Parsons wins contract to support Army cybersecurity
- By Mark Hoover
- Jan 26, 2016
Parsons has won a contract to provide deployable defensive cyberspace operations infrastructure in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.
The work is being performed through the Consortium for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Technologies (C5) under an Other Transaction Agreement, or OTA, procurement.
Making their debut in 1958, OTAs are used to reduce overhead and lowers costs while providing the Government access to cutting-edge technology with a faster product development and transition cycle, according to the C5 website.
As an organization, C5’s mission is to speed development of technologies to improve U.S. Government capabilities required to sustain U.S. military supremacy in weapon systems information technologies.
Under the contract, Parsons will develop physical hardware and networking models to evaluate the technical feasibility of a deployable defensive cyberspace operations infrastructure (DDI) capability, the company said in a release.
DDI prototypes are defensive cyberspace weapons systems that enable real-time protection of critical systems within a specified operating environment, the company said.
The value of the contract was not disclosed and the company could not be reached for comment.
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