Northrop wins $100M encryption contract

Northrop Grumman has won a $99.9 million DISA contract to supply encryption devices for the Joint Battle Command Platform program.

The company will be supply KGV-72 Type 1 Programmable Inline Encryption Devices or PIEDS. The devices are used to encrypt network traffic.

This is a five-year contract with five one-year options. Most of the work will be done in Rochester, N.Y.

Two companies bid on the contract.

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