Company History | SOTERA | MAY 19, 2017
1969 Sachs Freeman Associates, Inc., subsequently known as SFA, Inc., is founded as a leading provider of technology services to the U.S. federal government.
1988 SFA, Inc. acquires Frederick Manufacturing. Today this is the Engineered Solutions business of Sotera and supports the most pressing force mobility, modernization and survivability requirements for U.S. troops operating worldwide.
2003 SFA, Inc. acquires the Analysis Corporation (TAC) a designer and integrator of technologies and analysis services for intelligence-related national security missions, with extensive experience supporting counterterrorism missions for the U.S. Intelligence Community and federal law enforcement agencies.
2007 SFA, Inc. is acquired by Global Strategies Group, an integrated security company operating in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
2008 SFA, Inc. changes its name to Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc.
2009 The holding company of Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc., Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (GTEC) announces an initial public offering of its common stock (IPO) on The Nasdaq Global Market. The former parent company, Global Strategies Group, continues to be a significant shareholder.
2010 Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. wins Deal of the Year (< $100 million) award at the Association for Corporate Growth, National Capital Chapter awards.On October 1, GTEC completed its acquisition of Zytel Corporation, a provider of cyber intelligence and cyber warfare solutions for the national security community.On December 20, GTEC completed its acquisition of Signature Government Solutions, LLC expanding our footprint within the U.S. Intelligence Community and our capabilities in information systems architecture, cyber security and network engineering.
2011 GTEC acquired by Ares Management and becomes Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera)
On September 22, Sotera completed its acquisition of Software Process Technologies, LLC, http://www.spt-inc.com On December 30, Sotera completed its acquisition of Potomac Fusion, Inc., http://www.potomacfusion.com
2012 Sotera Defense Solutions receives GovCon Contractor of the Year Award (>$300M) from the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council and Washington Technology
2014 Sotera Defense Solutions divests its manufacturing business, Sotera Engineering Solutions
Management Team | SOTERA | MAY 19, 2017
Mr. Hess is the Senior Vice President for the Intelligence Operations & Technology (IOT) Division. He has been with Sotera since 2009, managing the analysis and operations work for Intelligence Community clients. In July of 2013 he was promoted to Vice President and Manager of the IA&O Business Unit. In May of 2014, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and now manages the IOT Division.
Mr. Hess retired as a Special Agent from the FBI Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2009 after 21 years of service. Mr. Hess held various senior positions in the FBI, to include Associate Director of National Intelligence, the FBI’s senior liaison to the Intelligence Community; Section Chief for the Counterterrorism Division’s Communication Exploitation Section; Chief of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime; and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He has extensive investigative, tactical and management training and has received numerous investigative and management awards.
Mr. Hess also spent six years in public accounting. He left a managerial position with M. Sternlieb & Co. CPAs to join the FBI. Mr. Hess holds a BA in Accounting from Rutgers University, a certificate in Strategic Planning from the Kellogg School of Management and an MA in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University (5/2014).
Amy S. Hess Appointed to Lead Science and Technology Branch | FBI | JAN 28, 2014
Director James B. Comey has named Amy S. Hess executive assistant director of the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch. In this role, she will be responsible for the executive oversight of the Criminal Justice Information Services, Laboratory, and Operational Technology Divisions. Ms. Hess most recently served as assistant director of the Operational Technology Division.
Ms. Hess began her career as an FBI special agent in 1991 and was initially assigned to the Kansas City Field Office. While there, she investigated violent crimes, gangs, and drug trafficking organizations. She was an applicant assessor, a firearms instructor, and a charter member of the Evidence Response Team.
In 1999, Ms. Hess transferred to the Louisville Division, where she investigated domestic terrorism. She also served as the division’s first Joint Terrorism Task Force coordinator and principal firearms instructor. Ms. Hess was promoted to supervisory special agent of the counterterrorism and counterintelligence squad in 2002. In 2005, she was assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as an assistant inspector/team leader in the Inspection Division.
Ms. Hess was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix Division in 2007 and assigned to the Tucson Resident Agency. She oversaw operational and administrative matters of four resident agencies in southern Arizona. During that time, she was temporarily deployed as the on-scene commander for the FBI’s counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan.
Ms. Hess returned to FBI Headquarters in 2008, where she was promoted to chief of the Executive Staff Section in the National Security Branch. She was subsequently named section chief in the International Operations Division and had broad managerial responsibilities in support of the FBI’s domestic and international operations. In 2010, she was named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis Division and oversaw personnel and operations in the Middle and Western Federal Judicial Districts of Tennessee.
Meet the woman in charge of the FBI’s most controversial high-tech tools | WASHINGTON POST | DEC 8, 2015
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting rampage in San Bernardino, FBI teams recovered computer hard drives, flash drives and crushed cellphones left by the attackers. They flew the evidence to technical sleuths at a special FBI facility in Northern Virginia. At the same time, a crew from the bureau’s lab there jetted to California to help reconstruct the shooting.
The tragedy in California is the latest big case that involves the mostly unseen scientists who work for the FBI’s Amy Hess in Quantico, Va. She is the FBI’s executive assistant director for science and technology, the master of much that is cool — and controversial — in the bureau’s arsenal of high-tech tools.
At Quantico on any given day, you might see FBI technicians pick apart a cellphone flown in from an overseas battlefield. Or robots processing DNA samples from convicted felons. Or in a room as large as a football field, scientists testing the signal strength of a radio antenna.
But even as it is developing biometric databases, rapid DNA-matching machines and laser-beam imagery for ballistic purposes — or trying to extract data from crushed cellphones that might offer insight into the San Bernardino shooters’ motives — the FBI is struggling to meet ever more complex technological challenges.
In cyber investigations, a crucial part of the bureau’s work, current and former agents say that the Operational Technology Division, or OTD, which Hess oversees, has failed to provide adequate tools to analyze massive amounts of digital data in hacking and cyberspying cases.
And despite the wizardry of its technologists, who also excel at traditional physical and electronic surveillance, the bureau is at a loss to solve what FBI Director James B. Comey has called one of the most worrisome problems facing law enforcement today: the advent of strong commercial encryption on cellphones where only the user can unlock the data.
At the same time, the bureau is facing concerns that the technologies it deploys — cellphone tracking, computer hacking and facial and iris recognition — lack sufficient protections for citizens’ privacy.
The Analysis Corporation | WIKIPEDIA | MAY 19, 2017
The Analysis Corporation (TAC) was the Intelligence Solutions business of Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (“GTEC”), now renamed Sotera Defense Solutions, a defense contracting company. Since its inception in 1990, TAC has been working on projects in the counterterrorism and national security realm by supporting national watchlisting activities as well as other CT requirements. Based in McLean, Virginia, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc., the operating company of GTEC.
GTEC’s Intelligence Solutions business, which is staffed by other former senior officials from the Intelligence community, operates within almost every entity in the Intelligence Community including the US Department of State, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Prior to 9/11, TAC was instrumental in providing pattern recognition and data mining software applications that served as the basis for the US Government’s original terrorist watchlist database called TIPOFF. In 2003, TAC assisted the Government in standing up the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC), and its successor, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Key practice areas included intelligence and Federal Law Enforcement support for terrorist screening, watchlist development and operations; intelligence analysis; systems integration and software development; multilingual name search; and pattern matching. It was awarded over $400m in government contracts since 2000, including some $30.6m in 2007, $19.5m in 2008, and $150m in 2009. Customers included the Department of State, National Targeting Center (NTC), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), NCTC, TSC, and the FBI.
