L-3 to shield Air Force networks under $152M contract

Contractor will help manage, monitor and defend key systems

L-3 Communications Corp. will assist the Air Forces Central Command in protecting the security of its network operations under a contract potentially worth $152 million over five years.

Under the fixed-price contract, L-3 will furnish information technology and cyber operations support to key locations run by the Air Forces Central Command and U.S. Central Command, company officials said April 19.

The company will furnish credentialed cyber operators to manage, monitor and defend the commands’ IT and network assets against malicious attack.

L-3 also will provide network and help desk support, information assurance, Web site development, project management and administrative services. Other services covered under the agreement are logistics support, configuration management, and global command and control.

L-3, of New York, ranks No. 8 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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