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Web Head, CNF win $2.3 million Air Force contract

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.

March 23, 2009 Web Head, CNF Wins $2.3 Million Air Force Contract