NCI Information Systems, Inc. Helps U.s. Transportation Command --USTRANSCOM-- Earn Second Rowlett Trophy.
Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2002
USTRANSCOM USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command Wins the National Security Agency's Highest Honor for
Significant Contribution to the Improvement of National Information
The National Security Agency (NSA NSA
National Security Agency
Noun 1. NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign ) announced recently that it has awarded the 2000 Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Organizational Achievement to a branch of the United States Transportation Command's (USTRANSCOM) Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4S C4S Carrera 4S (Porsche 911 model)
C4S command, control, communications, and computer systems (US DoD)
C4S Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Surveillance
C4S Classified Computer Configuration Control System ) Directorate (TCJ6).
Leading the behind-the-scenes effort in USTRANSCOM's system is NCI See Liberate. Information Systems, Inc. (NCI), a McLean, Va.-based leading provider of IT services to agencies of the federal government. For the past eight years, NCI has played a direct role in security engineering, information security planning, communications security, and intrusion detection.
The award -- NSA's equivalent of a gold medal for IT security and operational assurance readiness -- is the second won by USTRANSCOM with the help of NCI. USTRANSCOM also won the award in 1997.
"This award is a testament to the hard work of the USTRANSCOM security staff. NCI personnel play an intricate role in securing our network and information. We are truly honored to have these experts on our team. Thanks for providing us outstanding personnel to support our information security program," said Martin R. Mullican, Chief, Operations and Security Division.
"We are extremely gratified grat·i·fy
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
2. to have played a role in helping USTRANSCOM win this award for a second time," said Charles Narang, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of NCI. "We are proud of our long affiliation with USTRANSCOM and hope to continue to play a major role with the agency in the years to come."
In citing USTRANSCOM's achievements, NSA noted that the Information Security Branch sustains one of the most advanced information and assurance and information protection programs in the Department of Defense.
NCI's team of 15 information security specialists supports the USTRANSCOM IP program that follows a strategy for risk mitigation by assessing capabilities of cutting-edge products and standards.
Capabilities established to support tactical information efforts include configuration management, firewall operations, proxy servers, intrusion detection, command-wide training, incident response, virus detection, auditing, and vulnerability assessments.
The honor, according to NSA, is "awarded annually (since 1989) to the U.S. Government organization that is recognized for making the most significant contribution to the improvement of national information systems security, operational assurance readiness, or the defensive information operations The integration and coordination of policies and procedures, operations, personnel, and technology to protect and defend information and information systems. Defensive information operations are conducted through information assurance, physical security, operations security, posture of the United States." USTRANSCOM's security branch competed against nominees representing the best of the best across the federal government.
The award is named for Frank B. Rowlett, a renowned cryptologic cryp·tol·o·gy
The study of cryptanalysis or cryptography.
crypto·log pioneer, and the first commandant of the National Cryptologic School The National Cryptologic School is a school within the National Security Agency that provides training to members of the Agency. Academics
The National Cryptologic School (NCS) is a Cryptologic Training Schools within the United States Cryptologic System (USCS). at the Central Intelligence Agency.
NCI Information Systems, Inc. is one of the fastest growing IT organizations in the U.S. Systems integrators, government, and commercial customers regard NCI as the "partner of choice". The company's expertise encompasses areas critical to government customers including Enterprise Management, Systems Design and Development, Information Assurance, and Knowledge Management.
NCI is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. headquartered in McLean, VA with 45 locations and more than 1,400 employees worldwide. For more information, visit our Web site at www.nciinc.com, or e-mail Ehouseman@nciinc.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.