BAE Systems to Provide Cyber Security to FBI in $40 Million Order

ARLINGTON, Vir­ginia — 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.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defense, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US $36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact

Peter Ramjug, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: + 1 703 387 4974 Mobile: +1 571 643 8766
peter.ramjug@baesystems.com

www.baesystems.com

Source:
BAE Sys­tems

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