Military Embedded Systems

SABER Multi-Level Access security contracted to Northrop Grumman


April 12, 2013

Brandon Lewis

Technology Editor

Embedded Computing Design

SABER Multi-Level Access security contracted to Northrop Grumman

FALLS CHURCH, VA. Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $40.5 million contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide research, enhancement, and deployment for the Secure Access Baseline for the EnterpRise (SABER) Multi-Level Access (MLA) system. SABER is a cross-domain security solution for the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and other DoD agencies.

SABER, formerly known as the DoDIIS Trusted Workstation (DTW), is a desktop technology access solution with extremely strict security requirements. The system includes virtualization features that allow authorized users from intelligence agencies to securely access data from multiple domains on a single workstation.

SABER is being developed as part of the High-Security Environment Infrastructure Development & Integration (HEIDI) program, which supports USAF efforts in providing cross-domain Command and Control (C2) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) information.

The Northrop Grumman Information Systems business unit will perform work on the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity SABER contract in Herndon, VA. The SABER system is scheduled for completion on April 9, 2018.

The Government Contracting Activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory/RIKF in Rome, NY.


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