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The US Army has awarded a contract to Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) to upgrade the security infrastructure of the service’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) based at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Under the deal, the company will be committed to providing intrusion detection systems (IDS), operations and maintenance, monitoring and repair, and network and system equipment updates.

In addition, the company will deliver the necessary upgrades for the transition to the Risk Management Framework Assessment and Authorization (A&A).

AITC president and chief executive officer Gabe Ruiz said: “AITC is thrilled to support this effort. We’ve invested in our people’s training for security systems and Cyber Security certifications and it’s fantastic to be supporting the army to keep our future warfighters safe.

“We hit the ground running with a fully capable team at Fort Jackson, our client is happy, and we will continue to make it happen for them.”

“We hit the ground running with a fully capable team at Fort Jackson, our client is happy, and we will continue to make it happen for them.”

The multi-million dollar contract will continue for a period of three years and includes one base year with two options.

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AITC Programmes director Jeff Lohrman said: “We are proud to receive this contract to provide the Enhanced Separate and Secure (ESS) security services for Fort Jackson’s training facilities.

“We are working with the army to enhance their security systems for (A&A) and ensure our soldiers have a safe and secure environment during basic training.”

AITC has secured the award based on the company’s cybersecurity services experience and expertise in successfully supporting the transition of information systems from traditional Certification and Accreditation to the Risk Management Framework A&A.

Headquartered in Orlando, US, AITC is a network and systems engineering and information technology (IT) professional services company.

Fort Jackson is the US Army’s largest Initial Entry Training Center (IETC), which provides training to more than 50% of all soldiers and about 60% of female soldiers enrolling in the service each year.