DHS awards Booz Allen $1 billion cybersecurity contract

The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it is awarding a $1.03 billion contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to boost cybersecurity vulnerability detection and mitigation in six federal agencies.

Why it matters: Almost 75% of agencies are vulnerable to cyberattacks because they don’t understand their risk, the Office of Management and Budget found earlier this year.

This is not Booz Allen’s first go at boosting government agencies’ cybersecurity — the consultancy has been working with the government-wide project under which this award falls for over 5 years.

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Source: AXIOS