Clear Ridge Defense secures prime contract with US cyber command’s CATO
Baltimore-based defense contractor Clear Ridge Defense (CRD) has announced their prestigious award of a prime contract to support the U.S. Cyber Command’s Exercise and Training Directorate J7, Cyber Adversary Tactics Office (CATO). The contract, valued at a potential total of approximately $25 million if all options are awarded, marks a significant achievement for CRD.
CRD’s Role in Advancing Cybersecurity Expertise
Under this contract, CRD is set to provide a comprehensive range of services to CATO. These services include red team operations, cyber threat emulation, infrastructure engineering, exercise scenario development, adversary threat assessment, and training support. CATO, known for its technical prowess, plays a crucial role in ensuring the readiness of Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) against advanced and persistent cyber threats to the nation and its allies.
CEO Jeffrey Bullock’s Statement on the Contract Award
Jeffrey Bullock, CEO of Clear Ridge Defense, expressed pride in partnering with CYBERCOM J7. He highlighted the contract’s dual significance in evolving CMF capabilities and providing engaging and challenging work for the team. Bullock emphasized the team’s commitment to developing cyber warfighters in collaboration with the Government.
CRD’s First Prime Contract from U.S. Government
This contract also represents a milestone for Clear Ridge Defense, as it is their first prime contract awarded by the U.S. Government. The award establishes CRD as a prime contractor in highly technical and cleared work, paving the way for further growth and expansion in the defense contracting sector.