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U.S. Air Force contracts BAE Systems for intelligence sharing

Ryan Maass

BAE Systems' new contract aims to make information transfers more secure. Pictured: A U.S. Air National Guard Airman checks satellite images. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lonnie Wiram
BAE Systems has received a $49 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Lab to enhance intelligence-sharing capabilities.
Under the five-year contract, the company will develop, deploy and maintain cross-domain solutions for protecting sensitive information shared over government networks.
"We're helping our customers innovate advanced cross domain technologies to enhance virtualization, boost data processing, and support the integration of machine learning solutions," BAE Systems Intelligence & Security president DeEtte Gray explained in a press release.
The work will aim to make transfers of messages, images, audio and video information more secure. According to BAE Systems, the enhancements can benefit the U.S. Defense Department, the intelligence community, and other government agencies.

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