Battelle to support US in cyber security

21 January 2016 (Last Updated January 21st, 2016 18:30)

Battelle has secured a position in the $5bn cyber security and information systems technical area tasks (CS TAT) contract from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Battelle has secured a position in the $5bn cyber security and information systems technical area tasks (CS TAT) contract from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Under the indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company will conduct technical analysis, research, development, and testing and evaluation of software.

Battelle Cyber Innovations business unit general manager Lisa McCauley said: "We are gratified to have the opportunity to be able to continue the important work of helping the Department of Defense strengthen cyber security measures under this new contract.

"We are gratified to continue helping the Department of Defense strengthen cyber security measures under this new contract."

"That means we, along with our outstanding teammates, are able to further deliver expert solutions to our clients."

Along with Battelle, the DTIC awarded the CS TAT contract to ten other companies, including ManTech International, MacAulay-Brown and Alion Science and Technology.

The companies will provide complex cyber research and development to support multiple technical projects.

The winning companies can bid on individual tasks estimated to be greater than $3.5m.

CS TAT is part of the DTIC Information Analysis Centers (IACs) programme, which Battelle has supported for more than 60 years.

The latest contract follows the Software, Networks, Information, Modelling and Simulation (SNIM) DTIC IDIQ contract.

The contract aims at supporting the design, development, testing, and evaluation of Department of Defense systems, as well as the military infrastructure operated by the US and its allies.