Chris Strohm writes the Pentagon has increased spending on cyber over the past two fiscal years even as spending declines on other programs.
Nadia Short, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems’ cyber systems line of business, said the upcoming contract is intended to provide agility for threat response operations, according to the report.
“Development cycles don’t take a year now; they take weeks or months,” Short added.
Raytheon expects Cyber Command to serve as a contracting center in the coming years as part of efforts to bolster the cyber defense workforce, Strohm reports.
Traditional defense firms have responded with increased investment on cyber capabilities, the report said.