DSCA contracts Peraton for advanced background investigation services
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DSCA contracts Peraton for advanced background investigation services

16 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 16th, 2021 09:56)

Perspecta Enterprise Solutions, which was purchased by Peraton last month, was originally awarded the OTA.

The US Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) has contracted Peraton for Enterprise Information Technology Application Development services.

Peraton will provide the services under the direction of DCSA’s National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) Program Management Office.

The other transaction agreement (OTA) is valued at approximately $474m and has a cumulative face value of $500m.

It has a base period of one year and four option years.

Peraton will fulfil the contract, which was originally awarded to Perspecta Enterprise Solutions. Peraton acquired the company in an all-cash deal of $7.1bn last month.

Under the OTA awarded by DCSA, Peraton will create a modernised, central platform to ‘transform’ the background investigation process.

This new work follows the completion of a prototype of a security enterprise architecture built by Perspecta to lead all ‘background investigations and security clearance adjudications’ that involve DSCA.

The prototype consists of the ‘newly established requirement for continuous vetting’, known as ‘Trusted Workforce 2.0’.

Peraton Defense Solutions sector president Jeff Bohling said: “Federal agencies need a steady population of cleared and trusted workers to handle their most sensitive functions.

“With nearly 20,000 of our employees holding clearances, we know the importance of having a modern system that balances efficiency, security and speed so that federal employees and contractors can focus on protecting the nation.”

Peraton will incorporate technologies and processes in support of the National Background Investigation Services system.

The company noted that the OTA work will be executed primarily in the greater Washington area and Fort Meade, US.