Valiant Secures $8M U.S. Department of Education Contract for Information Systems Continuous Monitoring

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October 26, 2020 – Valiant Solutions, LLC (Valiant) is pleased to announce its award of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Program Support contract. Valiant was awarded the 5-year, $8M contract to provide support for the continuous monitoring of ED FISMA systems, to include ISCM program maturation through security tools integration. The award was a HUBZone set-aside action competed on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule, specifically for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) providers. The program is funded by the ED Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Valiant will support teams within the Security Engineering and Architecture branch of the Information Assurance Services (IAS) Directorate. ISCM Program goals include:

  • Near real-time awareness of security control implementation status across the Department’s IT Enterprise
  • Detection of anomalies and changes in the Department’s environments of operation and information systems
  • Visibility into assets, awareness or vulnerabilities, knowledge of threats, security control effectiveness, and security status including compliance
  • Availability of metrics at Department-defined frequencies to enable risk to be managed within the Department’s risk tolerance

Geoff Gregory, Valiant’s Vice President, Operations commented, “We are thrilled to begin performance for the Department of Education, applying both technical approaches and personnel that have proven successful in supporting and maturing ISCM programs for other civilian agencies. This ISCM award is a complement to Valiant’s 2019 award for the Department of Education’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Support Services BPA, and it continues our market position as a trusted small business cybersecurity services provider for federal clients.”

About Valiant
Founded in 2005, Valiant is a certified small, HUBZone business providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to government customers nationwide. Our highly-skilled engineers and analysts provide actionable, intelligent data empowering customers to manage risk with
confidence. Using our security program maturity model, we work closely with customers to identify weaknesses and develop strategies to achieve improved situational awareness, security and compliance. Valiant strives to keep its customers ahead of information security issues as the current pace of society and technology demands. Valiant is headquartered in North Carolina with offices in the DC Metro area, Missouri, Texas, and Colorado.

Department of Education Disclaimer
This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education under contract number 91990020F0062. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education nor does mention of
trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.