Cyber Defense

Navy awards deals potentially worth $1B for cybersecurity

The Navy has awarded seven companies contracts totaling at least $609 million for cyberspace science, research, engineering, and technology integration.

Each of the contracts, awarded separately, is for three years and each has a two year option. If all options are exercised, the total value of the deals would exceed $1 billion.

The seven companies, chosen from among 13 that had submitted bids, will provide services including 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/cybersecurity, according to the contract announcements.

The companies awarded contracts, along with the base value and maximum five-year value of the contracts are:

  • Raytheon, $98 million, $165.9 million
  • Leidos, $89 million, $149.9 million
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, $88.6 million, $149.8 million
  • Northrop Grumman Systems, $88 million, $148.3 million
  • SAIC, $84.6 million, $142.2 million
  • Scientific Research, $81 million, $137.5  million
  • Vencore, $80 million, $134.9

At the  beginning of the year, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command issued its 2016 strategic plan, which described cyber as “the all-encompassing domain of or related to computing,” and said its “vision is to rapidly deliver cyber warfighting capability from seabed to space.”

In May, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus issued a memo updating the service’s cybersecurity policy, requiring the implementation of a “defense-in-depth/defense-in-breadth” approach to securing Navy systems.

Under the terms of the contracts, the companies will compete for task orders. For the base contract, the work is expected to be completed by Sept. 14, 2019. SPAWAR Pacific in San Diego will handle the contracts.

About the Author

Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.

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