Vencore Labs to Work With DARPA to Optimize Airborne Communications

Image source: U.S. Air Force

Image source: U.S. Air Force

Chantilly, VA –January 12, 2017 – Vencore, Inc. announced that its innovative research arm, Vencore Labs, has been awarded a prime contract on the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) program. The 17-month contract has a value of over $2.5 million with options.  

DARPA’s DyNAMO program aims to deliver new technologies that will allow diverse airborne systems and networks to communicate and work together, while providing resilience against hostile jamming attempts. Under this new contract, Vencore Labs will be focused on optimizing network and radio functionality in adverse environments.

Specifically, the Vencore Labs team will develop and deliver an innovative framework to enable adaptation of networks and systems while maintaining scalability and stability. This new approach will provide a means to incorporate a wide set of mission objectives at all adaptation stages in order to ensure that the utility of information to the mission is maximized.

“Solving the nation’s most complex problems is what we do,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. “Having the opportunity to play a leading role in enabling our country to conduct operations against adversaries while configuring our most critical assets in advance of a mission, is a real honor. We look forward to expanding our partnership with DARPA on the DyNAMO program.” 

Vencore Labs’ unique approach is designed to maintain connectivity in spite of jamming, singular outages or aircraft motion by dynamically shifting and re-routing the flow of information to alternate paths to ensure delivery.  The framework will dynamically select connection points between different waveforms and then adaptively shift the communication over those alternative network paths, much as modern traffic applications will dynamically reroute automobile traffic across a variety of road networks to optimize transportation.

Vencore Labs Wins Third Phase of DARPA’s Wireless Network Defense Program

Chantilly, Va. — December 19, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that its applied research organization, Vencore Labs, was awarded a $3.4 million contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to protect wireless networks and the critical data that is shared over them against malicious attacks and/or technical compromises.

This work is the third and final phase of DARPA's Wireless Network Defense (WND) program.  Vencore Labs was also an awardee on the first two phases, which were focused on technology development during Phase 1 and on applying these technologies to heterogeneous wireless networks that are relevant to the U.S. military in Phase 2. Phase 3 will focus on validating these technologies on military radios and demonstrating their effectiveness.

"Protecting wireless networks against attacks so that critical information can be properly, securely and effectively routed is a complex problem that requires a deep understanding of the functioning of wireless protocols” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Vencore Labs. "Vencore Labs has decades of experience in working with these types of networks and finding solutions for the types of issues that they present."

Vencore Labs intends to deliver a wireless defense framework that is robust in the face of attacks, has a very high accuracy rate, and imposes very little overhead on the network.  It aims to manage cost by providing a solution that incorporates existing hardware and equipment.  Vencore Labs' approach is notable in that its output will be applicable to multiple network technologies and be able to protect these disparate networks using a common defensive framework.  

In support of the WND program, Vencore Labs is bringing to bear its diverse strengths that span wireless network protocols, cyber security, and data analytics, in order to develop techniques that detect and mitigate the impact of attacks on wireless network elements. 

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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Vencore to Continue Providing Agile Information Technology Services to the U.S. General Services Administration

Chantilly, Va. — November 15, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a five-year contract to provide continued support to the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Information Technology Service (PB-ITS) in support of its mission to provide a superior workplace and consistently exceptional value for its federal customer agencies. The contract, a re-compete, has a $27 million ceiling if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Vencore will continue to maintain and surpass the high standards that GSA has established for four applications that make up the Occupancy and Revenue Management Applications (ORMA) system at PB-ITS: the Occupancy Agreement (OA) Tool, OA Billing, Rent Estimate, and Appraisal Data Systems (ADS), including the extranet version of the OA Tool called Electronic Occupancy Agreement (eOA).

The scope of the services provided by Vencore under this new contract includes  technical expertise in J2EE, .NET and database work, program/project management, applications operational and maintenance (O&M) support, compliance with GSA Enterprise Quality Program (EQP) standards, and applications development and enhancements. The work will begin with overall O&M and awarded enhancements.

“This award further substantiates Vencore as a leader in agile technology,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore, Inc. “And we are excited to continue our partnership with GSA to help streamline and transform the enterprise applications that are critical to the PBS-IT mission.

For more than 16 years and across more than 25 projects, Vencore has been providing comprehensive IT support services to PBS. Services have included: project oversight, enterprise solution development, and application maintenance in support of GSA’s business and strategic IT objectives.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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Vencore Selected to Provide Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering and Technology Integration to the United States Navy

Chantilly, Va. — November 9, 2016 – Vencore, Inc. announced today that it has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering, and technology integration to the United States Navy Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is worth $80M with a $135M ceiling if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, Vencore will examine the architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. This will include all enabling technologies such as operational exercise design and construction, operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational and technical support.

More specifically, the company will support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation and transition of cyber solutions for SPAWAR Pacific. The broad scope of work, as well as the emphasis on research and analysis, will encourage the development of countermeasures to current and emerging threats. Building on existing work with the DoD and other government clients, this engagement will further Vencore’s efforts to help protect U.S. assets at home and abroad.

 “Vencore is a proven leader in cyber operations with a deep understanding of SPAWAR and its mission,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore, Inc. “It is because of this understanding that we have been selected to this award, and look forward to bringing our cyber expertise to our long-standing SPAWAR customer.”

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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Vencore Awarded more than $365 Million in Systems Engineering and Integration Support Work

Chantilly, Va. — October 13, 2016 — Vencore, Inc. announced today that it was awarded multiple systems engineering and integration contracts totaling more than $365 million to support U.S. government customers.  Award notifications were delivered during the last quarter and, collectively, the work will span six years of performance.

“The core of Vencore’s business is highly technical and complex systems engineering and integration work,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore. “We are dedicated to solving our nation’s and our customers’ most complicated problems and are honored to be selected as the contractor of choice for these critically important challenges.” 

Vencore provides highly technical and analytical engineering expertise to government customers across the military, intelligence and federal IT spectrum.   As a long-standing leader in systems engineering and integration, Vencore also delivers software, cyber and Agile/DevOps solutions via government programs.

About Vencore

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore and its transformational applied research organization, Vencore Labs, design, develop and deliver high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

Vencore has 3,800 employees and is based in Chantilly, Va.  For more information about Vencore and Vencore Labs, visit www.vencore.com and www.vencorelabs.com. 

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