ROCKVILLE, MD -- Ultra Electronics, 3eTI, a leading provider of highly secure wireless network solutions that enable critical infrastructure protection, information assurance and industrial automation, announced it has received an additional $10M award from the U.S. Navy to expand its Enterprise Industrial Controls System (EICS) built on 3eTI's EnergyGuard and VirtualGuard solutions. This second award expands upon the energy efficiency achievements made within the Navy SmartGrid Pilot program, extending the EICS solution designed to reduce energy consumption and protect critical network operations to all remaining bases within the Naval District of Washington (NDW).
3eTI's secure wireless sensor networks implement defense-in-depth (DID) security to protect critical assets associated with the Navy SmartGrid Pilot program at all levels—in particular, those assets that are connected to network operating systems to reduce the risks associated with cyber attacks when implementing control networks.
"Cyber security relating to critical infrastructure is a present and growing concern to government customers," states Benga Erinle, President of 3eTI. "We are pleased that our products and solutions, with integral and robust DID capabilities, will continue to assist the Navy in meeting its energy security goals, including the Energy Independence and Security Act [EISA 2007] and Energy Policy Act [EPAct 2005] mandates."
EnergyGuard is an advanced cyber secure sensor networking system that integrates the NDW region's Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems into an enterprise network. Simultaneously, VirtualGuard enables critical infrastructure protection and connects remote sensors to the Navy's security operation centers to facilitate alerts, response to, and analysis of security events using its secure wireless intelligent video network system. Like other 3eTI wireless systems, EnergyGuard and VirtualGuard ensure a high degree of reliability and information assurance that complies with strict Department of Defense (DoD) directives for the Navy Information Assurance (IA) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements, helping the Navy comply with congressional mandates.
About Ultra Electronics, 3eTI
3eTI is a leading provider of highly secure wireless networks that enable critical systems security, infrastructure security and process automation for the military, government, industrial and utility markets. 3eTI's product portfolio includes proven and robust secure wireless mesh networks, sensor networks, cyber security, and perimeter security solutions, which can be deployed for a range of applications, including military base security, onboard ship communications, rapidly deployable communications and advanced metering infrastructure for SmartGrid programs. 3eTI's platforms are approved for use by the most stringent and demanding customers, including the U.S. military.
About Ultra Electronics
Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defense, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. Ultra businesses constantly innovate to create solutions to customer requirements that are different from and better than those of the Group's competitors. The Group has about one hundred and eighty distinct market or technology niches within its twenty nine businesses. The diversity of niches enables Ultra to contribute to a large number of defense, aerospace and civil platforms and programs and provides resilience to the Group's financial performance.
Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its niches and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors with specialist capabilities and solutions. As a result of such positioning, Ultra's systems, equipment or services are often mission-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra's positions for the long term which underpin the superior financial performance of the Group.
Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra's overarching, corporate strategy.