$28M to Raytheon Team to Develop NetOps SA for US DoD Networks
A Raytheon team received a $28 million task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to develop network operations situational awareness (NetOps SA) across US Department of Defense (DoD) classified and unclassified networks.
Under the task order, part of the Raytheon’s Encore II contract (HC1028-08-D-2024), Raytheon and its team – General Dynamics, SAIC, Eye Street Software, and BCMC – will provide NetOps SA products that will, among other things, enable detection of network intrusions and assess the overall health of DoD networks…
Sailaja Raparla, president of Raytheon’s Net Ops and Information Solutions, told DID that there are 3 legs to NetOps:
- enterprise management services – how do you manage the enterprise, which includes networks, applications, and transport services;
- information assurance – how do you provide IA, such as firewalls and intrusion detection; and
- content management – how do you make sure that the right information gets to the right place.
NetOps SA monitors these 3 pieces and makes sure that if there are any problems, they are fixed immediately, she said. Situational awareness includes monitoring the network, increasing network defenses, improving data access management, and responding quickly to network and data breeches.
For the NetOps SA initiative, Raytheon will work on the Computer Network Defense User-Defined Operational Picture (CND UDOP), Raparla said. The company is providing the CND UDOP framework so that data can be securely uploaded to the network and authorized users can access that data when needed.
According to the FedBizOps RFI, CND UDOP is a classified thin client Web application, integrating CND data sources from DoD inventory, vulnerability, incident management systems, and attack sensing and warning systems. It uses common data, views, and mechanisms for data sharing and correlation, and display information for the defense of DoD networks.
The correlated data will be used to generate reports, trends, and data visualization to provide SA about the GIG Enterprise to DoD personnel working in network defense centers around the world.