Vencore to Develop Advanced Cryptographic Obfuscation Techniques for DARPA

Work will Drive Fundamental Advances in Software Security Principles

CHANTILLY, VA – January 15, 2016 – The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has awarded Vencore, Inc.’s research subsidiary, Vencore Labs, Inc., a $3.7 million contract as a prime contractor to deliver research and proof-of-concept implementations in the area of efficient program obfuscation.  The work will be performed as part of DARPA’s SafeWare Program.

The aim of the SafeWare research is to develop highly efficient and widely applicable program obfuscation methods with mathematically proven security properties. These techniques will make it more difficult for adversaries to reverse engineer software in captured equipment.  

“This research will focus on enabling highly secure, highly efficient techniques that meet real-world applications and are most relevant to the Department of Defense in defending programs against reverse engineering attacks,” said Steven Omick, Ph. D., president of Vencore Labs. “This work builds on our expertise in cyber security and applied research can help our customer stay ahead of the technological curve in defending against those types of attacks.”   

Vencore Labs will team with New Jersey Institute of Technology and BBN Technologies. Specifically, the team will leverage its prior work on efficient protocols for privacy-preserving computation and homomorphic encryption completed under DARPA’sProgramming Computation on Encrypted Data (PROCEED) program and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Security and Privacy Assurance Research (SPAR) program.

About Vencore, Inc. 

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.  

Vencore, the 2014 recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech Company of the Year Award, has 4,000 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com.  

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Vencore Wins $96 Million Task Order to Provide Agile Development Services and IT Sustainment to the Department of Homeland Security

Chantilly, Va. — January 14, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today it was awarded the Joint Engineering Teams – Sustainment (JETS) Benefits Portfolio task order under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II contract. JETS is a five-year contract with a total ceiling value of $96 million.

Under the task order, Vencore will provide DHS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with high-productivity, agile development services and lean processes focused on the efficient and effective sustainment of the IT applications and systems currently in production at the department.

USCIS is a leader in the federal movement toward the adoption of agile approaches and open source frameworks. On this contract, Vencore will join industry peers and federal employees, working collaboratively in an open environment, to provide support in architecture and design, processes and practices, continuous integration and continuous delivery, testing and quality assurance.

“USCIS is a frontrunner in evolving mission-critical systems and technologies to support the government’s efforts to effectively manage immigration services,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO, Vencore, Inc. “Vencore is confident it can provide unparalleled service to USCIS by bringing expertise in portfolio-level agile approaches and collaborative development and operations (DevOps).”

JETS marks Vencore’s second task order win on the EAGLE II contract having recently been awarded the Federal Protective Service (FPS) contract to provide professional and technical management in support of IT related services across the FPS enterprise.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Vencore, the 2014 recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Tech Company of the Year Award, has 4,000 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com.

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Dr. Tara Grabowsky Included on '16 to watch in '16' List

Dr. Tara Grabowsky, Chief Medical Officer at Vencore was recently included on Pennsylvania Bio's 16 to watch in '16 list.

Pennsylvania Bio, is an organization who according to their mission, is committed to ensuring Pennsylvania is the United States hub for the life sciences by creating a business and public policy environment which fosters life sciences growth and success. Its list of 16 leaders who are contributing to their mission and Pennsylvania's life sciences community was decided on by committee, based on the individuals' successes in 2015 and projected results for 2016.

Vencore is honored to have Dr. Grabowsky included on this list. Congratulations, Tara!

To learn more about Dr. Grabowsky and Vencore health analytics, visit our website or read her blog

 

Vencore Re-accredited as FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization

Chantilly, Va. — November 20, 2015 — Vencore Inc. today announced it has renewed its accreditation to evaluate cloud-based solutions for federal government agencies as a Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP℠) Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). The FedRAMP program was established by the General Services Administration (GSA) to establish a universal framework for federal cloud-based solutions.

In order to maintain its 3PAO status, Vencore underwent a rigorous audit conducted by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to verify the company’s technical compliance to FedRAMP requirements.  Successful completion of the requirements was acknowledged via A2LA certificate number 3825.01.  A2LA is an independent accreditation body that performs competency and independence assessments of 3PAOs as part of the FedRAMP program.

“We are proud to be among the few federal contractors accredited as a FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore. “As the federal government and commercial customers accelerate the adoption of cloud services, security and data privacy are critically important. We look forward to ensuring confidence that our customers are adopting cloud services that are trustworthy, safe and reliable.”

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized, cost-effective approach for the federal government to adopt and use cloud services from commercial providers. In order for a federal agency to adopt a commercial cloud-based solution, GSA requires that an accredited 3PAO perform an independent assessment, which is evaluated by the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board before cloud offerings can be implemented in a federal environment.

 Vencore received the original accreditation to become a FedRAMP 3PAO in June 2013.

About Vencore
Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore, the 2014 recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech Company of the Year Award, has 4,000 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com.

Vencore Raises More than $290,000 for the American Heart Association

Photo courtesy of the American Heart Association / Photo Credit: Sally Mannix

Photo courtesy of the American Heart Association / Photo Credit: Sally Mannix

President and CEO Mac Curtis Presides as 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Chair

Chantilly, Va. — November  12, 2015 —Vencore, Inc., announced today that it raised more than $290,000 for the 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk held on November 7, 2015. The walk is a signature event of the American Heart Association and brought together more than 10,000 participants from both corporate and community teams. 

Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore, served as the 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk Chair.  Curtis took on the responsibility of chairman because he believes that the Heart Walk promotes heart-healthy lifestyles and can save lives.

“At Vencore, our employees are our most important assets,” said Curtis. “As a result, health and fitness programs for our workforce are paramount to the success of our company.  I could not be prouder of the Vencore team for working together to raise such a significant amount of money to support this worthy and lifesaving cause.”

Vencore employees participated in many activities at its locations around the country during an eight-month effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Some of those activities included employee social events, charity auctions, athletic events and the Vencore Has Heart Golf Tournament.

Heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States. In 2011, the American Heart Association launched the 2020 impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Achieving this goal will save an estimated 863 lives per day, a real game changer for cardiovascular health.

“The Greater Washington Heart Walk is the largest fundraiser in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate,” said Soula Antoniou, executive director of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region. “This year, with Mac Curtis at the helm, the Heart Walk raised a record over $1.85 million in support of vital cardiovascular research. We are so grateful for this accomplishment that will help to save lives.”

“Each and every one of us could be touched by cardiovascular disease or stroke at some point in our lives. Whether donating funds or living a healthy lifestyle, we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and our community to get involved,” says Curtis.   

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Vencore, the 2014 recipient of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Tech Company of the Year Award, has 4,000 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com.

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