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May 7, 2013 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Chief Operating Officer to Present at NLIT Summit 2013Ed Hammersla to Discuss Secure Information Sharing Among Disparate User Communities
Dulles, Va., – May 7, 2013 -- Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ed Hammersla, will present “Secure Information Sharing Among Disparate User Communities” at the NLIT Summit on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The NLIT Summit is run by the NLIT Society founded to facilitate the exchange of information between IT professionals within the DOE Complex. The NLIT Summit allows weapon, energy and science lab IT professionals to present operational and cyber security lessons learned.
WHAT: This session will investigate the challenges that the DoE laboratories face in securely sharing information. The DoE operates sixteen laboratories, four technology centers, and numerous scientific user facilities nationwide. A critical component of DoE's mission is to collect information and be able to share it in a collaborative fashion across these labs, technology centers, and scientific user facilities as well as with other government agencies. Ed Hammersla will demonstrate how to make information sharing a reality by presenting case studies representing customized information sharing, information integration and investigative services for a law enforcement agency, military weather services, and the Intelligence Community. Each system is unique, but addresses three common obstacles faced by cyber security information sharing systems to include: Legal and Policy Misalignment, Volume and Velocity, and Value vs. Risk. To view the entire abstract visit: http://www.fbcinc.com/e/nlit/agendagrid.aspx WHO: Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions WHERE: NLIT Summit 2013; Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hotel
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2013; 2:45 p.m. MT For more information on the NLIT Summit 2013 visit: http://www.fbcinc.com/e/nlit/default.aspx
April 23, 2013 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Chief Operating Officer Invited to Present at CYBERInnovation Briefings on May 7 Ed Hammersla to Discuss The President’s Cybersecurity Executive Order and its Role in Secure Information Sharing with Private Industry
Dulles, Va., – April 23, 2013 -- Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ed Hammersla, will participate on the upcoming CYBERInnovation Briefings panel, “The President’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Directs the Government to Share Threat Information with Private Industry – ‘Are They Ready and Able? Does Industry See the Value?’”
WHAT: As advanced and persistent cyber attacks threaten our nation’s critical infrastructure, government and industry share a common interest in partnering to stay ahead and protect their assets. However, while they share a common goal, due to the nature of their missions and organizational drivers, their motivations are not always aligned. Earlier this year, President Obama issued an Executive Order focused on cybersecurity that requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share cyber threat information with private industry. This directive, while soundly based, generates many questions. This panel session will address questions such as: Why isn’t this already happening? Is DHS the proper entity? Will the unclassified nature of these reports provide value? How will this information be disseminated? What technology is needed to deliver threat information sharing? Will industry be receptive and is it a two-way street, will industry reciprocate? Who will benefit from this information sharing? Full event description: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/bwtech/events/17566 WHO: Panelists include:
- Donna Dodson, Deputy Cyber Security Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Greg Garcia, Advisor to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS)
- Ron Ritchey, Chief Scientist Information Security, Bank of America
- Steve Sullivan, Vice President, T. Rowe Price Group
- Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston LLP (Moderator)
WHERE: bwtech@UMBC North, 5520 Research Park Drive Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21228 WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2013; Registration and Networking: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET; Panel Discussion: 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m. ET REGISTER: http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/fqyai65k86a43w4t2
April 22, 2013 - Raytheon announces availability of Trusted Print Delivery™ cross domain solution Secure multilevel printing solution enables hardware reduction and cost savings with increased security
Herndon, Va. – April 22, 2013 Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced the general availability of itsTrusted Print Delivery™ cross domain solution. This commercial-off-the-shelf, highly secure solution enables users to print from existing applications at different security or sensitivity levels to a single printer located on the high side network.
“By reducing the amount of hardware, space, power, support and supplies needed in environments that currently require separate printers for each sensitivity level, a great cost and administrative savings can be achieved,” stated Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “When you factor in the robust security provided by the certified and accredited Trusted Gateway System guard, customers also reduce their risk exposure.”
DoD and other federal government customers are looking for ways to increase cost efficiencies and reduce their energy consumption. “Trusted Print Delivery (TPD) enables printer consolidation, which in turn enables space and energy reduction,” stated Hammersla. “This product can be instrumental in helping agencies across the DoD and federal government meet consolidation goals.”
TPD uses the widely deployed and accredited Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Baseline listed Trusted Gateway System (TGS) as the Protection Level 4 (PL4) cross domain guard component. TGS ensures that malicious data is not transferred from the low side to the high side network and that sensitive data is not inadvertently or intentionally transferred from a high side network to a lower level network.
RTCS products are designed to enable secure access and transfer of sensitive information for government, intelligence community, civilian and corporate entities in the U.S. and around the globe, including 5 Eyes nations and NATO. With over a decade-and-a-half of proven success, RTCS is the global leader in cross domain solutions. RTCS products continue to strike the right balance between information protection and information sharing.
Note to Editors
“5 Eyes” is the common way to refer to the community comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States; also referred to as AUCANNZUKUS.
April 2, 2013 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Chief Operating Officer Invited to Present at 25th Annual Software Technology Conference Ed Hammersla to Discuss Cross Domain Technologies and the Benefits They Bring to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC)
Dulles, Va., – April 2, 2013 -- Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ed Hammersla, will present “Using Cross Domain Technology to Improve Access, Security and Operations” at the 25th Annual Software Technology Conference (STC) on Wednesday, April 10 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference brings together professionals to discuss advancements in software technology strategies, tools, techniques and lessons learned.
WHAT: The U.S. Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) supports air operations conducted in Southwest Asia, providing enhanced capabilities to the warfighters. The 350th Electronic Systems Group (ESG) established a new combined air and space operations center (CAOC).The CAOC had to provide robust systems to accommodate users and improve interoperability and make the best possible use of physical space and reduce power consumption. The switch from the old facility to the new one had to be seamless to not interrupt mission operations since it was controlling air operations in two live theaters at transition time. AFCENT selected RTCS’ cross domain technology, TTC, as the multilevel security component and technologies from Citrix, NetApp and Avocent. By implementing TTC, multiple desktop systems at each user’s workstation were replaced by a single Hewlett Packard (HP) thin client device. Users can now view multiple networks, even at different classification levels, from a single monitor. This session will outline the benefits cross domain technologies brought to CAOC. Attendees will learn to improve efficiencies with which authorized personnel are able to access mission-critical information for analysis, operational capabilities, resources, readiness and sustainability. WHO: Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions WHERE: 25th Annual Software Technology Conference (STC); Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City, Utah WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2013; 4:45 p.m. MT
For more information on the 25th Annual Software Technology Conference (STC) visit: http://sstc-online.org/
March 1, 2013 - Raytheon collaborates with DHS to bolster cyber resiliency for nation's most critical infrastructure
Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to operate as a commercial service provider under the recently expanded Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program outlined in President Obama's Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. ECS is a voluntary information sharing program that assists critical infrastructure owners and operators as they improve the protection of their systems from unauthorized access, exploitation or data exfiltration.
Under a Memorandum of Agreement, Raytheon will receive active, malicious cybersecurity threat information furnished by DHS. As a commercial service provider, Raytheon will be able to use these indicators to protect the defense industrial base and other sectors of critical infrastructure. Raytheon, through its broader managed security service offerings, will be able to quickly analyze threats and defend against them, bolstering mission assurance.
"Information sharing and collaboration between government and industry partners is critical to defending our nation against the cyber threat," said Steven K. Hawkins, vice president of the Information Security Solutions product line for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "The Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program adds another layer of cyber resiliency for our nation's most critical resources."
For 30 years, Raytheon has delivered information assurance through innovative strategies and responsive solutions to government and industry customers. With a far-reaching set of critical cybersecurity skills and comprehensive, resilient end-to-end solutions, Raytheon provides a multi-layered approach to help anticipate and withstand cyber attacks without compromise to mission.
February 25, 2013 - NATO School Oberammergau selects Raytheon’s Trusted Thin Client to streamline multilevel training environments Cross domain solution to provide students simultaneous secure network access
Herndon, Va. – February 25, 2013 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that its Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) cross domain solution has been selected by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) School Oberammergau Expeditionary Intelligence Training Program (EITP) to provide full access to their classroom training networks.
NATO School Oberammergau students access course work at varying network classification levels – one level at a time. Currently, classes are required to take breaks when the course work requires access to a different classification level. During the breaks, system administrators must manually switch the network connections. When Trusted Thin Client is deployed, the students will have secure access to multiple networks at the same time, improving training efficiency and removing class disruptions.
“The NATO School Oberammergau prides itself on being cutting edge, providing the best available training to its students across the 28 members of the Alliance and our partners,” said Mr. Robert Beckwith, EITP Deputy Director, NATO School Oberammergau. “Moving to the Trusted Thin Client multilevel solution will provide the most secure and seamless access to classroom networks, allowing for a more efficient and real-world experience.”
