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Case Number: AFRL-2023-3053

CNF Technologies is pleased to announce the award of the Archangel Chamuel task order under the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Agile Cyber Technology 3 (ACT 3) contract, a multiple-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract servicing Cybersecurity customers in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Valued at nearly $100 million over five years, Archangel Chamuel provides a vehicle for customers to reach CNF Technologies for research, development, modification and enhancement, integration, test, and transition of emerging technologies into operational Cyber Weapon Systems and Capabilities. “We’re thrilled to be awarded the Archangel Chamuel task order. This contract allows us to offer our current customers continued access to the technologies and domain knowledge of CNF and our teammates, in addition to providing another avenue for potential customers to do the same,” stated Chief Executive Officer Freddy Ramirez.

The contract continues CNF Technologies’ nearly 20-year track record of excellence in cybersecurity and cyber engineering. The company specializes in research and development, engineering, prototyping, and fielding cutting edge solutions to cyber challenges affecting national security. “Rapidly arming America’s Cyber Warriors with cutting-edge cyber capabilities is critically important,” said Chief Operating Officer Aaron Grace. “Today, threats and vulnerabilities in the digital domain out-pace traditional government acquisition lifecycles. With the Archangel Chamuel task order, AFRL continues to lead the way in agile acquisition practices. This new task order will allow their government partners to identify a cyber need and have CNF experts working the problem in weeks.”

Headquartered in San Antonio, CNF draws much of its culture and DNA from Air Force Cyber (AFCYBER), the collection of organizations at Joint Base San Antonio whose mission encompasses all aspects of cybersecurity. Founded in 2005, CNF has developed and transitioned cyber capabilities to US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), the Cyber National Mission Forces (CNMF), and the other Service Cyber Components (SCC).

In 2021 and 2020, CNF earned a national ranking on Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Over the last five years, CNF has ranked as one of the top five fastest-growing privately held companies according to the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ). CNF was also named a 2020 Business of the Year finalist by SABJ. In addition to revenue-based accolades, CNF was recently awarded the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award. CNF has a proud history of solving some of the most challenging problems in cybersecurity that face the Department of Defense while continuously enhancing its people-centric culture.

“Over the last five years we have showcased our capabilities and technical acuity, demonstrated our passion and innovation, and highlighted our commitment to integrity and excellence to various organizations within the DoD and Intelligence Community. During the next 5 years, we relish the prospect of growing CNF’s presence across our industry and increasing our footprint at our current locations in Maryland, Colorado, and of course San Antonio,” said Freddy Ramirez.

About CNF Technologies
CNF is a full-spectrum cyber operations, systems engineering, and research and development firm, founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. CNF is recognized as one of San Antonio’s largest and fastest growing cyber engineering providers. We are a well-known employer of choice and trusted Government services provider in developing, testing, fielding, sustaining, and employing Cyber weapon systems and technologies for Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity Risk Management, and support to Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence operations. CNF’s signature rapid prototyping capability produces state of the art cyber defense platforms enabling efficient and all-encompassing cybersecurity for small and large enterprises, information, and infrastructure.


Click the link Air Force Research Laboratory Awards $950M Contract for Cyber Capabilities – CNF Technologies or see below for the official AFRL Information Directorate.

Published by: AFRL Information Directorate

June 14, 2022

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate has awarded a $950 million contract entitled Agile Cyber Technology 3, to five small businesses in support of rapid research, development and prototyping of cyber capabilities. The contract is aimed at delivering state-of-the-art technology to the nation’s cyber warfighters at a pace commensurate with the evolving demand of the cyber domain.

“In working with scientists and engineers charged with the development of our nation’s cyber capabilities, as well as operational personnel throughout the military and intelligence communities charged with operating in the cyber domain, it has become apparent that mechanisms are needed to expedite the maturation and fielding of state-of-the-art cyber technology,” said Thomas Parisi, AFRL program manager.

In 2012, AFRL awarded the original Agile Cyber Technology contract which fielded approximately $500 million of cyber technology to multiple agencies across the Department of Defense. AFRL awarded ACT2 in 2018 with $900 million worth of technology fielded to date.

“Agile Cyber Technology 3 is the result of the combined success of both efforts, and an increasing demand signal from operational units to continue the rapid development, enhancement and fielding of cyber capabilities at the speed of need,” said Tanya Macrina, AFRL program manager.

Agile Cyber Technology 3 will be managed out of AFRL’s Information Directorate and performance will be executed at various industrial, academic and government facilities throughout the country. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has an ordering period of five years, in which new individual projects under the scope of the overall effort can begin, with a period of performance potentially spanning into 2032.

The contract awardees are Assured Information Security, CNF Technologies, Global InfoTek, Invictus International Consulting and Radiance Technologies.

About AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 11,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit: