[ISN] Lockheed Clinches $82.5 Million Sole-Source Cyber Range Deal

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/06/lockheed-clinches-825-million-sole-source-cyber-range-deal/87040/ By Aliya Sternstein Nextgov.com June 23, 2014 A defensewide system that simulates hacks is reliant on Lockheed Martin’s trade secrets and expertise, Pentagon officials said in a redacted justification for awarding an $82.5 million to develop and manage the so-called cyber range. In May, officials said they were awarding Lockheed a $14 million, 5-year contract to operate and sustain the National Cyber Range. ManTech in 2012 lost a bid for the contract, according to Pentagon officials, because only Lockheed had the necessary institutional knowledge and computer programs. “ManTech does not have the expertise” to support the system’s capabilities, “nor do they, or the government, own the source code,” said Army officials, who awarded the contract to Lockheed on May 23. […]