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Air Force awards AIS $48M cyber contract

By Eric Reinhardt


ROME, N.Y. — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rome–based Assured Information Security (AIS) a $48.4 million contract for “full spectrum” cyber capabilities.

Under the contract, AIS will provide the Air Force with “tools and technologies to aid in cyber warfare,” per a Thursday news release from the company.

This contract provides for research, development and transition of cyber technologies to enable rapid cyber operations and will result in the “accelerated delivery” of cyber products.

“The full spectrum cyber capabilities effort is an exciting opportunity for AIS and we are very pleased to have been awarded this contract,” Salvatore Paladino, program manager at AIS for the agile cyber solutions (ACS) group, said in the release. “This work will have a measurable and powerful impact on cyber mission assurance by assisting the Air Force in maintaining cyber superiority.”

Paladino’s group will be completing the work, the firm added.

AIS will work on the contract through March 2024. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), also known as Rome Lab, is the contracting authority for the award.

“There is no doubt the Air Force made the right choice by selecting AIS for this important work in cyber security, which will enhance both our national defense and the regional economy,” U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) said in the AIS release. “Together, the local workforces at AIS and Rome Lab will blend their expertise to deliver real results in developing our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure.”

Founded in 2001, AIS is a cyber and information security company that has played a leading role in supporting critical cyber operations for the federal government, working with both the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

AIS currently has more than 300 employees, including about 175 who work in Rome. It also operates nine locations throughout the U.S.

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