NATO School Oberammergau conducts multinational military education and individual training in support of current and developing NATO operations, strategy, policy, doctrine and procedures. Annually, about 10,000 students and conference attendees visit the school. NATO School Oberammergau provides courses of instruction in six main disciplines, mostly one week in duration, in the fields of Intelligence, Cooperative Security, Joint Operations, Joint Plans, Protection and Non-Commissioned Officer Programs.
Trusted Thin Client is the cross domain access solution of choice for the “5 Eyes” community, including Australia, Canada and the United States. TTC provides a secure means to access domains at multiple classification levels (with multiple data owners) from a single thin client -- leveraging virtual desktop infrastructure back end solutions and capitalizing on space, power and administrative costs, while increasing security.
Note to Editors
“5 Eyes” is the common way to refer to the community comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States; also referred to as AUCANNZUKUS.
November 16, 2012 - Lisa Brown Earns Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions President Recognized for Leadership, Innovation and Community Involvement in the Washington, D.C. Area
Dulles, Va. – November 16, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) today announced that the company’s President, Lisa Brown, was named to the Washington Business Journal’s prestigious “Women Who Mean Business” list. This year’s class, comprised of 25 recipients, honors influential business women with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding performance in business and involvement in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community.
Ms. Brown joined what was then called Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and quickly elevated beyond the traditional duties of this role to a high-level technology industry leader. She played a vital role in positioning the company for acquisition in 2010, working to build buyer interest and providing insightful, detailed analysis of each prospect. Ms. Brown stayed fully involved at every stage of the transaction, overseeing legal and financial documentation creation and seeing the sale through the final negotiations. Raytheon acquired TCS in 2010 and because of Ms. Brown’s highly professional approach and immense skills, the company changed her title to President of the new, wholly-owned subsidiary. As President, she has led the company as it expanded into civilian government and commercial sectors, as well as global markets such as Australia and Canada, with a constant, steady eye toward future growth.
“The Washington D.C. area is full of talented and smart business women and I am honored to be recognized alongside them,” said Lisa Brown, President, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “Throughout my career, I’ve worked to build a solid infrastructure for companies to succeed. I share this award with the talented team of employees and leadership executives at RTCS who are committed to excellence.”
Ms. Brown serves on the Advisory Committee of The CFO Alliance, an exclusive community for finance leaders and decision makers, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, Association for Corporate Growth and Women in Technology. In addition, she launched the “9Lenses” program from George Mason University, which fosters business education/communications excellence via an online, social-media platform.
November 7, 2012 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Attracts Over 250 Attendees to Cross Domain Technology Exchange Event Provides Exclusive Forum for Government Attendees to Gather Latest Information on Cross Domain Technologies and Solutions
Herndon, Va. – November 7, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading provider of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced that the third annual Cross Domain Technology Exchange (CDTE) grew to over 250 attendees in spite of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area earlier in the week (over 300 registrants). Now the largest event dedicated to cross domain technologies, it offers an intimate forum where government end users and technology partners gather to discuss real world implementations and how to advance and build next-generation solutions. The event took place November 1-2 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia.
The two-day event kicked off with a keynote from Mike Mestrovich, Senior Technology Officer for Innovation, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) titled, “Cross Domain and Beyond.” Following the keynote, there were a variety of sessions delivered by end users, partners and RTCS executives, including:
- The Future of Cross Domain Computing
- Transforming Government Through Multi-level Secure Virtualization, Collaboration and Mobility
- Cross Domain Enterprise Management
- Cross Domain Mobility Vision
- The Future of Guard Technology
- Guard Customer Panel
- Government Only Session (closed door peer-to-peer discussion)
Attendees gained insight into the company’s current and planned product roadmap and were the first to learn about the new RTCS Small Format Guard (SFG). SFG supports robust security protocols and is adaptable to specific mission needs where strict size, weight, power, and cooling (SWaP-C) specifications are required. On the lighter side, attendees participated in a reception with food and a live band that evening.
“The strong turnout and positive feedback from attendees underscores the demand for hosting such a forum to educate current and potential customers on the latest cross domain innovations and trends,” said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “All Federal Agencies should be investigating how cross domain solutions can improve their operational efficiencies and this event offers an intense, two-day forum for obtaining this information. We look forward to holding this successful event again in 2013.”
Technology partners supporting the event included Cisco, Citrix Public Sector, Convergence Technology Consulting, Dell, HP, and NetApp.
RTCS develops and deploys a suite of cross domain solutions that enable government agencies to share and access information securely across multiple classified networks at different classification levels. The Company’s certified and accredited solutions help customers protect sensitive and classified information, while ensuring that the right information gets to the right people at the right time.
November 6, 2012 - Raytheon announces Small Format Guard to secure data transfer for mobile and tactical forces Small, lightweight, low-power, and high throughput for operation outside traditional data centers
Washington, – November 6, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced the addition of Small Format Guard™ (SFG) to their cross domain product portfolio.
RTCS Small Format Guard is a software-based multilevel data transfer solution built specifically for mobile and tactical forces with strict size, weight, power, and cooling (SWaP-C) requirements. Based on the widely deployed High Speed Guard solution, Small Format Guard supports robust security protocols and is adaptable to specific mission needs. Small Format Guard can operate on a single board computer, Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) processor board or other x86, 64 bit ruggedized platforms providing hardware flexibility.
“Small Format Guard enables Raytheon to deliver their premiere guard technology to a wider variety of customers such as manned and unmanned aircraft with strict operational requirements to highly mobile land vehicle configurations,” stated John Havermann, Director of Secure Processing Initiatives at Raytheon SAS. Small Format Guard delivers the flexibility and security to match the mission.
All RTCS products are backed by a seasoned Professional Services team for installation and customer configuration.
October 8, 2012 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Executive to Present at Washingtonian 2013: An Economic Outlook Company COO Ed Hammersla to Discuss the Political and Economical Landscape in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region
DULLES, Va., – October 8, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ed Hammersla, will participate in the “Washingtonian 2013: An Economic Outlook” panel discussion hosted by Bisnow on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 in Falls Church, Va. During this panel, business executives will learn insights on the pending political and economic landscape in the region and how they can prepare for it.
The panel will feature the brightest and most influential business and government leaders in the area as they discuss the important political and economic decisions that the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region will face in the next decade. Business executives in this area will learn how to prepare their business to deal with changes to the local economy and how they can find opportunities in a challenging environment.
Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
Washingtonian 2013: An Economic Outlook; Fairview Park Marriott;
3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042
Tuesday, October 16; 7:00 a.m. EST
October 1, 2012 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions’ Ed Hammersla Appears on Government Contracting Weekly
DULLES, Va., – October 1, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, appeared on the most recent episode of Government Contracting Weekly to discuss cyber security, cloud, virtualization, mobility and other technology trends. Hosted by Hilary Fordwich, the episode originally aired on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. ET.
Link to Government Contracting Weekly’s YouTube video featuring Ed Hammersla:
September 24, 2012 - Raytheon’s High Speed Guard achieves approval for Secret and Below Interoperability environments HSG now available to support big data transfer needs for all environments
WASHINGTON – September 24, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that its High Speed Guard cross domain solution has received formal approval for Secret and Below Interoperability (SABI) environments. This approval indicates that High Speed Guard has successfully completed the formal Certification Test & Evaluation (CT&E) process conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA). With this approval, customers are now permitted to purchase High Speed Guard and start the SABI process of Site Test & Evaluation (ST&E) on the road to a full accreditation Cross Domain Solutions Authorization (CDSA).
High Speed Guard provides extensive support for highly complex automated data transfers between multiple sensitive networks. With the industry’s highest sustained transfer rates of 9Gb/s on a 2 CPU platform, High Speed Guard supports large computer systems and demanding performance requirements with comparatively low administration costs, making it the leading choice for deployments where large quantities of data must be transferred.
RTCS HSG has been enabling big data transfer throughout the Intelligence Community for the last 15 years in support of large-scale programs. High Speed Guard has been approved to move data between the nation’s most sensitive networks at a Protection Level 4 for Top Secret and Below Interoperability (TSABI) since 2001. This SABI approval is the next step in the product evolution allowing High Speed Guard and RTCS to support an even larger range of customers.
“Completing the SABI CT&E process for HSG is like clearing the second leg of a relay race. The first leg was completed with HSG transferring production data within TSABI environments and being included on the Unified Cross Domain Management Office baseline list of approved solutions,” said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer for RTCS. “Now our SABI customers can benefit from the market’s fastest cross domain transfer solution with even greater assurance.”
