Veterans Affairs Awards ESN $12.5 Million Contract to Strengthen Enterprise Network Security

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a trusted leader in engineering and technology solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $12.5 million contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) under the GSA VETS GWAC to support the Department of Veterans Affairs, Field Security Operations (FSO), Network Security Operation Center (NSOC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Service (CIPS).

The contract, which began in September, is for one base year, plus four option years.

Under the contract, ESN provides Network Security Support Services centering on Security Event Information Management for Computer Network Defense. ESN officials said all work will be conducted at VA facilities in Hines, IL, and Falling Waters, WV. The VA NSOC is primarily supported by a “Tier III” 7 X 24 X 365 Service Desk to aid in fulfilling its IT Service Management goals. This will be ESN’s second technology support contract for the VA.

“As a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, we at ESN are honored to be entrusted by GSA and the VA to support this mission-critical task,” said ESN President and CEO Raymond F. Lopez, Jr.

ESN is part of a team assembled by the VA to deliver Managed Security Services to monitor and manage both network and host-based Intrusion Protection Systems. These services include nationwide antivirus platform support, testing, monitoring, detection, and prevention for over 250,000 desktops, laptops, and workstations at the Falling Waters, WV, facility. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) “soft” certificate management security support is performed at the VA facilities in Falling Waters, WV, and Hines, IL, and includes PKI call center support, analysis, and the maintenance of the knowledge management database supporting nationwide certificate management, PKI-enabled servers and applications throughout the VA enterprise.

“This new VA task is an important and logical extension of work ESN has been doing in support of multiple DOD customers for well over a decade in the areas of infrastructure engineering and information assurance, and is a step forward in ESN’s corporate strategy to become a VA leader in both of those core competencies,” said Gregory Allen, ESN Executive Assistant for Veterans Affairs and Small Business.

ESN (Engineering Services Network, Inc.) is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) and a leader in engineering and technology solutions. For more than a decade, we have been proudly standing shoulder to shoulder with our military and government customers, delivering critical services for missions that matter. ESN provides services in five key areas: engineering and technical support; strategic and program management; testing and evaluation; operations support; and information technology.

Based in Arlington, ESN has offices throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Founded in 1995, ESN is an engineering, IT and business consulting solutions provider. ESN (an SDVOSB) specializes in military and government contracts. ESN has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification.

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SOURCE Engineering Services Network Inc. (ESN)

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