EngilityÂ has received a potential five-year, $15 million contract to provide cybersecurity architecture and engineering services for theÂ U.S. Navy‘s next-generation frigates.
The project marks the first time the Navy will incorporate cybersecurity and network technologies into the core design of naval ships,Â EngilityÂ said Tuesday.
Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO, said the Navy partnered with the company to drive technological advancements for the service branch’s new frigate shipbuilding program.
The company aims to deliver anÂ architecture equipped with “digital watertight doors” that will work to protect ship operations againstÂ data breaches.
Engility has worked with the Navy’sÂ Frigate Program Office andÂ Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command over the past two years to designÂ platform cybersecurity architecture.