U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards HP Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Services Contract
Aug 23, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
HP today announced it has been selected as a technology provider by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) General Services Administration (GSA) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).
The one-year contract has a ceiling of $6 billion if all four one-year options are exercised. HP is one of 17 vendors chosen to make up the BPA.
The DHS CDM program, designed to help strengthen the security posture of the nation's federal .gov networks, will enable the government to cost-effectively identify and mitigate agency network and system vulnerabilities. CDM is a key component helping agencies comply with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) mandate for all federal agencies to implement a continuous monitoring solution.
The BPA will allow federal agencies as well as state and local governments to procure tested continuous monitoring tools and services from approved vendors. HP will compete for task orders to provide continuous monitoring services to government agencies, helping them to move from a periodic, static mode of risk analysis to an ongoing cycle of risk identification, analysis and mitigation.
HP brings extensive commercial and government cybersecurity expertise to the BPA and can provide a variety of services and solutions under the agreement, including sensors, diagnostic and mitigation tools, asset and configuration management, and CMaaS. For more than 40 years, HP has delivered security and monitoring expertise while serving as a trusted leader in the government sector.
"As threats to systems and data continue to evolve, it is important that government agencies have access to real-time situational awareness and decision criteria to ensure their continued ability to deliver citizen services and protect economic or national security," said Betsy Hight, vice president, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. "As an experienced government partner, we understand the security of government data and assets is a top priority for federal agencies and we working to augment the government's security and monitoring capabilities."
More information about HP Enterprise Services' government business is available at www.hp.com/enterprise/government . Additional information on HP's cybersecurity solutions for the U.S. public sector is available at http://hp.com/go/cybersecurity .
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