ViaSat to Provide Miniature Cryptographic Module
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. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 research and development funds in the amount of $2,253,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Joint Base San Antonio, is the contracting activity (FA8307-16-C-0001).