GSA negotiates BPAs for security services

GSA negotiates BPAs for security services

By Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service this month negotiated blanket purchasing agreements with 27 vendors for its governmentwide cybersecurity services program.

GSA's Project Safeguard BPAs, valued at $250 million over four years, are designed to help agencies establish security plans under President Clinton's Presidential Decision Directive 63.

Sally McDonald, deputy assistant commissioner of FTS' Office of Information Security, said the program will offer a full range of security services.

The first task order was submitted by the Veterans Affairs Department. VA has selected Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va., to help it develop a plan as it moves from a private network to the FTS 2001 public network.'The 27 vendors that will compete are:

  • Anteon Corp. of Fairfax, Va.

  • Analytical Systems Engineering Corp. of Burlington, Mass.

  • AverStar Inc. of Burlington, Mass.

  • BBN Corp. of Cambridge, Mass.

  • Booz, Allen & Hamilton

  • CACI International Inc. of Fairfax, Va.

  • Collins Consulting Group of Fairfax, Va.

  • Computer Sciences Corp.

  • Electronic Data Systems Corp.

  • Electronic Warfare Associates Inc. of Herndon, Va.

  • GRC International Inc. of Vienna, Va.

  • GTE Government Systems Corp. of Needham Heights, Mass.

  • IBM Corp.

  • Kajax Engineering Inc. of Arlington, Va.

  • KPMG Peat Marwick of New York

  • L&E Associates Inc. of Oxon Hills, Md.

  • Litton PRC

  • TASC, a Reading, Mass., subsidiary of Litton Industries Inc.

  • Lockheed Martin Corp.

  • Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va.

  • Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego

  • SRA International Inc. of Arlington, Va.

  • STG Inc. of Medway, Mass.

  • Telos Corp. of Ashburn, Va.

  • Trident Data Systems Inc. of Los Angeles

  • TRW Inc.

  • Unisys Corp.


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