Being the first line of defense when it comes to cybersecurity in the federal government is no small order. It takes innovative thinking and cutting edge technology, which is why the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer is utilizing an enterprise wide approach to IT security operations. By awarding a $33 million IT security contract to HUBZone Business Valiant Solutions, GSA IT is committed to actively defending against cyber attacks and mitigating risks from both outside and inside the GSA environment.
GSA is proud to present a HUBZone business with an opportunity to do critically important work for the agency on behalf of the American taxpayer, and believes that a partnership with Valiant Solutions will provide not only first rate security services, but also unmatched value. The OCIO and Valiant will work together to improve GSA’s security posture through real time security operations and proactive policy, training, and governance activities. These actions will improve the ability to prevent intrusion and loss of critical data present on GSA networks.
This Task Order will provide GSA with expert intrusion detection and engineering support for systems and emerging IT security initiatives. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated and advanced persistent threats multiply, preventing attacks is only one step in creating a secure enterprise. Just as important is how an agency responds to a cyber security incident. A key component of this task order will be providing the forensic services to carry out a full investigation of major security events and prevent attempted attacks from disrupting agency priorities.
GSA IT is constantly evolving while maintaining a leadership role in federal IT cybersecurity. Recently, we also paved the way for cybersecurity BPAs for government agencies.