DLT Solutions has secured a position under a potential five-year, $40 million blanket purchase agreement to deliver enterprise software to the Defense Department.
The enterprise software initiative BPA was awarded by the U.S. Army‘s Contracting Command on behalf of DoD and the contract includes Quest enterprise management software products and services, the company said last Thursday.
DoD customers can buy up to $40 million worth of Quest software from DLT and other contract holders until November 2022.
“DoD today is facing sophisticated cyber threats, a growing network of devices and users, and the need to modernize with challenging budgets,” said Brian Strosser, president of DLT.
When asked about what this contract award means to DLT, Strosser commented: “There’s no doubt this contract award is big for us, but what’s more important is that this contract will help the DoD–and other federal agencies–more easily procure the technologies they need to simplify the complexity of their operations, better secure their data, and advance IT modernization.”
When it comes to security and compliance, the impact of this contract will provide solutions and services that can help the DoD and other federal agencies achieve greater accountability and transparency, said Strosser.
“With over 3 million employeese, thousands of classified and unclassified networks and hundreds of data centers, supporting the complex IT needs of the DoD is a challenge,” he said. “Modernizing DoD information management requires technology that can reduce this complexity, and to do so it needs to be able to manage and secure the growing amount of data–and users generating that data–from millions of devices and applications.”
In late 2016, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that the number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies escalated by more than 1,300 percent over the previous ten years. It has been reported that the Pentagon receives 10 million cyber attacks each day.
Strosser added that the Quest software will help DoD manage complexity, monitor user identities and boost data storage security in the cloud and in hybrid environments.
“IT modernization is no longer an option, but a necessity. Many agencies still use out-of-date equipment and redundant systems, which carries significant security risks,” he concluded. “Given these ongoing cyber threats facing federal agencies, public sector CIOs and IT staff must constantly be at the forefront of technology solutions that can fill security gaps and protect their organizations. This is something we’ve understood for a long time–and is why DLT has focused on examining public sector security gaps, identifying the security solutions needed to fill those gaps and [build] a better security ecosystem.”
The BPA will aid DoD’s mission through information management; platform management; identity and access management; endpoint systems management; data protection; and performance monitoring and support, DLT noted.
All U.S. federal agencies can access the ESI BPA, which is part of the General Services Administration‘s SmartBUY procurement program for software purchases.