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Telos Certifies Trusted Internet Connection Service Providers
[May 24, 2011]

Telos Certifies Trusted Internet Connection Service Providers

ASHBURN, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Telos® Corporation recently completed the certification services work for each of the four primary Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) service providers managed through the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA (News - Alert)) Networx contract.

The GSA utilized information assurance services from Telos to conduct the certification and risk assessment for AT&T (News - Alert), Qwest, Sprint and Verizon, who will provide service to the federal government under the TIC initiative, which was authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 2007.

"Telos was tasked with performing all certification services culminating in the granting of an approval to operate (ATO) for all of the providers," said Tom Leahy, the company's director of business development for Information Assurance. "We completed the certification testing and risk assessments for each of the providers and all were granted their ATO on time and within budget. In addition, we were able to perform contingency tests at each provider's continuity of operations (COOP) facility to ensure continued operations for these high availability systems."

The TIC initiative will optimize individual external connections, includng internet points of presence currently in use by the federal government, and includes a program for improving incident response capability through a centralized gateway monitoring at a select group of TIC access providers. By reducing the number of access points, the government can more easily monitor and identify potentially malicious traffic.

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

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