CACI and Appcelerator announce partnership to develop secure mobile applications for federal customers

CACIAppcelerator 112Arlington, VA-based CACI International Inc and Appcelerator®, of Mountain View, CA, provider of a leading mobile engagement platform, announced today a cooperative partnership to offer a unique solution set to the federal market, particularly the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Combining CACI’s automated security testing, compliance testing, and vulnerability detection capabilities with Appcelerator’s comprehensive platform for creating, delivering, and analyzing mobile applications, this partnership enables customers to quickly deploy mobile apps at a decreased cost and for a higher return on investment (ROI).

The solution set begins with the Appcelerator Platform’s capability for building native, cross-platform apps in a single language – JavaScript, which is familiar to most federal agencies – which enables apps to be developed 60 percent faster and reduces the time to test and update them. CACI is also accelerating the time to deploy these apps with the automated CACI Code Analysis Tool (CAT4), which identifies unsafe static code that could lead to potential exploit by malware or other attack vectors.

The CAT4 solution provides a rich, full-featured user interface and reporting to show compliance against the requirements, including the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Mobile Applications Security Resource Guide (SRG). By eliminating the manual code review process for information assurance professionals and providing vulnerability testing, the CAT4 solution reduces research and development downtime and improves return on investment. The solution set also includes Appcelerator’s powerful mobile analytics, which provide real-time metrics on app performance, usage, and crashes to ensure faster time-to-resolution for underperforming apps and to enhance the user experience based on real insights.

According to CACI Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations John Mengucci, “The alliance of CACI and Appcelerator to integrate and leverage CACI’s mobile app testing capabilities and Appcelerator’s app delivery and performance analytics creates an unparalleled approach to rapid mobile applications development. We now have the end-to-end solution set to provide secure, reliable, and cost-effective mobile apps to support the critical missions of our federal customers.”

“I’m thrilled that CACI and Appcelerator have forged this partnership,” said Jeff Haynie, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Appcelerator. “Just as our individual solutions have brought advancements to mobile apps, the joint integration of our capabilities will help advance mobile app development to a new level for the federal market.”

Source: CACI International Inc and Appcelerator