Air Force awards multimillion-dollar secure communications contract to Wickr to provide digital encryption

Under the two-year contract, the Air Force will use Wickr’s secure recall, alert, and messaging services. The cloud-based application will provide end-to-end encryption for file, video, chat, text, and voice services. Awarding the contract were officials of the Air Force Installation Contracting Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The San Francisco-based company has a relationship with the Air Force through the service’s Strategic Financing program, which includes several internal innovation and small business outreach hubs. In April, Wickr won a contract for secure data as part of $550 million in awards the Air Force made to 21 companies.

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