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Information Assurance

Booz Allen Hamilton Supports Cybersecurity

October 24, 2014

Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,643,293 task order (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (HQ0034-14-A-0023) to provide technical support services for the Department of Defense's Chief Information Officer Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Support program. Work will be performed in Alexandria, Virginia, with an expected completion date of Oct. 16, 2015. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $6,643,293 are being obligated on this award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with two proposals received. Washington Headquarters Services, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Provides Information Assurance Services

August 11, 2014

Jacobs Technology Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $21,143,345 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract modification (P00009) for FA8721-14-C-0018 to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; Washington, District of Columbia; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; and Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

Jacobs Supports Information Assurance in Multiple Countries

May 16, 2014

Jacobs Technology Incorporated, Bedford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $23,547,235 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursable contract (FA8721-14-C-0016) to provide engineering and technology acquisition support services, which consist of disciplined systems/specialty engineering and technical/information assurance services, support, and products using established government, contractor, and industry processes. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), Massachusetts, Lackland AFB, Texas, Schreiver AFB, Colorado, Eglin AFB, Florida, and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2015. This award is the result of a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 procurement, aircraft procurement, missile procurement, and foreign military sales (for Oman and Taiwan) funds in the amount of $2,826,951 will be obligated at time of award. The company also was awarded $60,430,781 contract (FA8721-14-C-0018) to provide the same services to Hanscom Air Force Base, Peterson AFB, Colorado, Langley AFB, Virginia, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, and Seattle, Washington. Fiscal year 2013 and 2014 research and development, procurement, operations and maintenance and foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Australia and Taiwan) funds in the amount of $39,988,406 will be obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity for both awards.

FBI Awards IT Task Orders to General Dynamics

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded three task orders to provide information technology (IT) services under the Federal Bureau of Investigation Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (FBI IT Triple S) contract. The task orders have a combined value of $19 million over eight years. General Dynamics was awarded the FBI IT Triple S contract in October 2010. Under the first task order, General Dynamics will deliver a full range of information assurance and security support to assist the FBI Digital Evidence Section. Specifically, the company will perform systems engineering, administration and security duties, as well as training development and office management. The company will also work with FBI intelligence analysts to develop and update certification and accreditation processes and programs for both new and legacy IT systems. Under a second task order, General Dynamics will operate and maintain the FBI's Enterprise Management System (EMS). In addition, the company will manage workflow and implement and maintain patch, software and image-management tools to enable users to access and share data securely. Under a third task order, General Dynamics will engineer, configure, integrate, troubleshoot and advise on the procurement of virtual server platforms and thin client configurations in enterprise-wide FBI environments.

Two Firms to Provide International Information Assurance Support

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

DRS Technical Services Incorporated, Herndon, Virginia, and M. C. Dean Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, are each being awarded a $16,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price multiple award contract for the support of the electronic security systems, information assurance, and engineering network system programs for government facilities in the European, Middle Eastern, African, Southwest Asian, and Central Asian regions. These contracts include options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the individual contracts to an estimated $94,700,000.  Work will be performed entirely outside the continental United States and is expected to be completed by March 2017, of all options are exercised. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Charleston, South Carolina, is the contracting activity.

Several Firms Awarded Information Operations Contract

February 13, 2012
By George Seffers

AT and T, Vienna, Virginia; EWA, Herndon, Virginia; Macaulay Brown, Dayton, Ohio; Northrop Grumman, Chantilly, Virginia; SAIC, McLean, Virginia; SRC Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia; Scientific Research Company, Atlanta, Georgia; and URS, Germantown, Maryland, are being awarded a firm-fixed-price multiple award contract for professional, technical, and analytical support in the mission areas of information assurance and information operations (IO). Support services include the core capabilities of IO: electronic warfare, computer network operations, psychological operations, military deception, and operations security. The contract includes support for missions, functions, and tasks related to signal intelligence; strategic, operational and tactical planning; operational support and reachback; database/library management, fleet IO requirements; experimentation, tactics evaluation, and doctrine development; systems assessment; information technology management and administration; engineering and technical services; and management and professional support services. The aggregate not-to-exceed amount, including the base period and four option years, for all eight contracts combined is $99,926,183. These companies will have the opportunity to bid on individual task orders. The Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Gnostech Awarded Information Assurance Contract

November 30, 2011
By George Seffers

Gnostech Incorporated, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $13,512,796 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide information assurance-related services in support of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security programs. Support will include certification and accreditation documentation, security and certification test and evaluation, security control compliance evaluation, data recovery/prevention services, network security services, and information assurance planning and coordination. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

Integrated Marine Corps Network Defends Against Cyberattacks

March 18, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

In an era of social media and WikiLeaks, information assurance is critical to the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps. And Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, USMC, chief information technology officer, has his hands full ensuring that information flows smoothly and securely throughout the service.

Diligent Receives Information Assurance Contract

November 12, 2010
By George Seffers

Diligent Consulting Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $24 million contract to provide for Air Education and Training Command Department of Defense information assurance certification and accreditation process support services. Air Armament Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

Cyberdefense and DoD Culture

August 23, 2010
By Paul Strassmann

Defense Department leadership appears to be viewing cyberdefense issues primarily as a matter of policy and strategy that can be fixed incrementally. That is not possible. Cyberdefense deficiencies have became deeply rooted as result of the defective ways in which the Defense Department acquired IT over the past decades. Cyberdefense flaws are inherently enterprise-wide and are mostly not application specific.

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