AIS awarded share of $950M contract

Published Apr 14, 2018 at 11:30am

Assured Information Security has been awarded the Agile Cyber Technology 2 (ACT 2) contract, a multi-million-dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

AIS, located in the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, is one of five companies that received the award from the Air Force Research Laboratory, which is also located at Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

The IDIQ contract provides a funding mechanism for any federal government department or agency to award a contract to AIS in a simple, expedited manner, with a ceiling totaling $950 million.

ACT 2 allows AFRL, its product centers and the operational community to support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation and transition of cyber capabilities. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 22 offers were received.

“The IDIQ contract will open the doors for future awards and government sales,” said Charles Green, CEO of AIS. “I am thankful to our employees for their commitment and hard work that went into winning this award.”

He said, “AIS is also grateful for the actions from our elected officials — particularly Governor Cuomo, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, whose support and dedication made it possible for us to be awarded this contract.”

Schumer said in a statement that the contract is a “shot in the arm” for the region’s economy. “It sustains jobs and allows a local company like AIS to pursue cutting-edge research to enhance our nation’s cyber defense capabilities,” he said.

The award is part of a competition, for which Rome lab received 22 offers, according to Schumer’s office. Of the 22, the lab chose five companies across the country to receive part of the contract money: AIS in Rome; Global InfoTek Inc. in Reston, Virginia; Radiance Technologies Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama; CNF Technologies Corp. in San Antonio, Texas; and Invictus International Consulting LLC in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hochul said when she met with General Ellen Pawlikowski at Air Force Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, she spoke about the commitment she and the governor had made to Rome Labs and the talented industry in the area. “Thanks to New York’s record setting investment in Upstate New York, especially in areas of advanced technology and cyber defense, companies are creating good jobs and our economy continues to move forward,” she stated.

Headquartered in Rome, with operating locations throughout the U.S., AIS provides government and commercial customers with a diverse selection of cyber and information security offerings that include engineering, research, development, assessment services and products and has grown to become a national leader in this highly dynamic and emerging field. AIS currently has 280 employees (of which approximately 175 work in Rome) and eight locations throughout the U.S.