The General Services AdministrationÂ has established four special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity service offerings under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contracting vehicle to support the White House’sÂ Cybersecurity National Action Plan.
GSA said MondayÂ all Schedule 70 vendorsÂ that offerÂ penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and risk and vulnerability assessment services will need to migrate their offeringsÂ to the new HACS SINs.
Evaluation of suppliersÂ for the HACSÂ SINs beganÂ Monday and GSAÂ expects federal agencies to begin using the new SINsÂ to buy cybersecurity services byÂ Oct. 1.
âThe Office of Management and Budget will work closely with agencies to encourage them to buy cybersecurity services through IT 70, and OMB will partner with GSA to provide new capabilities and add more vendors as these SINs evolve and grow more robust in their offerings,â said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
GSA published aÂ draft solicitation that includes the new SINs onÂ the agency’sÂ InteractÂ website in August to spread awareness for industry partners.
The agency alsoÂ partneredÂ with the Department of Homeland SecurityÂ in efforts to help agencies fully utilize services fromÂ the cybersecurity SINs.