Perspecta Labs to demo integrated network planner prototype for US

15 November 2019 (Last Updated November 15th, 2019 11:04)

Perspecta Labs has received a $6m award to develop and demonstrate an integrated network planner prototype (INPP) for the US Army.

Perspecta Labs to demo integrated network planner prototype for US
Perspecta Labs will demonstrate an integrated network planner prototype for the US Army. Credit: Perspecta Labs.

Perspecta Labs has received a $6m award to develop and demonstrate an integrated network planner prototype (INPP) for the US Army.

Under the contract, Perspecta Labs will design, implement and evaluate the INPP to help improve the army’s tactical network operations (NetOps) capability.

The contract will run for one year. The prototype will ensure support for product types in the tactical network, as well as integrate planning and provisioning tools.

The company said that the INPP will support the US Army in its efforts to ‘deliver seamless, assured command, control and communications for joint, coalition and civil missions worldwide’.

Perspecta Labs president Petros Mouchtaris said: “At Perspecta Labs, we are always looking for an opportunity to advance the capabilities of our customers with next-level innovation.

“We are excited to leverage our technical and systems development expertise to improve the planning, managing and operating capabilities of this critical army infrastructure.”

The firm will develop a solution that will improve the NetOps capability for the tactical portion of the Department of Defense Information Network for the US Army.

The INPP solution will feature software modularity, simplified workflows and visualisation.

Improvements will deliver benefits such as reduced complexity and training, as well as flexible operations.

Last month, Perspecta Labs received a five-year task order from the US Army to continue supporting the cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA) programme.

The company will provide applied research, experimentation, maturation and validation under the applied research and experimentation partner task order.