Vencore Labs Wins Cyber Weapon Characterization Contract

August 1, 2016

Vencore Labs Inc., doing business as Applied Communication Sciences, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been awarded a $9,021,383 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software development. Contractor will provide research, development, demonstration and delivery of a Scalable and Holistic Energy CybeR-weapon Localization and Characterization (SHERLOC) system that is capable of rapidly localizing and characterizing cyberweapons that have gained access to power grid infrastructure and able to map industrial control systems, gather configuration data, determine which devices are behaving incorrectly, and discover and characterize malware. Work will be performed at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and is expected to be complete by July 28, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 70 offers received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,568,315 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, New York, is the contracting activity (FA8750-16-C-0178).

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