NASA picks Booz Allen for $622.5M cybersecurity and privacy enterprise contract
Written by John Hewitt Jones
NASA has awarded a contract for cybersecurity and privacy business solutions with a total potential value of $ 622.5 million to Booz Allen Hamilton.
The contractor will start work on 31 May and will provide services to the Office of the Agency’s Director of Information. The contract is initially extended until September 30, 2023 and has four option periods running until September 30, 2030.
The contract, known as CyPrESS, is a basic cost award contract and a hybrid contract of indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity. It is the first contract for business privacy and cybersecurity services approved by the agency, consolidating the work of cybersecurity and privacy from various IT contracts of centers and companies.
Cybersecurity remains a top priority for NASA executives, following multiple recent audits by federal security agencies highlighting computer security concerns.
In March, a control report revealed that NASA management agreed to conduct a risk assessment of its unclassified systems to determine if its privileged threat program should be expanded to include them.
Based on this report, the agency plans to convene a multidisciplinary team with representatives from the offices of the Protection Services and the Chief of Information, as well as the Cybercrime Division of the OIG before 1 p.m. December 2023.