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Peraton Wins $979M Contract to Support US Central Command

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Peraton Wins $979M Contract to Support US Central Command

The Department of Defense has awarded Peraton a $979 million task order for the procurement of operational planning, implementation and assessment services.

The task order supports the U.S. Central Command and other mission partners in their goal of achieving an operational advantage in the information space and countering threats to the country’s national security, Peraton said Wednesday.

Under the OPIAS contract, the Chantilly, Virginia-headquartered defense company will improve the ability of the USCENTCOM and its mission partners to coordinate, collaborate and fuse information-related capabilities.

The deal also supports the enhancement of information operations by providing the command with messaging solutions.

Additionally, Peraton will help the U.S. extend its competitive advantage to achieve national security goals by driving innovation to boost IO capabilities.

The company has been supporting the execution of the USCENTCOM’s mission since 2016, when it was selected to provide services under the command’s Counter Threat Messaging Support Program.

According to Tom Afferton, president of Peraton’s cyber mission sector, the company’s work since 2016 includes executing campaigns aimed at promoting regional security and stability.

The company provides the U.S. government with insight and solutions that help ensure the safety of Americans, the country’s allies and over 550 million people within the USCENTCOM’s area of responsibility.

“We are proud to continue our critical work advancing U.S. national security interests,” said Afferton, a member of the Potomac Officers Club.

He also noted that OPIAS is one example of how the mission capability integrator and enterprise information technology provider is supporting its customers in accelerating the integration of cyber operations and IOs.

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