LGS on Lockheed Martin team for $31 million DARPA cyber assurance contract

Published 18 February 2010

LGS selected by Lockheed Martin as a subcontractor for a 31 milllion dollar DARPA-funded contract to develop cyber procedures which will provide military untis with dynamic bandwidth allocation

LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, announced that it was named a subcontractor on the Lockheed Martin team that was recently awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The $31 million Military Network Protocol contract calls for Lockheed Martin to develop new cyber assurance procedures that will improve security, and provide dynamic bandwidth allocation and policy-based priorities at the individual and unit levels.

The LGS Internet Research Department will work as a part of the Lockheed Martin’s Infrastructure team whose goal is to define, design, develop, and test the common elements used in the DARPA solution.

Our country’s increasing dependence on information technology has made cyber security one of the most critical challenges facing the U.S. military today,” said Dom Imbesi, director of the Internet Research Department at LGS. “LGS is pleased to be a part of Lockheed Martin’s strong team working to address and solve these challenges.”

In developing this new protocol for military networks, Lockheed Martin’s team will develop router technologies that will include strong authentication and self-configuration capabilities to improve security, reduce the need for trained network personnel and lower overall life cycle costs for network management.

The Internet Research Department is the R&D division of LGS dedicated to the fields of Computer Network Operations (CNO) and Information Assurance (IA). The department has a history of achievement as formerly being a part of the renowned Bell Labs and can utilize the technical expertise and resources of Bell Labs to provide cutting-edge ideas and technology to solve today’s toughest cyber security problems. The LGS capabilities run the full spectrum of CNO activities: Network Reconnaissance, Host Fingerprinting, Attack Planning, Payload Delivery, and Battle Damage Assessment. The department also performs leading-edge Information Assurance research and development with a specific focus on mission assurance, external exposure assessment and predictive analysis.