The Analysis Corporation (TAC) Selects Three U.S. Intelligence Community Luminaries, Including the Former Director of the CIA George Tenet, to Serve on Its Newly Established Senior Advisory Board | PR NEWSWIRE | JUN 21, 2006
MCLEAN, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire/ — John O. Brennan, President and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC), announced today the creation of a Senior Advisory Board to further enhance TAC’s position of leadership as a private- sector partner in the government’s war on terror. The Board — initially comprising three luminaries from the U.S. Intelligence Community — has a mandate to provide strategic, substantive, technical and business development support to TAC. The current members include:
George J. Tenet, the second longest serving Director of Central Intelligence in U.S. history, *
Alan Wade, former Chief Information Officer for the CIA and the Intelligence Community as well as Director of Security at CIA, and
John P. Young, a former senior intelligence analyst and manager and Chief Information Officer at the CIA and Director of Enterprise Solutions for the Environmental Systems Research Institute since 2001.
“These three individuals are steeped in the issues facing the United States in its global efforts to combat terrorism and the challenges of leveraging technology to help keep our country safe. They will share invaluable insights with us and help TAC play an even bigger role in the nation’s anti-terror campaign,” Brennan said in announcing the appointments. “No one understands the threat presented by international terrorism better than George Tenet,” Brennan said, “and no one has been more aggressive and innovative in pressing for solutions to overcome bureaucratic obstacles to improving our nation’s defense. “Alan Wade was a key player in ensuring that the U.S. Intelligence Community could share important data with trusted partners while ensuring that vital secrets remained secure,” Brennan continued. “John Young brings more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels of government and the private sector in managing and developing information systems, leading software business development, and managing and performing analysis.” “The addition of these three extraordinary leaders to the TAC brain trust is an important step in ensuring that The Analysis Corporation will continue to be able to anticipate and serve our customers’ needs,” said Brennan, who noted that additional Board members will be announced soon. TAC was founded in 1990 and acquired by SFA, Inc., headquartered in Crofton, Md. as a wholly owned subsidiary in February 2003. Over the last 16 years, the agencies and organizations at the forefront of our nation’s security have relied on TAC for data-management systems, analytic services, and consulting support that have proved critical to mission success. Counterterrorism remains a critical emphasis for the company. Today, TAC is providing counterterrorism support in most of the agencies within the Intelligence Community. To learn more, visit
KING ABDULLAH APPOINTS WORLD CLASS BOARD OF TRUSTESS FOR HIS WORLD CLASS RESEARCH UNIVERSITY | WIKILEAKS 08RIYADH1504_a | OCT 8, 2008
1. Summary. On October 3 King Abdullah decreed the appointment of the first Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The King intends that KAUST be a world-class, co-educational research institute at the graduate level, with English as the language of instruction, and he has reportedly given KAUST a $20 billion endowment. His twenty trustee appointments show that he knows that more than money is necessary for success in this endeavor. All are major figures either in business (chiefly oil, no surprise in a project entrusted to Aramco) or the academic world. At least fourteen have degrees, almost all of them advanced degrees, from U.S. institutions. Three are path-breaking women: the former President of Ireland, the current President of Princeton, and Saudi Arabia’s most influential businesswoman. Ten are Saudis, four Americans, two Singaporeans, one each from Ireland, Britain, Korea and Germany. Notably absent from the board are any Saudis connected with the country’s conservative Islamic religious establishment. At the KAUST ground-breaking ceremony, the King recalled “the golden age of Arab Muslim civilization,” and expressed his hope that KAUST would deliver “its humane and noble message in an ideal environment…without discrimination.” With his appointments, the King has taken a major step toward realizing that hope. End Summary
17. John Brennan is president and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC) of McLean, Virginia, and chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He is retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He has specialized in Middle Eastern and terrorism issues throughout his professional career.
Passport Scandal Linked to Security Contractor Operating in Iraq | DIRT DIGGER’S DIGEST | MAR 22, 2008
It’s bad enough that employees of a military contractor, Stanley Inc., were taking unauthorized looks at the passport records of presidential candidates. Now it turns out that the other company involved, The Analysis Corp. (TAC), is a contractor for intelligence agencies and is a subsidiary of a larger foreign-based security company that has been involved in Iraq.
Many of today’s news stories depict TAC as just another contractor, though the Wall Street Journal notes that its CEO John Brennan is the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center. TAC, the Journal adds, has done work on the State Department’s terrorist watch list.
