DARPA Tackles DDos Attacks with Contract Award
Vencore Labs Inc., doing business as Applied Communication Sciences, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded a $7,719,472 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a research project under the Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) program solicited under DARPA-BAA-15-56. The XD3 program seeks to develop revolutionary advances in the area of resilient defenses against distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks on computer networks. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $725,155; and fiscal 2016 RDT&E funds in the amount of $1,429,743 are being obligated at time of award. Work will be performed in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (60 percent); Arlington, Virginia (34 percent); and Santa Barbara, California (6 percent), with an estimated completion date of April 2019. This award was a competitive acquisition under an open broad agency announcement that had received 54 proposals. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.