U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory has awarded ICF a new task order valued at up to $53 million.
The contract calls for ICF to expand the delivery of cyber research, development and technology services. It has a term of 5 years, including a 1-year base and four option years.
The agreement was awarded under the multiple-award Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract ICF secured in 2018. The scope of work was expanded from the previous task order to include $30 million in new research initiatives.
For DEVCOM, the Army’s largest technology developer, ICF will develop technical capabilities and advancements in various key areas to help the Defense Department and Army maintain its technical edge and improve its chances of winning future conflicts. These areas include artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, cybersecurity and information assurance.
The initiatives and innovations ICF develops through secure cyber systems engineering, agile development and rapid prototyping will protect the Army against evolving threats, said Jonathan Sholtis, ICF senior vice president and cyber lead.
“These technologies will enable ARL to deliver strategic and tactical information capabilities across its operations and contribute to the Army’s success in future conflicts,” he added. “We are proud to play such a significant role in the safety and security of our nation.”