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CSRA gets the green light for $163M DISA cyber contract

CSRA is now moving ahead with its potential five-year, $163 million contract to provide endpoint security to DISA.

The work had been bogged down by a bid protest by AT&T. But on Oct. 20, AT&T withdrew its protest over how the evaluation was conducted.

That withdrawal means CSRA gets the green light to move forward.

Interestingly, incumbent Northrop Grumman did not protest when it lost the contract.

DISA awarded the Endpoint Security Solution Integrator Support contract as a task order under the General Services Administration's Alliant vehicle. The order is for one year plus up to four one-year options.

CSRA’s team includes Microsoft and McAfee. They will work together to enhance DISA's capabilities and strategy.

Microsoft will provide subject matter expertise through its consulting services group and also evaluate the current state of DISA’s cyber protection. CSRA's part will be to provide systems engineering and technical support.

In working with DISA, the team will plan and deliver solutions built on Microsoft technologies across the Defense Department. This will include mitigating internal and external threats.

CSRA described endpoint security as the first and last line of defense for DOD’s cybersecurity personnel. Each day they face millions of adversaries, including amateur hackers, malicious insiders and nation states.

The solution will also collect data to contribute to DOD’s cyber defense analytic platform, the company said.

DISA is looking to close endpoint security gaps, protect itself from insider and external threats, gain more agility to respond to emerging threats, improve help desk operations and gain process improvements and best practices, CSRA said.

The award follows CSRA’s capture of the $498 million milCloud 2.0 Phase 1 contract in June.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 01, 2017 at 9:36 AM

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