Veridian and SecureInfo Awarded $10.8 Million Task Order
Team to Support the Federal Computer Incident Response Center ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 25, 2002–Veridian Corporation (NYSE: VNX) and SecureInfo Corporation today announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the team a $10.8 million task order to support the Federal Computer Incident Response Center (FedCIRC). FedCIRC is an agency proposed to be incorporated into the Department of Homeland Security.
Veridian is the prime contractor for the task order.
In order to protect the information systems of all federal agencies against vulnerabilities, FedCIRC awarded the task order to the Veridian/SecureInfo team to develop and maintain a web-based capability for authentication, validation, notification and dissemination of software patches that can be used by IT managers and specialists across the federal government.
“The Veridian/SecureInfo partnership offers tremendous capabilities to support information security operations for critical government organizations,” said Jim Jaeger, Veridian vice president of the company’s San Antonio-based Cyber Assurance Group. “As a pioneer and one of the recognized leaders in the cyber security arena, Veridian provides information security services to key federal government operations including the defense and intelligence communities and many other government agencies.”
SecureInfo’s chief operating officer, John M. Linton, stated, “We are excited to be a part of the FedCIRC’s commitment to protect critical information systems across all federal agencies. By combining Veridian’s 25 years of experience designing, operating and strengthening some of the nation’s most critical security networks and SecureInfo’s leading security product, InSiteEVM(TM), the FedCIRC has established a proven solution that enables mitigation of patch- related vulnerabilities throughout the federal government infrastructure.”
The Veridian/SecureInfo team will use InSiteEVM(TM), SecureInfo’s commercial off-the-shelf Enterprise Vulnerability Management system, to provide patch authentication and dissemination services to all agencies of the federal government via FedCIRC and GSA. Whether responsible for the entire enterprise or just one segment of the network, the Veridian/SecureInfo solution can pinpoint individual computers missing relevant software patches in real time. Government IT managers are then provided with specific alerts affecting the software used by their agency. These services will be available to any federal government customer via GSA licenses.
Veridian is a leading provider of information-based systems, integrated solutions and services specializing in mission-critical national security programs for the intelligence community, the Department of Defense, and other U.S. government agencies involved in homeland defense. The company’s capabilities include Network Security and Enterprise Protection; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Knowledge Discovery and Decision Support; Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Detection; Network and Enterprise Management; and Systems Engineering Services. For more information about the company, visit www.veridian.com.
About SecureInfo Corporation
Founded in 1992, SecureInfo Corporation is a recognized leader in providing proven enterprise security management solutions to Government and commercial clients. SecureInfo’s proactive product suite includes InSiteEVMTM, the industry’s first asset-based enterprise vulnerability management system designed to promote risk mitigation and enterprise reporting down to the node level; and SAWSM (Security Analyst Workbench), an automated certification & accreditation tool with enterprise management capabilities. Powered by its Vulnerability Intelligence Research Operations Center (VI-ROC) team, SecureInfo’s products deliver real-time “actionable” intelligence and provide clients with the industry’s most comprehensive validated vulnerability database, currently supporting over 70,000 vulnerability to technology sets. SecureInfo continues to strengthen its leadership position in Digital Homeland Defense by winning some of the most critical and information-sensitive cyber security contracts ever awarded within the Federal Government. Additional information on SecureInfo is available at www.secureinfo.com or call 210.738.1196.
Certain statements and assumptions in this news release contain or are based on “forward-looking” information that Veridian Corporation believes to be within the definition in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control. These include, among others: the failure of the Government to allot funds for this task order; risks of contract performance; and risks of contract termination by the Government. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” in the Prospectus contained in Veridian’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File Number 333-83792), and from time to time, in Veridian’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, among others, its reports on Form 8-K and Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are only made as of the date of this news release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any of the forward-looking statements made herein, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.