Making the Cut

By Sebastian Sprenger / January 11, 2010 at 5:00 AM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today announced two contract awards for the second phase in the agency's program to build the National Cyber Range, a kind of virtual sandbox for everything related to cyberspace and national security.

Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training and Support, based in Orlando, FL, will get $31 million for its phase II work; a team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will get $25 million, according to notices posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site today.

The two organizations were picked from a pool of seven awardees chosen for phase I of the project, announced in January 2009. DARPA had also awarded phase I contracts to Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Science Applications International Corp., General Dynamics and SPARTA.