NGA Issues Solicitation for Agency Cybersecurity Program
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is soliciting proposals for its Defender program.
NGA is seeking a prime contractor that will help its chief information security officer mitigate the instances and severity of agency attacks.
The planned acquisition will provide the NGA with state-of-the-art cybersecurity capabilities and services for protecting GEOINT data, including cybersecurity risk management, automation and optimization, computer network exploitation, cross domain governance, cyber-supply chain risk management, cybersecurity integration and cybersecurity software assurance, Intelligence Community News reported Tuesday.
The solicitation comes as the NGA Office of the Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Services Directorate faces the need to defend enterprise information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation.
Market research for the Defender program dates back to 2020. The requirement was initially known as Cybersecurity Support Services but was later changed by the CIO-T Program Office.
The Defender deal is being set aside for small businesses. It is expected to be a labor-hour and cost-reimbursable contract with a 12-month base period, which can be extended to seven more years.
NGA recently awarded a cybersecurity contract to Telos. Under the terms of the five-year, $3.1 million deal, the company will support the Xacta suite of enterprise cyber risk management and compliance automation solutions used by the NGA.
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