Knowledge Consulting Group has won a $3.3 million task order from the General Services Administration to provide information security assessment and authorization services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer in GSA's federal acquisition service.
The contract awarded by GSA’s federal systems integration and management center includes an 11 month base period and four one-year options, the company said.
KCG expects to provide tasks to help protect major GSA applications and general support systems, including:
- program management
- penetration testing
- security control testing
- existing system security plan review
“GSA plays a critical role in developing, managing and operating a variety of major applications and support systems for federal agencies,” Hirsch said.
“As such, it is vital that its customer agencies can rely on the integrity of GSA's information technology systems. By undergoing regular security controls assessment activities, and developing a rigorous program of continuous monitoring, GSA and its customer agencies can be assured that its systems are secure.“
KCG will also develop a plan of action and a milestones report, assist with the implementation and management of an automated mechanism for A&A audits and conduct monitoring activities.
“This is an exciting time for KCG,“ said Chris Oglesby, senior vice president for business development and marketing. “We were previously awarded work by GSA under our risk management framework BPA to perform similar tasks and are honored to be selected to support GSA's A&A requirements with this current engagement.“
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