The US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, US has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman to provide cybersecurity related professional, technical and analytical support to a variety of the US Navy Information Operations organisations.

Under the five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, the company will provide full scope information operations support to Fleet Cyber Command, Naval Information Operations Command Norfolk, Navy Cyber Forces, and Fleet and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command.

Northrop Grumman’s Cyber Intelligence Division vice president and general manager Kathy Warden said the company has been a longstanding partner of the Navy with proven record of performance.

"We will leverage our deep cybersecurity experience in information operations, information warfare and SIGINT, and provide the Navy with innovative and affordable full spectrum solutions to help them meet their mission needs," Warden added.

The company will also support the warfighting capabilities and all command missions, functions and tasks for the Navy.

The latest contract replaces a previous blanket purchase order awarded to the company thereby reducing costs, increasing access to innovation and improving cybersecurity mission effectiveness.

NAVSUP had selected a total of eight companies to provide cybersecurity professional, technical and analytical support and the contract awarded to Northrop amounts to $16.3m.

Northrop-led team for the contract includes Calhoun International, TeleCommunication Systems, Client/Server Software Solutions, Goldbelt Hawk, JB Management and K2 Group.

Work under the contract will be carried out primarily in Norfolk, Virginia and Fort Meade, Maryland, US and in other locations across the globe.