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root9B Teams with Chiron on DoD Training Contract

Feb. 6, 2017
root9B will partner with Chiron Technology Services, Inc. as part of a Department of Defense (DoD) training contract for improved cybersecurity.

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.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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