Texas-based QED Secure Solutions has received a $42-million contract to continue supporting the cybersecurity of weapon systems and other vital assets in the US Air Force.
The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) award is part of an effort launched in 2018 to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the service’s critical capabilities.
QED’s latest contract initiates the project’s Phase 3 and will employ similar services for the US government’s General Services Administration.
Under the initiative, QED will provide associated support technologies and perform system evaluation to maintain the operability of US Air Force assets for the next five years.
The company will team with the service’s experts on works incorporating assessments, analysis, and recommendations to mitigate cyber weaknesses related to the base infrastructure, munitions, and aircraft.
“We are truly honored to have been chosen as the recipient of this $42 million IDIQ contract,” a statement from QED leaders said.
“This award reflects our track record of delivering solutions for national security and our unwavering commitment to enhancing military operational capabilities.”
“We look forward to collaborating closely with the USAF to achieve their strategic goals.”
Latest US Air Force Cyber Support Contracts
The US Air Force ordered a software factory from Raft LLC this month to address the digital requirements of the service’s cyber operations.
The factory incorporates components, tools, and applications to enable cloud-based collaboration, supporting the development of future software and data capabilities.
In August, the service signed a $1-billion agreement with EIRUS to support testing facilities and platforms for cyber and advanced weapon systems.
Part of this work will enhance the production of electronic warfare, munitions, and command and control platforms.