Two companies were awarded spots on a $45 million contract to secure the nation’s dams from cyberattacks: federal contracting giant Booz Allen Hamilton and Virginia-based small business Spry Methods.
The Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation awarded winners on its five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for IT risk management services on June 5. The contract covers technical and professional services in support of the bureau’s threat monitoring and mitigation programs; compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act; security of dam industrial control systems, or ICS; and working with Reclamation’s information system security officer.
Reclamation can now issue task orders to Booz Allen Hamilton or Spry to provide these services to more than 600 dams under the bureau’s purview. Those dams are spread across 17 states in the western U.S.