GTSI completes Navy's Prometheus project

Published 30 November 2006

$15 million success shows GTSI is back in the saddle after earlier disappointments; effort secured Navy networks against an exponential rise of cyber attacks

Chantilly, Virginia-based GTSI, the former troubled reseller now refashioned as an IT solutions provider, announced this week that it had completed a $15 million contract to secure the Navy’s computer networks. The Prometheus system — an enterprise-level approach sporting data storage and business intelligence software — became neccesary eighteen months ago when the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) noticed an exponential growth in cyber attacks (totalling an additional 350,000 users and 1.4 billion events a day) on its four networks. “The Navy and NCDOC are very happy with the work that has been done with Prometheus,” said James Granger, the command’s technical director. “It will be the foundation for current and future cyberwar efforts at NCDOC.” The system was built at GTSI’s Chantilly integration facility and underwent clean space examination and testing at a Navy-converted industrial facility at the Little Creek Naval Air Base in Virginia.

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