The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) has awarded Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) a task order valued at $3.3 million to provide information security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. Awarded through KCG’s GSA Schedule contract (GS-35F-0448N), the task order is for a term of 11 months with four one-year options.
“KCG is honored to be selected to provide independent third-party security assessment services to GSA,” said KCG President Maryann Hirsch. “GSA plays a critical role in developing, managing and operating a variety of major applications and support systems for federal agencies. As such, it is vital that its customer agencies can rely on the integrity of GSA’s Information Technology (IT) systems. By undergoing regular security controls assessment activities, and developing a rigorous program of continuous monitoring, GSA and its customer agencies can be assured that its systems are secure.”
Under the agreement, KCG will provide A&A services in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act, GSA security policies, and National Institute of Standards & Technology and Office of Management and Budget guidelines. Specific tasks include providing program management; conducting penetration testing; developing a penetration testing report; testing security controls; documenting all testing activities; reviewing existing system security plans; developing a security assessment report; developing a plan of action and milestones report; assisting with the implementation and management of an automated mechanism for A&A audits; and conducting continuous monitoring activities.
“This is an exciting time for KCG,” said Senior Vice President for Business Development and Marketing at KCG, Chris Oglesby. “We were previously awarded work by GSA under our Risk Management Framework BPA to perform similar tasks and are honored to be selected to support GSA’s A&A requirements with this current engagement. We look forward to building on our extensive portfolio of cybersecurity services and furthering our role as a trusted cyber advisor in the government space.”