Military Embedded Systems

AI-powered cyber attack mitigation contract won by Parsons


October 12, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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CENTREVILLE, Va. Parsons Corporation was awarded the SharkSeer 2.0 task order under the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contract. The firm-fixed price contract includes one base year and four option years, which, if exercised, will provide for a total potential value of $28 million.

According to contracting officials, SharkSeer 2.0 is a new requirement for DISA and will aim to enhance the program's original operational capability with revamped architecture and new task requirements.

The effort is intended to support an enterprise boundary defense system that uses artificial intelligence to identify and mitigate zero-day cyber attacks and advanced persistent threats to protect Department of Defense (DoD) networks.

The company claims that Parsons scope for the base year and the options years, if exercised, will include migration, integration, testing, operations and maintenance, streamlining, optimization, enhancement, and simplification of all SharkSeer functionalities across seven operational boundaries. The company was involved in the original design and execution of the SharkSeer program.

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