What the Journal does not mention is that TAC, based in McLean, VA, was acquired in 2003 by SFA Inc., whose website says: “We support national security initiatives across the world by leveraging our deep domain and analytical expertise in security and defense to rapidly develop and transition technologies and systems into operational solutions.” Among its specialties is “counter-terrorism and intelligence.”
Last year, SFA was acquired by Global Strategies Group (known as GLOBAL), a British-owned “international provider of security and risk mitigation strategies.” Among other things, GLOBAL is one of the controversial private security contractors operating in Iraq. Its main activity there has been to provide security for Baghdad International Airport. In 2005 it showed its commitment to that mission by shutting down the airport for a period of time to pressure the Iraqi government in a billing dispute. Last year, the U.S. branch of Global Strategies named as its president John Hillen, who had just left his post as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs–the same State Department involved in the passport affair.
What’s next—will it turn out that Blackwater is also involved?
Over the Counter Intelligence | DIRT DIGGER’S DIGEST | JUN 4, 2008
Tim Shorrock, a veteran investigative journalist and a longtime subscriber to the Dirt Diggers Digest, has just come out with a book called Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing. Shorrock describes how an activity that used to be handled by spooks on the federal payroll has been steadily transformed into a $50 billion Intelligence-Industrial Complex.
Thanks to the contracting scandals surrounding Halliburton and its former subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root, the public learned of the extent to which the Pentagon has turned over routine functions to private military companies. The outrageous behavior of Blackwater has highlighted the use of mercenaries to protect U.S. diplomats and other VIPs in Iraq.
Shorrock shines a light on another group of corporations that are carrying out a more sensitive function that most people have no idea is being handed over to the private sector. Careful readers of the revelations concerning abuses at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq would have learned that interrogators alleged to have abused detainees included civilians employed by a company called CACI. But that is only the tip of a lucrative iceberg, Shorrock shows.
For example, he writes, more than half the people working at the super-secret National Counterterrorism Center in Virginia are employees of companies such as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin. The Center’s terrorist database is maintained by The Analysis Corporation, which subcontracted collection activities to CACI.
Since 9/11, Shorrock says, the Central Intelligence Agency has been spending 50-60 percent of its budget (or about $2.5 billion a year) on contractors—both individuals and companies. At the CIA and its sister spook agencies: “Tasks that are now outsourced include running spy networks out of embassies, intelligence analysis, signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, covert operations, and the interrogation of enemy prisoners.”
Shorrock devotes an entire chapter to Booz Allen Hamilton, known to most people as a management consultant for large corporations but which pioneered the intelligence outsourcing industry (though it recently agreed to sell its federal business to the Carlyle Group). When Mike McConnell, a former Booz Allen executive, was named by President Bush as Director of National Intelligence, it was the first time, Shorrock notes, that a contractor was put in charge of the country’s entire spy apparatus.
Spies for Hire has much more to offer that cannot be adequately summarized here. I recommend that you read it in full. But let me let also note that profiles of some of the intelligence contractors discussed by Shorrock—such as CACI and ManTech International—can be found on the Crocodyl wiki to which I contribute. Also note that the updated edition of Jeremy Scahill’s valuable book Blackwater, recently issued in paperback, has a discussion (p.453 forward) on the mercenary company’s move into another form of privatized intelligence—a product called Total Intelligence Solutions that is designed to bring “CIA-style” services to Fortune 500 companies.
The Analysis Corporation (TAC) and Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) Partner to Provide Department of Homeland Security and Intelligence Communities an Advanced Pattern Discovery and Information Sharing Platform | SYS CON MEDIA | JUL 7, 2008
FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ — The Analysis Corporation (TAC) and Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI), the leading providers of pattern discovery and information sharing solutions, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide homeland security and intelligence agencies with a fully-integrated platform for collecting, analyzing, sharing, translating and visually representing structured and unstructured multilingual data.
The partnership offers law enforcement, anti-money laundering, and counter-terrorism professionals a customizable search tool to analyze both structured and unstructured data in all major languages. Together, TAC and VAI will offer a single solution for government agencies to produce accurate searches of individuals utilizing structured and unstructured text acquired from a variety of data sources to provide more accurate identification.
