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03.12.2009 -- Telos to Fill Seat on Open Compliance and Ethics Group’s Technology Council

Company Brings Expertise In Federal Government Compliance To Assist Commercial Organizations To Abide By Government-Type Regulations On The Horizon

ASHBURN, Va. and PHOENIX– March 12, 2009 – Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG)  has invited Telos® Corporation  to fill a seat on its prestigious Technology Council. 

Additionally, Telos will participate on the Council’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)- Extensible Markup Language (XML) Working Group and its IT for GRC Road Map Group. OCEG, a non-profit “think tank,”  is widely recognized as the standards body for establishing best practices in the GRC space. OCEG is the provisional jurisdiction authorized to establish GRC-XML within the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) organization. 

“Telos has been well received for a long time in the government space,” said Ben Apple, director of Information Assurance Business Management at Telos. “Bringing our experience in dealing with the management of IT risk in the government market to bear on the GRC complexities of the commercial sector will benefit commercial organizations as they prepare for the eventuality of government-type compliance regulations.”

This is especially true for companies in the financial sector, which will likely see these types of regulations imposed more quickly due to the provisions of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. 

“We are very pleased to have Telos Corporation as a member of the Technology Council,” said Carole Switzer, president of OCEG. “The company is one of the premier thought leaders in this space, and the experience it brings from the government sector will help advance best practices for GRC technology support in all organizations, regardless of the type of business they do,” he said. “We also look forward to working with Telos to expand use of the OCEG GRC Capability Model within the government sector.”

About the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG)
OCEG is a nonprofit organization that provides:
• Common Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) language and structure - a Framework that can be followed to assess risks then design and evaluate controls for them;
• Compliance Metrics - Measurements to ensure performance aligns with company objectives;
• Online Access - a searchable database that provides ready access to key legal requirements (and to the laws and regulations themselves), clearly stated practices to aid with compliance, and tools and resources to make the process easier;
• Communities of practice to share ideas, ask questions and benchmark against peers. OCEG helps organizations drive Principled Performance™.
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About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1989 on secure enterprise solutions. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions.  Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit


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