Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its SecureInfo cybersecurity group will support the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) with a full range of cybersecurity services valued at more than $16 million.
As part of the Lockheed Martin team, SecureInfo will provide cybersecurity decision support, including information security design, planning, implementation, and operations/maintenance for the terrestrial, satellite and IT systems and infrastructure across the global USAP.
"We are very pleased to provide our comprehensive suite of cybersecurity services and solutions to the U.S. Antarctica Program in support of their research and discovery mission," said Christopher Fountain, Sr. Vice President of the Kratos SecureInfo business. "We are also very excited to expand our long-standing relationship with Lockheed Martin."
Since the 1950s, the National Science Foundation and the USAP have been an anchoring presence in Antarctica through an active and influential scientific research program supporting fundamental discovery research and studying the Antarctic and its interactions with the rest of the planet. The program goals include understanding the region and how its ecosystems depend on the polar environment; understanding its effects on (and responses to) global processes such as climate; and using the region as a platform for fundamental research in every scientific discipline. Antarctica's remoteness and extreme climate make it a unique and natural laboratory environment.
Date: May 29, 2012