GSA, OMB and DoD Help Governments Secure Data

Posted June 20, 2007

GSA is teaming with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to help federal, state and local agencies, and even NATO, solve the tough problem of protecting sensitive data. The focus is to protect unclassified information on government laptops, other mobile computing devices such as PDAs and even removable storage media devices such as thumb drives and CDs. Contract values could exceed $79 million.

Ten contracts for blanket purchase agreements (BPA) were awarded to:

  • Autonomic Resources LLC;
  • Carahsoft Technology Corp.;
  • GovBuys Inc.;
  • Hi Tech Services Inc.;
  • Intelligent Decisions Inc.;
  • Merlin International;
  • MTM Technologies Inc.;
  • Rocky Mountain Ram LLC;
  • SafeNet Inc.; and
  • Spectrum Systems Inc.;

Products offered under these BPAs are:

  • CREDANT Technologies Inc.’s CREDANTMobile Guardianand GuardianEdge;
  • Encryption Solutions Inc.’s Skylock At-Rest;
  • Information Security Corp.’s Secret Agent;
  • Mobile Armor LLC’s Data Armor;
  • Safeboot NV’s Safeboot Device Encryption;
  • SafeNet Inc.’s SafeNet ProtectDrive;
  • SPYRUS Inc.’s Talisman/DS Data Security Suite;
  • Technologies’ GuardianEdge; and
  • WinMagic Inc.’s SecureDoc;

Through GSA’s SmartBUY program, the data-at-rest encryption software is available to all civilian federal agencies and in this case, even to state and local governments. DoD’s Enterprise-wide Software Initiative will procure these products for DoD agencies and NATO.

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