CHARLESTON, S.C. – Cyber security experts at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio are joining Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX) in a project to develop cyber security technologies for use by warfighters in the field during tactical operations.
Officials of the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic in Charleston, S.C., announced an $8.9 million contract earlier this month to Southwest Research for the classified-secret CARCOSA cyber security project. NIWC awarded the contract on behalf of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va.
Southwest Research joins the RTX Raytheon Cyber Solutions segment in Indialantic, Fla., on the CARCOSA project. Raytheon won a $13.9 million CARCOSA contract.
Not only will the trusted computing project develop cyber security for warfighters in the field, but it also will provide enhanced situational awareness of the immediate battlespace, all while being appropriate for cyber novices and advanced cyber practitioners.
Southwest Research and Raytheon will collaborate with the military to explore cyber technology for specific use cases. CARCOSA will develop new tactics, techniques, and procedures through exercises and proof-of-concept demonstrations of prototype technologies.
CARCOSA is a 38-month program organized into two phases for providing cyber security to warfighters in the field, with an additional option for a 12-month transition phase. Phase 1 is 20 months, and phase 2 is 18 months. The project involves access to, or generation of, general classified information.
On this contract Southwest Research will do the work in San Antonio; Sterling, Va.; and Centennial, Colo., and should be finished by July 2025. With options the contract could extend through November 2027 and be worth as much as $16.6 million.
For more information contact the Southwest Research Institute online at www.swri.org; Raytheon Cyber Solutions at www.rtx.com/raytheon/what-we-do/cyber, NIWC Atlantic at www.niwcatlantic.navy.mil or DARPA at www.darpa.mil.