CISA Taps Accenture Federal Services to Provide Cybersecurity Services
Monday, June 21, 2021 | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) awarded Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a $112 million prime task order to protect federal civilian executive branch (FCEB) systems against cyberattacks.

AFS will provide advanced cyber services for CISA to help FCEB agencies mitigate the effects of cyberattacks including ransomware, botnets and malware campaigns while enhancing real-time visibility into cyber threats.

“Now, more than ever, it is crucial for our nation to move from a ‘detect and respond’ to a ‘predict and prevent’ model for dealing with cyberattacks,” said AFS Managing Director and Cybersecurity Practice Lead Aaron Faulkner. “Our solution delivers a whole-of-government view of the threats we face as a nation. Accenture Federal Services is excited to build upon our track record of delivering highly complex cyber solutions at scale.”

As a team member on the CISA task order, Cloudflare will partner with AFS to help fortify federal government systems by blocking phishing and malware attacks before they happen and containing breaches that occur on devices, such as laptops and cellphones.

“Cyberattacks are becoming much more sophisticated,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “As a result of several recent newsworthy breaches, we are all now much more aware of the impact cyber threats can have on our daily lives. We're proud to partner with AFS in helping to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure for our nation.”

The CISA task order on the Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) will run for a base period of one year with four one-year option periods.

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