ASM Research awarded $300 million contract to help strengthen VA IT system security
Fairfax, VA, June 13 – ASM Research (ASM), an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a $300 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program (CRISP), which is designed to reduce information security risks across VA programs and systems. The contract has a one-year base period with three one-year options.
Under the terms of the contract, ASM will:
- Improve communication and coordination between IT teams across the VA;
- Help the VA identify and address existing security vulnerabilities and weaknesses;
- Conduct vulnerability assessments and support VA contingency plans to address potential security threats;
- Provide operational infrastructure enhancements under the VA’s direction; and
- Support the VA’s efforts to accelerate compliance with privacy and security regulations.
ASM will not be responsible for or have access to personally identifiable information.
“By combining expertise in technology, healthcare, systems infrastructure and mission knowledge, the VA is taking important steps to continue improving the protection of its technology systems,” said Jim Traficant, president of ASM Research and a managing director at Accenture Federal Services. “We are proud to have the opportunity to play a role serving those who have served us.”
ASM is also working with the VA to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), an award-winning system that is modernizing the clinical infrastructure and experience for VA clinicians, veterans and their families. VistA provides an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record to help strengthen and expand veteran healthcare services.
Accenture Federal Services is a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, VA, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP. Accenture’s U.S. federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest U.S. federal organizations with clients at defense, intelligence, public safety and civilian agencies.
About ASM Research
ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, is a leading solutions integrator focused on using information and technology to solve real-world problems for the federal government. Our core competencies lay in human capital systems and support, healthcare IT, enterprise IT systems, and cybersecurity. Our experts apply the latest technologies and industry methodologies to project management, analytical, personnel training and force structure, healthcare, and education challenges. For more than three decades, ASM has been committed to our clients´ missions and has repeatedly produced extraordinary results. Its home page is www.asmr.com.
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high- performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of $30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.