The Army has awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract potentially worth $430 million to continue providing full-spectrum information operations (IO) and computer networks operations (CNO) to the 1st Information Operations Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., and its regional Computer Emergency Response Teams, the company reported.

The single award is valued at $430 million over five years if all options are exercised. The contract was awarded by the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir. Northrop Grumman has provided IO and CNO support to the Army’s 1st Information Operations Command since 1997, the company added.

Northrop Grumman’s teammates include JB Management, Quantum Research International Inc., Lockheed Martin [LMT], SAIC [SAI], Booz Allen Hamilton and QinetiQ North America.

“Secure and efficient network operations are critical in today’s cyber warfare environment. We are pleased to continue working this vital effort for the Army and applying our leading-edge cyber security and IO expertise to help the warfighter assure mission success,” Dan Allen, vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Systems Division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector said. “Our experience with the military and our position as a leading provider of IO services to the federal government uniquely qualify us to support the integration of IO as a force multiplier.”

IO is an integrating activity that coordinates multiple battlefield functions such as: electronic warfare, military deception, psychological warfare, operations security and CNO to disrupt enemy decision-making while protecting information necessary for warfighters to make critical decisions, according to Northrop Grumman.