The combined solution includes the TAC Celatro(TM) software development toolkit (SDK) and the VAI Data Clarity(TM) Suite. The Celatro SDK enables the rapid integration of “fuzzy-logic” data mining and processing technologies into third-party data mining software systems. The Data Clarity Suite creates a virtual data warehouse, allowing organizations to securely share data with other organizations or agencies for advanced analytics.
The combined identity search and data mining capabilities of these technologies makes this solution mission-critical for any organization requiring the ability to search through volumes of data stores to identify individuals and uncover potential links to financial, geographic and national networks.
Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will engage in co-marketing and sales initiatives.
About The Analysis Corporation
Since 1990, the agencies and organizations in the forefront of our nation’s efforts to deter terrorism and organized crime have relied on TAC for data management systems and services that have proven critical to mission success — systems that mine, manipulate and track complex data in support of traveler screening and terrorist/criminal identification operations at the US borders and diplomatic posts abroad.
TAC has also collected a set of algorithms which include language-specific plug-ins, such as Arabic name search and Russian Name Search, for foreign languages which are now commercially available and known as Celatro. Celatro is a collection of sophisticated pattern matching and data mining technologies designed to be quickly and easily embedded into other software applications. The Celatro core library consists of components that cover a wide range of data mining needs. Celatro’s pattern matching algorithms work against both structured and unstructured text and are highly tuned and easy to use. More information about The Analysis Corporation can be found at http://www.theanalysiscorp.com/, additional information about Celatro can be found at http://www.celatro.com/.
About Visual Analytics Inc.
Founded in 1998, Visual Analytics Inc. (VAI) is a privately-held company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area focused on Superior Pattern Discovery and Data Sharing Solutions. VAI serves markets requiring sophisticated data sharing and high-end analytics. VAI has created a suite of tools, collectively called “The Data Clarity Suite,” based on the VisuaLinks(R) and Digital Information Gateway (DIG(TM)) technologies that are used to search, structure, and present data for analysis and discovery. More information on VAI can be found at http://www.visualanalytics.com/.
CONTACT: Jim Flynn of The Analysis Corporation, +1-703-218-6153
The Analysis CorporationCONTACT: Jim Flynn of The Analysis Corporation, +1-703-218-6153
Web site: http://www.theanalysiscorp.com/
Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (ITSSS) | SOTERA DEFENSE SOLUTIONS | MAY 19, 2017
Vehicle Type: Multiple-Award IDIQ
Contract #: J-FBI-11-046
IDIQ Ceiling: $30,000,000,000.00
program management. With a $30 billion ceiling over an eight year period, zero-fee for use and a broad base of large and small business contractors, IT Triple S facilitates efficient and cost effective acquisition of contractor support to all Department of Justice agencies. The vehicle requires 40% revenue allocation to small business sub-contractors to help the development of small and growing businesses and enables a broad selection of service providers. Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) IT Triple S team provides technical, engineering and analytical expertise to provide solutions to the most complex and challenging technological issues. As the right sized systems integrator, Sotera is committed to increasing the customer’s mission effectiveness and improve operational efficiency in ways that make a tangible and meaningful difference.
- Freeport Technologies
- Intelligent Waves LLC
- IST Research
- Madison System Solutions, Inc. (MSS)
- Missing Link Security (MLS)
- Mosaic, Inc.
- The WhiteOak Group
- Tygart Technology
- Visionary Integration Professionals
- Marathon TS
- Highlight Technologies, LLC
- Fairfield Technologies Inc.
- Applied Information Science
- Northstrat Incorporated
- iSystems Group, Inc., formerly Cyberworx Internet Services
- Buchanan & Edwards
- Lanmark Technology
- VetsUSA, LLC
- Merlin Information Services
- PROActive Recruiting.
- Krozak Information Technologies, Inc.
