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IBM Holds Spot on $6B DHS Cyber Defense Contract; Anne Altman Comments

Anne Altman
Anne Altman

IBM will provide provide security analytics technology to the Department of Homeland Security under a potential $6 billion contract.

DHS’ Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program aims to equip civilian and defense agencies with information technology platforms and continuous monitoring-as-a-service for defending network endpoints such as mobile devices, IBM said Wednesday.

The company is one of 17 vendors that hold positions on the contract (click here for more coverage on GovCon Wire).

Anne Altman, IBM’s U.S. federal general manager, said the company has invested $4 billion into cybersecurity and security analytics research and aims to help government agencies meet evolving threats.

Altman added the company will aim to draw on its experience in securing internal networks used by 400,000 employees.

Agencies at all levels of government will have access to IBM’s Security QRadar, Security Endpoint Manager and Security Appscan.

The platforms are designed to integrate events and threats information in real time and prevent attacks on vulnerable networks.

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