NOAA Awards Sevatec Contract to Manage Cyber Security Center Operational Needs

Sonny Kakar, Sevatec, Inc.

Sonny Kakar, Sevatec Inc.

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced Sept. 23 that it has awarded Sevatec Inc., high-technology services firm, a contract to manage the operational needs of the NOAA Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the Enterprise Security Oversight Center (ESOC), which are parts of NOAA’s Information Technology Security Program.

“This contract represents our first engagement supporting the mission critical needs of NOAA,” Sevatec’s CEO Sonny Kakar said in a statement. “With the petabytes of data, the need for supercomputing capabilities and the complex modeling and simulation related to predictive weather forecasting and ecosystem management, we are honored that NOAA has entrusted Sevatec to enable one of their fundamental mission objectives through advanced cyber security management. As global climate change and the threat of natural disasters remain at the forefront of our nation’s attention, Sevatec is proud to support and protect the integrity and security of NOAA’s IT network and systems.”

The Fairfax, Va.-based Sevatec will work for four NOAA enterprise IT security groups within the NCSC: the NOAA Security Operations Center (SOC), the NOAA Computer Incident Response Team (N-CIRT), the System Administration Support (SAS) Team and the Enterprise Security Services (ESS) Team. Sevatec’s support will also include Commerce-wide, 24/7 almost real-time cyber security support for the ESOC.

Team Sevatec includes HP ArcSight Professional Services (HP ArcSight) and Reston Consulting Group, Inc. (RCG).

NOAA is a federal agency focused on the conditions of the oceans and atmosphere.

WashingtonExec previously covered Sevatec Inc. when the company named retired USAF Brig. Gen. Balan Ayyar as COO in September 2014.

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