Cyber Resilience

Resiliency has been widely defined as the ability to withstand an attack and come back.  Resilient infrastructures — whether they be nuclear power plants, education facilities or hospitals — must be able to prepare for, and to adapt to, changing conditions. This ability enables resilient infrastructures to withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.  “It is not just the physical structure which must withstand a blow and come back, … we need resilient staff, resilient management, resilient plans, and planning” (Infraguard, 2015, p. 199).  The H2LPJV staff have considerable experience in supporting these efforts including conducting a major Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) for the Naval Aviation Warfare Development Center (NAWDC) in 2015, where the Peregrine’s SME was tasked with reviewing policies and procedures, and refining NAWDC's continuity of operations plan (COOP) in accordance with DODI 8500.2, IA Implementation, and DISA CCRI contributing factor requirements and making recommendations which would enable completion of the COOP and any documentation required for DISA Command and Cyber Readiness Inspection.  This included recommendations for meeting administrative requirements and changes to documentation to ensure that NAWDC met all of the DISA CCRI contributing factors and computer network defense direction requirements prior to the expiration of an Interim Authorization to Operate in early 2016. 

In addition, Peregrine was also the prime contractor to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Operational Energy Plans and Programs (OASD/OEPP), the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy) (SAF/IEN) and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AF-A2). Our contract was to conduct an Energy Security study on remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). The objective of this study is to apply the Air Force Energy Security Framework to the RPA kill chain on notional RPAs mission and identify threats and vulnerabilities to the power supply. We collaborated with appropriate commands to attain informational assets for use in these studies. Our subject matter experts (SMEs) proposed risk mitigation strategies based on this information, which were then used to tie operational energy risks to mission impacts for remotely operated missions. The outcomes of this effort will help to inform and prioritize mission resilience measures in a budget-constrained environment.

Finally, Peregrine is the prime on a cyber resilience contract (N68335-16-G-0019), which provides you access to our Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Cyber Warfare Detachment (CWD) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), which was developed to coordinate all cyberspace-related acquisition activities within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) to address both deliberate acquisition, and urgent and emergent “rapid response” warfighting needs.  The Navy and Marine Corps, in support of the Unified Combatant Commander/Component Commander tasking, require material solutions that are resilient to cyber threats as well as interoperable full-spectrum cyber warfighting capabilities. To this measure, they have established a BOA with Peregrine to provide expertise and technical experience.

In this BOA, Peregrine provides supplies and services required by the NAVAIR CWD to rapidly research, develop, mature, procure, integrate, train, support and sustain cyber resilient and full spectrum cyber warfighting capabilities for platforms, weapons, sensors, communications and networks, computing systems, mission systems, support equipment, logistics and maintenance systems and ashore and afloat enterprise systems. These solutions are needed to support all phases of acquisition programs, operational field demonstrations, prototyping, experiments, operational assessments, extended user evaluations, and fleet/force deployments. Additionally, these supplies and services are required to meet critical gaps in the Air-to-Air Warfare (AAW) Strike Warfare (STW), Surface Warfare (SUW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Expeditionary and Amphibious Warfare (EXW/AMW), Irregular Warfare (IW), Electromagnetic Warfare (EMW), Offensive and Cyber Operations (OCO) and Information Warfare (IW) including non-kinetic cyber warfare effects and kinetic effects.

NAVAIR CWD requirements are grouped into Industry Pools that align with BOA holders’ industrial capabilities. Peregrine has been determined experienced and is authorized to support requirements solicited for the following Industry Pools:

  • Pool #1: System definition, architecture development
  • Pool #2: Risk assessments and assessment methods

NAVAIR POCs

  • Technical POC: Mark Seastrand - NAVAIR Cyber Warfare Det. - 301-342-8607 - mark.seastrand@navy.mil
  • Contracts POC: Jane Worley - Contracting Officer - NAWCAD Lakehurst, NJ - 732-323-7509 - jane.worley@navy.mil