Army Cyber Command is awarding a $6.5 million contract to two companies to help it prevent workers from exposing valuable information on the command’s networks, according to an announcement from contractors Applied Insight and DV United.
The five-year contract covers the management and maintenance of User Activity Monitoring Program, which Army Cyber uses to look out for insider threats.
Applied Insight is a federal IT contractor based in Ashburn, Virginia. DV United is a disabled veteran-owned joint venture made up of about 30 IT small businesses.
“We have a strong record of performance with the Army, which has given us a deep understanding of their cyber mission and systems,” Greg Walker, president of Applied Insight, said in a statement. “This, together with our ability to aggregate and provide actionable information from millions of disparate cyber data sources, will be key to our success on the program.”
Insider-threat management is an ever present issue for the federal government. Agencies need to ensure that employees or contractors don’t intentionally or unintentionally expose sensitive information.
“Our deep experience providing cyber and information security mission solutions to the government has assisted in securing federal networks, combating cybercrime and protecting critical infrastructure,” said DV United CEO Thomas Dalton.
The two companies will provide insider threat detection and mitigation capabilities, support security information and event management (SIEM), and an array of other cybersecurity data analytics services. The pair will also help Army Cyber Command integrate insider-threat best practices and policies.