Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2008
Trident Systems Incorporated (Fairfax, VA) http://www.tridsys.com has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for a maximum of $49.9 million. This action will provide for the development of a multifaceted secure cross-domain capability encompassing all aspects of collaboration including file sharing, text chat, shared whiteboard, audio/video teleconferencing, blogs, and wikis.
The functionality will meet Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) requirements for an Information Sharing Environment (ISE). Under the first task order, Trident will integrate and deploy the Collaboration Gateway (CG) and Information Support Server Environment (ISSE) Guard and other third party applications to the DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office. Additional task orders that are already pending will provide for the integration of XML firewall technologies, as well as the deployment of CG to operational environments.
Trident Systems Inc. (TSI) has been in business since 1985 and won its first Air Force contract in 1998. Since then, TSI's Air Force business has expanded substantially in the Cross-Domain area - especially for systems that enable inter-network collaboration from one security domain to another; e.g. - from JWICS to SIPRnet) . TSI's Collaboration Gateway (CG) http://www.tridsys.com/security-cg.htm is a government certified cross-domain tool that allows users on differently-classified networks to collaborate via instant messaging and shared whiteboard. The Air Force Research Lab's ISSE Guard is a widely-deployed cross-domain product, and Trident strives to establish its CG product as a standard offering to complement the suite of capabilities provided by the ISSE Guard.
CG was born on a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Trident has new ongoing research efforts with AFRL including digital rights management, interoperable & cross-domain simulation environments as well as real-time radar data sharing between DOD and FAA networks.