September 24, 2012 - Raytheon and PACAF expand the reach of realistic training environments ‘Authorization to Connect’ renewal includes access to the Distributed Missions Operations Network
WASHINGTON – September 24, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that its SimShield™ customer, U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and its 353d Combat Training Squadron, has been granted a Secret and Below Interoperability (SABI) renewal Authorization to Connect from the Defense Information Assurance Security Accreditation Working Group.
PACAF currently uses the SimShield multilevel transfer guard solution during tactical live range exercises at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex at Eielson Air Force Base. The use of SimShield in these exercises enables training assets that operate under different security classification levels to fully communicate and securely interact, creating the most realistic training exercises possible.
Included with this SABI Authorization to Connect renewal, RTCS will also support the separate Distributed Missions Operations Network (DMON), which allows PACAF training partners to train warfighters in geographically separate locations.
“PACAF’s use of SimShield to provide secure interoperability across networks at multiple classification levels allows for more realistic and beneficial training exercises for U.S. and coalition troops,” said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for RTCS. “The ability to connect to DMON means that we can train forces in Australia and the U.S. during the same exercise, for example, greatly enhancing their overall preparedness to combat our global adversaries.”
August 13, 2012 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions and Cisco Executives to Co-Present at 8th Annual GFIRST National Conference Industry Experts to Discuss “Transforming Government through Virtualization, Collaboration, and Secure Mobility”
DULLES, Virginia – August 13, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that Michelle Youngers, Account Executive at RTCS, and Gary Hall, Technology Solutions Planning & Architecture at Cisco Intelligence Community, will present “Transforming Government through Virtualization, Collaboration, and Secure Mobility” at the 8th Annual GFIRST National Conference on Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Atlanta, Ga. This conference brings together public and private sector leaders to discuss the latest trends and issues in cyber security and incident response.
Government missions require ongoing and un-tethered interactions between agencies and their partners, contractors, and customers. Over the last few years, government agencies have begun to integrate voice, video, and data collaboration networks to foster collaboration. The next step is to extend multi-network secure delivery of applications, data, and collaborative tools to mobile devices and to optimize access to information from anywhere, at any time, from any device. This is the foundation for next-generation desktop and mobile solutions. Attendees will learn:
- how the environment is changing with the need for un-tethered interactions and the unification of all types of data
- how secure mobile computing is delivering the next-generation user experience
- how seamlessly interconnected physical and virtual environments can improve productivity and information sharing
Michelle Youngers, Account Executive, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS) Gary Hall, Technology Solutions Planning & Architecture, Cisco Intelligence Community
8th Annual GFIRST National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
Thursday, August 23 at 10:30 AM EDT
August 8, 2012 - Raytheon unveils cross domain strategy to securely access information via mobile devices Strategy supports flexibility for a variety of mobile options
DULLES, Virginia – August 8, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that it has broadened its leading cross domain solutions strategy to include the government’s growing need to access classified cloud and terrestrial networks from a mobile phone or tablet device.
From soldiers in theater to government executives who are teleworking, the requirements for seamless collaboration have resulted in a need to access an increasing number of disparate classified or sensitive networks simultaneously from mobile devices.
“Our team is carefully watching industry developments and working with the best and most advanced technologies to ensure it continues to be the leader in providing cross domain users with the access they require, regardless of the device they use,” said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for RTCS.
“We are developing our mobile strategy based on direct user feedback,” he said. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. The level of security required for cross domain mobile computing varies from customer to customer; thus we are building sufficient flexibility into our mobile solution to enable us to meet a variety of needs.”
To address these requirements, RTCS is introducing a secure redisplay client for its Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) system, an accredited commercial-off-the-shelf solution that provides users with secure simultaneous access to information on any number of different networks through a single connection point. This Bring Your Own Device solution will be released initially to enable mobile access to existing TTC infrastructure from personal or agency-issued devices. A demo of this solution is currently available.
Using this multi-level security solution as the foundation for its mobile offerings, RTCS is currently developing other cross domain access technologies to address security postures ranging from TTC in the cloud to agency-issued trusted mobile platforms.
RTCS also offers cross domain mobility with TTC Remote Access Implementation to enable remote authorized users to access multiple classified or sensitive networks from a laptop in the field. TTC Remote Access Implementation (RAI) boots from an encrypted USB memory stick or SD card. No sensitive data is stored on the device and the software leaves no trace once the memory stick is removed. TTC RAI is the company’s first mobile cross domain solution used by government agencies.
July 9, 2012 - Raytheon announces secure transparent access to worldwide classified networks via the cloud “DC Spanning” enables cross domain access to geographically dispersed networks
DULLES, Virginia – July 9, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), today announced that Trusted Thin Client® (TTC), is now being used by the Intelligence Community to access classified networks at remote locations throughout the cloud. TTC is a cross domain solution that enables secure access to multiple classified networks and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments from a thin client and single network connection.
TTC consists of client and server software. The server component, or Distribution Console (DC), runs on a server at the data center and allows the TTC clients to securely access user desktops, data and applications from a VDI environment at each network security level (Secret, Top Secret, etc.). DC Spanning enables TTC client access across the wide area network to other DCs in the cloud. This provides immediate access to distant VDI environments at security levels not available locally.
“Placing a DC at each network’s physical point of presence, and connecting all of the DCs through the TTC network, provides users with the ability to connect to remote networks and VDI sessions. This gives them secure transparent access to previously unreachable classified networks worldwide,” stated George Kamis, Chief Technology Officer for Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions.
DC Spanning can also be used to expand the number of network connections provided by a single DC. “If the physical limitation of DC hardware is 12 network interface cards or networks, DC Spanning can increase that to 25 or more while still maintaining the benefits of load distribution and local/regional failover capabilities. Low bandwidth networks, such as tactical and satellite communications are also supported.”
January 24, 2012 - Raytheon WebShield Added to UCDMO Baseline List - Company offers government agencies most accredited cross domain solutions to access and transfer data between networks
HERNDON, Virginia – January 24, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) WebShield product has been approved by the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) for inclusion on the version 4.1 baseline list. The UCDMO baseline is a validated products list of cross domain technologies and solutions available to agencies in the Department of Defense and intelligence community.
WebShield provides agencies with secure HTTP traffic monitoring for multi-level network access and data retrieval, which promotes more complete information browsing and discovery across networks of varying sensitivity levels. The solution enables secure Web search and browse down from high-side networks to lower-level networks.
"No other organization has been dedicated to developing cross domain solutions as long as Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), nor can they match our past performance in solving government information sharing requirements," said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer of RTCS. "The addition of WebShield to the UCDMO baseline list further extends the number of RTCS accredited solutions that are readily available to government agencies."
For a product to be included on the UCDMO baseline list, the technology must be operational, have a government sponsor and, at minimum, a three-year lifecycle support agreement. Additional Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions products on the UCDMO baseline include Trusted Thin Client®, High Speed Guard, Trusted Gateway System™ and SimShield™. For more information visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/products/.
January 9, 2012 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Names Neil Rothberg Vice President of Finance
HERNDON, Virginia – January 9, 2012 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today named Neil Rothberg as vice president of finance. In this role, Rothberg will use his leadership and financial experience to direct the company's overall financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, as well as actively participate in the company’s overall strategic planning process. He will work to assure compliance with corporate pricing and business practices and maximize billing, cash flow and revenue recognition objectives.
Bringing more than 25 years of experience to the position, Rothberg most recently served as Director of Financial Operations for Appian Corporation, an enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software provider. In this role he provided detailed management reporting including financial planning and budgeting, project-level profitability, staff utilization and staffing requirements. Previously he served in numerous financial-related positions at organizations including BearingPoint, Quadramed and Software AG (formerly SAGA Software).
“This is a critical position within any organization so it is important to hire someone with a proven track record of financial success. Rothberg’s resume speaks for itself as he has worked with both small and large technology organizations to ensure financial sustainability both short and long term,” said Lisa Brown, President of Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “We look forward to his addition to the management team and his insights into supporting the company’s growth and profitability.”
Rothberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA in Finance from American University’s Kogod School of Business.
January 5, 2012 - Raytheon and Thales Australia deliver next generation desktop to Australia’s Department of Defence
Australia’s Department of Defence to streamline IT requirements and optimize efficiency by implementing thin client technology
Herndon, VA – January 5, 2012 / Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has announced a partnership with Thales Australia to deliver an innovative next generation desktop (NGD) environment to Australia’s Department of Defence. Using the RTCS Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) software and thin client hardware, NGD seeks to generate significant Strategic Reform Program (SRP) savings by provisioning desktop environments that are simpler and less expensive to acquire and operate.
