Finmeccanica and Northrop Grumman Corporation announce Teaming Agreement

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Tim Brown

Finmeccanica Cyber Solutions and Northrop Grumman Corporation have signed a Teaming Agreement in order to respond to the proposal for the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC).

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 extensive managed service aims to provide information assurance to around 50 NATO sites and headquarters throughout 28 countries worldwide.

“This is a strong partnership which combines the capabilities, resources and expertise of both organisations spanning the UK, US and Italy and resulting in a superior proposal which best meets the requirements of this key NATO Programme”, said Alberto de Benedictis, Chief Executive Finmeccanica UK and Responsible for Finmeccanica Cyber Solutions.

“Northrop Grumman has a strong track record of providing the most advanced, integrated cyber security solutions across all domains for the US military, civilian government and private industry,” said Mike Papay, vice president of Cyber Initiatives, Northrop Grumman Information Systems.

“Protecting networks from the growing cyber threat is a global challenge and we look forward to bringing to this industry partnership the resources, experience and expertise from across our company to ensure the best possible solution for the customer in this strategically important NATO programme.”