The US Army has awarded a $430m contract to Northrop Grumman to continue providing information operations (IO) and computer networks operations (CNO) to the 1st Information Operations Command (Land ), Virginia, and its regional computer emergency response teams.

The IO integrates multiple battlefield functions that include electronic warfare, military deception, psychological warfare and operations security.

The CNO breaks the enemy’s decision-making, while protecting information necessary to soldiers to make vital decisions.

Under the five-year contract, the company will continue to provide secure and efficient IO and CNO services ensuring the warfighter mission success.

Northrop has been providing IO and CNO support to the army’s 1st Information Operations Command since 1997.

The contract has been awarded by the army’s Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir.