Air Force to kick off ACT military cyber security program to shield government computers from cyber attack

May 20, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Military & Aerospace Electronics

ROME, N.Y., 18 May 2011. Military cyber security experts in the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y., are readying an industry solicitation for release in July for the 5-year, potential $300 million Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) program to develop new information security technologies to safeguard the nation’s military and other national-security computer systems from cyber attack.

The ACT program (solicitation number: FA8750-12-R-0002) will concentrate on developing cyber-security technology for specific military and government user requirements; building prototype technologies for evaluation in operational environments; and enabling military and government computer users to procure new cyber security products in limited amounts for gradual introduction.

Specifically, Air Force researchers will be interested in cyber security technology for threat avoidance and cyber defense; full spectrum cyber operations; network exploitation; situation and mission awareness; command and control; modeling, simulation, and war-gaming; cyber infrastructure; and mission assurance.

For the program, Air Force officials are considering a multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) research and development contract involving cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF); firm fixed price (FFP); fixed-price incentive; and cost-plus-incentive-fee orders.

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