SOURCE: EADS North America

October 14, 2008 10:22 ET

EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions Wins Information Assurance and Assessment Program (IAAP) Contract With the Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA)

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc. has won the multi-year Information Assurance and Assessment contract from the United States Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA).

EADS-NA Defense Security and Systems Solutions, in conjunction with EDS, will provide support in three Information Assurance (IA) functional areas: IT Security Assessment/Certification and Accreditation, Information Assurance Assessment Program (IAAP) and Air Force IA Policy and Procedures.

The contract's award and start date was on September 30 and is valued at $14.0 million.

"Our IA services assist the Air Force community in fielding systems so that they pose a minimal risk to the Air Force networks and to the Global Information Grid," said Johnnie Hernandez, Chairman, President and CEO of EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions. "We have a long history and strong working relationship with the Air Force Communications Agency. Our efforts on their behalf will showcase the talents and strong technical skills of our employees as we embark on this endeavor."

About EADS NA Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc.


EADS-NA Defense Security and Systems Solutions, Inc. is a premier information assurance company providing a wide range of enterprise support services, information technology (IT) engineering, cyber-ops, automation and simulation training, communications and crypto product solutions, compliance assessment and validation, and IA/IT training certified by the Committee on National Security Standards (CNSS). Based in San Antonio, Texas, it is a business unit of EADS North America.

About EADS North America (

EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $9 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 190,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

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