KBR has been awarded a $26.8 million task order to provide additional cybersecurity engineering support to the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Engineering Directorate Cyber Systems Engineering Division, the company announced on Monday.
"KBR's growing cybersecurity portfolio underscores our position as a leading provider of cutting-edge cyber and electronic security solutions for the government," said Byron Bright, KBR President, Government Solutions U.S.
Under the new task order, KBR experts will develop cybersecurity frameworks for U.S. Air Force command and control (C2) and rapid cyber acquisition (RCA) customers. C2 and RCA systems provide integrating communications capabilities that permit almost all other Air Force weapon systems to operate and communicate securely. The cybersecurity of these systems is paramount to the secure operation of key assets including fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft.
KBR will provide system and software security, mission assurance, risk management and resilience in developing, implementing, training, verifying and executing cybersecurity strategies across the portfolio of C2 and RCA weapon systems for AFLCMC.
The company will offer IT and cyber capabilities, including software engineering and development, including big data analytics, computer network management, defense and support. In addition, KBR will provide cyber certification and accreditation, cyber policy development, translation and training, vulnerability assessment and evaluation, utility monitoring and control, health IT and cloud security.
KBR will increase the cybersecurity and resiliency of USAF systems while helping to ingrain cybersecurity best practices into the engineering processes of systems in acquisition. The company will perform work at Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts.
The company was awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. The task order falls under the DoD IAC's Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Task (CSTAT). This task order was awarded by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Installation Contracting Center.
"This award demonstrates the military's trust in KBR's ability to provide knowledge-based cybersecurity services," added Bright.
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