Air Force issues BAA for Avionics Vulnerability Assessment Mitigation and Protection (AVAMP)
On July 8, Air Force Research Laboratory issued the following broad agency announcement (Solicitation Number: BAA-RQKS-2015-0008) for avionics vulnerability assessment mitigation and protection (AVAMP). Proposals are due no later than 2:00pm EST on August 21.
The Avionics Vulnerability Mitigation branch (AFRL/RYWA) in the Sensors Directorate conducts basic and applied research and advanced development to understand and improve cyber security of U.S. Air Force (USAF) platforms and weapon systems operating in a contested cyber domain. The activity involves understanding the threat to legacy and future weapon systems, discovering, characterizing, and mitigating cyber vulnerabilities and developing protections against cyber-attack to provide fight-through capability.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) solicits innovative research proposals to address these needs and to integrate, test, and evaluate developed technologies into the AFRL AVAMP cyber research platform. Performers under this activity will advance the state-of-the-art in USAF systems cyber security, offering novel and innovative approaches to understand and defeat advanced cyber threats and protect our systems so they operate as intended and provide mission assurance to the commander.
Some or all elements of the research may be performed at AFRL facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) or at appropriate contractor facilities. The integration, test, and evaluation will be performed in appropriate facilities at AFRL, WPAFB. AFRL seeks and encourages small business participation through teaming arrangements and/or as performers on individual task and subtask research activities.
Full information is available here.