MITRE Awarded Contract to Support Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
The MITRE Corporation, a New England Council member based in Bedford, MA, was recently awarded a contract by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Under the contract, MITRE will operate NIST’s very first Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract includes three initial phases totaling about $29 million.
The FFRDC will support the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), and is the first of its kind dedicated solely to enhancing the security of the country’s information systems. The NCCoE has been working closely with members of the healthcare, energy, and other sectors to identify common cybersecurity concerns and develop ideas to address them. While operating the FFRDC, MITRE will focus on supporting three major task areas: research, development, engineering and technical support; operations management; and facilities management.
“Cybersecurity is a common denominator for mission success for all of the sponsors we support, defense and civilian,” said Gary Gagnon, MITRE senior vice president and chief security officer. “We’re excited to apply our collective experience to help the NCCoE advance the state of cybersecurity practice across all sectors—industry, infrastructure owners and operators, commercial solution providers, government and academia.”
The MITRE Corporation has proven itself as a leader in research and development, with six other FFRDC’s already under its operation and projects nationwide. The New England Council congratulates MITRE on the recent contract and thanks them for their continued dedication to solving some of our nation’s most critical challenges in cybersecurity and beyond.