MC KINNEY, Texas-The Raytheon Co. Network Centric Systems business unit in McKinney, Texas, won a $3.1 million U.S. Army contract to develop cyber maneuver technology to help safeguard Army tactical networks from information warfare attacks.
The contract is part of the Morphing Network Assets to Restrict Adversarial Reconnaissance (MORPHINATOR) program to thwart cyber attackers in dangerous environments.
Cyber maneuver dynamically modifies tactical network configuration, hosts, and applications that are undetectable and unpredictable to potential enemies, but that still are manageable for network administrators.
|Raytheon cyber maneuver technology safeguards Army tactical networks by dynamically modifying network configuration, hosts, and applications to make them undetectable and unpredictable to the enemy.|
"The intent of cyber maneuver is to place computer network defense technology into a proactive state, thereby shifting the advantage away from the attacker," says Jack Donnelly, director of trusted network systems at Raytheon Network Centric Systems. "By constantly changing the characteristics of the networks it resides on, MORPHINATOR provides a more robust and trusted networking solution."
MORPHINATOR works with other security devices to provide information assurance. Raytheon received the contract from the U.S. Army's Communications, Electronics, Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, and will do the work in Largo, Fla., and Aberdeen, Md.
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