Army asks for help in cyber and network management
- By Mark Pomerleau
- Oct 19, 2015
The Army is looking for contractor support in shoring up its network security across the board. In a recent Request for Information, the Army said it wants to test the industry waters for Cyber Identity Management Support Services.
The Army maintains that its networks and infrastructure play a pivotal role in the completion of its mission both on and off the battlefield. As such, network outages or data tampering can severely hamper efforts causing confusions and delayed decision-making potentially, resulting in the loss of life.
Contractors shall perform several recurring technical tasks totaling 16 tasks. They include:
- Program management services
- Executive assistants to support the Army director for cybersecurity and two cybersecurity divisions
- Public-key infrastructure advancement
- Identity and access management analysis and engineering
- Communications security analysis
- Network operations analysis
- Support for the Army’s Network 2025 initiatives, including access management, information assurance, secure mobile computing and risk management.
- Identity, credentialing, and access management
- Continuous monitoring and identity analytics
- Cyber integration, risk assessment and knowledge management
- Biometrics, in which the contractor will develop papers on biometric technologies and alternative authentication models to current Common Access Card infrastructure
- Current operations division technical services
- Interoperability assessment and certification technical services
- Coalition interoperability technical services
- U.S. Army CIAV HQ technical services
- U.S. Army CIAV Fort Hood, Texas, technical services.
Responses are due Oct. 28, 2015.
Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.