Yesterday, CSC announced that the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) awarded the company a task order to provide cyber training in support of the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) in Linthicum, Md. The task order is worth potentially $85 million.
The contract calls for CSC to continue to design, develop and teach more than 20 standards-based courses in areas such as security, law enforcement, counterintelligence, computer forensics, incident response and network intrusion. CSC will also implement an online training system to provide collaboration and information sharing across the DoD. This new functionality will provide students with hands-on forensic training through a web browser from anywhere in the world.
“The relentless changes in technology, cyber landscape and threats demand that we provide the very best training to our students; from the fundamentals to key tactics, techniques and procedures all delivered through innovative and dynamic methodology, ” said DCITA director Matthew Parsons. “DCITA is pleased with the CSC award and anxious to continue our progress in training DoD’s network investigators and operators in this critical mission.”
“This training will increase the nation’s supply of forensic investigators who are needed to combat the cyber war and respond to intrusions, ” said Aaron Fuller, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Group. “Investigators have solved crimes of terrorism, fraud and computer or network intrusion in the United States and around the world. Through our worldwide government and commercial cyber expertise, we have an unmatched ability to support the training requirements for the defense industrial base and the growing requirements of the President’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.”