KCG Wins DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Contract
Aug 28, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), a privately held cyber-security services firm in the United States, announced that it has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) vehicle.
According to a release, this government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) has a potential overall value of $6 billion over a five-year period of performance, assuming all option years are exercised.
"DHS CDM paves the way for agencies to move away from reactive security measures to implement a more comprehensive continuous monitoring program," said Matt Brown, Vice President, Homeland Security and Cyber Solutions, KCG. "Continuous monitoring will enable agencies to proactively examine network interactions to mitigate risk. This is a major milestone for government cybersecurity."
KCG said this contract vehicle, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), provides all federal agencies as well as state, local, tribal and territorial governments with specialized information technology (IT) services and tools to help implement DHS' CDM program. CDM aims to defend government networks from cyber-attacks by providing continuous monitoring, diagnosis and mitigation tools, as well as Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) capabilities. KCG will focus on offering:
-Enterprise Security Controls Analysis
-Continuous Monitoring Strategy
-Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis
"KCG has a proven record of success helping public sector agencies implement continuous monitoring programs," said Dusty Wince, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KCG. "We look forward to working with DHS, GSA and all the other agencies that take advantage of this contract."
Additionally, KCG's team consists of Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC), Axxum Technologies, Cloudburst Security, Defense Point Security, Govplace, Knight Point Systems, TASC, Inc. and Unisys Corp.
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