Repurposed Army cyber branch seeking support

By Jaspreet Gill / July 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM

The Army's new Cybersecurity Defense Operations and Research Branch, formerly called the Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch, is interested in capabilities that can support cyber operations and security in four main areas: battlespace awareness, secure operating area, command and control and defense.

"The CDOR objectives are addressing today's cyber threats by designing and deploying game-changing cyber defense capabilities that allow organizations to defend better, react faster, coordinate rapidly, prioritize efforts, and respond smarter to security events, increased risks or operational directives," states a Federal Business Opportunities notice posted this month.

The CDOR Branch "will continue to advance and further the cyber research mission by conducting research and developing solutions to enhance the dynamic cyber defense domain through operational provisioning of 24/7 cyber defense operations and services within the [Defense Department's] information network environment," according to the notice.

The branch, along with a number of other organizations, was moved from under the Army Research Laboratory to Army Futures Command, once AFC was established.

The office is seeking contractors to help research and develop these capabilities for a one-year base period with four one-year option periods to help research and develop these capabilities.