Follow the money and find the crime. At least, that’s what the Department of Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial intelligence (TFI) does. But if you don’t want to wait for a job within the federal government, Amentum was just awarded a $500 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract with Treasury. The contract is focused on providing investigative and analytic solutions to counter cyber-enabled financial crime.
Jill Bruning, President of Amentum’s Engineering, Science and Technology Group. says, “We can bring to bear our successful partnerships and collaboration with financial analysis industry leaders, and our extensive knowledge of the many tools and datasets required to safeguard the nation’s financial system against threats.”
On this contract, Amentum will be partnering with Sayari Labs, a commercial and financial intelligence platform provider. Sayari designed their platform to help analysts and investigators combat financial crime, illicit networks and gain visibility into opaque markets with specific focus on strategic rivals, rogue regime governments, and permissive emerging markets exploited by transnational organized criminal networks.
Amentum’s efforts will include analysis and investigation of cyber-enabled crime, including: conducting financial cyber investigations of complex financial and business records, advanced research and analysis on cyber-enabled crime methods and trends including money laundering techniques, cyber target development to identify cyber-enabled crime networks, and evaluation of emerging payment technologies like virtual currencies to analyze for criminal use or terrorist financing. The program incorporates Amentum’s capabilities to identify and document cyber evidence and conduct cyber forensics, identify and analyze cyber-related financial typologies, analyze cryptocurrency and blockchain analytics, and gather intelligence and analysis on the Deep and Dark Web.
Work will be performed in the greater Washington D.C. region with additional locations across the continental U.S. as required. The BPA was awarded under the Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Professional Services Category. Under this contract, Amentum will compete for task orders to provide intelligence, financial, and investigative expertise and technology-enabled approaches across Treasury TFI at the Bureau level, including sanctions investigation and enforcement, transaction licensing, analysis and investigation of financial crimes, and other analytic solutions.
Sometimes, it’s challenging to find ways to join in the fight against cyber crimes. However, a lot of contractors offer opportunities to put your analyst, data, cyber, or financial skills to the test.