The contract, worth around EUR 50 million, is for an extensive managed service which will provide information assurance to around 50 NATO sites and headquarters throughout 28 countries worldwide.
The NCIRC will provide the capability to detect and respond to cyber security threats and vulnerabilities rapidly and effectively. The project is intended to meet the level of ambition of NATO Head of States as set out during the Lisbon Summit in November 2010.
“This outcome clearly demonstrates the ability of Finmeccanica to draw on leading capabilities across its group to provide leading-edge Cyber Solutions to such an important international organization. We are delighted that this strong partnership, combining the capabilities, resources and expertise of both organizations spanning the UK, US and Italy, has been selected to offer what we believe is the superior solution best meeting the requirements of this key NATO Program, which Finmeccanica is fully committed to delivering successfully,” said Giuseppe Orsi, Chairman and CEO of Finmeccanica.
“We are pleased to be part of the team selected for this strategically important NATO program,” said Mike Papay, Vice President Cyber Initiatives of Northrop Grumman Information Systems.
“Northrop Grumman looks forward to bringing its talent, resources and decades-long expertise in building and operating national-level cyber security management centers, both in the U.S and U.K., to this program to help protect NATO's networks from advanced cyber threats,” Papay added.