Booz Allen Hamilton lands $113M SEC cyber defense contract
The consulting firm will provide operations support to the government agency.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) awarded McLean-based Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. a $113 million, 10-year contract for cyber defense operations support, the company announced Thursday. The contract was awarded on Dec. 12, 2019, but announced Thursday.
“Our team will provide the SEC with leading-edge, threat-centric, proactive cyber defense with the ability to detect and proactively address unknown threats, keep up with the rapid pace of change in the cyber industry and provide advanced cyber capabilities at scale,” Booz Allen Senior Vice President Mark Gamis said in a statement. “The SEC is essential to the strong functioning of the U.S. and world economy. … We will leverage our deep expertise and experience delivering cyber tradecraft across U.S. government and commercial clients and deploying groundbreaking cyber capabilities to protect mission-essential services and high-value assets.”
For cyber defense operations support for the SEC, Booz Allen will employ advanced threat hunting, penetration testing, DevSecOps, security engineering malware analysis, reverse engineering, compliance and threat modeling services.
A global management and information technology consulting firm, Booz Allen was founded in 1914 and employs approximately 27,000 people in 80 offices globally. The company has both federal and commercial cyber defense clients and holds three federal government’s cybersecurity accreditations, including the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation, NSA’s Vulnerability Assessment Service (VAS) accreditation and the General Services Administration (GSA)’s Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services schedule.
In the 12 months that ended March 31, 2019, Booz Allen reported $6.7 billion in revenue.