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General Dynamics to continue USAF cyber defence work

6th March 2012 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract to continue its cyber network defence, operations and exploitation support of the US Air Force's (USAF’s) 35th Intelligence Squadron (35IS) Cyberspace Operations programme Sensor Shadow. The contract, announced 5 March 2012, has a maximum value of $5 million over three years if all options are exercised.

According to the company, the work it carries out under the contract includes analysts and engineers helping to collect, analyse, produce and disseminate vital cyber intelligence to ensure the warfighter maintains information dominance in the cyber domain. This includes supporting the US Cyber Command and other Department of Defence customers. The Sensor Shadow programme team conducts in-depth analysis of network intrusions, threat profiling, all source intelligence analysis and long-term analysis of stored network connection data and supports operations across the globe.

General Dynamics said the work in this contract will be performed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

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