FBI finds technology for information security

Agency needs measures to ensure privacy of computer networks

The FBI has hired BAE Systems to provide certification and accreditation services to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of FBI computer networks in the United States and around the world, according to the company.

BAE will offer information security risk assessments, a form of quality control, the statement said.  Continuous monitoring addresses the security effects on an information system following changes to its hardware or software.

"We're serving as the gatekeepers for the FBI in the cyber world," said Tom Sechler, a vice president and general manager of the company's Intelligence and Security sector, in the announcement.

The contract is the first that the FBI has awarded under the Information Assurance Program Support contract, but it is the second large cybersecurity contract for the agency in recent weeks. In August, the FBI awarded a contract worth nearly $100 million to Mantech for a variety of cybersecurity services.


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