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Cybersecurity specialist root9B, a root9B Holdings, Inc. company, will be partnering with Chiron Technology Services, Inc. as part of a Department of Defense (DoD) training contract. The five-year, IDIQ contract may be worth as much as $50 million if all options are exercised.
As part of the contract, root9B will provide training in topics meant to strengthen computer and network communications systems, in areas that include cyber operations, incidental response, threat emulation, and network defense. Personnel at root9B include professionals with extensive experience in the U.S. intelligence community familiar with the challenges of combatting evolving cyber threats.
Helping to groom mission-ready cybersecurity teams is part of root9B’s involvement as a Mission Qualification Training (MQT) provider to multiple DoD cyber units. “This contract enables the nation’s most-focused cybersecurity teams to receive operationally relevant advanced training from a strong cadre of teammates,” explained Mike Morris, the company’s chief technology officer. “We are honored to provide this customer with an advanced cyber training solution that serves the customer’s end-to-end training mission requirements.”