Prescient Edge Corp. has won a $23.4 million contract to help the Defense Intelligence Agency prevent, detect and neutralize threats to sensitive government information and operations across five continents.
The McLean, Va.-based contractor will review and assess agency practices and provide a range of security and defensive counter-intelligence services that will help protect around 16,000 government employees, including military and civilian Defense Department personnel.
Targeted threats include those from foreign intelligence, criminal and terrorist sources, as well as insiders.
The veteran-owned small business said it will develop, integrate and deliver security policies to secure electronic communications, safeguard cyber activity and physically protect infrastructure and personnel.
Its staff will further train DIA personnel to act as the “first line of defense“ for the agency's insider threat program and also advise government officials on national security, intelligence and defense policy that affects cybersecurity, law enforcement, communications and other issues.
Other work will implement the agency’s Technical Surveillance Countermeasures program.
Prescient recently won a position on a $750 million intelligence training contract alongside Booz Allen Hamilton, BAE Systems, Batelle, SAIC, SRA International and other contractors.
Its wholly-owned Science Research Laboratory subsidiary researches and develops high technology and has established and led more than 20 government and national lab programs since its founding in 1983.