June 18, 2019 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS today announced that it recently achieved a major milestone with the successful system acceptance of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Emergency enterprise-wide Mass Notification System (EMNS). The EMNS is designed to provide a single, cloud-based system to send alerts to warn 100% of assigned forces quickly and effectively of an emergent event.
June 11, 2019 — Chantilly, VA — AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading government engineering, IT, and training solutions provider, recently partnered with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business as the Inaugural Platinum Sponsor for the UTSA Cyber Team Sponsorship Program. The sponsorship for the 2019-2020 academic year, will support the logistics requirements for UTSA students to enable them to travel and compete in cyber competitions around the nation, including the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
In 2014, UTSA was named the No. 1 Cyber Security program in the nation by the Ponemon Institute (a leading independent data protection research organization), and has three Center of Academic Excellence designations in information assurance/cyber defense education, information assurance research, and cyber operations from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
“We are so pleased to be affiliated with one of the leading cyber security programs in academia,” said Peter Smith, President and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS. “We are proud to help shape tomorrow’s leaders in this critical field—we know what’s at stake.”
“Our vision in the UTSA College of Business, as well as in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, is to transform our students from the curious and hopeful into confident and career-ready young professionals,” added Gerry Sanders, Dean and Bodenstedt Chair of the UTSA College of Business. “Our students’ educational experience has been enhanced thanks to the support of friends like you, who have provided financial contributions so that we may offer exceptional programs and professional development opportunities as they prepare to follow their career aspirations in the cyber security and data analytics fields.”
In addition to being the Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of the UTSA Cyber Security Program, AMERICAN SYSTEMS also sits on the University’s Cyber and Analytics Board of Advisors.
American Systems is a government services contractor focused on delivering strategic solutions to complex national priority programs. In order to develop and deploy a cloud-based version of its emergency notification system for the United States Air Force, American Systems had to meet Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) requirements issued by the Defense Information Systems Agency. The company’s cloud provider, Microsoft Azure, referred them to F5. A long-time Azure partner specializing in SCCA, F5 was able to get American Systems in compliance quickly and easily. The cloud-based app is now being deployed on USAF bases and major commands in nearly every country, where up to 1 million users will rely on the application for emergency notifications.
AMERICAN SYSTEMS has won a spot on a multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide training systems support to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The 10-year U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) contract has a potential value of $245 million.