May 21, 2022

AIS wins $95 million contract focused on software system security


The headquarters of Assured Information Security Inc. (AIS) in Rome. (Photo credit: zoeyadvertising.com)

ROME, NY – Assured Information Security (AIS) has won a $95 million contract from the United States Air Force for a prototype Antifragility for Resilience (AWARE) workstation.

The pact will focus on finding “new and innovative” anti-fragility concepts and integrating proven anti-fragility tools, techniques and processes into operational and emerging cyber platforms.

AIS, based in Rome, is a cybersecurity and information security company that supports critical cyber operations for the federal government, in collaboration with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community. AIS currently has over 250 employees and locations across the United States

“AWARE is an effort that provides AIS with the ability to integrate and transition to proven anti-fragility tools that make systems more secure, reliable, and robust when subjected to attacks, failures, and faults. “said Salvatore Paladino, director of account management at AIS, in a company press release. “This work will significantly improve software quality and reduce incident response and recovery resources for the Air Force, its [U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)] partners and the commercial market.

AIS will perform the work in Rome and is expected to be completed by September 30, 2026. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), also in Rome, is the contracting authority for the award.

AWARE will result in the delivery of systems characterized by greater cyber resilience and fewer vulnerabilities throughout the development lifecycle, “thereby reducing risk to mission systems and ensuring that mission demands are met. under a range of conditions,” AIS said.

AWARE is an SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Phase III award. AIS cites SBIR.gov, which describes the SBIR program as “highly competitive” and encourages small domestic companies to engage in federal research and development aimed at bringing products to market.

A Phase III SBIR effort focuses on work that “derives from, extends, or complements” capabilities developed under previous SBIR agreements and is funded by sources other than the SBIR program itself.