Booz Allen scoops up cybersecurity contracts despite leaks

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Booz Allen Hamilton has announced four new cybersecurity contracts. The contracts come in the wake of leaks by government contracted, and former Booz Allen employee Edward Snowden.

Booz has won four of the Full and Open Pillar contracts involving a range of full system lifecycle support activities for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SCC Atlantic). Most recently, the firm won a contract with a total ceiling of nearly $900 million to support the integrated cybersecurity and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) operations of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SCC Atlantic).

The indefinite delivery/indefinte quantity (IDIQ) contract has an initial one-year period of performance, with four, one-year options that could extend the work through July 2018. SSC Atlantic, an engineering command within the U.S. Navy, delivers adaptive and secure solutions to many naval, joint and national agencies. Under the terms of the MAC, Booz Allen will support a broad array of cybersecurity, information assurance and information operations projects for the Navy, Marine Corps, and other components of the Department of Defense.

The scope of the contract also covers full system lifecycle support including research, development, testing, evaluation, production and fielding of C4ISR information technology systems.

The wins are notable given the Snowden affair. Although hearings into the leaks have so far focused more on Mr. Snowden himself than why or how the leak happened in the first place, or subsequent clean up response by Booz itself.