911 Critical Infrastructure Emergency Communications
The 911 Critical Infrastructure Emergency Communications System, an essential part of U.S. security designed to provide outreach and comfort to the public in the event of an emergency, and made up of a network of local PSAPs (Public Security Answering Points), had been vulnerable to previous cybersecurity attacks. In response, KC was retained to lead a comprehensive research project to identify and develop best practices to enhance its cybersecurity and resilience. KC created a PSAP profile that all PSAPs could be measured against, and then using this, conducted assessments of each individual PSAP to assess cybersecurity risk level. Finally, KC delivered a comprehensive report that detailed the results of the assessments, and recommended opportunities to close security gaps and strengthen the integrity of the 911 system.
The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), sought to become a government-wide services enterprise for AI solutions. In this capacity, they contracted with KC to provide mission critical information systems support and modernization solutions for legacy IT platforms, and also lead initiatives to transform strategic communication capabilities, build the Joint Common Foundation (JCF) on Cloud One (AWS GovCloud), integrate these solutions across the entire DoD wide AI/ML technology network and build a technology based strategic communications system that would improve internal and external communications and the delivery of key messages to target audiences.
NAVFAC – Cyber and Networks Facilities Management
The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) is responsible for delivering facilities engineering solutions for the entire U.S. Navy and Marine Corp. KC was tasked with creating an enterprise-level process and methodology for authorization that NAVFAC could use when new Facilities Related Control Systems (FRCSs) came online, and also with providing assistance with information system cyber risk management and analysis.
Ensuring TSA’s Security Posture in the Cloud
TSA, responsible for screening the 2+ billion passengers that move through the nation’s approximately 440 airports each day, made the decision to move its enterprise systems from data centers to the cloud. With the transition, KC was engaged to ensure the agency could still adequately evaluate its security posture in the new paradigm. KC helped TSA develop a plan to identify any security threats that would exist as systems moved to the cloud, analyzed the risk of such vulnerabilities, assisted with security audits, and supported the agency’s Information Security System Officers.
Smart Base / Smart City Applications
With constant focus on safety, operational efficiency, risk-management and preparedness, military bases need new technology solutions to modernize capabilities in the areas of personnel support, mission readiness, data analytics and the deployment of AI to help identify, assess and mitigate risks. US Ignite engaged KC as the Prime Systems Integrator assisting with this modernization of U.S. Army Enterprise capabilities and developing SICD program.