US DoD awards $551m enterprise-wide BPA for McAfee products

2 August 2018 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2018 14:21)

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an enterprise-wide contract worth up to $551m for the delivery of McAfee products and services.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an enterprise-wide contract worth up to $551m for the delivery of McAfee products and services.

Under the blanket purchase agreement (BPA), immixGroup subsidiary EC America, DLT Solutions and International Systems Marketing (ISM) will collaborate with McAfee to work on the project through the DoD’s Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) programme.

As part of the BPA, McAfee will deliver its commercially available products, maintenance and support for the US DoD, intelligence community and the US Coast Guard activities across the globe.

The products to be provided include data protection and encryption, database security, endpoint protection, network security, security analytics, security management, server security, security information and event management (SIEM), web security, and all McAfee warranty and support services.

“This new award builds on our track record with the DoD as the department transitions to the latest McAfee tools and technologies.”

McAfee DoD and Intelligence Community executive director Alex Chapin said: “McAfee’s selection for the ESI programme underscores the Pentagon’s strategic focus on security from the device all the way to the Cloud and offers a streamlined path to acquire McAfee solutions.

“This new award builds on our track record with the DoD as the department transitions to the latest McAfee tools and technologies, and we look forward to working with our partners to continue meeting DoD’s evolving needs.”

As an official DoD initiative sponsored by the DoD chief information officer, the ESI programme has been designed to establish and manage enterprise commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IT agreements, assets and policies.

It helps reduce the total cost of ownership across the DoD, Coast Guard and intelligence communities for commercial software, IT hardware and services.