SOURCE: Merlin International

Merlin International

September 13, 2011 08:00 ET

Merlin Awarded Five-Year Cyber Security Contract With Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) Blanket Purchases Agreement (BPA) Contract

Bringing Highly Credentialed Cyber Security Technical Experts to Provide Security Operations Center (SOC) Support, IT Security Threat Analysis, Digital Forensics, Systems and Network Engineering Support Services

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Merlin International (, a leading provider of IT solutions to the U.S. Federal Government, announced today that it was awarded as the prime on a $40M Five-Year BPA Contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) to provide Cyber Security Operational Support services. The BPA has a one-year base period, four one-year options and an initial ceiling value of $40 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, Merlin will work under the direction of the HHS Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in achieving their mission to protect HHS computer systems and information and provide expertise in security management and consulting across the Department.

This award from HHS is a strong vote of confidence in Merlin's ability to further enhance the preparedness and ability of HHS to respond to external and internal cyber threats on a 24 x 7 basis. The Merlin solution will serve as the correlation engine that can triage, remediate, report and aggregate all logs from all security tools across the enterprise.

"Government is faced with increasingly sophisticated attacks from gangs of cyber criminals. Merlin's Cyber Security solution will monitor the security status of systems throughout HHS, detecting threats to sensitive data and responding to threats in real-time," said John Trauth, President of Merlin International. "Merlin's previous work with the HHS CSIRC and our deep understanding of cyber security will enable HHS to implement world-class cyber security practices."

About Merlin:

Merlin International, a veteran-owned, privately-held business, is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions serving the U.S. Federal Government. Merlin delivers high-value IT solutions based up our proven best practices, experienced and trusted staff and extensive knowledge of the federal government and their unique IT challenges. Merlin's solutions include Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture and Systems Engineering and Integration. To learn more please visit or call us at 1-877-430-3021.

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