Military Embedded Systems

Northrop Grumman to boost DoD cybersecurity


March 15, 2012

Alice Moss

Military Embedded Systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended a $189 million task order to Northrop Grumman to boost DoD and intelligence community cybersecurity. Additionally equipped with two one-year options, the task order specifies that Northrop Grumman will render architectural, maintenance, engineering, deployment, and integration support for the DoD-mandated Host Based Security System (HBSS). HBSS is COTS software utilized by the DoD to accelerate laptop- and desktop-based host security, rather than focusing on boundary security of switches and routers. The goal is to thwart not only external, but internal, cyberthreats. The contract covers field activities and agencies, Services, and combatant commanders, as well as the intelligence community’s host platforms and networks, among others.

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