The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Information Directorate has awarded an Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) contract to CACI International, to provide support in rapid deployment of mission-critical cybersecurity solutions for armed forces.

The $300m indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a performance period of five years, and involves the implementation of a wide range of services that cover the development and fielding of cyber solutions to meet customer requirements.

Dan Allen, CACI president and CEO, said the ACT contracts ensure the maintenance of cutting edge information for US forces, keeping in view the rapid movement of existing cyber threats.

”Our work in support of the Air Force both aids that mission and helps us to expand our footprint in the growing cybersecurity market segment," Allen added.

John Mengucci, CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president, said: "The Air Force continues to be a valued CACI customer as we work together to equip our nation’s forces with the cyber technologies they need to protect and defend critical information assets."

Under the terms of the contract, the company will research, develop, design, test and install a range of cyber technologies to safeguard critical national security information assets, in an effort to achieve AFRL’s science and technology (S&T) vision of cyber superiority.

The company will more specifically deliver solutions for threat avoidance and cyber defence, full-spectrum cyber operations, network exploitation, modelling/simulation and war-gaming, as well as mission assurance.

The AFRL’s Information Directorate is responsible for the discovery, development and installation of affordable information technology capabilities for the country’s air, space and cyberspace forces.

The AFRL serves as an important bridge for transmission of advanced scientific and technical solutions for operational communities across the Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence agencies and coalition partners.