Air Force wants white papers for $975M cyber program

The Air Force has put out a call for white papers from industry to help the service branch further put together a contract for developing and transitioning future cybersecurity technologies into warfighting capabilities.

Submissions are due to the Air Force Research Laboratory on April 5 regarding white papers focused on the current fiscal year. AFRL will continue to take in white papers every end of September for fiscal years 2022 through 2025, the Air Force said in a broad agency announcement Tuesday.

More than one company will be selected for the potential five-year $975 million contract that will include procurement awards, cooperative agreements, grants and other transactions.

The BAA focuses on three areas:

  • Global vigilance and preservation of freedom of action in the space domain
  • Global reach and provision of independent options
  • Global power and joint lethality and effectiveness.

Key technology and service areas the Air Force wants companies to highlight in their submissions include cloud computing, modeling and simulation, decision support, zero trust, code analysis and evaluation, virtualization, trusted products and mobile devices.

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