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Department of Homeland Security Awards Booz Allen Hamilton $1.03B Task Order as Prime Contractor to Enhance Cybersecurity Capabilities across Six Federal Agencies



  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the General
    Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and
    Management Center (FEDSIM) selected Booz Allen as prime contractor
    under the government-wide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)
    Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND)
    Program for Group D, with a $1.03 billion task order, consisting of a
    base year and five one-year options, which is the largest Federal task
    order and the second-largest cybersecurity task order in Booz Allen's
  • Booz Allen, the
    leading provider of professional security services and solutions in
    North America
    , has supported the DHS CDM efforts for more than
    five years, helping 13 Federal Agencies address critical cyber
    capability gaps and fortify the security of networks, systems, and

Reducing the Federal Government's on-going exposure to cyber attacks
requires sophisticated cybersecurity tools, services, and solutions. To
enhance the visibility of risks and maintain an active defense against
these threats, DHS – in partnership with the General Services
Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center
(FEDSIM) – established the CDM
 in 2012 to provide continuous diagnostic tools and
integration services for over 60 Federal Civilian Agencies. In 2015,
Booz Allen (NYSE:BAH) was the first integrator to partner with DHS
under the ambitious CDM Program, across multiple contracts.
In its first phase, Booz Allen designed, integrated, and deployed a
data-driven cybersecurity stack that provided 13 participating Agencies
with state-of-the-art visibility into their networks. Booz Allen's CDM
solution (inclusive of Group D and the previously awarded Group B task
order), secures nearly 80% of the .gov enterprise, including 4.1 million
network addressable devices, more than 1.75 million users, over 19,700
sites, and 89 individual Federal organizations.

FEDSIM and DHS have selected Booz Allen as the prime contractor to
continue enhancing the cybersecurity capabilities of Federal Agencies
with a $1.03 billion, six-year task order. The scope of work for this
Group D task order will enhance CDM capabilities for six (6) Agencies,
including GSA, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Social Security
Administration (SSA), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and the
United States Postal Service (USPS).

"DHS has defined an elegant roadmap for 15 major CDM capabilities –
ranging from Network Access Control to Privilege Management to Cloud
Security. We're proud to continue our partnership with them as a cyber
solutions provider, and to bring new capabilities that collect, process,
and act on real-time cyber data," said Rob
, a Booz Allen Vice President and lead for the firm's CDM
work. "Cyber defense has become a race. And success means faster
decisions and faster actions. We design Booz Allen's CDM solutions to
help Agency leaders understand their attack surface, detect evolving
threats, make informed risk-based decisions, and act quickly. The goal
is to do all of this as fast as possible, before vulnerabilities can be

The new task order will extend across all four CDM phases and is part of
the larger DEFEND Program, which has a total value of up to $3.4
billion. This mission to develop and deploy next-generation cyber
capabilities and solutions is led by a strong partnership between DHS,
FEDSIM within GSA and the task order's six participating Agencies.

"This marquee assignment from DHS is a testament to Booz Allen's value
proposition," said Brad
, a Booz Allen Senior Vice President and leader of the firm's
cyber and engineering practice. "We bring the best talent and the most
sophisticated tradecraft together to create innovative cyber solutions
at an unprecedented scale. Our solutions-based approach, understanding
of the threat, and engineering and management rigor places us at the
heart of our clients' most difficult cyber missions – that's why Booz
Allen is the largest provider of security services in North America."

With strong cybersecurity acumen and systems engineering expertise, Booz
Allen has been named by Frost & Sullivan as the leading
provider of professional security services
and a top
total provider of managed and professional security services
. To
learn more about Booz Allen's cyber capabilities, visit
To learn more about DHS' CDM program, visit


About Booz Allen Hamilton

For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have
turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They
trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves
to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act
with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there
are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will
find the answers and change the world.

We solve the most difficult management and technology problems through a
combination of consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering,
and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our
firm employs approximately 24,600 people globally, and had revenue of
$6.17 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2018. To learn more,

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