tiag® Tasked to Bolster Cybersecurity Posture for Army’s Medical Network and Devices
RESTON, Va., December 4, 2017 – To help prevent ransomware attacks and protect the Army’s medical network and devices from future cybersecurity vulnerabilities, tiag® (The Informatics Applications Group, Inc.) is expanding its cyber team at U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Atlantic (RHC-A).
Advancing the ongoing mission to bolster Information Architecture (IA) Surge Support for RHC-A, tiag is adding a cybersecurity analyst and system administrator to its existing RHC-A cyber team of nine. Notably, tiag is adapting the Army’s newly adopted Risk Management Framework (RMF) cybersecurity accreditation process in this work to convert sites from the prior DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) to RMF.
Proficient in RMF, tiag’s dynamic cybersecurity and information assurance team has already facilitated Authority to Operate (ATO) accreditations for a dozen medical treatment facilities. tiag Chief Operating Officer Neil Lampton notes that no other regional health command or organization within Army Medicine has received that many fully approved ATO’s to date.
“tiag’s cyber team helped RHC-A scan and patch systems while battling the WannaCry virus that crippled hundreds of thousands of systems in more than 150 countries around the world,” says Lampton. “The virus compromised vulnerable systems throughout the federal government and necessitated around-the-clock patching and remediation reporting of regional devices to track and prevent any outbreaks within the region.”
In addition to providing cybersecurity support by identifying and remediating vulnerabilities on all RHC-A information technology equipment at regional headquarters and all military hospitals within the region east of the Mississippi River, tiag’s cyber team will also create policies and procedures to comply with Defense Health Agency (DHA) and U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) guidelines.
Established in 1999 in Reston, Va., tiag (The Informatics Applications Group., Inc.) is an innovative management consulting and technology services firm esteemed for progressive technology solutions that transform business and advance critical missions. tiag takes pride in its people, achievements, processes and successes in leading program initiatives to support the security and health of those who serve military and civilian sectors of U.S. government. tiag’s complementary services portfolio delivers focused expertise and support ranging from complex, enterprise-wide solutions to stand-alone custom projects. Please visit tiag.net to learn more.
RHC-A was formerly known as Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC). In 2015, with approval from the Secretary of the Army followed by operational order from U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), NRMC became Regional Health Command-Atlantic—the largest health command in Army Medicine. RHC-A provides Army units within its area of responsibility support through the provision of trained and ready medical personnel. RCH-A comprises more than 17,000 staff members who focus on proactive, patient-centered health care for approximately 600,000 service members, retirees and their families. The RHC-A region includes all Army medical centers, hospitals and clinics east of the Mississippi River. RCH-A is also responsible for the dental and public health missions of the Regional Dental Command-Atlantic and Public Health Command Region Atlantic.