McLean firm wins $7.3M DARPA 5G security contract
Kryptowire to conduct R&D on mobile network security
McLean-based computer and network security company Kryptowire LLC won a four-year, $7.3 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) conduct research and development services for 5G mobile network security, according to a Department of Defense statement released Tuesday.
Under the contract, Kryptowire will work under DARPA’s Open, Programmable, Secure 5G (OPS-5G) initiative, which seeks to establish an open-source system to support next-generation networks, such as 6G communications, according to the DoD.
The goal of the OPS-5G effort is to drive research into standards-compliant 5G network stacks, according to DARPA.
The agency received 40 bids for the contract and will obligate $883,977 in fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of the award, according to the DoD.
Work on the contract will take place in Virginia through September 2024.
Founded in 2011, Kryptowire provides automated military-grade software assurance and compliance testing technologies to both private and public organizations.