Thursday 24 September 2020

KBR wins $216m US Defence Health Agency deal

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2019

US-based KBR announced that it has been awarded a $216 million task order to provide cybersecurity services for the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

KBR is a global provider of comprehensive solutions for aerospace and defence, energy and chemicals, intel and data science, and federal and civilian markets.

The four-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order was awarded by Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic under the SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) contract, said a company statement.

KBR has held a seat on this multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract since earlier this year. It also won a seat on its predecessor contract, SeaPort Enhanced, in 2005.

The company has been providing cybersecurity services to DHA since the agency's inception.

Under this task order, KBR will assist NIWC Atlantic with cybersecurity and risk management framework initiatives and provide support to the DHA Assessment and Authorization Division.

DHA works closely with government agencies to deliver medical service to more than 9.4 million active duty personnel and their beneficiaries.

Supplying a broad spectrum of IT services, KBR's work will include addressing independent validation and verification results, helping prepare an Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service authorisation package, and supporting the implementation of federal IT security regulations, directives and guidance.

KBR will support all DoD Military Health System sites, which vary in size from 1,500 to over 60,000 servers and workstation assets and assist with as many as 430 programmes of record systems. The company will provide these services at locations around the world.

Byron Bright, president, KBR Government Solutions US, said: "We believe our military men and women deserve the best possible care. We are proud to continue delivering our cybersecurity solutions to DHA as it ensures service members and their loved ones receive high quality health services."

KBR ensures mission success for customers on land, at sea, in the air, and in space and cyberspace.

The company helps customers understand their cyber posture, eliminate their vulnerabilities and successfully defend their data and systems.

KBR's full life cycle cyber capabilities include assessments, certification and verification, information assurance, and developing and deploying state-of-the-art proprietary tools.-TradeArabia News Service


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