Tag Archives: Knowledge Consulting Group

Deltek: DHS' Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Contract Awards Hit $437M in FY 2014-2017

A new Deltek report says the Department of Homeland Security spent a total of $437.3 million on contracts for continuous diagnostics and mitigation and continuous monitoring-as-a-service offerings during the past three fiscal years. The General Services Administration spent approximately $12.6 million on CDM/CMaaS contracts over the past three fiscal years, followed by …

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KCG Appointment Highlights Renewed Focus on New Areas in Security, Risk Mgmt

Knowledge Consulting Group has appointed Matt Mitchell to lead its commercial security solutions division as the company works to expand its business in the commercial market. The company said Monday the former director of risk assurance services will be in charge of KCG’s commercial cybersecurity, compliance and risk management portfolio. KCG President Maryann Hirsch noted that …

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Knowledge Consulting Group Wins $29M Task Order Contract for DHS CDM Program

Knowledge Consulting Group has secured a $29 million contract for the second task order under phase 1 of the Department of Homeland Security program to implement continuous diagnostics and mitigation tools, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that KCG will oversee the rollout of McAfee‘s Vulnerability Manager and ePolicy Orchestrator, ForeScout‘s CounterACT and Splunk‘s …

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KCG Receives A2LA Accreditation as Cloud Inspector; Maryann Hirsch Comments

Knowledge Consulting Group has received an accreditation as a third-party cloud products and services assessor for FedRAMP after the company complated an evaluation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. The ISO/IEC 17020:2012 permits KCG to conduct inspections and tests of cloud information systems on behalf of the government, the company said …

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KCG’s Matt Brown: Enterprises Should Keep ‘Foundational’ Cyber Tools Intact

Matt Brown, vice president of homeland security and cyber solutions at Knowledge Consulting Group, says organizations must ensure their information technology infrastructure has the basic tools to identify security vulnerabilities. Brown wrote in a piece for Security Magazine published Thursday that enterprises should review their systems while prioritizing system weaknesses …

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EconSys Gets FedRAMP Cloud Security Accreditation Through KCG Assessment; Elizabeth Storley Comments

Economic Systems has obtained a FedRAMP certification for a cloud computing technology the company built for government clients to ensure the offering complies with security requirements under the FedRAMP initiative. Knowledge Consulting Group assessed EconSys’ Federal Human Resources Navigator through an auditing and approval process in order to ensure the tool complies with security requirements under …

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Greg Hoffman: CTC Gets FedRAMP’s 1st SaaS Approval with KCG’s Help

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received a provisional authority-to-operate from a third-party assessment organization under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program. The P-ATO from Knowledge Consulting Group was for CTC’s Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop software-as-a-service offerings, KCG announced Wednesday. With this approval, CTC became the first company to have its SaaS …

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Concurrent Technologies’ Cloud SaaS Platform Gets FedRAMP Authorization; Greg Hoffman Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received approval from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to provide cloud hosting services to U.S. federal agencies. CTC won a provisional authority to operate certification for the unclassified remote hosted desktop platform it built initially for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the company said Friday. Knowledge Consulting …

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KCG Earns Cardholder Data Security Assessor Designation; Maryann Hirsch Comments

Knowledge Consulting Group has been authorized by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to perform compliance audits in establishments that process, store and transmit sensitive cardholder information. The council requires that merchants and service providers comply with information security controls intended to protect clients’ payment data, KCG said Monday. …

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GovCon Executive Covers Contractors’ Perspectives on DHS’ $6B ‘Continuous Monitoring’ Cybersecurity IDIQ

As covered on our sister site GovCon Wire, 17 government contractors recently won the ability to compete for orders for cybersecurity products and services with the Department of Homeland Security under contract potentially worth up to $6 billion. The contract supports the department’s Continuous Monitoring and Diagnostics program and supports …

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KCG Helps Cloud Provider Akamai Gain FedRAMP Approval; Maryann Hirsch Comments

Knowledge Consulting Group has audited Akamai Technologies‘ cloud-based offerings as an independent third-party assessment organization for the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program. Akamai secured FedRAMP provisional authorization to offer cloud services to government agencies after passing the audit, KCG said Tuesday. “As one of only a handful of companies to …

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