Knowledge Consulting Group has won a spot on the Department of Homeland Security’s $6 billion contract meant to provide government agencies with information technology services they can utilize to bolster cybersecurity.
The KCG team will work to analyze security controls, implement continuous monitoring strategy, examine threats and risks, assess security measures and report incidents, the company said Friday.
The DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program aims to protect government infrastructures from cyber attacks using tools for continuous monitoring, diagnosis and mitigation.
Matt Brown, vice president of homeland security and cyber solutions at KCG, said continuous monitoring is intended to help agencies review network interactions in order to reduce risk.
The blanket purchase agreement contains a five-year base period with an overall value of $6 billion if DHS exercises all options.
The General Services Administration Federal Systems Integration and Management Center issued the contract vehicle by which federal, state, local, tribal and territorial agencies can purchase IT services to implement the CDM program.
KCG’s team is comprised of Ardent Management Consulting, Axxum Technologies LLC, Cloudburst Security, Defense Point Security LLC, Govplace, Knight Point Systems, TASC Inc. and Unisys Corp.