Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Trace Systems Awarded Army JNCC-A Information Assurance Contract

New contract supports US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), 7th TTSB, and expands Trace Systems’ Afghanistan IT support
MCLEAN, Va.-- On Tuesday September 1, 2009, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Trace Systems Inc., a McLean, VA.-based systems integrator and technical services firm that provides comprehensive communications, networking, IT and other C4ISR services and solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other U.S. Government customers today announced that it has won a contract with the U.S. Army's 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade (7th TTSB) for information assurance (IA) subject matter experts in support of the Joint Network Operations Control Center Afghanistan (JNCC-A). The JNCC-A is the NETOPS execution arm of the United States Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A) J6 and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of communications and computer networks throughout the Afghanistan Area of Operations.
Through the three year contract awarded by the Army after a full-and-open competition, Trace Systems will provide IA subject matter experts based at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Residing within the JNCC-A, Trace Systems will support network defense throughout the Combined Joint Operational Area - Afghanistan (CJOA-A) on a 24 by 7 basis, including the deployment and monitoring of Host-Based Security Systems (HBSS), enterprise anti-virus management systems, intrusion prevention systems, and other applications that identify and counter unauthorized applications, rogue systems, and malicious content.
“We are proud to continue supporting the joint mission in Afghanistan by augmenting the USFOR-A and 7th TTSB deployed forces with information assurance resources that understand how to operate in the tactical environment,” said Jeff Barrows, Chief Operating Officer of Trace Systems. While in the U.S. Army, Barrows served in the 7th Signal Brigade. He continued, “Our understanding of the rapidly changing IT and network infrastructure on the battlefield as well as the operational environment will provide a significant added value to our customer as the JNCC-A and HBSS are deployed throughout the CJOA-A.”
Trace Systems has been supporting communications, networking, and IT requirements throughout Southwest Asia (SWA) since 2002. In Afghanistan today, Trace Systems personnel are located at Bagram, Kandahar, Kabul, Sharana, and Jalalabad, and have provided support at more than twenty Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) throughout the CJOA-A.
“The JNCC-A had a need for highly-skilled HBSS resources at the tactical edge, and we were able to rapidly provide information assurance subject matter experts that have also provided this specific experience to support NETCOM and DISA, as well as resources that have prior RCERT and JNCC-Iraq experience,” said Bobbie Robinson, Afghanistan country manager for Trace Systems. Robinson has worked for Trace Systems supporting the U.S. military in Afghanistan for over five years, and understands the unique challenges associated with supporting IT on the battlefield. “We are very happy to be supporting the 7th TTSB and the JNCC-A with this important mission,” Robinson continued.
About Trace Systems Inc.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Trace Systems Inc. is a provider of comprehensive communications, networking, information technology, and other C4ISR solutions and services. The company supports the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other U.S. Government customers, and has staff located in the Washington D.C. National Capital Region, New Jersey, Germany, and Afghanistan. The company is well known for its support as leaders in the development and support of currently deployed and next-generation C4ISR programs, including customers such as PM WIN-T, CERDEC, PM C4ISR On-The-Move, PEO C3T, NETCOM, DISA, DHS Customs and Border Protection SBInet, and the CJTF-82 in Afghanistan.
For more information, please visit: http://www.tracesystems.com
Trace Systems Inc.

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