CACI International Inc announced that it was awarded a $20.4 million contract to provide technology, research, development, and innovation in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Mission-Integrated Network Control (MINC) program. MINC leverages software-defined networking (SDN) technology for remote, intelligent control of heterogeneous networks. This mission technology contract was awarded in CACI’s third quarter of the fiscal year 2022.
“Resilient command, control, and communications across the multi-domain battlefield are essential as our adversaries seek to disrupt critical networks,” said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Pete Gallagher, Senior Vice President for Technology and Solutions at CACI. “This program establishes an operating framework for resilient communications across the services that autonomously adapt and advance at the speed of mission.”
CACI will build and demonstrate software that creates a secure network to provide command and control of heterogeneous networks. The seamless platform provides an overarching framework that can facilitate the utilization of resources across the services, supporting missions in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
The MINC program will address three key challenges tactical networks face today as they operate in extreme networking environments: the lack of network interoperability across heterogeneous communications systems at scale; insufficient network capacity to support missions; and the inability to reconfigure networks autonomously to align with military missions.