Contract to enhance information security of the agency
Harris said that it has been selected by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), as one of the six companies to compete for contracts that will enhance the security of technology and networks to support the agency’s critical missions, one of which is ensuring the country’s food safety.
The company said that the contract vehicle has a maximum value of $25m for all the competitors and consists of one base year and four one-year options. Potential services to be provided under the contract include security analysis and assessment, communications security support, designing secure infrastructures, network penetration testing and forensic support..
Other companies selected by the US Department of Agriculture were Unisys, Mantech International, Verizon, KLC Network Services, and Computer Sciences.
John McClure, vice president federal and intel programs, crucial security programs at Harris, said: The USDA is a forward-looking organisation that understands today’s cyber security threats and their potential impact on our nation. USDA is committed to providing resources to effectively combat these threats and to making the department a model agency for cyber security.
Dale Meyerrose, vice president and general manager for the cyberspace solutions business at Harris, said: This contract, which will enhance information security for one of our country’s most important agencies, is an excellent example of how cyber underpins virtually every aspect of our lives. This is why Harris is committed to being at the forefront of cyber security and why we have recently expanded our capabilities with the acquisition of Crucial Security, a premier provider of cyberspace solutions for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.