Christiansburg Company Secures $4.3 Million Federal Grant


A Christiansburg company called FoxGuard Solutions just secured a federal grant for $4.3 million.

The money will be used on a cyber security project for the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal is to create a program that simplifies the process of updating software for power utility industries, what people in the technology industry call patching and updating.

Software engineers and security architects have already started working on the project.

"It's huge," FoxGuard Solutions Director Michael Trautman says. "We've seen a lot of brand recognition creation around FoxGuard. We attend shows and people know who we are."

The project is scheduled to take part over a three year period. The first phase will be doing focus group research with utilities and other industry experts.

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