From the Wires
Big Sky Associates Wins U.S. Army Contract To Battle Insider Threats
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 3, 2012 01:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Sky Associates will help the U.S. Army develop and execute a complex strategy to combat insider threats from military personnel.
Commissioned by the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the work includes identifying weaknesses in security and implementing improvements. Big Sky will assess the Army's current measures to address threats from within and develop a framework to improve the overall strategy. The firm will also map out an execution plan and identify methods to track its progress.
"This is a critical component of the Army's security infrastructure," said Big Sky Associates Co-founder and Managing Partner John Dillard. "Attacks from insiders, such the infamous Fort Hood shootings and WikiLeaks breach, can be difficult to detect before they occur. But, we can help the Army zero in on threats with a new strategy that integrates human resources, physical security and IT data into a converged risk-management approach. Essentially, we can predict threats and risks by using cutting-edge decision analytics for atypical warning indicators."
Big Sky is working as a subcontractor through prime contractor CSC of Falls Church, Va., under ITES-2, a bundled contract vehicle with a $20 billion ceiling and nine-year performance period. ITES-2 is the follow-on to the Army's Information Technology Enterprise Solutions vehicle.
Big Sky has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Washington, Atlanta and Knoxville, Tenn.
Based in Charlotte, Big Sky Associates is a management consulting firm that focuses on strategic decision analysis, process improvement and technology strategy. The firm specializes in creating thorough action plans to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Visit bigskyassociates.com.
SOURCE Big Sky Associates
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