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AIS wins $28 million cyber contract modification

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Assured Information Security (AIS) was recently awarded a $28 million full-spectrum cyber-capabilities contract modification. AIS employees — from left to right: Sean LaPlante, Joseph Wu, and Salvatore Paladino — meet to discuss the project tasking for the pact. (PHOTO CREDIT: AIS)

ROME, N.Y. — Assured Information Security (AIS) was awarded a $28 million contract modification for full-spectrum cyber capabilities. 

Combined with the initial award in 2019, this brings the overall value of the contract to $74.8 million, according to an AIS news release. The initial objective of the effort was to provide the U.S. Air Force (USAF) with tools and technologies to enable rapid cyber operations.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract modification to full-spectrum cyber capabilities,” Salvatore Paladino, director of cyber operations R&D at Rome–based AIS, said in the release. “It will allow us to expand the focus of the effort to analyzing and securing cyber-embedded systems and devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). We believe this will help achieve USAF objectives and better connect military and civilian systems to improve quality of life, automation, and safety on military facilities both at home and abroad.”

The award was initially the result of a competitive acquisition, and two offers were received. AIS will complete the work by September 2026. The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome is the contracting authority for the award.

“After years of providing full-spectrum cyber capabilities to the United States Air Force, AIS has demonstrated that its state-of-the-art tools and technologies for rapid cyber operations are critical to our nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure,” U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said in the release. “The Air Force made the right choice when they first awarded this contract to AIS back in 2019, and they are making the right choice again by awarding this $28 million modification to AIS now.”

“This work will strengthen our national security, provide a major boost to the upstate economy, and support the Mohawk Valley’s world-class cybersecurity workforce by securing 20 jobs in Rome for years to come,” Schumer continued.

Founded in 2001, AIS is a cyber and information-security company with more than 200 employees. It supports critical cyber operations for the federal government.

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