Denim Group, an IT consultancy that develops secure software and helps organizations assess and mitigate risks with their existing software, today announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the 688th Information Operations Wing (IOW), the U.S. Air Force’s leading unit for information operations and cyberspace tools and tactics development.
“The 688th IOW, one of the Air Force organizations developing security technology for the protection of USAF cyberspace systems, regularly works with outside organizations to identify new technologies and innovative ways to solve certain operational problems,” said Mike Kretzer, technical advisor to the 688th IOW commander. “We look forward to collaborating with Denim Group to further enhance Air Force capabilities in the area of secure software.”
“We’re excited to work with the Air Force and the 688th IOW given their role in developing future defenses for the most sensitive Air Force systems,” stated John Dickson, Principal of Denim Group. “This agreement is a great example of where both organizations can learn from each other – Denim Group, with its experience with software security best practices in the commercial sector, and the 688th IOW with its unique mission requirements to support combat operations in the field.”
About the 688th Information Operations Wing
The 688th Information Operations Wing is located at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The wing delivers proven information operations and engineering infrastructure capabilities integrated across air, space and cyberspace. The 688th IOW team is comprised of more than 1,200 military and civilian members skilled in the areas of engineering installation, real time operations and innovation, intelligence, communications, test, training and computer applications. The wing was formally designated on August 18, 2009, the same day 24th Air Force was stood up as the Air Force’s Component Numbered Air Force for cyberspace operations, falling under Air Force Space Command. The wing is composed of two groups: the 318th Information Operations Group (IOG) at Lackland AFB and the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Group (CEG) at Tinker AFB, OK.
About Denim Group
Denim Group develops secure software, helps organizations assess and mitigate risk with existing software, and provides training on best practices in software security. Denim Group has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations, bringing a focused software development approach to the world of software security. Denim Group is a strong contributor to the larger application security community, and has been involved with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception. Additionally, Denim Group was ranked 1,925 in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2010. For more information about Denim Group, visit www.denimgroup.com.