ICF to support research and develop solutions for defensive cyber operations

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded ICF, a global consulting and technology services provider, a contract valued up to $93 million to support its Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Defensive Cybersecurity Research. The contract terms include both base and option periods. 

ICF will support ARL’s Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) program and both basic and applied research, working to develop cyber tools and techniques and advance state of the art computer network defense. ICF will support all cyber operations for ARL and ARL subscribers through onsite and remote reviews of network security and ensure alignment between policy, compliance and assessment functions. The company will also support the information assurance management office, which sets policy for ARL. 

“ARL is the tip of the spear when it comes to national security, responsible for continually monitoring, testing and defending the cyber operations of the U.S. armed forces,” said Samuel Visner, senior vice president for cybersecurity and resilience at ICF. “We are proud to work with ARL to guard against current and emerging threats to its information systems and technology infrastructure, and excited to contribute to the state of cyber research and development.” 

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, currently celebrating 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology, is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. 

“As partners for over two decades, we look forward to continuing our support of ARL in developing new concepts and researching, testing and applying new technologies to our nation’s defense,” said Bill Christman, vice president at ICF. 

ICF’s cybersecurity specialists help the warfighter, military and national security clients build and successfully defend the most aggressively attacked infrastructures on the planet. For over two decades, ICF has delivered cyber-innovations, ranging from support to the system that served as the model for network defense services within the U.S. Department of Defense, to improving machine-to-machine learning for better cyber defense and patenting a novel way to visualize cyber threats using virtual reality. 

Read more about ICF’s cyber research and future solutions and computer and network defense solutions.