[SatNews] Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is among the companies that have been awarded a contract by the government of the United Kingdom to provide a range of cyber security solutions.
Under this competitively awarded, seven-year framework contract, Northrop Grumman will provide engineering and development services in support of data security and information assurance.
"As a long-standing partner with the U.K. government, we are proud to have been selected to support the security of their digital domain and the protection of its citizens," said Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "With more than 30 years of cyber security expertise that has been developed and deployed around the world, we look forward to continuing our work with some of the brightest industry and academic minds to deliver world class operational performance, scaled to the mission, and to increase our U.K.-based workforce that will support cyber innovators of the future."
"We have a well-established and growing presence in the U.K. and this strategically important contract award reflects the strong customer relationships that we have established here over the years," said Andrew Tyler, chief executive for Europe, Northrop Grumman. "We are committed to strengthening this partnership and to bringing our advanced cyber technologies and deep understanding of today's global security threats to this programme."
Northrop Grumman continues to invest in U.K.-based cyber security capabilities with new facilities in England, where it has set up an Advanced Cyber Technology Centre of Excellence, a global collaboration initiative to advance high-end solutions to our customers' most challenging cyber problems.
Northrop Grumman is also investing in the development of the next generation of cyber specialists. The company entered into a partnership with Cyber Security Challenge U.K. under which it has launched the youth-based cyber defence competition CyberCenturion in the U.K. aimed at building tomorrow's cyber workforce. Northrop Grumman is also mentoring a diverse set of small and medium enterprise partners and investing in research and develop