HP has been selected as technology provider by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for continuous diagnostics and mitigation services.
HP will provide technology for the Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) General Services Administration (GSA) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).
The company is one of 17 companies selected under the BPA, while the one-year contract could be worth $6bn if all the four one-year options are exercised.
HP Enterprise Services US Public Sector Cybersecurity Solutions Group vice president Betsy Hight said that as threats to systems and data continue to evolve, it is important that government agencies have access to real-time situational awareness and decision criteria to ensure their continued ability to deliver citizen services and protect economic or national security.
"As an experienced government partner, we understand the security of government data and assets is a top priority for federal agencies and we working to augment the government's security and monitoring capabilities," Hight said.
The DHS CDM project, which is designed to help strengthen the security of the nation's federal government networks, will allow the agency to detect and mitigate agency network and system vulnerabilities.
According to the company, the CDM helps agencies to comply with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) mandate for all federal agencies to adopt a continuous monitoring application.
As part of the BPA, the federal agencies including state and local governments will obtain continuous monitoring tools and services from the vendors, while HP will also offer continuous monitoring services, which would help them to move from a periodic, static mode of risk analysis to an ongoing cycle of risk identification, analysis and mitigation.
HP will provide variety of services and solutions under the agreement, including sensors, diagnostic and mitigation tools, asset and configuration management, and CMaaS.