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Astronautics Secures FAA Phase One Cybersecurity Research Contract

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Astronautics Secures FAA Phase One Cybersecurity Research Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Astronautics Corporation of America a Phase 1 cybersecurity research contract to better understand the scope of aviation-related data and the underlying architectures that support the transmission and use of data.

The contract will see Astronautics’s avionics cybersecurity assurance group working on identifying, categorizing and characterizing the data and data collection capabilities associated with the three Cybersecurity Data Science Aviation Architecture Framework domains: airlines, airports and aircraft. FAA will be using the data to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to improve aviation’s cyber posture, Astronautics said.

Astronautics previously worked with the FAA until 2021, creating methodologies that identify and categorize potential aircraft security risks to critical avionics systems and evaluating mitigation alternatives for the risks.

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