Lockheed receives DOD cyber range contract extension
- By Ross Wilkers
- Nov 21, 2019
Lockheed Martin has received a new two-year, $93 million contract to continue its support of a cyber range the Defense Department uses for testing and evaluation of new tools and training.
Announced in the Pentagon’s Wednesday contracts digest, the award continues work Lockheed originally won in 2014 over seven other companies to help run the National Cyber Range.
This action also gives DOD more time to proceed on the follow-on contract that will have multiple winners but a much higher ceiling of $750 million. The current contract had an almost $100 million ceiling.
For the contract’s next version, DOD wants to significantly expand the range’s number of locations and services offered. Some of the range’s training uses include vulnerability assessments and cyber mission force training.
DOD also evaluates products, solutions, architecture and major DOD acquisition programs through the range.
The department expects to release a final request for proposals for the next contract on or around Dec. 6. In the meantime, DOD has collected responses to a sources sought notice it issued to determine what qualified providers are interested in making a bid.
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