COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B, a root9B Technologies Company (OTCQB: RTNB), and leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients, announced today it has been awarded a cyber operations training contract by the United States Air Force. The award is a four (4) year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with an estimated value of $5.3 million and a maximum ceiling of $6.4 million.
The scope of the contract is to provide Initial Qualification Training (IQT) to Airmen through an Applied Cyber Operations Training (ACOT) course curriculum. The training will be a follow-on course to the Air Force's established Cyber Training Pipeline.
"root9B possesses a unique concentration of former government and military cyber operations experts," said Scott Myers, root9B's Senior Vice President. "The ACOT contract will ensure our knowledge and experience is shared with future cyber operators."
"root9B is committed to educating our military's cyber operations workforce," said Eric Hipkins, root9B's Chief Executive Officer. "Our goal is to ensure that training is relevant and timely to the mission of our Armed Forces."
Based in Colorado Springs, CO, root9B is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Combining cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience, root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, industrial control system (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.root9B.com.
About root9B Technologies, Inc.
root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) is a leading provider of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Risk Mitigation Services. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries root9B and IPSA International, root9B Technologies delivers results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits. Its clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized and owner-managed businesses across a broad range of industries including local, state and government agencies. For more information, visit www.root9btechnologies.com.
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