Once the TTC is in place end users will no longer require a separate desktop configuration for each network accessed. TTC provides simultaneous, yet separate, access to the Defence Restricted Network and the Defence Secret Network using one desktop configuration. With this reduction, hardware can be reallocated, reducing the need to purchase new assets. Additionally, end user workspaces are less cluttered and more energy efficient, requiring less wiring, cooling and power to operate.
RTCS develops and deploys a suite of cross domain solutions that enable government agencies to share and access information securely across multiple classified networks at different classification levels. Its certified and accredited solutions help customers protect sensitive and classified information, while ensuring that the right information gets to the right people at the right time. For more information visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/products/.
December 14, 2011 - Raytheon announces commercial availability of High Speed Guard
Company now offers secure, rapid, bi-directional data transfers in a COTS solution
Herndon, VA – December 14, 2011 / PRNewswire / — Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) High Speed Guard cross domain technology is now commercially available as on off-the-shelf product. High Speed Guard, previously offered as a service, has been on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Unified Cross Domain Management Office baseline list of approved solutions since May of 2010.
“The commercialization of HSG provides significant advantages to customers,” stated Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “Now they can purchase a product license and maintenance contract and will receive all new product enhancements as well as customer support.”
The new HSG 3.0.3 release lowers data center maintenance cost and improves monitoring by enabling consolidated network management. Previously, customers would pay for each additional feature that was added to the product. Now, through commercialization of HSG, customers can benefit from product enhancements at no charge as part of a standard maintenance agreement. Another advantage of commercialization is that HSG will no longer be sold as an appliance. This allows customer’s freedom of choice in selecting a hardware platform on which to run HSG.
High Speed Guard enables complex, bi-directional, automated data transfer from one network to another. HSG has demonstrated transfer rates of more than 9 gigabits per second on dual processor commodity servers, running a hardened Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® operating system with a strict Security Enhanced Linux (SE Linux) policy.
Other cross domain solutions from Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions include:
- Trusted Thin Client® -- which eliminates the need for separate workstations or laptops to access multiple networks at various classification levels.
- Trusted Gateway System™ -- which provides built-in manual review and automatic validations, enabling safe, simultaneous data movement between networks.
- WebShield -- which enables secure web search and browse-down capabilities from high side networks to lower level networks.
- SimShield™ -- which provides the ability to label, segregate, protect and exchange data between training and testing entities executing at different sensitivity or classification levels.
For more information visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/products/.
November 17, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Gateway System™ added to UCDMO Baseline List
Company offers government multiple accredited information assurance solutions to access and transfer data between networks
HERNDON, Va., (Nov. 17, 2011) - / Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Trusted Gateway System™ has been approved by the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) to be on the Version 4.1 Baseline list, a validated products list of cross domain technologies and solutions that are available to agencies in the Department of Defense and intelligence community.
TGS provides built-in manual review and automatic validations, such as virus scanning, file type verification, offensive word search and deep content inspection, enabling safe, simultaneous data movement between networks at different sensitivity levels. It is currently in use by a variety of government organizations. In addition to the TGS guard product, Raytheon also offers a UCDMO-approved High Speed Guard™ product, a solution to rapidly move large quantities of complex data, such as imagery and full-motion video, from one network to another.
“Effective and secure information sharing across government entities remains a top priority in intelligence and defense organizations worldwide,” said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. “Raytheon’s certified and accredited solutions like TGS help customers transfer critical data across networks, keeping it secure and protecting against the unintended release of sensitive information into the wrong hands.”
For a product to be included on the UCDMO Baseline list the technology must be operational, have a government sponsor and, at minimum, a three-year life-cycle support agreement. TGS is one of several Raytheon “guard” solutions that enable secure movement of data across multiple government networks.
Other Raytheon products on the Unified Cross Domain Management Office Baseline include Trusted Thin Client®, High Speed Guard™ and SimShield™. For more information visit: http://www.trustedcs.com/products/.
July 27, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Executives Selected to Speak at 2011 Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Conference
HERNDON, Virginia – July 27, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced that several executives have been invited to speak at the upcoming 2011 Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Conference taking place August 1-4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to the multiple speaking engagements, RTCS will also have a booth (booth # 106) in the exhibit hall to demonstrate its latest cross domain solutions.
The conference theme is "Keeping Pace with Cyber – A Cross Domain Perspective." Keeping up with the rapidly changing information sharing environment that cyber-aware customers demand is a tremendous challenge for everyone in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). During the conference attendees will be presented with information on how the cross domain community is addressing the challenge.
RTCS speaking slots include:
- "Challenges in Providing Cross Domain Solutions – an Industry Perspective Panel" Wednesday, August 3 (9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.) Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer
- "High Speed Guard™ – Overview & Way Ahead" Wednesday, August 3 (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Jason Ostermann, Chief Engineer The RTCS High Speed Guard™ (HSG) enables highly complex, bi-directional, automated transfers between multiple domains. Mr. Ostermann will present an overview of the solution as well as the developmental roadmap.
- "Trusted Thin Client® – Overview & Way Ahead" Thursday, August 4 (2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) George Kamis, Chief Technology Officer The RTCS Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) provides users with unparalleled visibility to the nation's most valuable information assets and delivers flexible, simultaneous multilevel access while maintaining the highest degree of security. Mr. Kamis will provide an architecture and security feature overview as well as deployment examples.
- "SimShield™ – Overview & Way Ahead" Thursday, August 4 (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Romil Sharma, Manager of Professional Services The RTCS' SimShield™ provides near real-time bi-directional fixed format data filtering and disguise. SimShield provides the mechanism that allows warfighters to participate in realistic simulation training exercises across classification levels. Mr. Sharma will discuss RTCS' SimShield's architecture, security features and current operational examples.
For more information on the conference go to: http://www.ncsi.com/ucdmo11/index.html
July 27, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Names Christopher Sciortino Vice President of Professional Services
Sciortino to head Professional Services organization for expanding Implementation and Certification & Accreditation teams
HERNDON, Virginia – July 27, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced the addition of Christopher Sciortino as Vice President, Professional Services. In this role, Sciortino will lead an experienced Professional Services organization focused on architecting and implementing complex high assurance and cross domain solutions for Government and industry. Chris will also oversee a highly skilled Certification and Accreditation (C&A) team for ensuring solutions meet or exceed government information assurance (IA) requirements while meeting mission objectives.
Sciortino has over 22 years experience leading large-scale system implementation teams, with a strong background in strategic planning, process implementation and improvement. He has held Professional Services leadership positions with several large solutions companies including BMC Software, Computer Associates, and HandySoft Global Corporation. "Adding Sciortino to our leadership team will further strengthen RTCS' ability to deliver enterprise level cross domain implementations in North America and around the world," said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operations Officer, RTCS. "Professional Services is a critical component of RTCS' success and we are very pleased to have someone of Chris' caliber on our team."
July 25, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions' Lisa Brown Receives Washington Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award
Lisa Brown Recognized for Outstanding Performance as a Financial Professional in the Business Services Category
HERNDON, Virginia – July 25, 2011 / Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Inc. (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced that Lisa Brown has been named Washington Business Journal's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year. This award honors professionals in the Greater Washington area who demonstrate financial growth for their company, success in overcoming significant business challenges or barriers and establish team leadership and superior management. Ms. Brown began her role as Chief Financial Officer of Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS) in 2003 and was an instrumental advisor when Raytheon acquired the company in 2010 – so much so that post-acquisition she was promoted and currently serves as President. During the acquisition she managed the review process, reaching well beyond the expectations of the traditional CFO role.
Ms. Brown was responsible for analyzing each potential buying company and provided strategic input in gauging their interest in purchasing TCS. When Raytheon expressed interest in acquiring TCS, she was involved in every aspect of the transaction, including selecting BB&T Capital Markets as the company's representative, overseeing legal and financial documentation creation and managing the sale through the final negotiations.
The CFO of the Year judges noted, "As the role of the CFO continues to increase in scope, visibility and responsibility, CFOs like Lisa Brown are leading this transformation. Lisa's ability to lead people, performance and ultimately, results, during times of change and transition are what sets her apart from other finance leaders."
July 13, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions appoints Marc Hocking as Senior Director of Technology
Hocking to represent expanding cross domain business interests in the United Kingdom and other international countries
HERNDON, Virginia – July 13, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced the addition of Marc Hocking as Senior Director of Technology in support of the company's international growth. In this role, Hocking, who is located in London, will work closely with the company's Chief Technology Officer to expand RTCS' current international presence by promoting the benefits of their cross domain access and transfer capabilities throughout the United Kingdom (UK) and other countries outside of North America.
