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Peraton Secures $360M Air Force IDIQ Contract to Support Minuteman III ICBM System; Tom Afferton Quoted

Tom Afferton Peraton

Peraton announced on Wednesday that the company has received an 18-year, $360 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue its work performing software analysis and testing for the Minuteman III ICBM System. "For more than 45 years, Peraton has proudly partnered with the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense to support the Minuteman III systems," said Tom Afferton

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Rolls-Royce, Two Universities to Collaborate on Engine Cybersecurity Research

Rolls-Royce engine cybersecurity

Military aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University and Purdue University to examine the potential of artificial intelligence technology to detect cybersecurity risks to propulsion and power systems. The partnership seeks to create AI-based intrusion detection approaches for embedded hardware in products such as aerospace engines as part of the Rolls-Royce Cybersecurity Technology Research Network, the company said Thursday.

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Study: Nearly Half of Contractors Expect Growth Opportunities With DOD Cybersecurity Compliance

CMMC Preparation Study

Almost 50 percent of contractors told a joint survey by Apptega and SecureStrux they forecast that completing the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program would open up new opportunities for business growth. Data from the CMMC Preparation Study, published Tuesday, showed that two-thirds of participants believe their organizations could build a competitive advantage by accelerating efforts toward achieving CMMC compliance.

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Perspecta Accredited to Evaluate State, Local Government Cloud Offerings; Rocky Thurston Quoted

Rocky Thurston SVP Perspecta

Perspecta has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a third-party assessor of cloud products or services under the State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The ISO 17020:2012 accreditation permits Perspecta to conduct evaluations of cloud information technology offerings intended for state and local agencies, the company said Wednesday.

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