McLean, VA — August 15, 2010 — DGC International is proud to provide the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. continuing network engineering and management, including systems integration and management, risk management, threat analysis and IT support. The awarded contract is for one year with a three-year option to renew.
DGC International routinely performs security and performance evaluations for several clients including Embassies, Consulates, as well as State and Federal governments, and our experience with prior clients provides the company with a proven IT methodology. Our personnel have had prior experience working with government entities to secure virtual systems and provides security and threat analysis, as well as system vulnerability analysis services to our private clients and government organizations.
The unique challenges of operating in Washington D.C. provided our personnel with the opportunity to further secure the Embassy network. The added security will help all Embassy staff adapt to a constantly changing and ever-dangerous virtual environment. As the focal point for the Afghan government, the Embassy must have network and server systems that are functional 24 x 7, free from threats and intrusions.
DGC International’s Director of IT Steve Beeler explained that the increased security measures are intended to facilitate an increased information exchange within an unassailable, secure environment. “We wanted to work with the Embassy to see if there are better ways of accomplishing the goal of security without compromising the freedom to share information. Our personnel and the Embassy had some interesting ideas, and we’re looking forward to seeing those ideas implemented to allow the Embassy greater collaboration between staff.” The company is also working with the Consulate of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. on network engineering and management and security system plans for their network. “DGC International is proud to have been selected to support the Embassy with a vital security operation,” said Steve Beeler. “Our team looks forward to continued client success and customer satisfaction.”