Three DATC Members Win Awards to Develop Intrusion Defense System Prototypes

TROY, Mich., December 17, 2019 – Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC) members DG Technologies, Perspecta Labs, and Southwest Research Institute were selected to develop prototypes for an Intrusion Defense System (IDS). Each member will develop a unique prototype as part of research and development conducted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC).
The GVSC is conducting R&D of a new IDS capable of detecting, logging, reporting, mitigating and defending against cyber threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the vehicle and in-vehicle network, to include the IDS itself. This R&D prototype project will provide cybersecurity improvements for ground automotive systems (manned and unmanned) to increase cybersecurity capabilities and maximize system survivability and force protection. This requirement seeks to identify next generation and currently underutilized technologies to detect, log, report and mitigate or defend cyberattacks against military ground vehicles. The expected outcomes include research, design and subsequent fabricated prototypes that work on MIL STD 1553 and/or SAE J1939 vehicle buses.
DATC enables connection of advanced automotive suppliers to the U.S. Army’s efforts to modernize its ground forces. DATC’s rich technology capabilities helped the government link to the three members that won awards for this effort, the first multi-award project distributed through DATC. The full project has a 48-month timeline beginning with an 11-month base period.
“The IDS prototype work is critical to the U.S. Army’s cyber security for the future,” said David Porreca, Executive Director at DATC. “We have worked diligently to ensure we have the innovation power that can facilitate the desired capabilities. I am excited about this opportunity for our members.”
DATC currently has nearly 200 members, with nearly 70 percent of these classified as non-traditional defense contractors. DATC members gain access to government projects and visibility of their capabilities to the Government and among other members. A majority of DATC members have limited or no prior government procurement experience. They greatly benefit from a facilitator such as DATC, which streamlines the process and requirements for engaging the government.
About DATC
The Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC) is a unique public-private partnership created in 2016 to connect advanced automotive technology suppliers to government technology modernization efforts. DATC can address work from any government agency, including state governments, related to the core technology areas defined in its scope. DATC was created through SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC) to support the Defense Arsenal Automotive (DA2) OTA sponsored by U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center; ‘automotive’ is broadly understood as self-propelled vehicles for land, air, sea or space. DATC’s eight core technology areas are: Automotive Cyber Security; Vehicle Safety; Vehicle Light Weighting; Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Systems; Connected Vehicles; Advanced Energy Storage; Propulsion; Active Suspension.
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