Retired Air Force colonel recognized for his dedicated service to the AFCEA mission
Ashburn, Va. – May 15, 2019 – Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced that retired U.S. Air Force Col. David Kovach, vice president of strategic business development at Telos, has been named a recipient of the Armed Force Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Medal of Merit Award.
The AFCEA Medal of Merit Award is presented to professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems who have shown a sustained level of dedicated service to AFCEA. With over 48 years of service to the military and AFCEA, Col. Kovach has an extensive list of accomplishments, a few of which include: co-founding the Alamo AFCEA Chapter Event (ACE), which is now AFCEA’s largest and most profitable chapter-hosted activity; ongoing training and mentoring of AFCEA Alamo Board leaders; and providing over 400 hours of annual volunteer effort across all Alamo Chapter functions.
“We are thrilled to see the success Col. Kovach has brought to the Alamo Chapter,” said John B. Wood, chief executive officer at Telos. “The mission and goals of AFCEA are something we identify with at Telos, and we’re proud to have Dave on our team supporting the Alamo Chapter in their efforts to bring quality training and volunteer opportunities to the industry.”
In addition to the Medal of Merit, Col. Kovach’s AFCEA Alamo Chapter was awarded the Harry C. Ingles Award, which is presented to chapters that have most significantly contributed to the goals of AFCEA. The Alamo Chapter moved up to the largest membership category (Mega-Chapter) when it surpassed 1,000 members in 2016. Since then, the chapter has won the Ingles Award in its first two years at this higher level.
“AFCEA’s primary mission is to facilitate ethical dialogue between industry and our defense, homeland security and intelligence communities, said Col. Kovach. “Thanks in large part to partners like Telos Corporation, the chapter has made tremendous strides in our growth and expansion efforts. Winning the Harry C. Ingles Award for the third time in four years is a testament to the commitment and motivation of all of our members and partners.”
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems, and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions for IT risk management and information security; cloud security solutions to protect cloud-based assets and enable continuous compliance with industry and government security standards; and enterprise security solutions to ensure that personnel can work and collaborate securely and productively. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. The company is a recipient of the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS), awarded to less than .03% of eligible organizations. For more information, visit www.telos.com and follow the company on Twitter @TelosNews.
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