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How 3 Key Contracts Are Advancing US Cyber Goals

How 3 Key Contracts Are Advancing US Cyber Goals

The U.S. government has sharpened its focus on cyber to keep up with the movement of information to digital systems. The 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity launched related concerns to the forefront of federal priorities, and the March 2023 National Cybersecurity Strategy further entrenched cyber as a foundational element in public sector modernization efforts.

The Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Cyber Summit on June 6 will bring together cyber experts from both government and industry to share their thoughts on U.S. government endeavors in this evolving domain. Through engaging keynote speeches, in-depth panel discussions and vibrant networking sessions, you will learn about notable cyber initiatives in the federal government and identify ways in which you can join the mission.

To get more details about the event and register to attend, visit the 2024 Cyber Summit page on the POC website.

An audience gathers at last year’s edition of the Cyber Summit.

Federal organizations are pushing forward with both government-wide strategies and agency-specific plans, and partnerships with the private sector are an important component of these journeys. Keep reading for a glimpse into three contracts agencies are using to drive cyber progress.

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard charted its course for cybersecurity in 2021 with the release of its Cyber Strategic Outlook. The first line of effort set forth in the strategy is defending and operating the enterprise mission platform, and a recently posted contract opportunity is one way the organization is working to achieve this objective.

Through the upcoming Agile C5ISC Operational & Modernization Pipeline for Application Support Services contract, which has an estimated value of over $100 million, the USCG aims to modernize its Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Mission Support Systems Product Line.

At the 2024 Cyber Summit, you will hear from two Coast Guard cyber leaders: RADM Christopher Bartz, chief information officer and assistant commandant for C4 and information technology, and RDML Jason Tama, CGCYBER commander and former senior director of the National Security Council at the White House.

Department of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System is the focus of one of seven operational imperatives laid out in 2022 by Secretary Frank Kendall, a 2024 Wash100 Award winner, to shape the service branch’s future. As the USAF’s portion of Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control, the ABMS aims to leverage networking, communications, artificial intelligence and data capabilities to enhance decision making.

The service branch recently published a new broad agency announcement asking industry to propose ideas for integrating new sensing and cyber electromagnetic capabilities into the system. This contract opportunity has an anticipated value of $950 million.

Lt. Col. Frank Jamerson, chief of C3BM Program Executive Office Enterprise IT and Cyber Integration, will represent the Air Force at the 2024 Cyber Summit.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has a unique role in federal cybersecurity work. With its focus on partnerships with both industry and other agencies, CISA is a major contributor to a wide range of cybersecurity initiatives.

The agency is currently searching for a contractor to provide various operational support services, including administration, budget formulation and execution and financial management as well as contract execution and project management under its upcoming Program Support Services contract. It expects this contract to be valued at over $100 million.

David Carroll, CISA associate director for mission engineering, will be the agency’s voice at the 2024 Cyber Summit.

To access additional information on cyber contracts, networking opportunities at the summit and even more research gathered by the Potomac Officers Club team, click here.

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