More than 12,000 State-of-the-Art Units Now En Route to Support Deployed Troops Worldwide
ASHBURN, Va. – April 15, 2009 – Telos® Corporation has accelerated the delivery of its Combat Service Support Automated Information System Interface (CAISI) bridge modules to the U.S. Army, providing critical “last-mile” connectivity for warfighters back to their logistics networks in both training and operational environments.
While only a year into the three-year base period of the contract, Telos has already delivered over 12,000 of the more than 14,000 secure, tactical wireless Local Area Network (LAN) modules to the Army due to a high demand for the technology, and is scheduled to deliver the remainder by the end of the summer. According to Telos’ CAISI Program Manager Winston Payne, the company has not only been able to accommodate the accelerated delivery schedule, but has also been able to incorporate feedback coming in from the field to continuously enhance the product.
“Telos’ next-generation CAISI solution delivers the latest in secure, wireless technology to our Army customer,” said Payne. “The incorporation of critical last-mile wireless connectivity between combat service support information systems and their logistics base networks in deployed locations enhances mission effectiveness for logisticians worldwide.”
CAISI is a communications system in transportable cases that is being fielded to logistics organizations worldwide. CAISI provides IEEE 802.11a/b/g-based wireless connectivity across the spectrum of conflict. When linked to satellite communications, CAISI provides a “reach back” capability to sustainment organizations, allowing access to sources of supply and support. Each module uses wireless bridging to support a logistics support area of as much as four miles in diameter and can either stand alone or can be used with other modules to create a mesh network.
Telos is manufacturing the CAISI Bridge Modules (CBM) for the Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems (PM DWTS) under the Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, with a potential quantity of more than 14,000 modules, runs for three base years with two option years.
The Army manufactured more than 8,900 CAISI modules since 2002 and fielded them to logistics units throughout the service. Its widespread use in worldwide operations, including in the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility (AOR), highlighted the need to enhance and update the Army’s solution and resulted in the award of a $43.5 million contract to Telos last year to develop and deploy the new CAISI modules.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1989 on secure enterprise solutions. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.