Desktops to Facilitate Communications Between Deployed Servicemembers and Their Families
ASHBURN, Va. – June 9, 2009 – For employees at Telos® Corporation, information technology and communications are a way of life. But this month, in addition to the support the company provides to the Department of Defense everyday, Telos is also helping military families by refurbishing and donating 20 desktop computers to Operation Homefront.
“Operation Homefront helps troops and wounded warriors communicate with their families by providing them with computers and related communications equipment,” said Tracy Kelly, desktop support technician, who is leading the effort at Telos. “Supporting an organization with a mission like this was a natural fit for a company like ours.”
For wounded warriors, Operation Homefront also equips laptops with specialized software such as voice activation to accommodate for their disabilities and to help them move on with their lives. For the many wounded who are recuperating in medical facilities, laptops are critical to communicating with family members, filling out disability paperwork, applying for civilian jobs, and even paying household bills, according to the organization.
Telos has a long-standing tradition of supporting the nation’s warriors through various programs such as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce initiative to support a local National Guard unit returning from deployment, and Operation Pinecone. In August 2008, the company formalized this tradition when CEO John Wood signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve.
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, visithttps://www.telos.com/.