ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline, Inc., in a collaborative effort with MetroStar Systems, redesigned the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website. Launched in April 2011, the website is centered on increased interaction with the public through the usage of social media in compliance with the President's Open Government Initiative.
Lunarline contributed to the project by developing security standards and security engineering support for the site. As part of the new design, a cloud-based environment was developed for the FCC website. The website content and applications were placed in the cloud to increase digital citizen interaction and participation with the FCC.
"The FCC uses an accredited cloud provider and developed security lock-down guides for open source components. This ensures each component meets strict federal and DoD security configuration standards and is a great way of using new cutting edge technologies without adding undue risk," said Waylon Krush, CEO of Lunarline. "Many federal organizations automatically shy away from open-source because of security concerns. FCC's risk based approach to open-source should be the model for the rest of government to follow – especially as budgets are trimmed and agencies are asked to do more with less."
To enhance the cloud-based features of the website, Lunarline evaluated cloud environments and components for FISMA requirements and enhanced the security of in-cloud applications, operating system (OS), and other components. They also developed a Security Authorization Package for the cloud system. Additionally, Lunarline developed security standards for the open source technology and conducted security configuration, testing, and validation for all of the components. Cyber security support was also provided for security engineering and security fixes with OS, applications, databases and software code.
"We were pleased to work with Lunarline on the redesign and launch of FCC.gov," said Ali Reza Manouchehri, CEO and co-founder of MetroStar Systems. "Our experience with new media enterprises in government was enhanced by the security knowledge and implementation provided by Lunarline."
Lunarline was chosen for the project because of their expertise in open source security, cloud security, and federal risk based services, making them a natural fit to develop security for the FCC site. For more information on Lunarline's cyber security solutions, specialized IA services, or certified security training, please visit www.lunarline.com. The new FCC website can be found at www.fcc.gov.
About MetroStar Systems
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, MetroStar Systems is an innovative technology services and consulting company that focuses on applying human values to technological solutions to solve diverse business, organizational and societal challenges. MetroStar Systems provides agile, collaborative services to customers in the federal, defense, state, local and private sectors. MetroStar Systems partners with its clients to thoroughly understand their business and integrate technological solutions in creative ways; assembling proactive, multi‐disciplinary teams to ensure quality performance and mission success. MetroStar Systems is consistently recognized for its growth, being named to the Inc. 5000, Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies and Washington Technology Fast 50 lists in 2010. In addition, the company was the only Reston-based organization to receive a Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT award. For additional information, visit www.metrostarsystems.com.
Lunarline is a leading provider of cyber security solutions, specialized IA services, and certified security training to all US Federal Government (Civilian, DoD, and IC), as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has been appraised at CMMI® Level 2, certified in ISO 9001: 2008, has a DCAA approved accounting system, ranks in the top 2% of D&B Rating, and has an approved Earned Value Management (EVM) system. Lunarline offers certificate programs with NSA/CNSS (NSTISSI 4011, 4015, and CNSSI 4012) certified cyber security training courseware. Lunarline is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award and was named as one of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000. LUNARLINE: SOLUTIONS BUILT ON SECURITY™
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