COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Battelle has won a contract to conduct in-depth information assurance research supporting the United States Army's Identity Management and Cryptographic initiatives. The $22.4 million contract has a base of 10 months with two option years.
"Battelle is focused on delivering high-impact technical cyber solutions to address mission needs," said David Fisher, Vice President of Battelle's Cyber Innovation business. "The performance of this contract fits perfectly in our strategic focus and we look forward to serving the Army to further advance their leadership role in identity management and cryptographic solutions."
The work is a task order issued under the Software, Networks, Information and Modeling & Simulation (SNIM) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. It will be performed for the Army Chief Information Officer/G6 Identity Management Division to advance the development and execution for the Army's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI); cyber strategic planning, identity and access management; Communications Security (COMSEC); network operations planning and cyber information sharing.
Advancements in areas such as PKI, identity management and network operations help to enable faster, wider and more secure physical and logical access both within the Army and across the national security community.
Battelle's solution also provides additional benefits, such as ensuring the security of a range of digital or electronic transactions, improving the responsiveness of the organization's business activities while simultaneously reducing the cost.
Battelle teamed on the contract with two companies -- TASC and Maden Technologies, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
Fisher said Battelle's Cyber Innovation business is focused on assisting clients in the areas of Next Generation Cyber Architectures, Advanced Identity Management, Cryptography, Trustworthy Cloud Computing, Mobile Security, Embedded System Security, and Advanced Cybersecurity Analytics.