For the last 12 years Hocking has created and delivered architectural design and operational deployments of cross domain, e-security and Web-based systems for PwC, Becrypt, LTD, and served in several Cabinet Office positions in the UK government working on security and infrastructure architecture initiatives. Hocking brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry to RTCS with roles encompassing senior architecture design, security architecture, application integration incorporating n-tier architecture, messaging/middleware, and application development.
"Hocking's global experience in architectural design and operational deployment of cross domain solutions both in commercial and public sector roles strengthens our market position as we expand our international presence," said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operations Officer, RTCS. "Our proven track record of implementing some of the largest cross domain implementations coupled with Hocking's leadership will enable RTCS to increase its international footprint. We are pleased to have Marc join our team."
June 21, 2011 - U.S. Joint Forces Command Deploys Raytheon's CENTAUR System at Empire Challenge
First system awarded under IDIQ contract delivered to U.S. Central Command
PARIS, France – June 21, 2011 / PRNewswire / -- U.S. Joint Forces Command sponsored the use of a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) cross-domain and multi-national data sharing capability at this year's Empire Challenge exercise, May 23 to June 3, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository (CENTAUR) capability was formally evaluated during the last two Empire Challenge exercises. Since last year's exercise, Raytheon was awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $68 million by the U.S. Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Multi-Service Execution Team Office for CENTAUR. The first order was awarded for delivery to U.S. Central Command. Under the terms of the IDIQ, Raytheon will procure, deliver, install and sustain CENTAUR components throughout a two-year contract ordering period with an additional year for sustainment activities.
"With CENTAUR, U.S. and multi-national forces can operate in a near-real-time, common environment," said Todd Trapp, director of Tactical Intelligence Solutions for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. "It can save mission-essential hours and sometimes days depending on the scenario, allowing multi-national forces to securely share valuable intelligence data."
CENTAUR is a suite of products for machine-to-machine, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information sharing between U.S. security domains and multi-national partners' security domains.
Before CENTAUR, if intelligence officials wanted to share information, an analyst had to submit a request via phone to another analyst to create a CD and manually push its content to another domain. Pushing intelligence from one domain to another, between classified and unclassified systems, also means working through a guard that validates whether the transfer can take place by enforcing defined releasability policy. CENTAUR automates this process and enables Web-based queries to electronically transfer information. The Raytheon High-Speed Guard CENTAUR component validates security, ISR information markings and data structure prior to transferring the information between security domains.
A CENTAUR system is currently being used at Fort Gordon, Ga., and other systems are being tested at various domestic and international locations.
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April 18, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Launches Mobile Cross Domain Access Solution to Support Remote Government Workers
Trusted Thin Client® Multilevel Access Solution Now Available to Remote Government Workers
HERNDON, Virginia – April 18, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced a new implementation of its Trusted Thin Client® (TTC) solution to support remote government workers who require secure access to multiple sensitive networks while outside of a traditional office environment. The TTC Remote Access Implementation (RAI) provides field agents and other remote workers a means of securely connecting to back-end networks with no risk of data loss or compromise, while performing their job responsibilities.
The RTCS Trusted Thin Client enables users who require access to information residing on multiple sensitive networks, to work from a single endpoint versus having multiple endpoints connected to each network. Network separation ensures that classified or sensitive data is not compromised by advanced persistent threats or ends up in the wrong hands. The user's endpoint can be a thin client device, a virtual machine within a workstation, and now, with RAI, a virtual machine securely running TTC from a locked down device such as an encrypted memory stick. Data and applications reside solely at the organization's network data center and are accessed, viewed and changed through secure remote connectivity. The solution protects the data and ensures that no evidence of data resides on the system when shut down.
"As government organizations and our military require mobility to fulfill their missions, cross domain solutions are increasingly important to our nation's security," stated Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer for Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. "Workers are no longer confined to a desk, but are doing their jobs from home or completing a mission in the field. RTCS' Remote Access Implementation option ensures the same level of security as if one was working from their offices, therefore protecting sensitive and classified information. The desktop image has been demonstrated to fully boot and be useable within 90 seconds so there is no delay in enablement."
April 6, 2011 - Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions and Convergence Technology Consulting to Host Security from the Desktop to the Data Center Webinar April 13
HERNDON, Virginia – April 6, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, and Convergence Technology Consulting, LLC, a top provider of enterprise infrastructure, virtualization and access solutions, are partnering with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's (AFCEA) SIGNAL Magazine to present a webinar titled, "Security from the Desktop to the Data Center."
The Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community require real time access to highly sensitive data and the ability to securely share that data with other agencies and communities of interest. The webinar presenter's will discuss how multilevel access solutions, in combination with data center virtualization, provide users with unparalleled visibility to the data critical in protecting our nation's most valuable information assets without compromising security.
WHEN: April 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time SPEAKERS: George Kamis, Chief Technology Officer at Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS) will discuss cutting edge and proven cross domain solutions built on over 16 years of industry experience. We will discover how today agencies are using Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) access and transfer solutions to address the most stringent government security requirements. Phil Ernst, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Technology Officer at Convergence Technology Consulting (CTC) will discuss virtualization and data center infrastructure solutions. He will also deliver best practice information on planning, design and implementation of server, desktop, I/O, application and storage virtualization and services for business continuity and disaster recovery planning. REGISTER: Security from the Desktop to the Data Center
March 22, 2011 - Raytheon to host Virginia governor, local technology leaders at new Herndon offices
HERNDON, Virginia – March 22, 2011 – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will formally dedicate new offices for its Herndon, Va.-based Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 29 featuring remarks by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. In his address, McDonnell will highlight how the technology sector is contributing to Virginia's job growth and economic prosperity. Other scheduled speakers include Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; Steve Hawkins, vice president of Raytheon Information Security Solutions; and Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions.
"Job creation is the top priority of my administration, and we are working closely with companies in Virginia to assist them in creating more jobs every day to help put the Commonwealth on the fast track to economic recovery," said McDonnell. "Virginia is an attractive place for companies such as Raytheon to expand operations, especially given the large pool of technology talent in the area and our pro-business policies. That's why the Commonwealth enjoys standing as one of the best places to do business in the nation."
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions is part of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. The company re-located recently to its new 45,000-square-foot Herndon location to accommodate future growth, which includes capacity for an additional 200 employees. In addition to the Herndon RTCS office, Raytheon has approximately 1,200 employees using more than 600,000 square feet near Dulles International Airport. Overall, Raytheon employs more than 4,200 professionals in 19 Virginia cities. Trusted Computer Solutions became part of Raytheon in November 2010 and is one of eight companies Raytheon has acquired since 2007 to support the delivery of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions.
"We are honored that Gov. McDonnell and other local elected officials and technology leaders will help us officially dedicate our new headquarters," said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. "For 17 years we've had exceptional employees who've helped us grow and become a recognized company for delivering quality cross domain solutions and security offerings to both government organizations and the commercial sector."
February 10, 2011 - Government Adoption of Cross Domain Solutions Helps Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions Set Record Revenue Growth in Fourth Quarter 2010
HERNDON, Virginia – February 10, 2011 – Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cybersecurity software and services, today announced it has achieved the largest revenue-generating quarter in the company's history ending December 31, 2010. The fourth quarter results are based on a string of successes for the company, including significant government contract wins with the Defense Intelligence Agency, Missile Defense Agency, and the Canadian Navy. RTCS achieved a 92% increase in Q4 revenues in 2010 over the same time period last year, with year-end revenues exceeding those of 2009 by 32%.
RTCS develops and deploys the company's SecureOffice® suite of cross domain solutions that enable government and civilian agencies to share and access information securely across multiple classified networks at different classification levels. The Company's certified and accredited cross domain solutions help customers protect sensitive and classified information, while ensuring that the right information gets to the right people at the right time.
"We saw increased revenue growth as a result of more decision makers within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities recognizing the value of implementing cross domain solutions in their organizations," stated Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, RTCS. "The need for solutions that enable secure information sharing and collaboration between classified networks, without the cumbersome and costly aspects of multiple computers at each desktop, is what is driving this growth. We are very proud that our 2010 success includes the addition of twenty-six new customers, further demonstrating the growing adoption and need for cross domain solutions."
RTCS, formerly Trusted Computer Solutions, was acquired as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company on November 4, 2010, and was Raytheon's seventh acquisition since 2007 to support the delivery of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. RTCS is part of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) division, which is headquartered in Garland, Texas.
December 1, 2010 - Raytheon cross domain transfer solution achieves Top Secret/SCI and Below Interoperability Authority to Operate
Distributed Common Ground System-Army implements Linux-based SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™ as part of accredited system
HERNDON, Virginia – December 1, 2010 – A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) system has been authorized to operate at the Top Secret/SCI and Below Interoperability (TSABI) level. Known as SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™, TGS supports organizations whose missions require rapid, multidirectional transfer of any data type between numerous security levels.
