General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded the $45 million Enterprise Security Architecture contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The contract, which was awarded in September 2021, has a 9-month base period and four option years.
A provider of cyber and zero trust solutions, GDIT under the contract will support VA’s business and IT modernization initiatives by integrating new and emerging cybersecurity technologies.
Services will include implementing a zero trust security architecture that meets the national security standards established in the presidential cybersecurity executive order, and a robust DevSecOps approach to modernize, secure and accelerate software delivery.
“Securing the VA’s infrastructure is critical to providing better care for our veterans,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT vice president and general manager for federal health. “By implementing zero trust-enabled tools, the VA will be able to address an evolving threat landscape, protect patient privacy, and improve the veteran experience.”
Each year, the growing use of internet and 5G-enabled medical devices and telehealth services is expanding the reach of care to the patient. GDIT will also collaborate with VA to enable and securely connect these technologies while protecting patient information.