General Dynamics has recently been awarded a contract by the Department of Treasury to support the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Computer Security Incident Response Center. The five-year contract has a potential value of $14.7 million. General Dynamics’ Information Technology business unit will develop and integrate cyber security solutions to safeguard IRS tax information and revenue assets and enhance the IRS’s enterprise network security posture.
The company will provide support to defend IRS systems from network penetration, data system intrusion and malicious code, as well as assist with cyber-intelligence, network forensics and internet log audit trail analysis.
“To support tax administration, the IRS maintains sensitive and personal tax information,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health and Civilian Solutions division. “We will leverage our deep cyber security expertise, along with our understanding of the IRS infrastructure to safeguard this data and assist the IRS in maintaining a secure, efficient infrastructure.”
General Dynamics will also perform security reviews of firewall policies, provide cyber security outreach and awareness to IRS constituents and manage software and hardware vulnerability notifications. The firm has supported the IRS Computer Security Incident Response Center for the past six years.