The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a six-year, $621 million task order to develop and implement cybersecurity tools under the next phase of DHS’ governmentwide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation initiative.
Booz Allen said Friday it became the first prime contractor on the Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense Program through the new single-award order that encompasses three current and possible future CDM stages.
CDM DEFEND looks to reduce the federal government’s threat vulnerability with the use of technology that can adapt to agency information technology environments and thwart cyber attacks.
“Our work will expand into new areas of cybersecurity, like incident response and automation,” said Marcie Nagel, a Booz Allen principal and leader of the company’s CDM effort.
“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,” Nagel added.
Booz Allen has helped 13 federal agencies install computer security tools over the past two years via the CDM program, which DHS oversees in collaboration with the General Services Administration‘s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center.
DEFEND efforts cover mobile and cloud devices; automated platforms for system compliance and incident response; user management improvement; and updated protection measures for data at rest and in transit.