ForeScout Gets DoD Network Security Tech, Support BPA

The Defense Department has awarded ForeScout Technologies a blanket purchase agreement to provide network security products, maintenance and support services under DoD’s Enterprise Software Initiative program.

ForeScout said Thursday it partnered with Alamo City Engineering Services, Carahsoft Technology, DLT Solutions, immixTechnology and Patriot Technologies to facilitate ESI purchases across the Pentagon, intelligence community and Coast Guard activities globally.

The BPA covers the CounterAct agentless security platform, ControlFrabric architecture, ActiveCare support and ForeScout training services.

CounterAct works to help federal civilian and defense agencies manage connected devices with a combination of active and passive techniques.

The platform is designed to address comply-to-connect requirements for DoD deployment such as redundant manageability and device control; network-based device discovery and classification; and interoperability with other required security systems.

DoD introduced the ESI program in 1998 as part of efforts to simplify the department’s process to buy commercial software products.

You may also be interested in...

John Coykendall Deloitte

Deloitte Selects John Coykendall to Lead Aerospace & Defense Sector; Paul Wellener Quoted

Deloitte has appointed John Coykendall, a principal at its consulting business, to lead the company’s U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) sector within the U.S. industrial products and construction practice. Coykendall will also lead Deloitte's global aerospace and defense sector, succeeding Robin Lineberger, who will retire in May. 

Axonius

Axonius Secures $100M Private Funding for Portfolio Development, Market Expansion Efforts

Asset management platform maker Axonius has secured $100 million in private funding to support the company’s efforts to update its cybersecurity portfolio, Reuters reported Monday.

Lockheed GPS IIIF

Eric Brown: Lockheed Plans On-Orbit GPS Satellite Servicing Feature

Eric Brown, senior director of military space mission strategy at Lockheed Martin, said the company is updating its satellite bus for the U.S. Air Force's GPS III follow-on satellite platform to facilitate hardware updates in orbit, SpaceNews reported Friday.