NCOIC Member Companies Demo Cloud-based Technology Partnership for NGA
ASHBURN, Va. – September 12, 2013 – Three Telos Corporation capabilities were among the technologies demonstrated today to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as part of a disaster-relief simulation headed by the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium. Participating companies cooperated to illustrate how an international relief coordination effort would benefit from a rapid-response, cloud-based communications effort.
The real-time demonstration simulated a relief campaign bringing together an international group of agencies and organizations, using different technologies and applications, coordinated through a quickly enabled, interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment. Such coordination of communications technologies during a disaster can save money – and lives – while improving mission speed and reliability.
“Telos mission planning and organizational communications expertise played a key role in today’s simulation,” said Carl O’Berry, NCOIC chief executive officer. “The availability of these technologies in a disaster, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, on which the simulation was based, would greatly improve the clarity of mission communications while offering the tools to plan and manage recovery missions, gather data and enhance situational awareness.”
Telos capabilities included in the simulation were SE7EN: Mission Planner, Telos Secure Information eXchange (T-6), and Telos Secure Directory. SE7EN: Mission Planner is an interactive touch-optimized sand table that lets mission directors digitally design, test and refine mission plans. T-6 provides real-time mission-critical secure communications and collaboration. Telos Secure Directory offers roles- and attribute-based access domain security and access control.
Telos is one of six select NCOIC member companies chosen to take part in this effort, culminating in today’s demonstration for NGA and NATO officials. Based on this demo, NCOIC will offer an open process known as the NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC™) to governments (international, federal, state and local), companies and other organizations that need to build a federated cloud environment in the event of disaster.
The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium works to enable cross-domain interoperability within and between such areas as aerospace, civil and military operations, air traffic management, health care and more. NCOIC is an international not-for-profit organization with more than 50 members and advisors representing businesses, government agencies and organizations in 12 countries. It has a nine-year history of developing world-class skills and tools that help its members and customers operate effectively across diverse global market sectors and domains. www.ncoic.org
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. 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 www.telos.com.