DHS cyber office plans $640M in buying through 2020

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DHS' Office of Cybersecurity and Communications projected about $640 million in procurements from five components through fiscal 2020, according to presentations at its Aug. 16 industry day.

Although the event discussions in Arlington, Va., were deemed off the record, FCW obtained images of DHS presentations there via participants who were in the room.

CS&C listed three procurements for fiscal 2018, four for fiscal 2019 and one for fiscal 2020.

According to the presentation, procurements for the fourth quarter of 2018 include $2 million-$3 million for Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) for stakeholder planning and support; a $50 million -$65 million support services contract for CS&C's Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience (SECIR) division; and a $5 million -$10 million procurement to support the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center 's Cyber Storm VI cyber preparedness exercises and simulations.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2019, CS&C's Network Security Deployment division plans a $50 million -$60 million specialized security services procurement for its Einstein threat detection system.

In the third quarter of 2019, NSD plans a $50 million - $90 million procurement for NCPS automated analytics.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the OEC plans a $200 million - $300 million re-compete of its Priority Telecommunications Services Integration contract.

DHS manages the Federal Communications Commission's priority telecommunications services program that directs wireless and wireline telecommunications companies to prioritize adding new lines or restoring lines after disasters to federal, state and local participants.

CS&C also estimated it would also have a $50 million -$99 million procurement during the first quarter of fiscal 2019 for NCCIC process and technology management.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, NCCIC plans a $6 million - $11 million procurement to support its watch floor operations. The watch floor is NCCIC's cyberhub location that looks for threats and suspicious behavior on networks and reports it to analysts.

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Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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