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TECHWORKING: Trusted Computer Solutions

Monday, January 10, 2005; Page E05

Trusted Computer Solutions plans to hire about 15 people in the next four months and 20 or more people over the course of the year. Edward Hammersla, chief operating officer, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

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We're a software company. We build and sell software that solves one of the big problems identified in the 9/11 report: the sharing of classified information between government agencies. The software allows appropriately authorized people to pass classified intelligence information from one agency's computers to another's in an automated way that enforces various security checks.

What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?

They say they love the work environment and the people they work with, and they appreciate doing something important that's helping the nation. In a lot of companies you don't get to work on something that's as "in the news" as the 9/11 report and the need to share information between agencies.

Who owns your company?

It's privately held, mostly owned by the founders and employees. We have one financial investor, Novak Biddle Venture Partners.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

We're probably one of the few companies in the Dulles corridor that for the past 10 years has never had a single layoff and has had consistent growth every single year.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide, we're 31 percent female and 13 percent minority. Within the nine-person senior management team we are 40 percent female; there are no minorities.

What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?

We're looking for one product marketing manager with three years of experience, two secure systems engineers with three years of experience with Sun's Trusted Solaris, one senior programmer with seven years of experience in systems development efforts, one junior software developer and one junior systems administrator with experience in installation and configurations. We're also hiring a business development executive, proposal and capture management folks, and four salespeople as well as one presales person.

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