HP Enterprise Services yesterday announced it won a $9 million, one-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to integrate, test and deploy a Cyber Control System that will monitor network activity and support defensive operations in the event of a cyber attack on U.S. information infrastructure.
HP was selected to implement CCS as a key part of USAF’s cyber-warfare strategy. The system will allow USAF officials to recommend real-time responses or courses of action when faced with network intrusions or attacks.
“The U.S. Air Force needs the ability to make critical decisions about networking protection instantaneously using the most accurate information available,” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector at HP Enterprise Services. “HP’s Cyber Control System is designed specifically for these needs and shows our commitment to innovation in cyber security as well as the support of the USAF’s mission to ‘Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyber space.’”
Fully implemented, the CCS will provide the USAF Cyber Command Center with comprehensive, real-time cyber command and control capabilities. In the future, CCS services will be able to carry out automated predictive actions in anticipation of developing threats and share information with other environments, including the Air Operation Center, U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Strategic Command.