Stanley Gets $49M to Provide Cyber Security for US Global Information Grid
Stanley in Arlington, VA received a 5-year, firm-fixed-price task order valued at $49 million, if all options are exercised, from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide cyber security for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG).
The contract is being awared under Stanley’s Encore II indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity prime contract. Encore II contracts support users in the US military services and agencies as they transition from legacy systems to Net-Centric Enterprise Services. In July 2008, Stanley acquired Oberon Associates, one of the small business winners of an Encore II contract.
The GIG represents a globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities and processes for collecting, processing, and managing information for US troops, policymakers, and support personnel…
According to the GIG concept, information posted to the network becomes available to all relevant users, allowing them to pull information according to their need or have it pushed to them based on pre-defined criteria.
The GIG provides a foundation for the DoD’s network-centric vision by: (1) supporting the posting of data to shared spaces as early as possible; (2) providing users with an enhanced capability to pull required data from wherever they are, whenever they need it; and (3) ensuring cyber security measures are applied effectively and across the enterprise. The network-centric data strategy links together disparate systems and also provides the basis for coalition interoperability.
Under this task order, Stanley will provide vulnerability and risk assessment information, compliance guidance and technical assistance to senior DoD security officials and network administrators responsible for GIG security.