The U.S. Navy wants to procure research support services for the research and development of technology platforms that would enhance cyber warfare capabilities of Naval Air Systems Command’s weapon systems.
The service branch seeks proposals detailing the technical requirements or costs of such services, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday.
The R&D project will focus on technologies designed to address cyber issues in environments where weapon systems operate with intermittent or indirect connectivity to other systems.
Selected contractors will work with the NAVAIR Cyber Warfare Detachment that develops and assesses cyber warfare capabilities of the command’s systems.
CWD also helps NAVAIR detect and deter systems interference, improve systems resilience and conduct cyber-smart acquisition.
Areas of interest mentioned in the broad agency announcement are as follows:
- SWaP sensitive cyber resiliency for RTOS and aviation warfare environment
- Access point identification, prioritization and defense
- Cyber-EW convergent capabilities
- Full acquisition cycle cybersecurity measures
- Cyber test, inspection and incident response concepts
- Cyber warning system techniques
- Cyber fault, risk and threat assessment methodologies
- Resilient Network concepts
Interested parties have until May 15 to respond to the Navy’s notice and until June 5 to submit initial proposals.