DHS awards $395M cybersecurity, threat mitigation contract

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In this Sept. 30, 2011, file photo, a reflection of the Department of Homeland Security logo is seen reflected in the glasses of a cyber security analyst in the watch and warning center at the Department of Homeland Security's secretive cyber defense facility at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Through history, the United States has relied on its borders and superior military might to protect against and deter foreign aggressors. But a lack of boundaries and any rulebook in cyberspace has increased the threat and leveled the playing field today. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded science, engineering and systems integration company Leidos a contract to operate its NextGen Security Operations Center.

The proactive cyber intelligence operations center supports the detection, containment, eradication and reporting of cyber threats to the DHS network and can fulfill vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation technology needs for Homeland Security components.

The contract was originally awarded to Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions, which merged with Leidos in August 2016.

The single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance with six one-year options, and is worth $395 million if all options are exercised, according to a news release.