HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – U.S. missile-defense experts needed cyber security to help safeguard weapons and networks in U.S. defenses against enemy ballistic missiles. They found their solution from Five Stones Research Corp. (5SRC) in Huntsville, Ala.
Officials of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, Ala., announced a $266.4 million contract to Five Stones Research last week to provide a variety of cyber security measures to help safeguard U.S. missiles defenses against enemy cyber attack.
Five Stones Research will provide improved weapons systems cyber security; improved computer network cyber security; improved cyber systems integration; and documentation to ensure compliance with all military cyber security policy, directives, and mandates; provide secure cloud-based information systems; evaluate proposed information technology IT solutions; and identify vulnerabilities and threat mitigations on military information systems for missile defense.
Cyber security involves defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks from computer hackers. It also is known as information technology security or electronic information security.
Missile defense systems are among the most mission-critical integrated weapons, computers, and networking because compromised communications security could reduce the effectiveness of the nation's defenses.
On this contract Five Stones Research will do the work in Fort Belvoir and Dahlgren, Va.; Huntsville, Ala.; Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.; and Fort Greely, Alaska, and should be finished by October 2027.