Peraton awarded $360M ICBM software check contract
- By Washington Technology staff
- Mar 29, 2021
The Air Force has awarded an 18-year, $360.4 million contract to Peraton for help in analyzing and addressing safety risks of software used to operate intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Peraton received the contract via a sole-source acquisition and work will take place through March 2039, the Defense Department said in its Friday awards digest.
Work will support the Nuclear Safety Cross-Check Analysis and Nuclear Safety Analysis and Technical Evaluation programs, both of which involve software evaluation processes performed by a verification organization independent of the ICBM’s developers.
Those processes aim to ensure that software complies with established nuclear safety design criteria and does not perform unintended functions or actions.