The U.S. Air Force announced Monday that it selected Northrop Grumman for a $54.6 million contract to provide U.S. Cyber Command with a unified platform that manages cybersecurity processes–both offensive and defensive operations. Northrop Grumman will serve as a systems coordinator for CYBERCOM’s ongoing Unified Platform program. “Northrop Grumman is proud to partner with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Cyber Command to deliver this critical mission capability in support of our nation’s Cyber Mission Force,” Linnie Haynesworth, general manager of cyber and intelligence mission solutions at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, said in a statement. “We look forward to delivering the integrated, shared capabilities that will give our cyber warfighters the edge in cyberspace and across all domains.” The contract is operated through the General Services Administration’s Alliant contract vehicle and work for the contract will take place in San Antonio, Georgia, Maryland, and Ohio.
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