Telos Corporation Partners with Sequoia Holdings, Inc. to Help Software Vendors Address Intelligence Community Requirements

Telos and Sequoia combine resources to quickly and securely onboard new products and services to the IC’s C2S cloud

ASHBURN, Va.--()--Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced a partnership with Sequoia Holdings, Inc., provider of software development and engineering services centered on improving the analytic, collection, collaboration and sharing of data, to streamline software authorizations in the C2S cloud.

The partnership will bring together Telos’ Xacta® 360, for automating cloud compliance, and Sequoia’s Combine, an infrastructure automation tool, to provide 75 percent of what is needed to onboard new software products and services into the intelligence community’s isolated private Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, known as C2S. The resulting collaboration will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to make products available to C2S customers more efficiently.

“The intelligence community and software vendors alike stand to benefit from a more robust C2S marketplace,” said John B. Wood, CEO and chairman, Telos. “Compliance is no longer a hurdle to system implementation – it has become a mission enabler.”

Software vendors seeking to work with the intelligence community will see many benefits of the collaboration between Telos’ Xacta 360 and Sequoia’s Combine, to include:

  • Accelerating acceptance into the IC Marketplace through a purpose-built C2S Risk Management Framework (RMF) workflow and template
  • Providing recommended security implementation guidance to ensure required level of security
  • Reducing overall cost to gain access to C2S by providing an unclassified testing environment, so no cleared personnel are required
  • Providing data in the same data format used by C2S sponsors, allowing for seamless interoperability between vendor and C2S

“We’re excited to partner with Telos to enhance the customer experience of operating within C2S by helping to make more software products readily available,” said T. Richard Stroupe, Jr., CEO, Sequoia Holdings, Inc. “With the expertise that each company brings to the table, we will help ISVs meet their security cloud compliance and migration needs.”

The Telos Xacta suite of enterprise IT risk management and compliance automation solutions helps meet the complex challenges of managing IT risk with continuous compliance monitoring, security assessment and ongoing authorization. Deployed throughout federal agencies and commercial enterprises, Xacta enables organizations to continuously manage risk and security compliance of their on-premises, hybrid and cloud environments.

Sequoia’s Combine is an infrastructure automation tool that is used to provision, develop, maintain and manage AWS resources bound for secure “air-gapped” operational AWS regions. Deployed in a commercial AWS account, Combine is a collection of proprietary software, AWS resources and architecture that simulates the unique differences between the IC’s AWS region and the commercial AWS region.

About Telos Corporation

Telos Corporation empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cyber security solutions and services for IT risk management and information security; secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations; and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial organizations around the world. Telos is recognized as a leading cyber company, evidenced by a top 25 ranking on the global Cybersecurity 500 list. The company is a recipient of the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS), awarded to less than one percent of eligible organizations. For more information, visit and follow on Twitter @TelosNews.

About Sequoia

Sequoia is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of high-end software development and engineering services centered on improving the analytic, collection, collaboration and sharing of data. Headquartered in Reston Virginia, Sequoia provides engineering and analytic solutions to the national security sector, including the US intelligence, defense and homeland security communities. For more information, visit and follow on Twitter @SequoiaInc.


Merritt Group (for Telos)
Sean O’Leary, 703-390-1526

Release Summary

Telos Corporation partners with Sequoia Holdings, Inc. to help software vendors address intelligence community requirements.


Merritt Group (for Telos)
Sean O’Leary, 703-390-1526