The Air Force is finalizing a $49.5 million plan to hire private sector coders who, by developing software, can sabotage adversary computer systems and thwart incoming hack attacks.
An official contract for the “Offensive Cyberspace Operations Defensive Cyberspace Operations Real-Time Operations and Innovation Cyber Development Custom Software Engineering Services” program is slated for publication Jan. 29, 2016.
SHELTER, the nickname for the mouthful of a project title, is a 5.5-year deal that would add to the Defense Department’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons.
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See draft RFP Documents for Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO)/Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Real Time Operations and Innovation (RTO&I) Shelter Project at: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=b76b22fac14eef97d94e90ee8cd4d982&_cview=0. Interested Contractors may submit questions concerning the draft RFP no later than 3:00 pm CST on 18 December 2015.