Air Force seeks industry information on cyberspace operations system sustainment

By Shelley K. Mesch / January 19, 2023 at 10:32 AM

The Air Force is seeking information from the defense industry for ways to keep its cyberspace operations system relevant, opening the possibility for a recompete on a sustainment contract currently held by Northrop Grumman.

The Cyber Mission Platform, which was developed by Northrop beginning in 2014, is a comprehensive system for offensive cyber operations and mission planning, generation, execution and more, according to a request for information posted by the service Life Cycle Management Center earlier this month.

Northrop still maintains CMP, managing logistics, a help desk, software development and other support capabilities, according to the post.

“The [Program Management Office] is looking at options on how best to approach sustainment of CMP and is looking for industry input on how this can be done,” the office said in an email. “If it is determined that a new contract structure would be most advantageous to the government, then a recompete is possible.”

AFLCMC wants to know if responding companies have experience with Agile methodology and processes, models-based systems engineering, enterprise logistics solutions and Defense Department cyber operations, along with other information on how the companies would work with the DOD and prime contractors.