2018 winning contractor

Market Connections congratulates Booz Allen Hamilton for being selected the first prime contractor of the next chapter of Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) government-wide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. This $621 million award is for a six-year task order to monitor and protect federal networks under the Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) Program.

For two years, Booz Allen hast supported the DHS CDM efforts, helping 13 agencies deploy cybersecurity tools to better protect four million computers. CDM DEFEND expands capabilities of the CDM Program to include: cybersecurity coverage for cloud and mobile devices; automated capabilities for incident response and system compliance; enhanced protection of data at rest and in transit; and improved user management. 

“The cybersecurity threats facing government agencies today are growing increasingly dynamic and sophisticated, making them more challenging to defend against,” said Senior Vice President and Leader of Booz Allen’s Civil cyber business, Brad Madeiry. “We are well positioned to help in this fight, applying experiences that our analysts, threat hunters and engineers gain by working on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are embedded in the nation’s most important missions and will continue to help drive toward innovative solutions like CDM to make the world a safer place in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats.”

Read Booz Allen Hamilton’s original press release.

Learn more about Market Connections research projects for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Market Connections would like to congratulate our client, Accenture Federal Services for winning a contract with the Veterans Benefits Administration to upgrade and enhance its information technology infrastructure and provide a variety of services for the configuration and enhancement of VBA’s Salesforce-based applications, which are used by VBA employees, Veterans, their families and other stakeholders.

This estimated $62 million contract includes a one-year base period of performance with four one-year options. The contract supports VBA lines of business, including: Compensation; Pension and Fiduciary; Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment; Insurance; Loan Guaranty; and Education. Among the VBA projects slated for functional enhancements are the VBA’s Workload and Time Reporting System, Quality Management System, Medical Exam Quality Review System and Education Liaison Compliance tool.

Shawn Roman, managing director, Accenture Federal Services said, “Through our assets like the Accenture Federal Digital Studio and our recent acquisition of the Phase One Consulting Group, we’re bringing innovative design and integration services to help the VBA significantly improve the delivery of benefits to veterans.”

Read Accenture’s original press release.

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