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CNF Technologies Announces New Senior Executive

SAN ANTONIO 01 September 2015- CNF Technologies, a comprehensive integrated systems engineering small business, specializing in Network Security and Cyber Operations is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Barish as a member of the CNF executive leadership team, responsible for Operations, Business Development, and Capture. Steve is a results-oriented leader with a demonstrated track record of business and technical excellence in the fast-paced Defense Industry. Steve’s diverse technical background, keen analysis and insights, and proven team-building skills will strengthen the Company’s strategy, operations and ability to capture future opportunities.

Steve joins CNF from CACI as the former Vice President and Division Manager for Aerospace and Maritime Mission Systems, where he lead a $70 million, 450 person, geographically distributed business unit that focused on the Air Force and Navy C4ISR domain. Prior to that position, Steve was the CACI Vice President for Air Force Programs where he provided leadership in program operations, capture strategy, and proposal development for a complex portfolio of projects in the Air Force ISR, Cyber, and C2 mission areas. Before joining CACI, Steve was the Vice President of Advanced Programs for MacAulay-Brown where he lead their Cyber Security Services and was the founder and head of the MacAulay-Brown’s Advanced Programs division, focused on developing cyber, engineering, and analytical solutions for Intelligence Community and Joint/Service customers. “Steve is a very important addition to the CNF Team as he brings extensive experience and leadership that will drive operations and growth,” Fred Ramirez, Founder and CEO of CNF Technologies.

When asked why Steve chose to transition from a large to a small native San Antonio business, he said “My past experience has proven to be extremely valuable but my heart is in San Antonio and now I am looking to deepen and strengthen my roots in our community.” Steve met Fred 17 years ago when both were serving in the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC). Fred was one of the founders of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), while Steve was engaged in research and tool development in cyber and Advanced Programs. The AFCERT, at the time, was the premier cyber security organization in the country. Fred and Steve’s paths continued to cross through the years as Government employees then later as business partners after Fred founded CNF. At CNF, Steve is looking forward to creating new solutions, services, and products that serve both existing and new clients, with the end objective of growing the company and adding new jobs to San Antonio’s cyber community.

About CNF Technologies

CNF Technologies Corporation is a cyber-focused systems engineering small disadvantage business, providing a full spectrum of solutions to assure customer mission success. Our principals were founding members of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT) in 1992; the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) incident response center in 1999; and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) & Network Security Operations Center (NOSC) in 2002. The CNF Team is

comprised of certified professionals, recognized as industry experts on the cyberspace forefront defending crucial networks and infrastructures against all adversaries.

CNF has a low overhead organizational structure which enables us to provide highly technical and experienced personnel at an extremely low price range. Seventy-five cents of every dollar earned goes back to our employees through competitive salaries, above-par benefits, career development and education/training to meet new technology requirements. We have a 97% retention rate, far above industry standard, that enables CNF to acquire and maintain personnel with the proper skillsets through the duration of a contract. This give our customers a low cost highly technical service with the consistency and longevity needed to effectively and efficiently meet all mission requirements. Our competitively low price, technical expertise, qualifications and experience makes CNF the ideal best value choice. For more information, visit CNF Technologies at

September 1, 2015 CNF Announces New Senior Executive