MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide operational services to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). This single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is for five years and is valued at up to $350 million.
US-CERT was created to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure by coordinating defense against and response to cyber attacks. It is responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities between the federal government, intelligence community, international partners, state and local government, law enforcement and the private sector.
"US-CERT is a franchise program for the Department of Homeland Security," said Jim Myers, vice president and general manager for cyber solutions, Northrop Grumman. "We are honored to be selected to partner with the U.S. government in support of improving the nation's cybersecurity posture by helping identify and manage cyber threats directed at the American people.""As a trusted provider of cyber to the federal government, we understand the challenges inherent in protecting and defending networks from the ever-evolving cyber threat," Ed Sturms, vice president, civil solutions, Northrop Grumman. "The Northrop Grumman team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this very important mission." Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure the nation's cyber future. For more about cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, go to www.northropgrumman.com/cybersecurity. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information. SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation