Air Force Awards $925M in Cryptographic & Info Assurance Tech Support IDIQs

The U.S. Air Force has awarded 12 companies spots on a pair of contracts worth up to $925 million combined over 10 years for lifecycle support and analysis of cryptographic and information assurance platforms.

Seven firms will vie for materiel solutions analysis, technology maturation and risk reduction, engineering and manufacturing development, production and product support tasks under a potential $875 million contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

DoD added the Air Force picked five contractors to support materiel solution analysis and related efforts of the military service’s cryptologic and cyber systems division under a potential $50 million contract.

The service branch will obligate $5,000 in fiscal 2016 research, development, test, and evaluation funds to each contractor at the time of award.

Both indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts will run through Dec. 15, 2026.

Awardees for the $875 million IDIQ include:

  • General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)
  • Harris (NYSE: HRS)
  • L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL)
  • Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)
  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)
  • Sypris Electronics
  • ViaSat

Awardees for the $50 million IDIQ include:

  • Arkham Technology
  • Innoflight
  • Innove
  • PE Systems
  • X Technologies

You may also be interested in...

research and development

$105M DOE R&D Funding Opportunity Opens for Small Businesses

The Department of Energy plans to award $105M in total research and development grants for the second phase of its fiscal 2021 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer initiatives.

Kevin Kelly advisory board member Enlightenment Capital

Former CACI Exec Kevin Kelly Joins Enlightenment Capital Advisory Board

Kevin Kelly, former president of the national security and innovative solutions sector at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been named an advisory board member at investment firm Enlightenment Capital. He brings more than 25 years of government services industry experience to the board and will support Enlightenment's portfolio companies in national security business growth efforts, the company said Monday.