Engility Holdings, Inc. [EGL] was awarded a $31 million five-year cost-plus-fixed fee (CPFF) contract to provide cyber security assessment, analysis, and research for the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the company said Tuesday.

The company will support the center’s Cyber Security Engineering Division by delivering services such as assessments, independent verification and validation, site audits, software assurance, prototypes, and processes. It will also study, analyze, advise, and conduct research and development to advance cyber security for the Air Force’s mission requirements, the company said.

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The contract was awarded in the fourth quarter of 2016, Engility said.

Engility highlighted in a statement that it’s “approach to penetration testing of security requirements is anticipated to save the program substantial time and cost.”

The incumbent contractor for the work was KBR‘s [KBR] Wyle business.

“This new contract, a take-away win, expands our cyber security partnership with the Air Force and gives us the opportunity to bring our cyber vulnerability assessment and research expertise to support their evolving requirements. We look forward to working with DTIC and helping the Air Force solve their toughest cyber challenges,” Engility CEO Lynn Dugle said in a statement.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, as one of six centers of the Air Force Material Command, acquires and supports the service’s weapon systems throughout their life cycle.