U.S. Air Force cyber mission platform contract won by Northrop Grumman
SAN ANTONIO. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division tasked Northrop Grumman to continue developing and to deploy the Air Force’s Cyber Mission Platform (CMP). The one-year base period contract is worth $9.4 million and is part of a three-year task order potentially worth $37 million.
CMP is the Air Force’s first comprehensive cyberspace operations system that provides the infrastsructure – or platform – through which cyber tools and weapons can operate, be managed, and delivered, officials explain.
Linnie Haynesworth, vice president and general manager, cyber and intelligence mission solutions division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, states, “CMP enables rapid integration of cyberspace capabilities, enhancing how warfighters can respond to the dynamic and evolving mission environment. Our agile approach will greatly increase the Air Force’s ability to ensure a strong deterrent force in the face of an ever-changing cyber threat.”
Work on the program will continue at the Northrop Grumman facility in San Antonio. The company will also leverage resources from across the Northrop Grumman enterprise to support the 24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command and AFLCMC.
Northrop Grumman won the initial contract under the U.S. General Services Administration Alliant Government-wide Acquisition Contract in August 2014.
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