Booz Allen Hamilton wins $1.03B DHS task order for CDM DEFEND program
To enhance the visibility of risks and maintain an active defense against cyber threats, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – in partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) – established the CDM program in 2012 to provide continuous diagnostic tools and integration services for over 60 federal civilian agencies. In 2015, McLean, VA-based Booz Allen was the first integrator to partner with DHS under the ambitious CDM program, across multiple contracts. In its first phase, Booz Allen designed, integrated, and deployed a data-driven cybersecurity stack that provided 13 participating Agencies with state-of-the-art visibility into their networks.
FEDSIM and DHS have selected Booz Allen as the prime contractor to continue enhancing the cybersecurity capabilities of federal agencies with a $1.03 billion, six-year task order, the company announced August 21. The scope of work for this Group D task order will enhance CDM capabilities for six (6) Agencies, including GSA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and the United States Postal Service (USPS).
“DHS has defined an elegant roadmap for 15 major CDM capabilities – ranging from Network Access Control to Privilege Management to Cloud Security. We’re proud to continue our partnership with them as a cyber solutions provider, and to bring new capabilities that collect, process, and act on real-time cyber data,” said Rob Allegar, a Booz Allen vice president and lead for the firm’s CDM work. “Cyber defense has become a race. And success means faster decisions and faster actions. We design Booz Allen’s CDM solutions to help Agency leaders understand their attack surface, detect evolving threats, make informed risk-based decisions, and act quickly. The goal is to do all of this as fast as possible, before vulnerabilities can be exploited.”
The new task order will extend across all four CDM phases and is part of the larger DEFEND Program, which has a total value of up to $3.4 billion. This mission to develop and deploy next-generation cyber capabilities and solutions is led by a strong partnership between DHS, FEDSIM within GSA and the task order’s six participating Agencies.
“This marquee assignment from DHS is a testament to Booz Allen’s value proposition,” said Brad Medairy, a Booz Allen senior vice president and leader of the firm’s cyber and engineering practice. “We bring the best talent and the most sophisticated tradecraft together to create innovative cyber solutions at an unprecedented scale. Our solutions-based approach, understanding of the threat, and engineering and management rigor places us at the heart of our clients’ most difficult cyber missions – that’s why Booz Allen is the largest provider of security services in North America.”
Source: Booz Allen