General Dynamics has been awarded a $15 million contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory to prototype cloud-based threat detection and analysis software as part of efforts to automate the process for threat assessments.
AFRL“™s intelligence analysts will use the platform to correlate geospatial and signals intelligence, cyber indicator and warning data streams, General Dynamics said Thursday.
General Dynamics’ mission systems unit will design, build test and demonstrate the software prototype with the use of a modular architecture, the company noted.
“In a time when threats are pervasive and emerging, the intelligence community and senior military leaders need real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence,” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of the cyber and electronic warfare systems line of business at General Dynamics.
Tweed-Kent added automating threat detection can shorten the time it will take analysts to identify and respond to threats.
The company will develop the platform to also help analysts access and extract data, combine intelligence from multiple sources, analyze information and share data with user communities.