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

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

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.