The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed picking the six companies that will participate in the agency’s approximately $74 million cyber offense program, Military Aerospace reports.
John Keller writes that the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Intific Inc., Aptima Inc., Apogee Research LLC, joins Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Data Tactics, which won contracts for the program earlier in June.
Under DARPA’s Plan X or the Foundational Cyberwarfare program, companies will conduct cyberwarfare-related research and develop strategies for the maintenance of the country’s cybersecurity dominance.
For the program, Northrop Grumman won $1.9 million, Intific won $25 million, Aptima won $6.6 million and Apogee Research won $5 million.
Keller writes that the six companies will work on “system architecture, cyber battlespace analytics, mission construction, mission execution and intuitive interfaces.”