The General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have selected Alliant and Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contractsÂ as potential vehicles for agencies to procure continuous diagnostics and mitigationÂ support services, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
DHS and GSA expect agencies to award $2.75 billion in CDM support contracts under the newÂ DEFEND task orders in addition to $3.4 billion worth of contracts obligated through Alliant GWAC in fiscal 2016.
The decision came two weeks after the agencies held on May 15 a second industry day to discuss the CDM programâs phases 3 and 4.
DHS and GSA plan to place five task orders under the DEFEND program such cybersecurity surge and incident assistance, capability gap fill and expansion, dashboard support, program management and agency support services.
The report added the two agencies plan to issue in July the first DEFEND task order for Group B agencies that include the U.S. presidentâs office, Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Veterans Affairs and award in August the initial task order for DHS, which falls under Group A.
The selection of Alliant came two months after GSA asked industry to provide feedback on IT Schedule 70âs new special item number for CDM products.
GSA and DHS also requested information in March to identify GSA Alliant Small Business GWAC contract holders that have potential to provide CDM support as the $6 billionÂ blanket purchase agreementÂ approaches expiration in August 2018.