Division of Applied Visions, Inc. is the only New York company participating in this program in support of the nation’s cyber security

NORTHPORT, NY, June 29, 2010 – The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) has been awarded a contract of approximately $1 million to support the Phase II development of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-sponsored National Cyber Range (NCR) program. The Range will be a national asset for evaluating technologies to enhance the security of our country’s cyber infrastructure. AVI’s Secure Decisions Division was awarded the contract as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) team and is the only New York organization participating in the development of the NCR prototype.

The Secure Decisions Division is responsible for supporting the development of software that controls, monitors, and manages the Range itself and the progress of active cyber experiments within the Range. Secure Decisions will also support the development of visualization capabilities for managing the Range and experiments. Other members of the JHU/APL team include Sandia National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Raytheon’s BBN Technologies, University of Utah, CenGen, Drakontas, OPNET, Verizon Federal Network Systems, and Skaion Corporation.

This undertaking is a significant achievement and an exciting challenge for the Northport, New York‐based small business. Frank Zinghini, Jr., CEO of Applied Visions, said, “This award is a demonstration of the government’s faith in small business, and its recognition of the talent and expertise that small businesses can bring to technology development efforts at the national level. AVI is dedicated to engineering excellence and the pursuit of national security. Our Secure Decisions division has applied our research and engineering skills to making computer networks and critical cyber infrastructure safer against attacks. Secure Decisions’ cyber security products are being used right now within the U.S. government IT and intelligence communities.”

Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director of Secure Decisions, is a prolific advocate of securing the nation’s networks and critical infrastructure, and has testified before Congress on this issue. She affirmed that “We are excited and honored to be part of this national commitment to cyber security. The National Cyber Range program elevates our country’s attention to cyber operations. Our technology‐driven economy depends on secure computer networks; we must ensure that our cyber infrastructure can perform and our economy can continue to function, even under attack.

“This national initiative will allow U.S. companies as well as government to evaluate the efficacy of cyber security solutions in a controlled, scientific environment. It will also enhance the academic community’s ability to develop innovations in cyber security. Secure Decisions is proud to be a part of the National Cyber Range program.”

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About Applied Visions and Secure Decisions

Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms. Founded in 1987, AVI is based in Northport, NY, and has secure facilities and clearances to support classified government programs.

Secure Decisions was launched by AVI in 2000 to focus on cyber security research and products for the government. Today Secure Decisions is a leader in security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts and product development. Secure Decisions products enhance the situational awareness of senior officers, computer network defenders and other security professionals in government and commercial organizations. SecureScope®,  VIAssist,™ and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.

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