Perspecta Labs wins $14.5M Army contract
The company will develop machine learning to aid the Army's defense cyber operations.
Chantilly-based government contractor Perspecta Inc. announced Wednesday that its research arm, Perspecta Labs, has landed a $14.5 million U.S. Army contract to use machine learning to develop a suite of capabilities for the Army to protect against cyberattacks.
The project was awarded by the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), which does research, engineering and analytics for Army technology.
“Perspecta Labs will leverage its extensive expertise in machine learning, cybersecurity and tactical networking to provide innovative and effective autonomous defensive cyber operations to the Army,” Perspecta Labs President Petros Mouchtaris said in a statement. “We are honored to have been selected to develop a solution that meets the Army’s tactical needs for autonomy, security, ease of use, adaptability, efficiency and robustness.”
Perspecta Labs will research, design, develop, demonstrate and deliver machine learning to the Army that can be used for its defensive cyber operations, which are used for training and deploying cyber sensors, which detect cyberattacks and malware. The company will use its machine learning model, Learning Using Privileged Information (LUPI), to create the sensors and test them against malware.
Perspecta employs more than 14,000 workers and won several big federal contracts last year, including an $824 million, five-year deal with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and a $657 million extension on its Next Generation Enterprise Services (NGEN) contract to continue IT services for the U.S. Department of the Navy.