The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) worked with Raytheon to bring its system through the TSABI certification and accreditation process, which will allow the military to take advantage of the newest innovations in transfer solutions and realize significant cost savings.
DCGS-A is the premier platform program for enterprise enablement of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information technology assets. It is the Army's ground portion of a joint intelligence, network-centric enterprise that unifies collection, processing, analysis, extraction, query and visualization of ISR capabilities for the tactical environment.
"Providing our warfighters with a unified operational picture is essential in evaluating events in real time so they can execute their missions effectively," said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions. "For nearly two decades, we've been working with our military customer to provide cross domain solutions that enable users to access and distribute mission-critical information. The DCGS-A's implementation of TGS, which provides valuable tactical information to the warfighter, was a key element in obtaining TSABI certification."
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
November 2, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Signs First Asia Pacific Reseller for Security Blanket®
eB2Bcom to Offer Industry's Only Automated Operating System Lock Down Tool for Linux® and Solaris™ to its Customers
HERNDON, Va. – November 2, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced that the company's award-winning, automated, operating system lock down tool, Security Blanket®, is now available to organizations and government agencies throughout the Asia Pacific region. TCS has signed an agreement with eB2Bcom, a leading independent master reseller of IT security technologies in the Asia Pacific region, to resell TCS' Security Blanket to its customers located in Australia and New Zealand, as well as throughout South East Asia.
Security Blanket offers a cost-effective way to consistently and predictably secure an organization's systems in a fraction of the time that it takes to lock them down manually. The solution enables system administrators to configure and enhance the security level of operating systems including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® versions 4 and 5, CentOS versions 4 and 5, Solaris™ 10, Oracle® Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Novell® SUSE® 11 and openSUSE® 11, as well as Fedora™ 10, 11, 12 and 13. Security Blanket also supports Linux on IBM® System z®.
"eB2Bcom has a 14 year track record in the Asia Pacific region of introducing, marketing and supporting the products of innovative IT security suppliers," said Bob White, Founder and CEO of eB2Bcom. "Security Blanket is an ideal fit for our business as organizations clearly can benefit from an automated solution for locking down their Linux and Solaris operating systems. In many cases, systems are left unsecured due to the manual process required to keep them up to date. We now deliver the industry's only solution for ensuring these systems meet internal and external security and compliance guidelines."
This announcement broadens the organizations' existing long-term relationship, as eB2Bcom is currently a reseller of TCS' secure information sharing cross domain solutions.
"Security Blanket enables organizations and government agencies a way to simplify the process of locking down an operating system to improve operational efficiencies and ensure adherence to internal and external security policies," said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions. "We already have a strong relationship with eB2Bcom and are confident in their abilities to demonstrate the ROI of Security Blanket to their current and prospective customers."
For more information on Security Blanket, visit http://www.trustedcs.com/SecurityBlanket/SecurityBlanket.html
Founded in 1996, with Regional HQs in Melbourne Australia and Singapore, eB2Bcom is a leading value-added Master Reseller of IT Security technologies for specialist Suppliers from USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. eB2Bcom has a sales-orientated business model and has a large bluechip and government customer base in the Region. www.eb2bcom.com
November 1, 2010 - Thales Australia and Trusted Computer Solutions to Present Product Briefing at MilCIS 2010
CANBERRA, Austrailia – November 1, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, and Thales Australia, a TCS Certified Integrator and global technology leader for defence, security, aerospace and transport markets, announced today that the companies will jointly host a product brief titled "Enabling Mission Readiness through Cross Domain Solutions" during MilCIS 2010 at the National Convention Centre on 11 November from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The product brief will look at how cross domain solutions (CDS) enable the secure access to information on multiple enclaves at dissimilar classification or sensitivity levels and the transfer of information between networks. In addition, the presenters will discuss how TCS' SecureOffice® Trusted Thin Client® and other products within the SecureOffice Suite provide access to reliable, accurate and timely intelligence that ultimately results in a high degree of mission readiness. Real world customer success stories will be presented during the discussion.
WHO: Product Brief: Enabling Mission Readiness through Cross Domain Solutions WHAT: Thursday, 11 November WHEN: George Kamis, Chief Technology Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions
Paul Feighan, General Manager – Sales and Strategy Development, National Security & C4I, Thales Australia
WHERE: Nicholls Theatre
National Convention Centre
About Thales Australia
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security and the Aerospace & Transport markets. In 2009, the company generated revenues of €12.9 billion (equivalent of AUD 22.7 billion) with 68,000 employees in 50 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. www.thalesgroup.com.
Thales Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management to security systems and services. Employing around 3,500 people in over 35 sites across the country, Thales Australia recorded revenues of more than AUD 1 billion in 2009.
October 25, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Hosts First Annual Cross Domain User Group Conference
Defense Intelligence Agency's Next Generation Desktop Environment Contract Underscores Interest in Cross Domain Technology Implementations
HERNDON, Va. – October 25, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading provider of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced the success of its inaugural Cross Domain User's Group Conference held from October 20 – 21 at the Dulles Hilton located in Dulles, Va. Over the course of two days, cross domain customers and partners came from all over the world to attend the event that included an overview of TCS' product roadmap, presentations on successful customer implementations and best practices.
The event was highlighted by two keynote addresses that included Alan Wade, former Central Intelligence Agency CIO and a member of TCS' Board of Advisors, and Frank Abagnale, whose story was the basis for the book and motion picture, "Catch Me If You Can," as well as a presentation from Dan Nichols, the Unified Cross Domain Management Office's (UCDMO), Technical Director.
"We were very pleased with such a strong turnout," commented Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions. "The feedback we received from our customers and partners was excellent and everyone encouraged us to continue with this annual event which we definitely will do. We hope that word-of-mouth promotion will ensure even larger attendance next year."
October 25, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions SimShield™ Included on Unified Cross Domain Management Office's (UCDMO) Baseline Re-Use List
Company Offers Federal Agencies the Most Accredited Information Assurance Solutions to Access and Transfer Information between Networks
HERNDON, Va. – October 25, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced that SimShield™ has been accredited and added to the Unified Cross-Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Baseline Re-Use List Version 3.5, a listing of technologies and solutions that are available to agencies in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. SimShield is the Company's fixed format cross domain solution that allows distributed simulation networks, operating under different security classifications, to communicate.
SimShield is a Secret and Below Interoperability (SABI) level certified product that provides the capability to label, segregate, protect and exchange data between training ranges executing at different sensitivity or classification levels. In addition, the solution allows customers such as the Pacific Air Force and the 353 Combat Training Squadron, the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) and the Georgia Air National Guard (GAANG) Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), the option to select the simulation protocol best suited for their needs. These customers use SimShield's Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) protocol, which is a standard for conducting live, virtual and constructive exercises. In addition, the product also supports both the Distributive Interactive Simulation (DIS) and High Level Architecture (HLA) environments.
"The UCDMO is an important coordination and oversight agency that oversees all cross domain initiatives across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community to ensure the vetted solutions fully support an integrated approach to information sharing," said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions. "Since the establishment of the UCDMO in 2006, TCS has worked directly with the organization, providing knowledge and understanding of commercial off-the-shelf cross domain solutions that protect the most sensitive, classified information."
For a product to be included on the UCDMOs Re-Use Baseline list the technology must be operational, have a government sponsor and at least a three year lifecycle support agreement. Currently, TCS has four products on the UCDMOs Re-Use Baseline list in addition to SimShield:
- TCS' SecureOffice® WebShield™ (Multi-Domain Dissemination Service) provides secure search capabilities, as well as secure web browse-down, or proxy, from high classification networks (or domains) to lower classified and unclassified domains.
- TCS' SecureOffice® Trusted Thin Client (SOTTC) eliminates the need for separate workstations or laptops to access multiple networks at various classification levels.
- TCS' SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™ (TGS) provides the ability to seamlessly move classified data from any level (high or low) to any other level (high or low), in a secure and expedient manner.
October 18, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions' Client Executive Wins AFCEA NOVA's SuperNOVA Award
HERNDON, Va. – October 18, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced that Michelle Youngers, Client Executive, has received AFCEA NOVA's, SuperNOVA award. This award is given to the volunteer who has made the most significant contributions to the association. Michelle was selected for the outstanding job she has done this year as Chair of the AFCEA Luncheon Committee. Michelle received the award at the AFCEA NOVA luncheon on October 15 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, where she was seated at the head table with guest speaker, MG Steve Smith of the Army Cyber Command.
"We are very proud of the voluntary contribution that Michelle has made to AFCEA NOVA," stated Chris Sortzi, Vice President of Sales for Trusted Computer Solutions. "We encourage our employees to get involved in industry organizations but we also recognize the amount of personal time that such involvement demands. Michelle has done an outstanding job in supporting AFCEA and we commend and support her efforts."
