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CESI to Help Build Army’s Collective Training Platform Under Potential $193M Contract

A subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services has won a potential $192.61 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop simulation and management software for an integrated military training environment. Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI) will help the service branch create the Synthetic Training Environment-Information System Training Simulation Software/Training Management Tool under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Monday...

DISA OTA for Cloud-Based Internet Isolation a Sign of More to Come

Just as the pandemic was creating massive strains on DoD networks, the DISA's first-ever use of an other transaction agreement (OTA) gave the agency a brand new way to move huge amounts of traffic off of them. In August, DISA  awarded By Light Professional IT Services a nearly $200 million agreement to start deploying a technique called cloud-based internet isolation (CBII). As the name implies, the program moves Defense users’ web browsing off of their actual desktops and laptops; indeed, off of Defense networks entirely. The actual browsing activity happens in a commercial cloud environment...

US Space Force Awards $285M IDIQ Contract to ACS, By Light JV FSO

“As a Veteran Owned Small Business, FSO is honored to have the opportunity to provide communications systems maintenance, operations, and operational support services to the United States Space Force, enabling them to safely launch, track, and recover space lift systems and perform operational test missions in support of ballistic missile deployment and aircraft flight tests,” said John M. Schleifer, Managing Member of FSO and President and CEO of ACS.