer a single source for secure, high-performance solutions to support network operations.
Under the NETCENTS-2 programme, Telos supports the deployment of new technologies for military and civilian agencies to improve communications capabilities and protect the nation's IT security from threats.
It provides network operations, voice, video, and data consolidations, data transport infrastructure, secure wireless solutions, cybersecurity and information assurance, secure communications and messaging as well as data centres.
To date, Telos fulfilled more than 1,700 NETCENTS task orders across the world.
Besides USAF, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve are also Telos' primary customers.