CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a contract to provide cybersecurity services for the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron (NWS). The contract, which has a one-year base period and two option years, has an estimated total three-year value of $30 million. This contract was awarded during CSC's fiscal 2011 second quarter.
Under the terms of the contract, CSC will isolate, contain and prevent intrusive activities on the Air Force automated information systems and networks. In addition, CSC will plan, coordinate, analyze and report on the results of managed network intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems. CSC will help the Air Force extend, operate and defend its portion of the Department of Defense network and provide full spectrum cyber capabilities for the Joint warfighter. Work will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, under the direction of Wiley Hill, CSC's local lead executive.
"For more than 12 years, CSC has worked tirelessly to improve network quality and security for the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team, the preeminent cybersecurity operations cell within the Air Force structure," said Harold C. Smith, vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Group for CSC's North American Public Sector. "Our experience ranges from mission and technical support to network security analysis, intrusion detection/prevention, malicious logic analysis, forensics analysis, training and standardization/evaluation in support of the Air Force's cyber operations mission."
The Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team supports the 33rd NWS - the only operational unit in the Air Force tasked to provide 24/7/365 defense and monitoring of Air Force and United States Central Command worldwide classified and unclassified IP networks. The 33rd NWS provides network defense expertise and support to the Air Force Network Operations Commander, 624th Air Force Network Operations Center, Headquarters Air Forces Central, and field units throughout the Air Force.
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