DHA Group Is Subcontractor to Missing Link Security on Department of Commerce Contract
On-Site Team of DHA Group Experts Is Performing Security Assessment and Testing in Support of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHA Group, Inc. (www.dha-inc.com), an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm serving the federal government, announced today that it is a subcontractor on the Department of Commerce U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Information Technology Security Facilitation Support contract awarded to prime contractor Missing Link Security, a certified, veteran-owned small business specializing in information technology security support to government and private industry. DHA Group is assessing and testing the security controls of approximately 38 USPTO master systems under the terms of Missing Link’s indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $27 million. The contract ceiling reflects a 1-year base period of performance plus four 1-year options; the contract is in its final option year.
Under the provisions of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), federal information systems must implement security standards and guidelines, as delineated in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publications. FISMA prescribes that every fiscal year at least one-third of the required security controls of every system must be assessed. An on-site team of DHA experts, in conjunction with Missing Link Security, is cyclically reviewing each system, identifying noncompliance or vulnerabilities and offering mitigation strategies for remediating the identified issues. The effort is being conducted in compliance with both FISMA and NIST 800-53a.
David A. McDaniel, Senior Vice President of Operations and Programs, Missing Link Security, said, “DHA Group has proven to be a strong business partner, evidencing professionalism and integrity at a level not often seen in this industry. Both DHA Group management and the on-site personnel truly understand the team concept, being both supportive and responsive to our needs and those of our client.”
Yusuf Abdul-Salaam, Director of Emerging Markets, DHA Group, said, “Missing Link Security is a recognized leader in the federal information technology security space. Even more important from our perspective, Missing Link shares our commitment to delivering exceptional services in furtherance of the government’s mission. We are pleased that Missing Link chose to partner with us, recognizing both our overall information technology expertise and our specialized proficiency in security assessments. Together, the partnership offers USPTO a level of support that would be difficult to match.”
About DHA Group, Inc.
DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies, such as the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Army; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services, including program management, procurement and acquisition support, project and budget management, information assurance and cyber-security, information technology modernization and sustainment, data integration and information sharing, eDiscovery, systems engineering and business process reengineering. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about DHA Group and its capabilities, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com, call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+.
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