Telos Corporation has received a contract to upgrade the US Air Force's (USAF) De-Militarised Zone (DMZ).

Valued at $26.9m, the contract includes modification and replacement of an ageing DMZ by updating the networking equipment including firewall, intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, web-portal capability and security management.

Telos Corporation cyber operations and defence senior vice-president and general manager Brendan D. Malloy said: “Telos is committed to providing the highest-level of security services and solutions to the US Air Force, and have done so for decades.

"Telos is committed to providing the highest-level of security services and solutions to the US Air Force, and have done so for decades."

“After a competitive acquisition process, we’re proud to be chosen to continue this work.”

Work under the contract will be carried out at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, Beale Air Force Base in California, Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, Ramstein Air Base in Germany and Wichita, Kansas.

The upgradation of the DMZ is expected to be completed by 2019.

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Telos also supports the Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) programme, which provides network operations, infrastructure and service-oriented architecture solutions and services to the USAF and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies.

Additionally, the company recently updated its cyber security and risk management suite, Xacta, by adding a fully customisable visualisation and reporting module Xacta SmartView.

The new Xacta Assessment Engine 5.0 is the next-generation of IT governance, risk and compliance.

Xacta allows defence, civilian and intelligence agencies across the federal government to continuously manage risk and security compliance, as well as automatically manage key elements of security authorisations.