/

Air Force Delivers ‘Unified Platform’ Increment 1 to Cybercom

1 min read


Department of Defense officials said the U.S. Air Force developed the first iteration of a cyber platform designed to help cyber forces perform mission planning, share information and deliver command-and-control systems to support cyber missions, Fifth Domain reported Monday.

A spokesman for the Air Force said the service handed over to U.S. Cyber Command the first increment of the Unified Platform April 9. Increment 1 features capabilities for interoperability and defensive cyber operations.

According to the report, the service plans to allocate $100M in 2020 funds for the Unified Platform, which is meant to serve as a tactical cyber operations system to enable individual cyber teams to facilitate coordination and carry out operations.

The Air Force tapped Northrop Grumman in October to serve as a systems coordinator for the platform. In February, the service selected Northrop, Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, Accenture and General Dynamics’ One Source business for the cyber enterprise services contract.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Government Technology