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US Air Force awards cyber security contract to CSC


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FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA (BNS): The US Air Force has given Virginia company CSC a $30 million contract to provide cyber security services for its 33rd Network Warfare Squadron.

The contract has a one-year base period and two option years.

Under the contract, CSC will isolate, contain and prevent intrusive activities on the US Air Force automated information systems and networks. In addition, CSC will plan, coordinate, analyse and report on the results of managed network intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems.

CSC will help the Air Force extend, operate and defend its portion of the Department of Defense network and provide full spectrum cyber capabilities for the Joint warfighter.

"Our experience ranges from mission and technical support to network security analysis, intrusion detection/prevention, malicious logic analysis, forensics analysis, training and standardisation/evaluation in support of the Air Force’s cyber operations mission," Harold C. Smith, vice president and general manager of the Intelligence Group for CSC’s North American Public Sector, was quoted as saying in the company news release.

The Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team supports the 33rd NWS, the only operational unit in the Air Force tasked to provide 24/7/365 defence and monitoring of Air Force and U.S. Central Command worldwide classified and unclassified IP networks.

The 33rd NWS provides network defence expertise and support to the Air Force Network Operations Commander, 624th Air Force Network Operations Center, Headquarters Air Forces Central and field units throughout the Air Force.

Work will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

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