The US Army has awarded a contract to Trace Systems to provide expert information assurance (IA) in support of the army’s joint network operations control centre in Afghanistan (JNCC-A).

The JNCC-A is an operational unit of US forces in Afghanistan responsible for the operation and maintenance of communications and computer networks throughout the Afghanistan area of operations.

Under the three-year contract, the company will provide IA subject matter experts based at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. They will live within the JNCC-A to support network defence throughout the combined joint operational area of Afghanistan.

The expert support includes the deployment and monitoring of host-based security systems, enterprise anti-virus management systems, intrusion prevention systems, and other applications that identify and counter unauthorised applications and malicious content.

The contract has been awarded by the US Army’s 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade.