MITRE Corp. hasÂ received a potential 25-year, $5 billion contractÂ to operate a federally-funded research-and-development center to support theÂ National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s cybersecurity R&DÂ center in Rockville, Maryland.
The Rockville-basedÂ National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence provides a facility for businesses to collaborate withÂ industry, government and academia to developÂ tools and technologies for protecting data and digital infrastructures, NIST said Wednesday.
NIST awardedÂ $29 million in threeÂ initial task orders to MITREÂ under the single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which covers five base years of work and four five-year option periods.
The Commerce Department is committed to defending our nationâs digital infrastructure from cyberattacks and helping American companies strengthen cybersecurity, â Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said.
âThe NIST award announced today will enable the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to expand and accelerate its public-private collaborations through the Departmentâs first Federally Funded Research and Development Center focused on boosting the security of U.S. information systems.”
NIST established the center in 2012 in an effort to help partners protectÂ theÂ country’s information systems.