Lockheed Martin scores $395M DHS security operations center contract

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The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Lockheed Martin a $395 million contract to update its security operations center services. 

Under DHS’ Next Generation Security Operations Center services contract, Lockheed will upgrade the department’s ability to protect its enterprisewide networks against cyber intruders. 

The NextGen SOC will be under the direction of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the Science and Technology Directorate, providing around-the-clock continuous monitoring, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessments and other security services.

Department components will also be able to place task orders against the contract to fill the specific cybersecurity needs of their own security operations centers. 

Created in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, DHS’ security operations center was “chartered to prevent, detect, contain, and eradicate cyber threats through monitoring, intrusion detection, and protective security services to DHS information systems including DHS wide area networks (WAN), TIC, PEP, security devices, servers, and workstations,” according to the solicitation. “The DHS SOC also conducts vulnerability assessments, analyzes cyber threats, monitors the Department email gateway, and collects information on and investigates and reports on all confirmed or suspected security incidents.”

The award is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a base ordering period of one year and six one-year optional ordering periods.   

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