14 win DHS cybersecurity awards

The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration has named 14 companies to a blanket purchase agreement to help agencies implement Risk Management Framework for cybersecurity.

The companies will compete for task orders. Each BPA has a ceiling of $58 million, GSA said.

The winners are:

Apptis Inc.
Booz Allen Hamiliton Inc.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
DSD Laboratories Inc.
Dynamics Research Corp.
G&B Solutions Inc.
Global Network Systems
Knowledge Consulting Group Inc.
SecureInfo Corp.
Securicon LLC
Tantus Technologies Inc.
Telos Corp.
Tetrad Digital Integrity
Veris Group LLC.

The BPAs will be used by agencies to implement the Risk Management Framework outlined byt the National Institute for Standards and Technology SP 800-37. The NIST program provides a framework for improving information security and risk management processes.

Services under the BPAs include security categorization, security control section and implementation, security control assessment, information system authorization, and security control monitoring.

The BPAs can be used by state, local, and tribal governments as well as all defense and civilian agencies.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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