posted on May 29, 2012 09:40
Company to Provide Assessment and Authorization Services to GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service
Reston, VA – May 29, 2012 – Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), the leading provider of cybersecurity services to the government and a provider of business advisory services to the government market, today announced that it has been awarded a task order by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide assessment and authorization services to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. The task order was awarded via KCG’s Risk Management Framework Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), which was established by GSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a common information security framework for the federal government and its contractors.
“Managing Information Technology (IT) security in any federal agency today requires a critical understanding of its risk posture by leveraging a risk management framework,” said Maryann Hirsch, President of KCG. “Assessing security controls and authorizing information systems to operate are two steps necessary for an agency to accept and manage risk across its enterprise.”
Under the agreement, KCG will provide assessment and authorization artifacts and determine the security posture of GSA-FAS IT systems so that FAS management can make a risk management decision in granting an Authorization to Operate. Specifically, KCG will provide project management services and complete the following key tasks:
- Security Assessment Services
- Penetration Testing
- Risk Analysis and Reporting
“We are excited to leverage the Risk Management Framework BPA and honored by the opportunity to support GSA in validating its current security controls, as well as examining safeguards to ensure they identify and minimize vulnerabilities to GSA-FAS’s systems,” said Chris Oglesby, Senior Vice President for Business Development and Marketing, KCG. “We look forward to building on our extensive portfolio of cybersecurity services and furthering our role as the government’s trusted advisor.”
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is the government’s trusted advisor, providing cybersecurity services to the government and business advisory services to the government market. The leading provider of cybersecurity risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services to the federal market, KCG is unmatched in its ability to meet the depth and breadth of federal agency requirements needed to run cybersecurity programs, including a broad range of technical capabilities; experienced, certified cybersecurity professionals; and a strong record of past performance. KCG leverages its business strategy capabilities and industry best practices to provide business advisory services to the Government market that enable business transformation and organizational change that improves operations across mission-critical functions.
Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG is a privately owned business. KCG holds multiple prime and subcontracts with agencies and industry partners, enabling it to provide cybersecurity services to the Federal civilian, defense and intelligence, and homeland security sectors. Visit www.knowledgecg.com/