General Dynamics Awarded New $15 Million Cybersecurity Contract by Internal Revenue Service
IRS awards General Dynamics IT five year contract to develop and enhance cybersecurity system to protect the agency’s tax and revenue data asset networks.
June 24, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Treasury to support the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Computer Security Incident Response Center. This contract has a potential value of $14.7 million over five years. General Dynamics’ Information Technology business unit will develop and integrate cyber security solutions to safeguard IRS tax information and revenue assets and enhance the IRS’s enterprise network security posture.
General Dynamics’ cyber and network security experts will help protect both architecture and enterprise IT systems and deliver 24-hour incident response services. More specifically, the company will provide support to defend IRS systems from network penetration, data system intrusion and malicious code, as well as assist with cyber-intelligence, network forensics and internet log audit trail analysis. General Dynamics will also perform security reviews of firewall policies, provide cybersecurity outreach and awareness to IRS constituents and manage software and hardware vulnerability notifications.
“To support tax administration, the IRS maintains sensitive and personal tax information,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health and Civilian Solutions division. “We will leverage our deep cyber security expertise, along with our understanding of the IRS infrastructure to safeguard this data and assist the IRS in maintaining a secure, efficient infrastructure.”
General Dynamics has supported the IRS Computer Security Incident Response Center for the past six years. As a leading cyber security integrator, General Dynamics currently operates approximately 35 security operations centers (SOCs) and critical incident response teams and we assist our customers in achieving all of the latest security and information assurance standards. General Dynamics IT cyber security solutions have defended mission-critical systems, including tactical, cross-domain, large-enterprise and national networks.
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