BAE Systems was selected to provide critical information security safeguards, including certification and accreditation, to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of FBI computer networks in the United States and around the world. Under a $40 million order, BAE Systems serves as the prime contractor offering information security risk assessments, a form of quality control. The information assurance process is cyclical and is continuously monitored and improved as risks change so that data, some of it classified, is transmitted, stored and protected safely.
Continuous monitoring is a technique to address the security impacts on an information system resulting from changes to the hardware or software during the lifecycle.
“We’re serving as the gatekeepers for the FBI in the cyber world,” said Tom Sechler, a vice president and general manager of the company’s Intelligence & Security sector. “With the level of management, expert staffing and quality control that we’re providing the customer, everyone at the FBI can click ‘send’ with peace of mind.”
It is the first order awarded in the Information Assurance Program Support contract vehicle, a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity effort valued at $134 million.
BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector, based in Arlington, VA, focuses on four core customer missions – intelligence and counterintelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, and support to military operations.