VA turns to RSIS for information security work

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a $10 million contract to RS Information Systems Inc. to deliver information security and other technology services for the department's Office of Cyber and Information Security, the company has announced.

Under the contract, RSIS of McLean, Va., will develop a training program and course design for information security officers, continue developing software used to comply with reporting requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act, and expand the functionality and capabilities of the OCIS Intranet Portal.

The company also will provide lifecycle operation and maintenance of the VA's centralized enterprise antivirus system, and engineer and implement the pilot for products to be used throughout the VA to provide software distribution, policy compliance and reports, and asset inventory.

The company will assign more than 50 employees to carry out the work at VA locations around the country.

About 40 RSIS engineers and technicians also manage and support the VA's Virtual Private Network infrastructure from a facility located in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The VA's OCIS is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of veterans' private data, managing the flow of information throughout the enterprise and ensuring department information systems are protected from fraud, waste and abuse.

Ethan Butterfield is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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