Akima today announced that its subsidiary, Tuvli, has been awarded a contract to provide the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) with cybersecurity services and monitoring. The contract has a 5-year period of performance and a total contract value of approximately $13.9 million, if all options are exercised.
“The award demonstrates the confidence that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has in Akima to protect government information and rapidly address detected vulnerabilities,” said Juvy McCarthy, President of Akima’s Technology Solutions & Products Group. “We are dedicated to helping our customers pre-empt and thwart the most complex and evasive cyber threats.”
Working in support of BIA, the Tuvli team will provide cybersecurity monitoring to rapidly detect incidents, conduct vulnerability analysis, identify weaknesses, analyze logs, track incidents, generate after action reports, and restore IT operations after an incident. Specific responsibilities include Computer Network Defense (CND) monitorin , Cyber Incident Response Team (CSIRT), and Cyber Security Systems Engineering and Integration (CSSE&I).
The BIA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. For almost 200 years, dating back to the role it played in negotiating treaty agreements between the United States and tribes in the late 18th and 19th centuries, the BIA has embodied the trust and government-to-government relationships between the U.S. and the Federally recognized tribes.