root9B awarded subcontract supporting U.S. CYBER COMMAND
root9B, a root9B Technologies company based in Colorado Springs, CO announced on June 3 that it has been awarded a subcontract from prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The USCYBERCOM multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded to SAIC, has a period of performance of 5 years, and a ceiling value of $460 million for all awardees.
USCYBERCOM conducts and synchronizes activities to: secure, operate, and defend the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN); attain freedom of action in cyberspace while denying the same to adversaries; and, when directed, conduct full spectrum cyberspace operations in order to deter or defeat strategic threats to U.S. interests and infrastructure, ensure DoD mission assurance, and achieve Joint Force Commander objectives.
This award provides root9B the opportunity to showcase its operational expertise in cyber operations, training, threat intelligence and capabilities development. root9B, in partnership with SAIC, will aim to provide manpower, services, and create solutions to enhance US Cyber Command and its ability to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, and conduct the operations and defense of Department of Defense (DoD) components.
“The men and women of root9B are extremely proud of this contract award, and look forward to providing high-performance, timely, mission critical, and actionable cybersecurity solutions to USCYBERCOM and our nation’s warfighters,” said Eric Hipkins, root9B’s chief executive officer. “root9B is focused on providing intelligence-driven operations, advanced cybersecurity services, and operationally relevant capabilities to assist both our commercial and government clients with their most challenging problems.We look forward to supporting USCYBERCOM under this agreement and working closely with SAIC.”