Northrop Grumman [NOC] has received a two-year, $24 million deal to deliver cyber enterprise capabilities for the new joint warfighting platform its currently building for U.S. Cyber Command, the company announced Thursday.
The Air Force, working as the acquisition lead, selected Northrop Grumman and three other companies to develop cyber capabilities for Unified Platform, Cyber Command’s first integrated system to bring together offensive, defensive and command and control operations across its service components.
“Northrop Grumman is proud to have been selected for the Cyber Enterprise Services contract by the U.S. Air Force,” Chris Valentino, the company’s vice president of global cyber solutions, said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing our strong mission partnership with the Air Force, Cyber Command and the joint forces to develop, launch and operationalize the full spectrum of cyber capabilities.”
Last October, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $54.6 million deal to serve as the system coordinator for Unified Platform (Defense Daily, Oct. 29 2018).
A Northrop Grumman spokesperson told Defense Daily the latest deal was awarded in February, and includes “development of specific applications and analytics for Unified Platform.”
The Air Force has not disclosed the other three companies included on the Cyber Enterprise Services contract.
“Northrop Grumman will use continuous development, operations and maintenance of cyber platform systems within a distributed agile development environment to support the implementation of the Air Force’s vision to provide leading-edge technology to the operational community at the speed of mission need,” officials wrote in a statement.