SeaPort-e | SOTERA DEFENSE SOLUTIONS | MAY 19, 2017
SeaPort Multiple Award Contracts (MACs) are designed to include all aspects of professional support services (SeaPort-I MAC) and Engineering, Technical, & Programmatic Support Services (SeaPort-e MAC) as required by the Virtual Systems Command, its related Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field affiliates. These contracts are not intended to nor will they be used to procure any personal services or services which are inherently governmental.
Generally, SeaPort MACs provide vehicles to procure engineering, technical, programmatic, and professional support services for authorized users through all phases of ship and weapon system life cycle – technology development, concept exploration, design, specification development, construction/production, test and evaluation, certification, operation, maintenance, improvement/modernization, overhaul and refueling, salvage and disposal. The scope of the contracts also includes professional support services to assist in the development, review and execution of search and salvage, diving, underwater ship husbandry, and pollution control program areas.
The SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) MACs contain scope in the 22 areas listed below.
1. Research and Development Support
2. Engineering, System Engineering and Process Engineering Support
3. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
4. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
5. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
6. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
7. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
8. Human Factors, Performance, and Usability Engineering Support
9. System Safety Engineering Support
10. Configuration Management (CM) Support
11. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
12. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support
13. Inactivation and Disposal Support
14. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
15. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
16. Logistics Support
17. Supply and Provisioning Support
18. Training Support
19. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout Support
20. Program Support
21. Functional and Administration Support
22. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
Support from Sotera under SeaPort-e is available to authorized users in all zones. For information on past task order awards please click here.
Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Program (EAGLE) | SOTERA DEFENSE SOLUTIONS | MAY 19, 2017
Customer Host Agency: U.S. Army/Army Materiel Command (AMC)
Vehicle Type: Multiple-Award IDIQ
Contract #: W52P1J12R0076
IDIQ Ceiling: $23,500,000,000
IDIQ Summary Description: Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) program is used to procure logistics services requirements:
Material Maintenance Services, Retail/Wholesale Supply Services and Transportation Support Services in support of:
- Directorates of Logistics (DOL) installations;
- Army Pre-positioned Stocks (APS);
- Theater Provided Equipment (TPE);
- In-Theater Maintenance (ITM);
- Left Behind Equipment (LBE);
- Pre-Deployment Training Equipment (PDTE);
- New Equipment Training (NET);
- New Equipment Fielding; and RESET
- In Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) locations
- Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI)
- JK Hill & Associates, Inc. (JKH)
- Logistics Management Resources, Inc. (LMR)
- Phoenix Management, Inc. (PMI)
- Byrne Transportation Services, LLC
- Menlo Worldwide Government Services LLP
- Nangwik Services, LLC
- RAMTECH Support Services, Inc.
IATI | SOTERA DEFENSE SOLUTIONS | MAY 19, 2017
Agency: FBI Security Division/Information Assurance Section (IAS)
Sotera is a prime contractor under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Blanket Purchase Agreement to support the FBI’s Security Division/Information Assurance Section (IAS) Information Assurance Technology Infusion (IATI) Program. Under the contract, Sotera’s highly qualified team of analysts, engineers, technicians and security specialist will support IATI by:
- Establishing a comprehensive, consistent, and centrally managed program for cross domain solutions and information sharing initiatives;
- Providing security engineering support to existing FBI infrastructure and organizations such as the Enterprise Security Operation Center (ESOC) and Information Assurance Data Communications Unit;
- Assessing existing and new security technology solutions, integrate, and ensure that implementation is compatible with existing security technology enterprise architecture solutions such as Trusted Guards, Gateways, Type 1 bulk encryption devices, firewalls, Virtual Private Networks.
The IATI Program, managed by the Information Technology Unit, is a key element of the FBI’s effort to mitigate risk and reduce vulnerabilities of its most critical information assets. Sotera will help introduce advanced technology safeguards to protect the Bureau’s most vulnerable assets. Our team has provided the Intelligence Community leading-edge Information Security (INFOSEC) engineering services, hardware, and software to mitigate security risks and vulnerabilities for many years. Sotera brings the skills, processes, experience and commitment to ensure that the IAS is successful in meeting their objectives.