Booz Allen has been selected as the first prime contractor under the
Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) government-wide Continuous
Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Dynamic and Evolving Federal
Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) Program, with a $621 million
single-award, six-year task order.
Booz Allen has supported the DHS CDM efforts for more than two years,
thus far helping 13 Federal Agencies deploy cybersecurity tools to
better protect four million computers.
CDM DEFEND expands capabilities of the CDM Program to include:
cybersecurity coverage for cloud and mobile devices; automated
capabilities for incident response and system compliance; enhanced
protection of data at rest and in transit; and improved user
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Cyber-attacks against government networks are growing more
sophisticated, frequent and dynamic. To tackle the constantly evolving
challenge of protecting the United States from these attacks, DHS
established the CDM
Program in 2012, which envisioned a flexible approach to strengthen
the cybersecurity of every computer network and system in the
Government. In 2015, Booz Allen (NYSE: BAH) was among the first awarded multiple
to partner with DHS and to implement the ambitious CDM Program. Within
this first Phase, Booz Allen integrated foundational cybersecurity
solutions that spanned 80 percent of the .gov enterprise and gave the 13
participating departments and agencies unprecedented visibility into
DHS has now selected Booz Allen as the first prime contractor under the
next chapter of the CDM Program to continue driving its implementation
with a $621 million single-award, six-year task order.
"We're thrilled to grow our partnership with Department of Homeland
Security in their critical mission to protect the United States and its
citizens from cybersecurity threats," said Marcie
Nagel, a Booz Allen principal and leader of the firm's CDM work.
"Our work will expand into new areas of cybersecurity, like incident
response and automation. This work aims to help these federal
departments and agencies leverage new capabilities that will ultimately
empower our clients to defend their networks faster with more
flexibility and greater visibility into the network itself."
The new contract will extend across the three current and possible
future CDM Phases and is part of the larger DEFEND Program, which has a
total value of up to $3.4 billion. The CDM DEFEND program will focus on
reducing the Federal Government's threat surface by delivering
innovative solutions that adapt to dynamic Agency environments and
combat the latest cyber adversaries. This critical mission to develop
and deploy next-generation cyber capabilities will be led by a strong
partnership between DHS, the Federal Systems Integration and Management
Center (FEDSIM) within the Government Services Administration and the
task order's seven participating Agencies.
"The cybersecurity threats facing government agencies today are growing
increasingly dynamic and sophisticated, making them more challenging to
defend against," said Brad
Medairy, a Booz Allen senior vice president and leader of the firm's
Civil cyber business. "We are well positioned to help in this fight,
applying experiences that our analysts, threat hunters and engineers
gain by working on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are embedded in
the nation's most important missions and will continue to help drive
toward innovative solutions like CDM to make the world a safer place in
the face of ever-evolving cyber threats."
Booz Allen will apply deep cyber expertise, with strong systems
engineering and technical management processes, combined with
leading-edge commercial tools to help protect our nation against
cyber-attacks. To learn more about Booz Allen's cyber capabilities,
To learn more about DHS' CMD program, visit www.DHS.gov/CDM.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been at the forefront of strategy
and technology for more than one hundred years. Today, the firm provides
management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500
corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz
Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their
most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting,
analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery,
cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.
With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs
approximately 24,225 people globally, and had revenue of $5.80 billion
for the 12 months ended March 31, 2017. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com.
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