US Army Awards Subcontract to Akima for Cybersecurity Modernization Program Services; Barry Smallwood quoted


Subsidiary of a defense contractor Akima won a spot on a potential five-year, $201.8 million contract with the U.S. military to help a digital modernization program.

Under the contract, Akima owned Cardinal point provide services to the Cyber ​​Capability Development Integration Directorate housed in Georgia, including assisting in the cyber battle lab and concept development, requirements analysis and integrationthe company said on Wednesday.

Barry Smallwoodpresident of emerging markets at Akima, explained that CDID conducts assessments of potential combatants and is designed to enhance “combat effectiveness and readiness in large-scale combat operations and multi-domain operations.”

“We are excited to support this work by lending our expertise to help government military and civilian customers continuously improve Army capabilities,” Smallwood added.

CDID is a company that aims to keep the military current in cyberspace operations, signal communications, and electromagnetic warfare.

Compass Point is one of four organizations operated by the Army to supplement CDID activities. The contract also entrusts the team based in Herndon, Va., with information support and program management duties. The work will be conducted at Fort Gordon, Georgia, where CP will increase its staff to meet the needs of CDID, with an emphasis on hiring technically accomplished veterans.

Smallwood attests that the Akima family of companies is committed to ensuring that veterans and transitioning military members are part of its legacy, offering them “an opportunity to work for a company that allows them to continue to support the assignment”.

The CDID work is the latest of several Army contracts in recent months awarded to Akima companies. In April, Sunik landed a $44 million contract to maintenance, supply and transportation efforts in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Similarly, in March, Sunik received an $85 million contract to logistics preparation services at the Army Field Support Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado.

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