Our Experts Weigh in on Federal Insider Threats Prevention

Award-winning federal government contracting expert Mark Amtower recently pegged insider threats as one of the major cybersecurity issues facing the federal government today.

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. was recently named in a Bloomberg Government report as the federal government’s top insider threat prevention vendor with more than $531 million in total insider threat contract obligations for fiscal years 2012-2016. Sword & Shield recently established a new Sword & Shield Federal division to manage the growth of its federal contracting services.

In his report for Federal Computer Week (FCW), Amtower asked Sword & Shield Federal Vice President Raymond Kahre more about the company’s insider-threats prevention offerings for agencies.

With agency IT departments under constant pressure on several cyber fronts, federal IT managers often need quick access to the best solutions to combat each threat. The Bloomberg study shows the preferred contract vehicles for acquiring CDM tools and services, and these are often government-wide acquisition contracts — especially the NASA SEWP program — or other indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts. Other vehicles include the GSA/DHS CDM contract; GSA’s Schedule 70 and 8(a) STARS; DHS’ First Source II and EAGLE II; the Department of Veterans Affairs’ T4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Enterprise System Development; and NITAAC’s CIO-SP3 from the National Institutes of Health.

The BGov study covered the period of 2012-2016, and while the usual large contractors (Booz Allen, HPE, and others) were on the leader list, small business contractor Sword & Shield led the CDM vendors, posting over $531 million in CDM-related sales to the federal government over the five year period. Further, 99 percent of Sword & Shield’s CDM-related sales went through NASA SEWP.

On the Sword & Shield blog, VP of Federal Raymond Kahre stated “Whether by accident, negligence or ill intent, insider threats present a real danger to federal agencies and battling them requires an intentional approach. At Sword & Shield Federal, we partner with government and industry to design and implement the right solutions to minimize the risk that insider threats pose to agencies.”

Read the story on the FCW website.


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