DHS awards a $1 billion cybersecurity contract, GSA is following a new acquisition process, and much more. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for August 24, 2018.
Booz Allen Hamilton received a potential six-year, $1.03 billion task order to develop and field cybersecurity platforms and services for six federal agencies under the new phase of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. The task order awarded through CDM’s Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense program has a one-year base term and five option years and stretches across four CDM phases in support of Group D agencies, the company said. Those Group D agencies include the General Services Administration, NASA, departments of Treasury and Health and Human Services, U.S. Postal Service and the Social Security Administration. “DHS has defined an elegant roadmap for 15 major CDM capabilities – ranging from network access control to privilege management to cloud security,” said Rob Allegar, a Booz Allen vice president and head of the firm’s CDM work.
The General Services Administration (GSA) started following a new acquisition process that aims to help agencies combine purchases and shorten negotiations with contractors. GSA created new order level materials and commercial supplier agreement rules after vendors and the agency’s personnel sought to leverage the two procurement policies. Alan Thomas, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said the first phase of the policy implementation will run through the end of 2018, with the official execution expected to start in 2019.
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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity and communications office has estimated it will obligate as much as $640 million through fiscal year 2020 for cyber-related programs across five components, FCW reports. The emergency communications office plans to launch three procurements for fiscal 2018, four for fiscal 2019 and one for fiscal 2020.
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