root9B awarded Air Force applied cyber operations training contract

root9B 112root9B, a root9B Technologies Company based in Colorado Springs, CO, announced on March 23 that it has been awarded a cyber operations training contract by the United States Air Force. The award is a four (4) year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with an estimated value of $5.3 million and a maximum ceiling of $6.4 million.

The scope of the contract is to provide Initial Qualification Training (IQT) to Airmen through an Applied Cyber Operations Training (ACOT) course curriculum. The training will be a follow-on course to the Air Force’s established Cyber Training Pipeline.

“root9B possesses a unique concentration of former government and military cyber operations experts,” said Scott Myers, root9B’s Senior Vice President. “The ACOT contract will ensure our knowledge and experience is shared with future cyber operators.”

“root9B is committed to educating our military’s cyber operations workforce,” said Eric Hipkins, root9B’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is to ensure that training is relevant and timely to the mission of our Armed Forces.”

Source: root9B