The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop a pair of cybersecurity tools designed to protect electronic information as part of DARPA's Safe Documents program.
BAE said Tuesday its FAST Labs organization and American University will work as teammates under the first phase of the SafeDocs initiative to create a tool to automatically process digital files and identify safe features for data encoding.
The partnership will also create a toolkit for software developers who aim to prevent cybersecurity risks in platforms intended to process electronic data formats.
Anne Taylor, product line director for BAE's cyber technology group, said the company intends to apply its algorithmic, cyber and systems engineering experience to support document security efforts.
BAE will perform research and development tasks at facilities located in Virginia and Massachusetts.