HHS awards $40M cybersecurity contract

Wednesday - 9/14/2011, 11:14am EDT

Merlin International has landed a $40 million cybersecurity contract with the Health and Human Services Department.

Under the terms of the five-year deal, Merlin will provide cybersecurity operational-support services to the Computer Security Incident Response Center at HHS.

Merlin International is a veteran-owned business that provides IT solutions for the federal government.

In a press release, the company said it will monitor the security status of systems throughout HHS, detecting threats to sensitive data and responding to threats in real-time.

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