August 20, 2007 12:52 ET

CSCI's Anderson Wins Washington Technology Government Channel Leadership Award

Chief Technologist Recognized for Developing the Trusted Information Infrastructure™

SPRINGFIELD, VA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Awards and recognition of achievement aren't often presented to government contractors, but when they are, it means something. Today, Computer Systems Center Incorporated's (CSCI) Chief Technology Officer Peter Anderson was recognized for his significant contributions and leadership to create a means for the government to send classified information through secured computer networks. Washington Technology magazine presented Anderson with a Government Channel Leadership Award primarily for leading the development of CSCI's Cardinal Suite™ flagship product, the Trusted Information Infrastructure™, or TII™.

"TII™ was revolutionary when it first came out. At the time, the U.S. Department of Defense did not have fully managed secure networks that allowed for secure storage, transport, and sharing of information. The traditional approach to sharing of information between networks, at the time, usually was accomplished by manually removing information using portable media from one network, and then uploading information into the second network. This traditional approach to classified information exchange was and still is very inefficient for the personnel involved in this very complex process, and in the worst case, information can be compromised or even lost or stolen," says Anderson. "We developed TII™ because we wanted to make a difference. Solving this secure information exchange problem by addressing the government's concerns and risk, TII™ saves time, money, and even the lives of our soldiers. This product was 10 years in development, and has been successfully deployed with many federal government agencies for more than five years."

TII™ is CSCI's core software environment, certified to meet the requirements for Protection Level 3 and 4 security standards described in the DCID 6/3. TII™'s extensible authorization and access system allows compartmented information to be stored and retrieved, while providing the ability to collaborate using customizable workflow for approved information exchange between different communities of interest with common informational needs. "TII™'s approach to information access and sharing allows for a quicker and more secure means for disseminating information," Anderson explained. "It's a nice surprise to be recognized for hard work that means something and helps the federal government, especially the Department of Defense. Many others had a hand in developing TII™, so I really appreciate this great acknowledgement. Thank you to Washington Technology on behalf of us all."

"Mr. Anderson certainly deserves this award, and I commend him for his efforts on behalf of CSCI. As our technology visionary, he's brought CSCI revolutionary concepts and a new architecture that sets forth our future development efforts," Linda LaRoche, CSCI CEO, added. "We lean on him quite a bit, and we all expect great things from him in the future."

About CSCI

Computer Systems Center Incorporated (CSCI) is a unique, defense industry-oriented software and systems development company that offers operational analysis; modeling and simulation; secure data exchange capabilities; architecture development; and systems engineering and design. Founded in 1987, CSCI employs a range of highly skilled analysts, engineers and programmers, all constantly searching for current technologies and emerging trends that are best-suited to meet a client's rapidly changing needs. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, CSCI has a presence in Patuxent River, MD; San Diego, CA; Orlando, FL; Huntsville, AL; Fort Worth, TX; and Norfolk, VA, and employs more than 180 employees. For more information about CSCI, please visit

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