The Department of Defense has started seeking proposals for a potential 10-year, $499 million contract to develop and test anti-tamper systems to protect critical program information and technologies from reverse engineering attempts and other adversarial efforts.
The DOD Anti-Tamper Executive Agent Program Office expects the platforms to be procured through the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to be integrated into a wide range of DOD programs, according to a solicitation notice published Sept. 30.
Secure processing, volume protection and sensors and cryptographic protection are the IDIQ contract’s technology and product development areas.
For secure processing, the vendor should demonstrate digital twinning, circuit design and modeling and other techniques to extend security from one device to another and develop products such as custom microelectronics and single-board computers to help establish a secure processing environment.
Proposals are due Nov. 14.
In August, DOD solicited comments on a draft request for proposals for the IDIQ contract.