R9B (root9B, LLC) of Colorado Springs, CO announced on November 16 that it has been awarded a subcontract from prime contractor Science Applications International Corp. to enhance the capabilities of USCYBERCOM’s core cyberspace disciplines in operations, planning, training, and exercise support. The contract has a period of performance of up to five years.
The Joint Operations Center (JOC) & Special Programs Support (SPS) Task Order 2 subcontract awarded to R9B will support USCYBERCOM at Fort Meade, MD. R9B will provide manpower services to enhance USCYBERCOM’s ability to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, train, and conduct the operations and defense of Department of Defense (DoD) components.
Under the subcontract, R9B will provide USCYBERCOM and the JOC with cyberspace planning activities, coordinate proactive intelligence, and maintain comprehensive situational awareness on current operations and the situations throughout the world affecting or otherwise impacting cyberspace.
“In the short time that R9B has been operating as an independent, privately-held company, we have been entrusted with multiple new mandates to deliver mission-critical cybersecurity services,” said Eric Hipkins, chief executive officer of R9B. “Our recent contract awards reflect confidence and trust in our people, expertise, stable capital structure, and operating platform. Our leadership and technical teams continue to focus on enhancing our services and providing essential expertise to meet the complete set of core cybersecurity imperatives facing businesses and government agencies today and well into the future.”