The US Army is funding a cybersecurity center for the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense.
The project, which comes amid concerns about Russian hacking within the Ukraine and, of course, elsewhere in the world, represents a first of its kind effort between the US and its NATO allies to build a joint Cyber Security, Command and Control, Medical and Logistical Information Systems capability for the Ukraine’s military department.
The Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) office of Foreign Military Sales has awarded a $22.7 million contract to Black Box, as part of a larger project dubbed the “Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative—Information Technology,” or, the USAI-IT Project for short.
Black Box will engineer, furnish, install, integrate and test the command, control, communicate, compute and intelligence (C4I) systems, medical, and logistics systems for the Ukraine Ministry of Defense as part of Ukraine’s efforts towards becoming a full NATO partner.
“We are honored to support the US Army PEO-EIS and Ukraine Ministry of Defense as their trusted partner in solving complex problems through our combination of information, medical, logistics and command and control solutions,” said Jeff Murray, vice president, Government Solutions, at Black Box. “We look forward to delivering a fully integrated, command-level information system that is purpose-built to meet mission and operational needs for the US and Ukraine, as we have done globally for the US Department of Defense.”
The Ukraine project is the latest outcome-based solution awarded to Black Box in support of US Forces and allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior projects include the Mission Command Center (MCC) to support US Army Headquarters move to Wiesbaden, Germany, and the transformation to unified communications for the US Army in Europe. Black Box also provides logistics information systems and engineering design support for the US Army’s C4I in Korea as part of a multi-billion dollar relocation program.