Data security contract
SecureLogix Wins DHS Contract to Ensure Data Cybersecurity
San Antonio, Texas-headquartered small business SecureLogix has received a $997,526 contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide Next Generation 9-1-1 technology that will help secure data like text, images, video and voice calls from cyber threats, Homeland Preparedness News reported.
The recent contract marks the second phase of the award process.
The DHS selected SecureLogix after the company demonstrated feasibility in its phase one contract, which included a proposal for expanding the foundations of voice and call threats.
The company will work on the phase two contract over the course of two years.
The DHS contract comes as the U.S. continues to deal with cyberattacks, which have increased over recent years.
SecureLogix’s contract work will support the Homeland Security Department’s Emergency Communications Cybersecurity Center concept, which is aimed at centralizing security processing functions at the national, regional and state levels.
Once the company develops a prototype for data security, SecureLogix could also receive phase three funding.
“While NG9-1-1 technologies will enhance the current capabilities of today’s 911 systems, by enabling multimedia sharing and connectivity, we must ensure these critical emergency response networks remain resilient and reliably operational, said Kathryn Mitchell, the acting DHS undersecretary for science and technology.
SecureLogix’s contract was awarded under the Small Business Innovation Research program.
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