National Cyber Range follow-on work goes to Lockheed

The Army intends to award Lockheed Martin a five-year, $80 million contract to continue providing hardware and software support for National Cyber Range (NCR) operations, according to a procurement notice.

The service said it wants to continue Lockheed Martin's support for the NCR in its existing unique physical, virtual, environmental and electromagnetic configuration, according to a special notice posted on the FedBizOpps website. The award is scheduled to be made in 2013.

NCR comprises a series of custom configured government- and Lockheed Martin-owned hardware and software housed in a specially architected sensitive compartmented information facility with appropriate security protocols to allow execution of missions through top secret and special access programs. NCR replicates the Internet and other networks to provide for the modeling of cyberattacks, as well as the test and evaluation of cyberattack impacts upon that infrastructure. It is designed to rapidly reconfigure between events and to simultaneously execute parallel events at multiple security levels as required.

The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Project Manager for Instrumentation, Targets and Threat Simulators, is the contracting activity.

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