Leidos segment Dynetics has secured a $124.7-million contract to improve the US Army’s missile and space weapons systems protection against cyber threats.
The initiative will focus on Cyber Electromagnetic Activities or CEMA, which consists of cyber operations, electronic warfare, and related management tasks.
Once completed, the contract is expected to enhance the safety and security of Army Missile and Space Program Executive Office assets against future cyber attacks.
In addition, Dynetics will facilitate survivability and resiliency exercises covering “unequaled assessment and non-attributable testing” approaches to boost the army’s CEMA effects.
The company will perform work for the contract at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, the Army Fort Sill Fires Center of Excellence, Alabama, and other US Army test facilities.
“We’re proud to build on our partnership with the Army to create and now deploy innovative capabilities to enhance the cyber protection of critical weapon systems,” Dynetics Aerospace, Defense and Civil Operations SVP Jonathan Pettus said.
“This contract enables the Army to take advantage of more data-centric capabilities. The work is focused on enabling effective operations in contested environments, while staying ahead of adversaries on future battlefields.”
US Defense’s Latest Cybersecurity Efforts
The US Air Force awarded QED Secure Solutions a $42-million contract this September to further identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the service’s weapon systems and critical assets.
The same month, digital consulting firm Raft received a contract to produce organized cyber tools supporting the air force’s cyber operations.
In August, the US Department of Defense teamed with the University of Kansas to open a virtual training center for new military cyber personnel recruits.