The six-year project will expand the continuous diagnostics and mitigation services DHS provides to other agencies.
The Homeland Security Department granted Booz Allen Hamilton a $621 million, six-year contract Friday to lead the next phase of a major governmentwide cybersecurity program.
Under the program, called Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, Homeland Security provides a suite of cybersecurity tools that help agencies monitor and respond to suspicious activity on their networks. The program feeds alerts about that activity into a central agency dashboard.
Information from those agency dashboards also feeds into a governmentwide dashboard maintained by Homeland Security. All major agencies are expected to be connected to the governmentwide dashboard by the end of this month, officials have said.
The new contract with Booz Allen will expand some CDM offerings, such as automated cybersecurity and incident response, according to a company press release.
Booz Allen began work on the CDM project in 2015.
“The cybersecurity threats facing government agencies today are growing increasingly dynamic and sophisticated, making them more challenging to defend against,” Brad Medairy, who leads the company’s civilian cyber business, said in a statement.