August 17, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions to Present at Air Force Information Technology Conference 2010
HERNDON, Va. – August 17, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced that Steve Welke, Principal Consultant, will present during the upcoming Air Force Information Technology Conference 2010 (AFITC) taking place in Montgomery, Ala. from August 30 – September 2. Mr. Welke's session, "Working toward Synergy Between the Two Cross Domain Solution Certification and Accreditation Processes," will occur on Monday, August 30 from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. ET.
Mr. Welke's presentation will look at the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community's (IC) use of two different cross domain solution (CDS) certification and accreditation (C&A) processes. He will address the differences between the two CDS C&A processes as well as the successes and challenges in working to foster synergy between them both.
Mr. Welke will provide insights obtained during his 24 years of industry experience in the information assurance field, with a specific focus on trusted operating systems and CDS requirements, analysis and implementation. Steve specializes in C&A of computer systems, especially as they relate to cross domain C&A efforts.
WHO: Steve Welke, Principal Consultant, Assurance Policy & Standards, Trusted Computer Solutions WHAT: Working toward Synergy Between the Two Cross Domain Solution Certification and Accreditation Processes WHEN: River Room 4, Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center, Montgomery, Alabama WHERE: Monday, August 30; 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
August 9, 2010 - Raytheon High-Speed Guard now on U.S. GSA Schedule
BOSTON, Ma. – August 9, 2010 – /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) High-Speed Guard information-sharing solution has been added to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedule of products and services available to the government.
Raytheon High-Speed Guard provides the ability to transfer information between security domains at the industry's fastest transfer speeds. GSA is America's only source solely dedicated to procuring goods and services for the government.
Raytheon High-Speed Guard was also recently added to the Unified Cross Domain Management Office Baseline list of cross-domain technologies. The UCDMO is a joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) organization that provides centralized coordination and oversight of cross-domain initiatives across these communities. Inclusion on the UCDMO Baseline provides DoD and IC customers a list of proven technologies and solutions.
The industry's fastest cross-domain information-sharing solution, High-Speed Guard boasts information transfer speeds up to 9 gigabits per second. High-Speed Guard provides customers a wide array of bidirectional capabilities for enforcing complex and dynamic security policies while maintaining a strict security posture.
With a proven track record of more than 190 installations, Raytheon High-Speed Guard is able to sustain full transfer rates on dual-processor commercial off-the-shelf servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with a strict Security Enhanced Linux policy.
Raytheon will be demonstrating High-Speed Guard at the fourth annual UCDMO Conference Aug. 9-12, 2010, in Boston.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
July 1, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Receives Patent for SELinux Policy Translation Methodology
Cross Domain Solutions from Trusted Computer Solutions Now Patent Protected in Linux Environments
HERNDON, Va. – July 1, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced their official receipt of a patent for Security Enhanced (SE) Linux® Sensitivity Label Translation from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent application was filed on 29 June 2005 and was issued as US Patent No. 7,657,834 on 2 February 2010. "This five year process has now culminated in a grant of patent rights by the PTO. We are very proud of our excellent researchers and developers who created this significant innovation," stated Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer for TCS. Use this link to access the complete patent.
In order to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) for workstations that could process highly classified data from multiple classified networks, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and The MITRE® Corporation, a federally funded research and development organization founded in 1958, created the Compartmented Mode Workstation (CMW) Labeling: Encoding Format. This software handles encodings for sensitivity labels, information labels, clearances, channels, print banners, and accreditation ranges. CMW systems, such as Trusted Solaris™, use the internal CMW representation for security decisions. As a result, early cross domain solutions, including many from TCS, and other multi-level applications were built using these platforms.
TCS invested a great deal of time and resources into the open development efforts of a trusted version of Linux, known today as SELinux to provide cross domain users with platform choice and the ability to run on a mainstream, open source operating system. SELinux is embedded in the commercially available mainstream operating system known as Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® version 5.
Before the SELinux Sensitivity Label Translation technique was developed, no means existed to readily translate from the internal CMW label representation to an SELinux policy representation, which greatly limited system interactivity. The Sensitivity Label Translation system provides the method to perform this translation, thereby addressing a significant need.
"The receipt of this patent is a result of innovative thinking and technical leadership," stated Hammersla. "All of which contribute to further strengthen our leadership position in cross domain solutions."
June 10, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Announces June 24 Webcast:
"Implementing the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process"
HERNDON, Va. – June 10, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced it will host a complimentary webcast titled "Implementing the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process" (DIACAP) taking place on Thursday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
As part of TCS' certification and accreditation white paper and webcast series, this event will address the future changes to DIACAP by comparing them to the Department of Defense Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) and provide recommendations on implementing the best methods. The webcast will address the following:
- How to make the switch from DITSCAP to DIACAP
- The differences between DITSCAP and DIACAP
- Developments surrounding the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and DIACAP
TCS' Principal Consultant, Steve Welke, will lead the webcast and provide attendees with insights obtained during his 24 years of industry experience in the information assurance field, with a specific focus on trusted operating system (TOS) and cross domain solution (CDS) requirements, analysis and implementation. Steve specializes in certification and accreditation (C&A) of computer systems, especially as they relate to cross domain C&A efforts.
WHO: Steve Welke, Principal Consultant, Assurance Policy & Standards, Trusted Computer Solutions WHAT: Implementing the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process WHEN: Thursday, June 24; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET WHERE: Webcast; Registration for the event can be accessed at TCS Webcast Registration.
May 11, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Announces May 20 Webcast
"Expanding the Reach of Cross Domain Thin Client Computing">
HERNDON, Va. – May 11, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced it will host a complimentary webcast titled "Expanding the Reach of Cross Domain Thin Client Computing" taking place on Thursday, May 20 at 11 a.m. ET. Attendees of the webcast will walk away with a better understanding of various SecureOffice® Trusted Thin Client® (SOTTC) implementation options and supported back end configurations, as well as advancements in secure multilevel transfer technology.
The webcast will highlight the following:
- SOTTC flexible implementation options:
- Traditional thin client hardware access
- Virtual access
- Remote access
- Various data center/back end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) architectures leveraged by SOTTC:
- Citrix® XenDesktop™
- Quest® vWorkspace™
- VMware® View™
- New developments in PC-over-IP support
- Exciting advancements in secure multilevel transfer – SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™ can now support Quick Release
TCS' Chief Technology Officer (CTO) George Kamis will lead the webcast and provide attendees with insights obtained during his 25 years of operational and management expertise in secure systems engineering. Before assuming his role as CTO in the fall of 2006, Mr. Kamis served as Vice President of Engineering at TCS for the past ten years. Prior to joining Trusted Computer Solutions, he served at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for the Center for High Assurance Computer Systems where he was the principal investigator for multiple Information and Communication Security related programs. Kamis holds active memberships in both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
WHO: George Kamis, Chief Technology Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions WHAT: Expanding the Reach of Cross Domain Thin Client Computing WHEN: Thursday, May 20; 11:00 a.m. - Noon ET WHERE: Webcast; Registration for the event can be accessed at TCS Webinar Registration
May 10, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Congratulates Air Force Key Management Program Office
Air Force Receives "Office of the Secretary of Defense Certificate of Excellence" for Development of a Net-Centric, Wireless Key Distribution System
HERNDON, Va. – May 10, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, congratulates the U.S. Air Force's Key Management Program Office for receiving the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The Air Force Key Management Program Office is responsible for the enablement of secure, mission-driven access to information and services. Utilizing crypto key management expertise, and incorporating TCS technology, the Key Management Program Office developed a net-centric, key distribution system that saves time and improves operational readiness.
TCS' SecureOffice® Trusted Gateway System™ (TGS) is included as part of the system to securely transfer the key data via the network. The uni-directional TGS (for Trusted Solaris™) is listed on the Unified Cross-Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Baseline Re-Use list and is widely implemented throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). This older platform is quickly being replaced with the bi-directional TGS (for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®), which, through a different U.S. Government customer, received a Top Secret/SCI and Below Interoperability Interim Authority to Test (TSABI IATT) for a Protection Level 4 system in February 2010. "We congratulate the Air Force Key Management Program Office for the work they have done to build this innovative system and for the recognition that OSD has bestowed on them," stated Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, Trusted Computer Solutions. "TCS continues to collaborate with the government and the military to develop innovation use-case scenarios, such as this one, for secure access and transfer of classified information. It is very satisfying to know that a TCS product is playing a role in improving processes for these mission critical operations."
