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MacB and IBM Propose Innovative MLS Solution

MacAulay-Brown, Inc. and IBM to Introduce a Multi-level Security Approach at the Joint Warfighting Conference

New MLS Single Security Architecture Supports the Warfighter by Increasing Network Trust and Collaboration Across Multiple Security Domains

 DAYTON, Ohio, May 14, 2013 – MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that in partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM), it will introduce an innovative new approach to Multi-level Security (MLS) at the Joint Warfighting Conference (JWC). The event will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Va., May 14-16.

Warfighter success is increasingly dependent on access to critical information that cuts across multiple security domains. The current approach lacks a comprehensive and integrated architecture that directly impacts mission success. In recent years, the military has called for a new solution as outlined in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Joint Vision 2020. The new MLS Single Security Architecture provides a deeper layer of network trust across multiple security domains, increasing secure collaboration throughout the military and its coalition partners. By utilizing IBM’s zEnterprise® System, a leading platform for secure data serving, and the only commercial server to achieve Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ security classification, users now have the ability to run multiple applications that contain confidential data on a single mainframe with security and privacy features to help protect data.

“In almost every area, the military has transformed its warfighting capability to support the increased demand for information sharing and collaboration,” said Mark Sinclair, Vice President of MacB’s Warfighter Support Division, Mission Systems Group (MSG). “One of the exceptions is in the area of Multi-level security, which continues to rely on a multi-layered architecture. The single-layer solution that we are working on with IBM ensures that access to time sensitive information is granted or restricted based on appropriate security clearance and need to know.”

MacB also announced today that it has published a White Paper that addresses the benefits, issues and technology solutions associated with a well developed and deployed MLS solution. The paper, entitled “Joint Warfighting Capability: A Fresh Look at Multi-level Security (MLS),” was authored by industry veterans David “Doc” Robinson, Systems Engineering and Operations Manager at MacB, Christopher “Jake” Jacobson, PhD, Chief Technologist, IBM Systems and Technology Group, U.S. Federal and Edward “Victor” Ballanco, President of EMB Information Technology Inc.

To learn more about the new MacB-IBM MLS approach at JWC, please visit MacB at Booth #1210.

ABOUT MACAULAY-BROWN, INC. (MacB)   For more than 30 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been solving some of the Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. Defense, Intelligence Community, Homeland Security and Federal agencies rely on our innovative and proven engineering and technical solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. With Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Va., our 2,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to developing mission focused and results oriented solutions that make a difference where and when it matters most. For more information, please visit www.macb.com, call us at 937-426-3421, link to us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter or become a fan on our Facebook page.

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