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Booz Allen Wins Government Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) Contract

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a follow-on production other transaction authority (OTA) agreement for at-scale deployment of its Thunderdome zero trust network access (ZTNA) and application security architecture.

This agreement has a one-year base period of performance, with four one-year option periods, Booz Allen said in a prepared statement.

Booz Allen Helps DISA Establish a Zero Trust Architecture

Under the agreement, Booz Allen will implement and operate Thunderdome's ZTNA and application security architecture for DISA, the Fourth Estate and its mission partners, the consulting firm stated. It also will provide network and resource access tools and segmentation technologies.

In addition, the Thunderdome agreement "further establishes Booz Allen as the premier zero trust service provider to federal agencies," said Kelly Rozumalski, the senior vice president leading Booz Allen's National Cyber defense business.

The agreement comes after Booz Allen created a Thunderdome prototype in 2023. At this time, the company onboarded over 1,800 users to Thunderdome and implemented conditional access for remote and on-premises users.

Previously, Booz Allen in January 2023 secured a $6.8 million contract to develop its Thunderdome prototype.

Thunderdome Delivers Next-Generation Cyber Protection

DISA is using Thunderdome to transform its approach to cybersecurity and network infrastructure, according to the agency.

Thunderdome utilizes enterprise identity credentials and access management (ICAM), commercial secure access service edge (SASE) and software-defined networking and security tools, DISA noted. These technologies are integrated with, but not dependent upon, each other. They help DISA, the Fourth Estate and its mission partners defend against cyberattacks and keep their networks up and running.

Booz Allen Acquires Government Solutions Company

The Thunderdome OTA agreement follows Booz Allen's acquisition of EverWatch in October 2022.

EverWatch brings software development, cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to Booz Allen, the companies said. It is helping Booz Allen support its national security clients.

Booz Allen is a global consulting firm that has a Top 250 MSSP business unit. It offers cyber defense, zero trust and other cybersecurity solutions. Booz Allen also manages a partner ecosystem.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.