The US Army has awarded a cybersecurity contract to technology solutions provider Applied Insight (AI) and DV United, a small business joint venture (JV) serving the federal government’s IT requirements.
Under the five-year $6.5m contract, the two companies will be committed to manage, maintain and improve the US Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) User Activity Monitoring (UAM) programme for insider threats.
AI president Greg Walker said: “AI and our colleagues at DV United are excited and honoured to be working with the Army’s Cyber Command.
“We have a strong record of performance with the army, which has given us a deep understanding of their cyber mission and systems.
“This, together with our ability to aggregate and provide actionable information from millions of disparate cyber data sources, will be key to our success on the programme. We look forward to delivering on this vital mission for our customer.”
As part of the ARCYBER UAM programme, the team from AI and DV United will provide services such as insider threat detection and mitigation, data loss prevention, security information, and event management (SIEM) support.
In addition, support services that include cyber data analytics and visualisation, cyber behaviour heuristics analysis, cyber trend analysis, insider threat best practices and policy integration, among others will also be provided.
DV United chief operating officer Thomas R. Dalton said: “DV United is a model JV company, providing the army the diversity in capability and approach necessary to meet the multifaceted demands of their complex cybersecurity environments.
“Our deep experience providing cyber and information security mission solutions to the government has assisted in securing federal networks, combating cybercrime and protecting critical infrastructure.”