FAE Telecom works with your mission critical infrastructure to repair, replace and support legacy equipment.
Federal agencies have billions of dollars invested in communication networks around the globe. These networks deliver a wide range of information from high definition video feeds to control codes for ICBMs to secure voice services at the White House.
The clear majority of these services are still being connected using equipment that was installed up to a quarter of a century ago. By continuing to use, legacy proprietary protocols, future communications could be non-responsive, creating a devastating effect on our government and the citizens of this great nation.
Thankfully new high capacity IP-based transport infrastructures are starting to be rolled out over all branches of the government. However, there are still issues around the support and integration of the new infrastructure with the legacy equipment and this is becoming a very problematic concern and hinders the progress of making the necessary updates on budget. That is where FAE Telecom. Inc. service and support comes in.
The US Department of Energy as described the North American electric grid as “an infrastructure in search of solutions,” and that a concept known as “Smart Grid” has the potential to transform and revolutionize the provision of electricity to the continent.
A fully functioning Smart Grid will feature equipment throughout the transmission and distribution grid to monitor the status of all equipment, collect data, and provide real-time, two-way communications within the utilities, and between utilities and consumers, in a secure and cost-effective manner.
All power companies in the United States, are regulated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
These organizations have strict policies in place to ensure the reliability, security and integrity of the power grid, through 100% redundancy and guaranteed, real time monitoring and control of the telecommunications network.
Failure to follow these directives can result in fines of up to $1 million per day.
Critical Infrastructure Protection
NERC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) directives are designed to ensure that utilities have systems, procedures and practices in place that will protect and deter potential threats to utility facilities, substations, and control centers that if rendered inoperable or severely damaged could result in widespread instability, uncontrolled separation, or cascading failures within an interconnection.
The latest versions of the CIP directives now require utilities to take facilities‐based approach and:
- Identify High Impact and Medium Impact facilities, systems, and equipment
- Identify and categorize associated BES Cyber Systems and BES Cyber Assets
- Build a comprehensive plan that details the protections being put in place to protect those assets
- Implement extensive Configuration Change Management
- Have all plans audited by a 3rd party
Complete Security Review and Plan
FAE Telecom has consultants with extensive experience in defining, designing and delivering comprehensive security audits and compliance programs covering Department of Defense programs
- Information Assurance
- DITSCAP and DIACAP processes
- Multilevel Security
- Cross Domain Solutions
- Service Oriented Architectures
- Security Guards: ISSE, DMS, C2G, Radiant Mercury, Datasync Guard
- Information Security programs