January 27, 2015 – Northrop Grumman Corporation provided assistance for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Excellent rating from the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) conducted on the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) networks at Schriever Air Force Base.
The CCRI evaluates a site’s compliance with information assurance and network defense policies and configuration standards for technologies as dictated by the Department of Defense (DOD) security technical implementation guide.
“The network must be operationally capable at all times as its compromise would negatively affect the warfighter’s mission,” said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, integrated air and missile defense division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “Collaboratively and aggressively, Northrop Grumman and the MDA pursued the readiness and we are gratified with the validation of a successful security posture.”
The CCRI is a five-day comprehensive, graded inspection involving all cybersecurity areas including physical security, administration, training, network configuration, network operations, organizational culture and leadership management.
The MDIOC is the DOD’s premier missile defense center for integration, deployment and operation of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system (BMDS). As the MDA’s prime contractor at the center, Northrop Grumman leads a world-class team to conduct BMDS-level modeling and simulation, ground and flight tests, war games, exercises, mission-critical operations and related analysis.
Northrop Grumman also manages and operates the MDA’s computer emergency response team at the MDIOC to defend MDA networks and computing enclaves against cyberattacks. The team was reaccredited and recommended for another three-year authority to operate as one of 23 DOD tier 2 computer network defense service providers.