Malcovery Security has signed a teaming agreement with Radiance Technologies to deliver network security intelligence services for the US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) programme.

Delivered as part of the ACT contract secured by Radiance and six other contractors in July 2012, the services support the AFRL’s Information Directorate in rapid deployment of mission-critical cyber security solutions for armed forces.

Valued at $300m, the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract features a five-year base performance period, and covers implementation of a wide range of services involving the development and installation of cyber technology capability solutions to address customer requirements.

Radiance Technologies senior vice president Tom Strange said the partnership will provide cyber technologies that will eventually help ensure national security.

Malcovery Security president and CEO Greg Coticchia said: ”Our patented and patent pending technologies that form the basis of the Malcovery software and services were developed specifically to be effective in identifying the source and nature of phishing, spam and malware cyber threats and quickly help stop them.”

Technical requirements of the ACT programme include rapid research and development, design, prototyping, demonstration, scenario development, experimentation and evaluation, integration, testing, technical installation, transition, as well as support through initial operations of cyber technologies.

More specifically, the contractors will conduct cyber security research on domains, such as threat avoidance and cyber defence, cyber operations, network exploitation, situational awareness, command and control (C2), modelling, simulation, and war-gaming, cyber infrastructure, and mission assurance.

Other ACT prime contractors include ITT Exelis, CACI International, Assured Information Security (AIS), L-3 Communications, and Global InfoTek.

The work is scheduled to completed by November 2018.

Image: Commscope source Andreas Kaufman demonstrates a system at the Cyber Technology Showcase in Wiesbaden, Germany. Photo: Courtesy of Karl Weisel (USAG Wiesbaden).

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