The U.S. Air Force could award up to $49.9 million in contracts, grants and cooperative agreements over five years for research work into technologies and methods for cybersecurity architectures.
Awards will be for no more than 36 months and the Air Force estimates funding to range between $500,000 and $3 million per year, the Air Force said in a Dec. 20 presolicitation notice.
Funding for each individual fiscal year breaks out to $10.3 million in FY 2014, $9.6 million in FY 2015 and $10 million each for fiscal years 2016 through 2018.
Disciplines of interest highlighted in the Assured Cyber Architectures notice include infrastructure service technologies for security, content service technologies for service across information infrastructures, application service technologies for items such as search and analytics, mission service technologies and enterprise evaluation.
The Air Force intends to integrate technologies into the Defense Information & Intelligence Enterprise for situational awareness of adversarial activities and to surgically cue ACA opportunities.