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July 29, 2015
root9B to help U.S. military combat terrorism
Colorado Springs (UPI) Jul 20, 2015
Cyber-security services company root9B will develop and implement cyber-capabilities and technologies to combat terrorism for the U.S. military. The special warfare technical support work is for the Department of Defense's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office and comes as a sub-contract from Silverback 7 Inc. Silverback 7 had won a five-year multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for support with a ceiling value of $48 million for all awardees. "r ... read more

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