U.S. Navy researchers needed cloud computing that involves advanced analytic methods tailored to specific military warfighting domains. They found their solution from Metron Incorporated in Reston, Va.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., announced a $6.9 million contract to Metron on Wednesday for the Navy Tactical Data Cloud project.

Metron experts will investigate, develop, and integrate data analytics for the warfighter by capitalizing on recent advances in battle management, search, risk management, and operations oversight.