Peraton receives $254M State Department award
Diplomatic Security Service contract to protect cybersecurity
Herndon-based Peraton Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $254 million contract to support the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service’s cybersecurity operations.
The federal contractor announced the award Thursday. Under the contract, Peraton will provide cyber support, including incident management, threat analysis and penetration testing. Peraton will also help the department protect its global IT infrastructure and will focus on cyber monitoring and operations; forensic investigation and analysis; and technology, innovation, and engineering.
“Peraton is proud to continue our support of the DOS and its important mission around the world,” said Jim Stanley, Peraton’s vice president and general manager of diplomacy and justice, citizen security and public services. “This award further demonstrates our ability to help advance the Department of State’s goal to secure its data by driving innovative systems across its IT enterprise.”
The DSS safeguards the State Department’s information and information technology assets at more than 270 locations around the world, including protecting a global cyber infrastructure of networks and mobile devices. In February, Peraton won a $2.69 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.