General Dynamics Awarded Potential $149M DARPA Classified Network Services Contract

CybersecurityGeneral Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a potential five-year, $149 million contract for systems development and threat detection services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as DARPA aims to achieve early detection of suspicious activity on its network.

The company said Tuesday its mission systems business unit will offer its insider threat monitoring and reporting tools to DARPA for use on the agency’s classified network in efforts to maintain the safety and security of information.

Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of the General Dynamics Mission Systems cyber and electronic warfare systems business line, said the GDMS unit will work with DARPA to control network access and give authorized users access to applications and information at multiple levels of security.

GDMS will also carry out systems development, design and management services in support of tools and applications on the network.

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