Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), a cybersecurity services firm, has been awarded the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) contract vehicle task order, with a total value of $8,543,986.
“The CDM Blanket Purchase Agreement is the contract vehicle of choice for departments and agencies looking to implement a more comprehensive continuous monitoring program,”Matt Brown, vice president of homeland security and cyber solutions, KCG, said. “CDM continues to gain significant momentum with the appropriation of an additional $792 million in funding in the latest spending bill. We are proud to have secured one of the first task orders off of this critical vehicle.”
KCG will work as a sub-contractor, along with with Govplace, an enterprise IT solution provider, to deliver McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator Central Management Infrastructure, Vulnerability Manager and VirusScan, as well as BDNA’s Normalize solution.
“Continuous monitoring is an essential function to help agencies mitigate their cybersecurity risk,” said Dusty Wince, founder and chief executive officer, KCG. “We look forward to working with the agencies to implement the McAfee and BDNA solutions, adding another layer of controls to their security architectures.”
Issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), CDM, will provide all federal state, local, tribal and territorial agencies with IT services to aide in the implementation program. The goal of CDM is to provide continuous monitoring, diagnosis and mitigation tools, as well as Continuous Monitoring as a Service capabilities in order to defend against cyber attacks.