Lockheed Martin will develop a new protocol for the US military networks under a $31m contract awarded by LGS Innovations.

Under the contract, Lockheed will develop new cyber assurance procedures that will provide dynamic bandwidth allocation and policy-based priorities at the individual and unit levels and improve security.

As a subcontractor, the Lockheed Martin team will develop router technologies that include strong authentication and self-configuration capabilities to improve security, reduce the need for trained network personnel and lower overall life-cycle costs for network management.

Lockheed’s infrastructure team also includes LGS Internet Research Department, which is set to define, design, develop and test the common elements used in the military solution.

The original LGS Innovations contract was awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).