SOURCE: Knowledge Consulting Group

Knowledge Consulting Group

August 23, 2013 08:42 ET

KCG Awarded Coveted DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Contract

Company to Provide Continuous Monitoring as a Service Capabilities Under $6 Billion BPA

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2013) - Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States, today announced that it has been selected as one of the prime contractors for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) vehicle. This governmentwide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) has a potential overall value of $6 billion over a five-year period of performance, assuming all option years are exercised.

"DHS CDM paves the way for agencies to move away from reactive security measures to implement a more comprehensive continuous monitoring program," said Matt Brown, Vice President, Homeland Security and Cyber Solutions, KCG. "Continuous monitoring will enable agencies to proactively examine network interactions to mitigate risk. This is a major milestone for government cybersecurity."

Issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), this contract vehicle provides all federal agencies as well as state, local, tribal and territorial governments with specialized information technology (IT) services and tools to help implement DHS' CDM program. CDM aims to defend government networks from cyber attacks by providing continuous monitoring, diagnosis and mitigation tools, as well as Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) capabilities. KCG will focus on offering:

  • Enterprise Security Controls Analysis
  • Continuous Monitoring Strategy
  • Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis
  • Security Assessment
  • Risk Reporting

"KCG has a proven record of success helping public sector agencies implement continuous monitoring programs," said Dusty Wince, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KCG. "We look forward to working with DHS, GSA and all the other agencies that take advantage of this contract."

KCG's team consists of Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC), Axxum Technologies LLC, Cloudburst Security, Defense Point Security, LLC, Govplace, Knight Point Systems, TASC, Inc. and Unisys Corporation.

About KCG
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations and compliance services, utilizing our Chief Information Security Officer Framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors.

Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG provides cybersecurity services for organizations across the homeland security, federal civilian, defense and commercial sectors. For more information about KCG, please visit http://www.KnowledgeCG.com.

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