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SpyCloud Awarded SBIR Contract with United States Air Force

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Phase 1 contract to bring SpyCloud’s Innovative Identity Intelligence capabilities to the forefront of U.S. Air Force cyber defense development 

January 3, 2024 – (AUSTIN, TX) – SpyCloud announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase 1 contract focused on developing innovative identity intelligence solutions to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and as of December 14, 2023, SpyCloud started its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“Over the last decade or so we’ve seen a massive evolution of the U.S. frontline from traditional ground attacks to one of a broader digital attack surface. The need to source and analyze identity intelligence data at scale and expertise that transforms the data into actionable insights on U.S. adversaries is paramount. We’re excited to start this partnership with AFWERX to bring our industry-leading intelligence and capabilities to develop world-class defense solutions for the United States and its armed forces.”

Bill Cull, Vice President of Federal at SpyCloud

Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

About SpyCloud

SpyCloud continuously detects and mitigates compromised authentication data from third-party breaches and infected systems – thwarting unauthorized access to networks and stopping targeted attacks from account takeover to ransomware. Its enriched data streamlines analysts’ efforts to investigate threat actors and their infrastructure. SpyCloud customers include more than 15 Federal agencies, including USCYBERCOM.

About AFRL  

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.

About AFWERX 

As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: afwerx.com.   

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