ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, California, has been awarded a $13,152,398 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Mini Crypto. Mini Crypto is a small, low-power, self-contained cryptographic module that can be embedded in a variety of communication devices to protect data and ensure the authentication of those communicating with it. The cContractor will provide engineering and manufacturing development with contract options for low-rate initial production, full-rate production and related support functions. Work will be performed in Carlsbad and is expected to be completed by October 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition, with seven offers received.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, on behalf of the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office, has awarded a $34 million dollar firm fixed price contract to ViaSat Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., for the design, development, and production of a cryptographic module for the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (MIDS-LVT) Block Upgrade 2. The contract encompasses the development, prototype delivery, testing, and integration of a cryptographic module that is designed for integration into a variety of MIDS-LVT hardware variants. The award also calls for production of approximately 10,000 modules for retrofit of all MIDS-LVT hardware in service at the conclusion of the development.