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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
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- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
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Thrift Investment Board picks SAIC to run IT services
Monday - 8/12/2013, 5:33am EDT
The FRTIB awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a five- year, $224.5 million contract.
SAIC beat out several competitors including incumbent Serco.
SAIC will provide a host of services, including business process (recordkeeping), information security and enterprisewide information technology support services.
The board has been working on this program since last summer. The FRTIB also decided to invest more heavily in its network infrastructure, approving a $170.5 million budget for 2013, which is more than $27 million above 2012 levels. The budget includes $4 million for new initiatives, including new cybersecurity measures, such as enterprise risk-management tools to fully comply with legislation requiring agencies to safeguard their networks.
Cybersecurity became even a bigger issue for the board in 2012 when then contractor, SERCO, reported a cyber breach affecting 123,000 users of the Thrift Savings Plan. SERCO and the FRTIB came under pressure from Congress when it came to light that it took nine months to report the network attack and data loss.