May 3, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Announces May 18 Webcast
"Automated Operating System Security for Consistent Enterprise Compliance"
HERNDON, Va. – May 3, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced it will host a complimentary webcast titled "Automated Operating System Security for Consistent Enterprise Compliance" taking place on Tuesday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The webcast will provide IT professionals with best practices for planning, implementing and maintaining effective operating system (OS) lock down.
Leading the webinar is TCS' Jamie Adams who has over 20 years experience as a software developer and systems engineer for classified and unclassified systems. Throughout his career, he has been involved in the design, deployment, operation and accreditation of large scale, highly available mission critical systems in both the public and private sectors.
The webinar will address the following:
- Why locking down an OS should be on every system administrators list of priorities for 2010
- How to effectively reduce time spent on locking down an OS
- The security risks involved by not locking down an OS
WHO: Jamie Adams, Senior Secure Systems Engineer, Trusted Computer Solutions WHAT: Automated Operating System Security for Consistent Enterprise Compliance WHEN: Tuesday, May 18; 11:00 a.m. – Noon ET WHERE: Webcast; Registration for the event can be accessed at TCS Webcast Registration
April 27, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Names Brian L. Piccioni Vice President of Finance and Chris C. Sortzi Vice President of Sales
Executives Strengthen Management Team and Position Company for Continued Growth
HERNDON, Va. – April 27, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain, operating system and network security solutions, today announced the appointment of Brian L. Piccioni as Vice President of Finance and Christopher C. Sortzi as Vice President of Sales for Cross Domain Solutions. These new hires are in direct support of the aggressive growth TCS expects as organizations continue to make security a top priority and increase spending on solutions.
Piccioni brings over 15 years of financial management experience to TCS with a track record of implementing innovative strategies that fulfill financial, operational and quality objectives. In his role as Vice President of Finance he oversees the Company's financial planning and analysis, specifically on revenue and profit growth. Most recently, Piccioni served as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at GEOEYE, Inc.
As Vice President of Sales for Cross Domain Solutions, Sortzi provides leadership for the sales and sales engineering team by developing and implementing strategies to generate high-volume sales. Sortzi brings TCS 22 years of proven, successful sales management experience for public and private companies. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Department of Defense Sales at Intelligent Decisions. Sortzi has also successfully led sales organizations at RightNow Technologies and Computer Associates.
"During the past 24 months TCS has broadened its solution set and is well positioned for substantial growth based on its ability to address multiple security concerns," said Ed Hammersla, COO, Trusted Computer Solutions. "Both Brian and Chris bring TCS experience and expertise that support the Company's ability to execute against its aggressive growth plan. Clearly having individuals at the top of their game when it comes to finance and sales are required to ensure corporate success."
April 12, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Partners with Government Computer News to Host Free eSeminar: "The National Security Challenge: Cross-Domain Information Sharing"
Director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office to Discuss How Agencies are Working to Share Information Across Multiple Secure Networks
HERNDON, Va. – April 12, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced that the company has partnered with Government Computer News (GCN) to host a complimentary eSeminar titled "The National Security Challenge: Cross-Domain Information Sharing" featuring Marianne Bailey, Director of the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO). The event will take place on Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be moderated by GCN's Senior Technology Editor, Rutrell Yasin. During this session, Ms. Bailey will discuss the unique challenges facing government agencies as they work together to share critical, but not necessarily classified, national security information.
As recent events such as Northwest Airlines Flight 253 have highlighted, some of the most critical components of the intelligence enterprise lie not in the gathering of information, but in its dissemination. The intelligence community has built numerous models for sharing classified information, including the use of wikis and working groups, but it's now apparent that unclassified information from across the government is also critical in connecting the dots. This eSeminar will outline how agencies are working together to cross the divide and meet the national security challenge. Specifically, the presentation will address:
- How the UCDMO is standing at the nexus of information sharing across the intelligence community
- What processes and best-practices can be established to streamline the flow of information
- The need for real-time information exchanges during critical operations
- How information gathering and information analysis functions can be bridged during a crisis
- Lessons learned for agencies across the government
March 29, 2010 - Secure Information Sharing Solutions Drive Trusted Computer Solutions International Growth
U.S. Allies Embrace Cross Domain Solutions to Gain Access to Intelligence Information between Secure Domains of Varying Classification Levels
HERNDON, Va. – March 29, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced it is experiencing significant growth within the international community for its suite of cross domain software products that enable organizations to securely share information, a vital component to national security. To gain global market traction, TCS has recently begun working with several integrators, partners, and resellers including Becrypt, a leading provider of information assurance solutions; Thales Australia, a primary defense contractor for the Australian Defense Force; and Lockheed Martin Canada, ranked Canada's number-one defense company in 2009.
To support national security, agencies must access highly sensitive information on different secure networks that may be unclassified, classified, secret, or top secret. Access to intelligence information between secure domains of varying classification levels is provided by cross domain solutions, which are vital to developing a common operational picture.
SecureOffice Trusted Thin Client (SOTTC) from TCS is a cross domain solution that provides users with easy and secure simultaneous access to an unlimited number of networks at varying classification levels from a single thin client device or virtual thin client at the desktop. With the virtual configuration, cross domain functionality is available to the desktop user with no need for additional thin client hardware, changes to existing desktop hardware, the native environment, or applications that run in that environment. The user has access to networks at the same or lower classification levels through individual windows running within the thin client image. The multiple network connections are securely accessed through a Distribution Console, which acts as a trusted router and maintains network separation on the back end.
TCS is working with:
- Becrypt to leverage their deep understanding of the information sharing requirements throughout the United Kingdom. Becrypt has a strategic relationship with the Communications Electronic Security Group (CESG), which provides Information Assurance and Certification Services (IACS) for products and systems claiming to have security capabilities. Becrypt will offer customers the SOTTC cross domain solution from TCS.
- Thales Australia to be the exclusive integration partner for TCS in Australia and New Zealand. Thales also has TCS certified engineers on-staff to provide SOTTC implementation services for defense and intelligence agencies.
- Lockheed Martin Canada to serve as the integrator for the SOTTC solution in the Halifax Class Modernization/FELIX project for the Canadian Navy. The Halifax Class modernization project will bring enhanced capability to Canadian ships, enabling them to effectively function in a wider range of situations and environments. The TCS SOTTC solution will enable these ships to share information among different classification levels.
"TCS has over 16 years experience in developing and implementing cross domain solutions to government organizations around the world and we stand committed to ensure that our allies have the best technology in place to share mission-critical information," said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer, TCS. "These recent partnerships are a clear indication that our allies recognize the need and see the value in cross domain solutions."
February 4, 2010 - Trusted Computer Solutions Announces February 18 Webinar "Certification and Accreditation Basics"
HERNDON, Va. – February 4, 2010 – Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of cross domain and cyber security solutions, today announced it will host a complimentary webcast titled "Certification and Accreditation Basics" taking place on Thursday, February 18 at 11 a.m. EST. Attendees of the webcast will walk away with a better understanding of the certification and accreditation (C&A) process and the differences between each approach.
The webinar will address the following:
- Updated overview of the ins and outs surrounding the C&A process
- Provide useful approaches used today
- Discuss cross domain C&A
- Provide an introduction to the industry's latest consolidation efforts
TCS' Principal Consultant Steve Welke will lead the webcast and provide attendees with insights obtained during his 24 years of industry experience in the information assurance field, with a specific focus on trusted operating system (TOS) and cross domain solution (CDS) requirements, analysis and implementation. Steve specializes in certification and accreditation (C&A) of computer systems, especially as they relate to cross domain C&A efforts.
WHO: Steve Welke, Principal Consultant – Assurance & Policy Standards, Trusted Computer Solutions WHAT: Certification and Accreditation Basics WHEN: Thursday, February 18; 11:00 a.m. – Noon EST WHERE: Webcast; Registration for the event can be accessed at TCS Webinar Registration
About Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), the global leader in cross domain solutions, provides software and services that enable federal and civilian government agencies, 5 Eyes, NATO, and high risk industries such as Financial Services, the ability to share and access information securely across multiple networks (including the most sensitive and classified networks). RTCS' certified and accredited cross domain solutions protect information while ensuring that the necessary information gets to the right people in a timely manner. This is a critical component of both national and private industry security.
Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions is part of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. Trusted Computer Solutions became part of Raytheon in November 2010 to support the Company's objective of delivering world class, end-to-end cyber security solutions. With 18 years of experience in building cross domain solutions, Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions is the leading provider of access and transfer solutions with the largest operational deployments in the world.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.
The High Speed Guard (HSG) cross domain information sharing solution is NOT approved for export beyond the Five-Eyes partners.
The Small Format Guard™(SFG) cross domain information sharing solution is NOT approved for export beyond the United States (US).