The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded General Dynamics [GD] a contract worth up to $149 million to continue to provide classified network services, the company said Tuesday.

This follow-on contract for a five-year performance period would reach the full value if all options are exercised.


GD highlighted the services it will continue to provide under the contract are flexible, scalable and high-level classified network and systems development as well as design and management to accommodate past and future technologies. The company expects to use supporting tools and applications to “maximize system functionality, performance and accessibility within diverse environments,” GD said.

Under the contract, GD will also provide insider threat monitoring and reporting solutions designed to help DARPA in the early detection of malicious behavior.

Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of GD’s cyber and electronic warfare systems business line, explained how the company’s offering will help DARPA.

“Our accredited multilevel domain solution allows users to access applications and information at multiple levels of security across the enterprise from a single computer workstation. This ability to control access ensures the security needed to protect classified data across multiple security boundaries and distributed user communities.”