Cybersecurity firm Telos has secured a significant contract extension with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), further solidifying its six-year partnership. Valued at $6.7 million over two years, with potential for additional option periods, this contract will see Telos continue to provide its Xacta® professional services to support the CIA’s Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts.
New CIA Contract for Telos
Under this agreement, Telos will focus on automating the A&A process within the C2E office, encompassing essential tasks such as body of evidence generation, vulnerability assessments, and data-driven workflow. Telos’ services will help streamline the A&A process through intelligent workflow automation, thereby reducing the need for manual intervention.
“We are pleased to continue supporting the CIA in its endeavors to maintain the highest level of security and trust for the intelligence community cloud environments,” said John B. Wood, CEO and chairman, Telos. “At Telos, we provide streamlined solutions that support organizations like the CIA in their efforts to automate workflows and aid operations.”
Telos’ Xacta suite of cybersecurity and compliance automation solutions empowers organizations to manage IT risk effectively, ensuring continuous compliance monitoring and security assessments. Through customizable software and professional services, Telos assists clients in successfully implementing Xacta to meet their unique security requirements.
As the world becomes increasingly digitized and interconnected, Telos remains dedicated to safeguarding the world’s most security-conscious organizations. This contract extension reaffirms their role as a trusted partner in advancing the CIA’s cloud capabilities and overall cybersecurity posture.
Other Wins in the IC
Telos is no stranger to the Intelligence Community. In addition to the contract extension with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Telos recently announced a five-year, $5.8 million contract award with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a separate five-year contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Telos Automated Message Handling System (AMHS). Telos AMHS, a trusted solution, efficiently routes incoming messages and archives them for future reference, accompanied by robust search and retrieval tools, all while maintaining stringent security protocols. And NGA’s contract renewal for Xacta 360 underscores the key role it plays in automating the NIST Risk Management Framework, adapting control sets to operational requirements, and seamlessly integrating data from various applications within NGA’s toolset.