DHS Awards $668M CDM Contract After Withdrawn Bid Protest

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ManTech captures the fifth of six important and lucrative CDM contracts across government.

ManTech officially won a $668 million contract to support the Homeland Security Department’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, the company announced Wednesday.

The award comes after HP Enterprise Services withdrew a bid protest it filed in July with the Government Accountability Office.

Under the deal, which could last for up to six-years, ManTech will provide a suite of cybersecurity services to the Housing and Urban Development and Education departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Small Business Administration and five other federal agencies.

Initially launched in 2012, the CDM program gives federal agencies access to pre-approved cybersecurity tools to fortify their networks against attacks. DHS is now reawarding all four phases of the program to prime contractors under the General Services Administration’s Alliant contract, a governmentwide contract vehicle that covers a wide range of technology goods and services.

Each prime contractor is responsible for managing cyber services at a handful of agencies for up to six years.

“ManTech has played a strategic role in the CDM program for over three years, supporting more than 65 agencies in both Phases 1 and 2, and we’re honored to continue supporting the CDM program’s critical role in defending federal networks,” ManTech president and CEO Kevin Phillips said in a statement

Last month, Booz Allen Hamilton took home a contract worth up to $1 billion to support similar services at the General Services Administration, the Health and Human Services Department, NASA, the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Postal Service. CACI International and CGI Federal also won CDM contracts earlier this year.

The most recent award marks the fifth contract under the CDM program. The sixth and final chunk will cover non-CFO Act agencies.

ManTech’s announcement comes one day after the House passed a bill that would codify the CDM program into law.