MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
To help Federal agencies stay ahead of evolving Cyber security threats,
the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the General Services
Administration's Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (GSA
FEDSIM) have selected Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) to fulfill Task
Order 2D of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program (CDM Task
Order 2D). The contract - valued at $82.9 million over three years - is
CDM Task Order award for Booz Allen under the DHS CDM Program.
When combined, Booz Allen's two CDM contracts cover almost 70 percent of
the Federal IT enterprise, and exemplify Booz Allen's strategic focus to
help organizations identify and reduce cyber vulnerability risks.
"The award of this second CDM Task Order is a testament to the vision
and expertise of Booz Allen's Cyber team," said Thad
Allen, an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen. "Our deep
technical knowledge and history in the cyber security world position us
well to meet the requirements that DHS and FEDSIM have laid out for
CDM Task Order 2D expands the scope of Booz Allen's work with DHS to
implement tools and approaches to identify and strengthen
vulnerabilities in the cyber environments of six Federal agencies,
including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the
Treasury, General Services Administration, NASA, Social Security
Administration, and the US Postal Service. As with the previous Task
Order, Booz Allen's winning approach combined a strong systems
engineering heritage of technical and management processes with leading
edge commercial tools to identify and prevent vulnerabilities.
"The agencies covered in CDM Task Order 2D account for more than 700,000
Federal employees and users and more than 900,000 devices in nearly 60
separate organizations and teams," said Brad
Medairy, Senior Vice President and Officer in Charge for the Task
Order. "The work that these agencies carry out on a daily basis is vital
to the country, and we are focused on helping them become more secure
while not disrupting day-to-day operations. It is an honor to have been
selected as the best organization to help them do this."
"Our approach with this work, as with our other CDM work, is to use a
common set of processes and tools, and deploy and calibrate them to meet
each Agencies' unique mission and needs," said Rob Allegar, Principal at
Booz Allen and Solutions Architect for the task order. "The biggest
focus is getting the right systems in place that give these Agencies
visibility into the vulnerabilities and threat-actor activity occurring
in their environments. With this data at their fingertips, they can take
action to protect against current threats. It also lays the foundation
to enable agencies to eventually use collective intelligence to help
predict where future threats may originate."
With the award of Task Order 2D from the DHS, Booz Allen is now engaged
to assist 13 separate Federal agencies to implement CDM systems and
capabilities for a total contract value of up to $119.9 million over the
next three years.
About Booz Allen
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology
for more than 100 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
more than 22,500 people globally, and had revenue of $5.27 billion for
the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com.
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