The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic initially sought a prototype solution to support several technical objectives, including modernizing hardware of the off-board mission systems, introducing cloud-like functionality to the tactical edge, and supporting the deployment of multiple virtualized software products. Through an Other Transaction Agreement with the Information Warfare Research Project, Sealing Technologies was able to provide a successful prototype, which led to a follow on Other Transaction Authority Production (OTP) award. Sealing Technologies, Inc. a non-traditional small business, was awarded an $89M OTP to transition their Cyber Fly Away Kit into production.
The consortium model enabled the federal government to reach innovative solutions from a non-traditional partner and provide a viable solution addressing immediate information warfare needs of the Naval services.
IWRP engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of information warfare through a consortium that supports research, development and prototyping. IWRP enables rapid research, access to innovative commercial solutions for defense requirements, and innovations from industry, academia, and non-traditionals.