The US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) has awarded a $92m task order to Booz Allen Hamilton for the provision of cyber-security, technical and programme management services over a period of five years.

Booz Allen is expected to support the mission of the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130) under the arrangement.

"Booz Allen is expected to support the mission of the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130) under the arrangement."

The US Navy is constantly evolving its capabilities in order to defend its maritime information systems against cyber-attacks and depends on the PMW 130 for the acquisition of cyber-security products and services.

Booz Allen Hamilton vice-president Jennie Brooks said: “As cyber-security threats increase, we are partnering with the US military to ensure we out-pace our adversaries.

“Booz Allen’s team of technologists and cyber-security experts will build upon our current relationship with the US Navy to uphold cyber dominance in support of the safety and success of naval warfighters.”

The company also secured a five-year, $43m task order from the US Air Force Installation Contract Agency earlier this month to support the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Centre’s (NSRDEC) effort to provide improved protective equipment for soldiers.

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The project aims to establish a set of recommendations regarding human systems integration, communications headsets and personal protective equipment such as body armour, protective eyewear and helmet systems in support of the NSRDEC.