Northrop Grumman wins $430 million US Army cyber security contract
12:00 AM, August 25, 2009
Northrop Grumman Corporation received a contract from the U.S. Army to continue providing full-spectrum information operations (IO) and computer networks operations (CNO) to the 1st Information Operations Command (Land), Fort Belvoir, Va., and its regional Computer Emergency Response Teams. 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. "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," said Dan Allen, vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Systems Division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector. "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 U.S. warfighters to make critical decisions. Northrop Grumman's teammates include JB Management, Alexandria, Va.; Quantum Research International Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md.; SAIC, San Diego; and Booz Allen Hamilton and QinetiQ North America, both of McLean, Va.