The Department of Defense has issued a presolicitation notice to solicit feedback from industry stakeholders on a draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $499 million contract to design, build and test anti-tamper systems meant to protect critical program information from reverse engineering attempts and other adversarial efforts.
The DOD Anti-Tamper Executive Agent Program Office is seeking acquisition approval for the proposed multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which will have a five-year base term and five option years, according to the notice published Friday.
ATEA PO expects the anti-tamper platforms to be integrated into a wide range of DOD programs.
The IDIQ contract’s proposed technology and product development areas are secure processing, volume protection and sensors and cryptographic protection.
Under the secure processing area, for instance, the contractor should demonstrate techniques meant to extend security from one device to another and develop certain technologies, including single-board computers, commercial microelectronics and modified commercial processing devices.
Questions and comments on the draft RFP are due Sept. 9.