ATARC TIC Demonstration Center

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has finalized its update to the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative in a memo dated Sept 12, 2019. In December, 2019, this was followed by a five-volume set of TIC 3.0 guidance released by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

These are much-needed updates to a policy last revised in 2008, when we were still largely operating in a fixed asset and desktop environment. Today’s significant increase in mobile, cloud, wide area network, remote user and remote office scenarios requires new approaches to ensure network security. 

With this shift towards remote and mobile use cases, Government agencies have the seemingly impossible task of protecting the personal data of U.S. citizens as well as sensitive or classified information.  This can certainly not be accomplished with understaffed IT personnel responsible for both daily security monitoring and major incident resolutions. Highest vigilance can only be maintained by having organized and automated security policies managed through integrated tools.

TIC 3.0 does exactly that by removing cloud barriers, consolidating the number of external internet connections and accelerating federal cloud transformation. TIC 3.0 provides government agencies with the needed guidance to adopt public cloud in a secure way that minimizes exposure to risks, data breaches, and data leakage. It enforces a variety of security policies and best practices, such as IT modernization and zero-trust models, as well as increased flexibility and choice between low, medium, and high trust zones.

The ATARC Trusted Internet Connection (TIC 3.0) Demonstration Center is a state-of-the-art physical test environment that will provide Federal agencies the opportunity to set up testing and evaluation of emerging technologies, shared services, and their ability to meet the expectations of a federal workforce that wants simple, seamless access to applications and data. At ATARC’s TIC Demonstration Center, agencies can:

    • Minimize Risk and Maximize ROI for new data center deployments
    • Analyze, test and validate new cloud and infrastructure technologies, including:
      • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Email as a Service (EaaS)
    • Test network designs and proofs of concepts for Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technologies, for use in agency branch office scenarios 
    • Perform testing on government furnished equipment (GFE) to simulate a remote user connection to the agency’s traditional network, cloud, and the Internet 
    • Evaluate and optimize traditional TIC use cases
    • Access TIC use cases to review results for environments with security requirements similar to their own
    • Share and compare various TIC 3.0 solutions across agencies
    • Utilize Multi-Cloud access to providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google
    • Leverage multi-site test environment with 9 test locations in United States

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Read About the TIC Demonstration Center in the Following Articles:

ATARC unveils TIC 3.0 Demonstration Center for agencies

The Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Demonstration Center is the result of a partnership between the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and 10 companies. The center was built within Equinix’s facility in Ashburn, Virginia, over the last year.

TIC Demonstration Center Industry Partners