Two San Antonio technology firms have been awarded a contract to provide mission-critical cybersecurity
support to the U.S. Air Force Network Operations.
Web-Hed Technologies and CNF Technologies are two of four firms that were recently awarded part of
a four-year contract to support the Air Force Network Operations (AFNetOps). AFNetOps is a subordinate
cyber command unit that is the precursor to the upcoming 24th Air Force, a group that will work to protect
America’s cyberspace from domestic and terrorist attacks. AFNetOps is currently located at Barksdale Air
Force Base in Bossier City, La. That unit has been operational since mid-2006.
Web-Hed Technologies and CNF Technologies’ portion of the contract is worth $2.3 million.
The Air Force is in the process of examining six possible locations for the 24th Air Force, including
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
San Antonio business leaders have been lobbying heavily to get the 24th Air Force to set up operations
The 24th Air Force command is slated to have up to a $1 billion budget, create up to 500 military and
civilian jobs, and have a payroll of $40 million to $45 million once fully funded. A final decision on where
the new 24th Air Force ultimately will be located will be made in June. AFNetOps also will be moved to
the final location.
“Teaming with the right partners of large and small business from the San Antonio high technology baseline
provided us the edge needed in this very competitive bidding process,” says Web-Hed President
Janie Martinez Gonzalez.
Web-Hed Technologies is a Web-technology services and systems company that provides consulting,
program management, Internet application development, customized hosting and information operations
and cyber-security services. Clients include the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, City of San
Antonio and Life Time Fitness. The company is owned by Web Head Group.
CNF Technologies is a small business based in San Antonio. CNF is professional services company that
provides information assurance, system engineering and information technology. The full range of
services include: planning, requirements analysis, design, integration, testing, implementation,
management and operational services. Our world-class engineering team specializes in tackling and
solving the most-challenging network, system and security problems.