Battelle supports Army crypto efforts

Jan. 30, 2013 at 1:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Battelle, a U.S. research and development firm, has received a $22.4 million award to support U.S. Army's Identity Management and Cryptographic initiatives.

Work for the Army Chief Information Officer/G6 Identity Management Division will advance the development of the Army's Public Key Infrastructure efforts, including areas such as cyber planning, identity and access management; communications security and network operations.

"Battelle is focused on delivering high-impact technical cyber solutions to address mission needs," said David Fisher, vice president of Battelle's Cyber Innovation business. "The performance of this contract fits perfectly in our strategic focus and we look forward to serving the Army to further advance their leadership role in identity management and cryptographic solutions."

The contract, a task order issued under an earlier indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for information, modeling and simulation, is for a base performance period of 10 months. The order also features a provision for two one-year options.

Battelle said working with it on the project is TASC and Maden Technologies.

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