EDS to assess security of DISA systems

EDS Corp. will assist the Defense Department’s efforts to assess the security of some department systems under a $111 million contract.

The award from the Defense Information Systems Agency calls for EDS to conduct security readiness reviews that support DISA’s mission to provide integrated, agencywide protection and operational restoration capability to counter security threats, company officials said.

Under the terms of the contract, EDS will work with DOD’s Field Security Operations (FSO) division conducting worldwide security reviews of the department’s enterprises, enclaves, networks, systems and applications. The Plano, Texas, contractor will send technical experts to client locations worldwide to conduct security assessments of DOD operating systems, applications, databases and networks.

EDS also will deliver certification and accreditation support, provide independent evaluation of DOD security policies, and conduct security assessments on the compatibility and interoperability of FSO systems at various DISA field locations, the officials said.

DOD and EDS have had a 13-year relationship of providing DISA with a wide range of infrastructure services, hardware and software through the DISA I-Assure and Encore contract vehicles, they added.

EDS, a unit of Hewlett Packard Corp., ranks No. 10 on Washington Technology’s 2008 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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