GSA Adds Crown-Jewel Protection to Cybersecurity Services

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The General Services Administration revamped Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Service offerings with high-value assets in mind.

The General Services Administration expanded its cybersecurity service offerings to help federal agencies and state and local governments to protect their most valuable data.

GSA announced the modernized Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Number Tuesday, adding services that can help agencies meet administrative mandates to secure high-value assets on mission-critical systems. The HACS SIN debuted on GSA’s IT Schedule 70 contract in 2016 so agencies can access penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and risk and vulnerability assessments from pre-vetted contractors.

“The cybersecurity market has rapidly evolved since the initial creation of the HACS offerings just two and a half years ago, and GSA is responding to this evolution by including key cybersecurity services that were missing from the original SIN,” said GSA acting Assistant Commissioner Bill Zielinski in a statement.

The Homeland Security Department and the Office of Management and Budget consulted with GSA to identify which services to add. GSA also considered whether the offerings helped agencies meet OMB’s updated policy on protecting high-value assets.

“The restructured HACS solution on IT Schedule 70 will provide federal agencies with easier access to services and solutions to protect large complex network and data systems, including HVAs that hold sensitive information critical to national and economic security,” Zielinski said.

The modernized SIN is open to vendors interested in on-ramping and for current IT Schedule 70 contractors to move their services to the number.

The agency will host a customer event April 15.