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GSA Seeks Contractors to Provide Cybersecurity Support Services

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GSA Seeks Contractors to Provide Cybersecurity Support Services

The General Service Administration is soliciting cybersecurity support services that would help the agency complete its security modernization efforts.

David Shive, chief information officer of the GSA and a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker, said during a Daily Scoop Podcast interview that the agency has made headway in developing its internal cyber services and is looking for private industry partners that can help protect GSA business interests. Shive said interested contractors must demonstrate their ability to reduce risks, increase resilience and maintain effective and compliant programs to facilitate innovation.

Some of the solutions GSA needs are zero trust architecture, infrastructure and security as code, security operations and enterprise security visibility, FedScoop reported Monday.

The solicitation follows a series of selections GSA has made for security purposes.

In mid-August, the agency invited individuals to study five remote identity-proofing systems. The systems will be used to improve GSA’s plans to integrate a facial recognition solution for the Login.gov identity authentication platform.

In November 2022, the agency awarded New Zealand-based IT services provider Mobile Mentor a contract to deliver cybersecurity and modernization services to federal, state and local governments. Mobile Mentor was tasked to provide zero trust, password-less authentication and other cybersecurity services.

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