On September 18th, 2003, Isabel, a category 3 hurricane, struck Norfolk, Virginia inundating the downtown district with 6 feet of water. Two days earlier, the US Navy and US Coast Guard, sent their ships from Norfolk out to sea. In spite of the pending hurricane, Gnostech's Information Assurance Team arrived at the airport on September 16 and reported for duty at the USCG Base to perform a critical ST&E on the USCG Northland. The team successfully completed the evaluation and left town on the last flight.
After a busy morning of teleconferences and meetings, SSC SD C4I Programs Office Philadelphia requested that Gnostech conduct a CT&E at the MDAC on a Saturday and then a full ST&E the following Monday on a USCG Cutter whose SIPRNET ATO was about to expire. An expired ATO would cripple surveillance and interdiction operations capability since SIPRNET is critical to the mission. Within 3 hours, Gnostech had a 2-person team on an airplane to the site. The team arrived late that night and the testing began early the next morning. As the analysis continued into the evening, the USCG requested that security evaluations be conducted immediately on 3 additional Cutters. A second Gnostech team was immediately dispatched to supplement the first team. Within 3 days, Gnostech was able to conduct full ST&Es, perform dozens of manual vulnerability checks, onsite threat analyses, and generate quick look reports for all 4 USCG cutters. These efforts resulted in an immediate SIPRNET reconnection and class-wide ATO.
This is just one example of the dedication Gnostech has shown to its customers.
Gnostech Inc. has grown from a small group of engineers to about 65 employees in four locations in the US. We've grown because of our expertise and commitment to our customers - the DoD user community, and specifically the person at the "pointed end of the spear". We are dedicated to understanding the mission of the warfighter and the program we are supporting.
Let us prove our commitment to you.
Alan Fesnak, President