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McAfee Lands DHS Contract Worth Up to $12 Million

McAfee announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded a multi-year Enterprise Level Agreement contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that could be valued up to $12 million.

Under the contract, McAfee says it plans to provide the DHS with a number of of enterprise wide network and system security products, services and support, including expanding the DHS’s continuous monitoring and security capabilities.

McAfee Gets DHS Contract Worth Up to $12 MillionThe deal — which McAfee said was contingent of multiple CIOs within DHS supporting the decision — will provide the department with an enterprise-wide framework to meet current and future security requirements, as well as significant short- and long-term savings on maintenance.

“This deal is a reflection of the advanced level of collaboration that is going on within the Department of Homeland Security,” McAfee Regional Director for Federal Civilian Sales James Yeager said. “DHS is leading the way in terms of how a government agency can collaborate internally in order to craft a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to security, rather than a patchwork, which can leave agencies spending too much for what is ultimately substandard protection.”

The agreement, which follows a blanket purchase agreement contract McAfee was awarded last year by DHS, reflects a significant departure in the way federal agencies often source security services, the company said.

McAfee says it has served the DHS since the department was formed in 2003.