VA Asking Private Sector for Cyber Operations Support

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Capt. Sarah Miller and Tech. Sgt. Carrol Brewster, 834th Cyber Operations Squadron, discuss options in response to a staged cyber attack during filming of a scene for an Air Force Reserve Command mission video at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on June 1, 2019. The video, which is currently in production, will also be filmed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The completed video will portray Reserve Airmen conducting multi-domain operations across air, space and cyberspace, and is scheduled to premiere later this year. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Christopher Vasquez)

May 30, 2023 | Originally published by U.S. General Services Administration on May 11, 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sent out a new contract opportunity notice on May 11 seeking private sector interest in a five-year contract to support the agency’s VA Cybersecurity Operations Center (VA CSOC).

The VA CSOC functions to provide “world-class information security for VA and Veteran information and information systems” and is responsible for “the protection and resilience of the VA infrastructure on a 24×7 basis – by identifying, protecting, detecting, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats and vulnerabilities and providing value-added security management services as requested.”