BAE will assure security of FBI networks

Task order calls for certification and accreditation services

BAE Systems Inc. will provide critical information security safeguards to the FBI under a $40 million contract.

The award calls for BAE to provide certification and accreditation services to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of FBI computer networks in the United States and around the world, according to a company statement today.

BAE is serving as the prime contractor offering information security risk assessments, a form of quality control, the statement said.

The information assurance process is cyclical and is continuously monitored and improved as risks change so that data, some of it classified, is transmitted, stored and protected safely.

Continuous monitoring addresses the security effects on an information system following changes to its hardware or software, the statement explained.

This is the first task order awarded on the five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity Information Assurance Program Support contract vehicle, which is valued at $134 million.

BAE Systems, of Rockville, Md., ranks No. 15 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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