Navy cyber security information project involves seven companies and as much as $1 billion

SAN DIEGO, 16 Sept. 2016. U.S. Navy tactical information experts are hiring seven companies and spending as much as $1 billion over the next five years for cyber security and related information technology (IT) research to help safeguard U.S. military data.

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SAN DIEGO, 16 Sept. 2016. U.S. Navy tactical information experts are hiring seven companies and spending as much as $1 billion over the next five years for cyber security and related information technology (IT) research to help safeguard U.S. military data.

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, announced seven separate cyber security contracts on Thursday collectively worth an initial $609.6 million, which with options could exceed $1 billion.

Each three-year contract has a two-year option. The seven companies will provide cyberspace science, research, engineering, and technology integration. The seven companies named Thursday are:

-- the Raytheon Co. Trusted Computer Solutions segment in Dulles, Va.;

-- Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va.;

-- Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, Va.;

-- the Northrop Grumman Corp. Mission Systems segment in San Diego;

-- Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in McLean, Va.;

-- Scientific Research Corp. (SRC) in Atlanta; and

-- Vencore Inc. in Chantilly, Va.

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These seven companies will provide SPAWAR with cyber technology assessment, development and transition; requirements analysis; systems engineering; operational and technical support; experimentation support; hardware and software development and prototyping; modeling and simulation; training; and security engineering and cyber security.

Companies will compete for individual task orders over the three-year initial contract period, as well as over the two-year option period. This is a follow-on contract to a similar five-year cyberspace science, research, engineering, and technology integration project that ended last January, SPAWAR officials say.

Contractors on that first project were Booz Allen Hamilton, the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems segment, Northrop Grumman, and Leidos.

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific is the principle Navy research facility for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and information operations (IO), officials say.

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The organization is responsible for mission analysis; assessment and development of technology base; basic and applied research; demonstration of technology; engineering in support of production; support to operating forces; supporting doctrine, policy, and strategy development; and integration of numerous National and Tactical systems in the area of Cyberspace Operations.

To meet these responsibilities, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific officials need help from these seven companies that involves advice, assistance, coordination, and products to support planning, assessment, integration, execution, and technology development to assure superiority for the warfighter in the cyberspace domain, officials say.

Work on this contract will involve security requirements at the top secret level with incidental secure compartmented information (SCI) access.

On these contracts, the seven companies will do the work in San Diego and other locations, and should be finished by September 2019. For more information contact the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific online at www.public.navy.mil/SPAWAR/PACIFIC.

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