DARPA Selects 6 Companies for $74M Cyberwarfare Program

darpaThe 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.

Raytheon logoUnder 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.”

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