WASHINGTON ― Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, worth $621 million and $91.5 million respectively, to provide cybersecurity support for DHS and the Missile Defense Agency.
An integral player in the first phase of DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Booz Allen helped nearly 80 percent of .gov domains and 13 government departments and agencies protect themselves from cyber threats by increasing network sensor capacity, automating sensor data collection, and prioritizing risk assessments.
Now for the next phrase, Booz Allen has been awarded a six-year contract to help the same federal departments and agencies defend networks faster with more greater visibility, according to Marcie Nagel, the firm’s leader on its CDM portfolio. The contract will extend across the current three phases and potential future phases of the CDM program, as the firm works with the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center on the larger Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program, valued up to $3.4 billion.
In a second cyber announcement made by Booz Allen: DoD awarded Booz Allen a contract to identify cybersecurity threats and improve cybersecurity integration throughout the MDA’s ballistic missile defense system (BMDS).
The firm will work with MDA to ensure the nation’s homeland missile defense system remains secure from complex and evolving cyber threats by “automating incident response, advancing challenging weapon system cybersecurity, and incorporating advanced data science techniques” said Robert Smith, Booz Allen senior vice president, in a company press release.
Daniel Cebul is an editorial fellow and general assignments writer for Defense News, C4ISRNET, Fifth Domain and Federal Times.