With over 31,000 cybersecurity incidents affecting government agencies in 2018 alone, it is no surprise that government and industry come together for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) every October to inform Americans about the importance of cybersecurity. And while this year’s NCSAM is over, the need for cybersecurity solutions is not.
As highlighted by the 2018 Annual Federal Information Security Modernization (FISMA) Report to Congress that references Executive Order 13800, Government must secure citizens’ information and federal agencies must continue to deliver services, regardless of cyber-attacks seeking disruption of those services. Based on the numbers, it is clear the federal government intends to do just that.
According to Bloomberg Government, over $17 Billion in funding for unclassified cybersecurity was proposed by the White House for fiscal year 2020. Already, over a billion dollars has been awarded through NITAAC for cybersecurity solutions including training and awareness programs, professional and technical support services, and IT modernization for the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice, and more.
In fact, all aspects of cybersecurity products, services, and commoditized services are readily available under the three Best in Class GWACs that NITAAC administers: CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and CIO-CS.
NITAAC’s federal customers can quickly obtain cybersecurity solutions without the tedious processes under FAR Part 15; instead using FAR Part 16.5 to quickly and easily issue task and delivery orders for mission requirements. Customers also have access to NITAAC’s secure electronic government ordering system (e-GOS) to further streamline competition, management and award.
To learn how NITAAC can assist your agency to streamline Best in Class cybersecurity solutions, visit nitaac.nih.gov or contact NITAACsupport@nih.gov. Our customer support line is also available during normal business hours at 1-888-773-6542.