Parsons secures contract to improve US Army’s cyber capabilities

25 January 2016 (Last Updated January 25th, 2016 18:30)

The Office of the US Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) has selected Parsons to provide support to advance the Army's operational cyber capabilities.

The Office of the US Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) has selected Parsons to provide support advancing the army's operational cyber capabilities.

Under the agreement, the company will develop physical hardware / networking models to assess the technical viability of a Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Infrastructure (DDI) capacity.

The work will be performed through the consortium for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Technologies (C5), a nonprofit organisation comprising defence contractors, for-profit organisations, and academic research institutions.

"Our cyber experts are working closely with the government to ensure the continued superiority of the nation's military technology."

The defensive cyberspace weapons systems enable real-time protection of critical systems within a specified operating environment. Integrated with C5 software and hardware technology, it enhances the cyber capabilities of army DCO weapons.

Parsons group president Mary Ann Hopkins said: "Parsons is pleased to support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in the critical area of defensive cyber security.

"Our cyber experts are working closely with the government to ensure the continued superiority of the nation's military technology."

Part of the army's global mission in cyberspace operations, DCO is conducted by a defence force that offers commanders quick reaction, cyber defence reinforcement, as well as security enhancement capabilities.