The FBI has named ECS the prime awardee of a $38 million deal to manage the bureau’s two key cybersecurity programs that protect the agency networks from internal and external threats.
Over a 6-year period of performance, ECS will deploy remote and on-premise cybersecurity solutions to enhance the FBI’s security posture, identify risk to missions, respond to security incidents and actively hunt for vulnerabilities and threats, the company said.
ECS will apply threat- and risk-driven methodologies to protect systems and networks across the bureau: the ECS Red Team will use offensive tools and techniques to emulate cyber threats, while the ECS Blue Team will perform advanced operational vulnerability assessments and provide incident response and threat-hunting services.
In addition, the company will manage the technical infrastructure of the FBI’s information security unit, conduct threat and vulnerability research, and coordinate the unit’s cybersecurity operations.
“At ECS, we’ve integrated our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence with a dynamic law enforcement practice that supports and protects some of our nation’s most critical agencies,” said George Wilson, president of ECS. “We are proud to provide the skills, knowledge, and creativity needed to secure the systems and networks of the FBI.”