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Cybersecurity/Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) Support

VNE’s experience and proven capabilities includes services to protect the integrity of classified systems and data in compliance with Marine Corps, Department of Defense (DoD), and Intelligence Community (IC) standards.

VNE’s previous and ongoing support includes:

  • Cybersecurity/IA services for General Services (GENSER)/Collateral DoD IA Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Process (DIACAP) accreditation and National Security Agency (NSA) Information Systems C&A Process (NISCAP) to Marine Corps System Command (MCSC) for Radio Reconnaissance Equipment Program (RREP), Technical Control and Analysis Center (TCAC), and Combat Operations Center (COC) programs
  • Design, development, cybersecurity/IA, computer network defense (CND), testing, deployment, continuous monitoring, and sustainment of the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISR-E) Fixed Site to the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Enterprise Office (SEO)
  • Analysis of the “As-Is” MCISR-E Architecture and formulation of a Road Map for future MCISR-E Architecture planning to the Director of Intelligence (DIRINT)
  • Network management across various security domains, including the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication Systems (JWICS) network, that includes:
    • Systems/Enterprise Architecture and Design
    • Engineering and IT Support
    • Technical Support
    • Systems Administration
    • Network Maintenance/Troubleshooting
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Technology Assessment
    • Cybersecurity/IA and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) Support
    • Computer Network Defense (CND)/Network Security Support
  • Subject matter expertise in C&A/IA for GENSER/Collateral and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) network connectivity (i.e. Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) and National Security Agency (NSA) Network (NSANet)) in accordance with:
    • Risk Management Framework (RMF); ICD 503 and DoD Instruction 8510.01
    • DoD Instruction 8510.01, DIACAP; DoD 8500.2, and IA Control Compliance Requirements
    • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG)
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications IA Control Compliance
    • NSA Information Systems Certification & Accreditation (C&A) Process (NISCAP)
    • Requirements management of cybersecurity/IA testing and related activities
  • Subject matter expertise in ICD 503 Risk Management Framework (RMF) authorization efforts as well as its predecessor DIACAP and DCID 6/3 accreditation efforts; DoD 8500.2; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG); National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication IA Control Compliance Requirements; and management of IA testing and related activities
  • Preparation of System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA)/System Security Plan (SSP) documentation required for all three networks, performance of system scans using the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) tools, and coordination of the C&A / A&A process with the Designated Approval Authority (DAA) / Authorizing Official (AO) / Delegated Authorizing Official (DAO) for each network
  • Preparation of mitigation strategies for system vulnerabilities detected; tracking of IA Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA) / IA Vulnerability Bulletins (IAVB) for which software changes, upgrades and/or patches are required; and assisting the DAA and Trusted Agents in testing required to obtain Interim Authority to Operate (IATO), Authority to Operate (ATO), Interim Authority to Connect (IATC), and Authority to Connect (ATC) for each system
  • Maintenance of TCAC’s Authority to Operate (ATO) through multiple system upgrades and preparation of GENSER and National Security Agency (NSA) variants of the TCAC system for Beta 1 and Beta 2 accreditation / A&A test events
  • Correction or mitigation of IA security findings, production of required documentation, and performance of cybersecurity/IA testing with NSA and Navy SSO
  • Assistance to the Headquarters Marine Corps Intelligence Department (HQMC-I) CTO in the transformation of Marine Corps Intelligence architectures, data, technology, and related business processes in order to refine, develop, and formalize the MCISR-E vision
  • Systems administration for Intelligence programs that includes software updates in response to IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) findings, virus definition updates and continuous monitoring required for system C&A / A&A
  • JWICS system administration that includes: enhancements and 24/7/365 Network Operations Center technical support to Operating Forces; and assisting in providing governance, network administration, service orientated processes, and incident response resolution
  • Installation and management of JWICS workstations, configuration of JWICS switches, and configuration of port security
  • Maintenance and support of network devices, including firewalls and routers with Virtual Private Network (VPN), user VPNs, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates, and e-mail encryption technologies