Virginia-based Technica Corp. has added a 12,000-square foot office at Port San Antonio. Technica’s new office at 913 Billy Mitchell Blvd. will fulfill a defense contract for the U.S. Air Force’s Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter weapon system.

The contract is currently in its first option period, which lasts until Feb. 14, 2021, according to the Defense Department’s website. If all options are exercised, work on the contract is expected to be completed by Aug. 14, 2025.

The San Antonio office’s on-site capabilities will include advanced cybersecurity engineering, product solutions, cyber training, operational support, security risk management framework support, quality assurance and testing, and service desk support.

“As San Antonio continues its trajectory as one of the world’s fastest-growing technology hubs—and with the burgeoning number of defense operations that depend on our expertise—it was imperative that we expand our presence into the Alamo City—home to one of America’s largest military and cybersecurity communities,” Miguel Collado, president and CEO of Technica said in a news release.

The company also looked at the Port to be closer to its defense client and tap into the veteran talent pool within the area, Collado added.

As of press time, Technica has one job listing for the San Antonio area currently open for a “ServiceNow Developer I.”

By adding another defense contractor at Port San Antonio, it enhances the growing cyber ecosystem for the Defense Department it has built with tenants like CNF Technologies Corp. and IP Secure Inc., which is vital in securing “one of the the largest networks on the planet,” Port San Antonio Vice President of Cybersecurity Development Will Garrett told the Business Journal.

He added that Technica coming to San Antonio also cements the city’s brand as a “leader in cybersecurity.” Garrett also emphasized the need for this type of security in the private sector.

“For many years, and particularly as our nation has faced the challenges of a global pandemic, our community has been laser-focused on being a strategic partner like no other to an industry that is essential to the defense community and every major industry as we build an increasingly resilient America,” Garrett said. “The threat has not slowed, but has grown during this pandemic.”

Garrett said that from day one, having many enterprises work from home opened a lot of vulnerability globally.

Credits: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2020/10/07/port-san-antonio-new-cybersecurity-office.html


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