The U.S. Army awarded Reston based, Northrop Grumman with an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to $430 million if all options are exercised. The contract term is five years and specifies continuing the existing service agreement between Grumman and the 1st Information Operations Command in Fort Belvoir, VA. Under the contract Northrop Grumman provides information operations and computer networks operations.
Information operations co-ordinate battlefield functions including: electronic warfare, military deception, psychological warfare, operations security and CNO to disrupt enemy strategy while protecting critical information utilized by U.S. war fighters.
Dan Allen, Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligence Systems Division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector said, “Secure and efficient network operations are critical in today’s cyber warfare environment. We are pleased to continue working this vital effort for the Army and applying our leading-edge cyber security and IO expertise to help the war fighter assure mission success…Our experience with the military and our position as a leading provider of IO services to the federal government uniquely qualify us to support the integration of IO as a force multiplier.”