MCLEAN, Va., March 23 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has won a re-compete task order to continue support for a program that protects Department of Defense networks from cyber-attack.
The task order from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency, under an Encore II Information Technology Solutions indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, is worth up to $73.6 million over four years and is specifically for the agency's Acropolis and Sensor Operations program, formerly known as Centaur.
"The DISA Acropolis mission is critical to national security," said Shawn Purvis, vice president and general manager, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "This massive global network must operate 24/7, be resilient and ready to identify and eliminate formidable threats.
"Northrop Grumman is proud to be DISA's trusted partner in providing high-end talent and capabilities that meet their evolving cyber needs. We look forward to continuing our support to Acropolis and leveraging innovations in affordability and technology to protect the warfighter and our joint mission partners."
The task order provides for secure, consolidated and integrated defensive cyber-operations as well as a global cyber-situational awareness environment to defense analysts to protect the DOD Joint Information Environment, DOD Enterprise Services, and the DOD Information Network.
Northrop Grumman will also operate and maintain a computer network defense sensor infrastructure.