BATON ROUGE, LA – Radiance Technologies’ Advanced Technology Development Operation within the Cyber Solutions Group has received a three-year, $20M, R&D contract under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Capabilities for Cyber Mission Assurance Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The contract is to establish a Small Business-Cyber Security Operations Center (SB-CSOC) near Louisiana State University’s (LSU) campus. The center will help local small- and medium-sized businesses proactively and actionably defend themselves against cyber incidents.
Nearly 50 percent of all cyber-related crime targets small- and medium-sized businesses, yet oftentimes neither have the technical or financial resources to vigilantly combat evolving cyber threats, and the disastrous results these attacks have on the businesses and local economy. The SB-CSOC will address this challenge by providing businesses with user-friendly tools that educate, minimize risk, and position business owners to benefit from the same best-of-breed cybersecurity strategies employed by large industry, including direct integration with state and federal cyber threat information.
Radiance Technologies is partnered with LSU and Stephenson Technologies Corporation (STC) for this effort. STC is an LSU affiliate established in 2016 that works closely with LSU’s Transformational Technologies and Cyber Research Center to translate and apply the University’s expertise and assets into capabilities for defense and intelligence customers. Radiance and STC are also partners on their five-year, $9.8M, R&D contract under the AFRL’s Capabilities for Cyber Resiliency BAA – Secure the Grid.
Since inception in 1999, the Radiance Technologies’ Cyber Solutions Group has supported the intelligence community, research laboratories, test ranges, and armed services in all manners of scientific and technical intelligence. Dr. Heath Berry, Assistant Vice President of the Cyber Solutions Group and a Technical Fellow, will lead the SB-CSOC effort for Radiance.
“This effort is a key part of the Cyber Solutions Group’s strategic vision for providing protection to the nation’s critical infrastructure assets,” says Dr. Berry. “Radiance is excited to continue our partnership with LSU and STC providing AFRL with Cyber Technologies and growing our presence in the Louisiana market.”
The SB-CSOC award follows Radiance’s recent award of AFRL’s Agile Cyber Technology 2 (ACT 2) contract. ACT 2 is a five-year, $950M, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle to research, develop, and integrate cyber solutions to address emerging requirements for the Air Force and its mission partners.