Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide operational services to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). This single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is for five years and is valued at up to $350 million.
US-CERT is responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities between the federal government, international partners, state and local government, law enforcement and the private sector.
"US-CERT is a franchise program for the Department of Homeland Security," said Jim Myers, vice president and general manager for cyber solutions, Northrop Grumman. "We are honored to partner with the U.S. government to enhance the nation's cybersecurity posture by helping to identify cyber threats and manage the coordinated response to those threats."
"As a trusted provider of cyber to the federal government, we understand the challenges inherent in protecting and defending networks from the ever-evolving cyber threat," Ed Sturms, vice president, civil solutions, Northrop Grumman. "The Northrop Grumman team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this very important mission."
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)
Date: Feb 3, 2014