CACI to expand protection of DOD medical info services

CACI International Inc. will expand the information protection services it provides to the Defense Department's Military Health System under a new four-year, $64 million contract.

The award calls for CACI to provide services to the Technology Management, Integration and Standards Directorate of the Tricare Management Activity, the DOD office that oversees the more than 9.1 million eligible beneficiaries enrolled in the health system.

One of the directorate's main tasks is to certify that all health system information systems, as well as Tricare contractor systems, meet DOD standards for information technology security.

CACI will continue to provide information assurance services ? risk assessment, threat projection and analysis, infrastructure protection, training, disaster recovery and the creation of computer incident response teams ? in the directorate's western region, which encompasses the states from Minnesota to the West Coast, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Under the award, CACI will now provide those services as well to the northern region, which includes New England and the Midwest, and the southern region, from South Carolina through Texas.

CACI will also provide security management, technical services and support for DOD certification and accreditation of MHS information systems.

The expansion of services is designed to better manage and secure a broad array of medical information and more efficiently serve the needs of the military community, CACI said.

The task order award comes under the Defense Medical Information
Systems/Systems Integration, Design, Development, Operations and Maintenance Services (D/SIDDOMS) contract vehicle.

CACI of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 22 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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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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