US Cyber Command awards Booz Allen Hamilton a spot on $460 million IDIQ contract to bolster nation’s cyber capabilities

Booz Allen 112It is easier and less expensive than ever for a bad cyber actor to acquire the technology and tools to carry out a cyber attack. As a result, the challenge of ensuring the nation’s cybersecurity has become more complex. Today’s threat environment requires that the nation’s cyber defenders be equipped with actionable intelligence and a keen sense of the tactics, techniques, and procedures to protect our organizations, infrastructure and citizens’ personal information.

In recognition of this changing domain, General Services Administration (GSA)/Federal System Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) has awarded McLean, VA-based Booz Allen Hamilton a seat on the $460 Million USCYBERCOM MA Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company announced July 13. Booz Allen will provide mission support services that include providing capabilities and expertise in the full range of technologies, Cyberspace Operations, joint operation planning, training and exercises.

“We at Booz Allen are proud to support this mission-critical work,” says Patricia Goforth, Executive Vice President and leader of the cyber operations business at Booz Allen Hamilton. “Cyber security is no longer solely about creating a wall and keeping actors out. Effective protection requires integrating agile cyber threat intelligence with security and technology operations that can detect external and internal dangers as they constantly change and expand. It is an honor to work on the front lines ensuring the cyber safety of our nation.”

The five year contract will position Booz Allen as a core partner to Cyber Command leadership as it drives the increasingly important mission of ensuring US safety in cyberspace. Through this contract, Booz Allen can provide a wide variety of services to Cyber Command, and will take a multi-disciplined approach to cybersecurity, looking to integrate cyber threat intelligence with security and technology operations to protect America’s citizens, technology, infrastructure and information. This award builds on Booz Allen’s existing relationship with the United States Cyber Command as the firm continues to be one of the premier providers of cyber security capabilities for the Department of Defense.

“This win is a testament not only to the consistently high quality work our firm has delivered for US Cyber Command, but also to the fact that Booz Allen, with our cross-disciplinary and proactive approach to cyber defense, is well suited to help our nation as it works to move faster, and more deliberately in the defense of increased threats,” said James Allen, Executive Vice President and Booz Allen’s Cyber Account leader. “Through the life of this IDIQ we will assist Cyber Command in detecting, defending, and defeating both external and internal threats that exploit our connected society.”

Source: Booz Allen Hamilton