It comes as no surprise that U.S. adversaries continue to target and successfully exploit the security weaknesses of small-business contractors. A successful intrusion campaign can drastically reduce or even eliminate research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) costs for a foreign adversary. Digital espionage also levels the playing field for nation-states that do not have the resources of their more sophisticated competitors. To bypass the robust security controls that the government and large contractors have in place, malicious actors have put significant manpower into compromising small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Rite Solutions Inc.
Rite Solutions Inc., Pawcatuck, Conn., is being awarded a $14,589,640 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed fee contract (N00024-10-C-6258) for engineering services to apply unique human systems integration processes leading to command decision modules and supporting infrastructures, command and control center configurations, and other technical support work associated with Navy submarines, surface and air platforms. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovative Research Topic N05-149 - Combat Systems of the Future. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.