ROME, NY – Assured Information Security (AIS) has been awarded the Agile Cyber Technology 2 (ACT 2) contract, a multi-million-dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. AIS is one of five companies that received this award from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) located at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, New York.
The IDIQ contract provides a funding mechanism for any federal government department or agency to award a contract to AIS in a simple, expedited manner, with a ceiling totaling $950 million. ACT 2 allows AFRL, its product centers and the operational community to support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation and transition of cyber capabilities. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 22 offers were received.
“The IDIQ contract will open the doors for future awards and government sales,” said Charles Green, CEO of AIS. “I am thankful to our employees for their commitment and hard work that went into winning this award. AIS is also grateful for the actions from our elected officials — particularly Governor Cuomo, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, whose support and dedication made it possible for us to be awarded this contract.”
“This is yet another example of why I fight hard for Rome Lab funding in Washington,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. “This contract is a shot in the arm for the Mohawk Valley economy; it sustains jobs and allows a local company like AIS to pursue cutting-edge research to enhance our nation’s cyber defense capabilities.”
“When I met with General Ellen Pawlikowski at Air Force Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, I spoke about the commitment the Governor and I have made to Rome Labs and the talented industry in the area,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “Thanks to New York’s record setting investment in Upstate New York, especially in areas of advanced technology and cyber defense, companies are creating good jobs and our economy continues to move forward.”