Foxhole Technology Awarded DISA SCM Contract

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Foxhole Technology has been awarded the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Secure Configuration Management (SCM) Development and Operations contract. Awarded on the DISA Development and Business Center (DBC), Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), HC1028-17-A-0010, the contract provides a period of performance through June 19, 2021, with a 6-mpnth extension through  December 18, 2021.

Foxhole Technology will provide services and support for the entire SCM portfolio – including the integration and optimization of enterprise cyber security applications, tools and data standards to support automated processes used in cyber blue force tracking, risk management, near-real time awareness of devices and software inventory and configurations. The SCM Core Systems for development and sustainment include: Asset Inventory Management Module (AIMM); Content Management and Content Infrastructure.

The SCM portfolio dovetails perfectly with the long-term work Foxhole Technology currently provides on the DISA Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring Development and Sustainment (CMRS) contract (recently re-awarded to Foxhole Technology). Although CMRS is not part of the SCM portfolio, CMRS is the primary consumer of data from SCM portfolio tools, and is the data producer for other SCM portfolio tools. 

 "We look forward to supporting the sustainment and enhancement of existing SCM capabilities, while also providing the rapid implementation of new features, updates and improvements – including the redesign of SCM capabilities to better meet operational requirements," stated Dee Rider, Program Manager, CMRS and SCM, Foxhole Technology.

Foxhole Technology will provide services in the following tasks areas:

  • Task Area 1 - TO Management Support
  • Task Area 2 - Software Design
  • Task Area 3 - Software Development Support
  • Task Area 4 - Tier III Support
  • Task Area 5 - Product Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support

DISA DBC provides next generation, net-centric network operations (NetOps) and defensive cyber operations (DCO) capabilities for combatant commanders, joint/combined task forces, services, and agencies across the entire Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).  In concert with the Department of Defense (DoD) migration to the Big Data Platform (BDP) concept, DoD programs are designated to provide the situational awareness by employing specialized components and analytic architectures that result in dynamic visualizations of potential and actual malicious trends and behavior.

For more information, please contact Mark Cosgrove.

Foxhole Technology Awarded CMRS Recompete on DISA DBC BPA

Foxhole Technology has won its recompete for our current work on the DISA Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) Development and Sustainment program. Awarded on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Development and Business Center (DBC), Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), HC1028-17-A-0010, the contract provides a period of performance through May 4, 2022.

Foxhole Technology will continue to provide a suite of Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) based software solutions that create global and organizational risk views by applying threat and vulnerability-based scoring algorithms. We   provide near-real time risk visualization, automated configuration management (CM) analysis, and continuous monitoring capabilities that enable net defense and risk awareness information.  CMRS continuously assesses and measures the risk state of DoD Information Technology (IT) systems in accordance with enterprise security controls – such as software/hardware inventory; Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and patch compliance; anti-virus configurations; and directive compliance. Foxhole Technology will continue to build CMRS to host DoD  security information on workstations, servers, and network devices in a central repository to:

  1. Develop, sustain and maintain operational the CMRS application on the Microsoft .NET framework. 
  2. Develop, sustain, and maintain CMRS analytics on the Cyber Situational Awareness Analytical Capabilities (CSAAC) Big Data Platform (BDP).
  3. Enhance CMRS application to include risk measurement (risk scoring) capability.

Through this new contract, Foxhole Technology will provide programmatic, technical, engineering and integration support for the continued design, development, enhancement, integration, deployment and sustainment of CMRS in the following Task Areas – all which are support the over-arching DISA DBC BPA:

Task Area 1 - Contract Level and TO Management Support [BPA Task Area 1].  Provide CO management support describing the technical approach, organizational resources, and management controls, transition plan, risk management plan to be implemented to meet the, performance, and schedule requirements through the contract execution.  

Task Area 2 - Software Design and Development [BPA Task Area 2].  Provide requirements, development, testing, and deployment in support of CMRS.  This effort will include gathering and managing operational, functional, and system requirements, conducting comprehensive testing, data acquisition and integration, and establishing a repeatable system engineering process, and managing users’ requirements.  In addition, this includes engineering and deploying the solution to the appropriate hosting environment(s).  

Task Area 3 - Software Development Support [BPA Task Area 3].  Provide cyber security and A&A support.   This effort will include supporting the security posture of the development, test, implementation, and production systems to maintain compliance with DoD regulations and Risk Management Framework (RMF).  In addition, this task area includes configuration management, sustainment, and system administration support.   

Task Area 4 - Tier III Support [BPA Task Area 4].  Provide Tier III service desk support for after hour operational issues, and operational support activities, and operations support for operationally-focused program activities.  

Task Area 5 - Product Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support [BPA Task Area 5].  Provide in-person and/or virtual training sessions, and ad-hoc training.  Serve as the expert in the areas of device and vulnerability data analysis and reporting, vulnerability management, continuous monitoring, risk scoring, CMRS strategy, and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Cybersecurity Scorecard support.  

About CMRS
Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) is a web based system that visualizes the cybersecurity risk of the Department of Defense (DoD) based on published asset inventory and compliance data. The risk state of the DoD Enterprise security controls for software inventory, antivirus configuration, Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) vulnerability and patch compliance are measured and reported. CMRS supports the risk-management approach to cybersecurity oversight by quantitatively displaying an organization’s security posture through the use of risk dashboards. Using the risk dashboards, users can gather actionable direction, implement prioritized mitigation decisions, and ensure effectiveness of security controls in order to support their cybersecurity risk management duties.

About DISA/DBC
DISA/DBC provides next generation, net-centric network operations (NetOps) and defensive cyber operations (DCO) capabilities for combatant commanders, joint/combined task forces, services, and agencies across the entire Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).  In concert with the Department of Defense (DoD) migration to the Big Data Platform (BDP) concept, DoD programs are designated to provide the situational awareness by employing specialized components and analytic architectures that result in dynamic visualizations of potential and actual malicious trends and behavior.

For more information please contact Mark Cosgrove.

Foxhole Technology Awarded Security Information Event Manager (SIEM) Support Services

Foxhole Technology won its recompete for Security Information Event Manager (SIEM) Support Services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/ Development and Business Center (DBC). Awarded on the DISA Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), HC1028-17-A-0010, the period of performance encompasses option years through April 30, 2022.  Building on our current success on the Security Information Manager (SIM) program, Foxhole Technology will continue to meet the ever increasing demands for higher confidence and near real-time detection of security incidents by improving the SIEM technology. The next generation SIEM will provide scalable, detective, investigative and analytic capabilities and workflows to enable more effective and efficient incident response. Foxhole Technology will build upon and/or replace current capabilities to achieve a unified federated approach for collection, analysis, visualization and information sharing that will become the primary alerting and workflow platform across DISA and the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). 

Foxhole Technology will provide services and solutions in the following task areas:

  • Task Area 1 –Order Management. Provide management controls and support for organizational resources to meet the performance and schedule requirements during order execution.
  • Task Area 2 – Software Design.  Provide Authorization and Accreditation (A&A) support for the SIEM baseline(s).
  • Task Area 3 – Software Development Support.  Provide operational support for the SIEM baseline. 
  • Task Area 4 – Tier III Support.  Provide Tier III service desk support.
  • Task Area 5 – Product Subject Matter Expert (SME) Support. Provide SMEs, globally, as outlined in the place of performance, to support the SIEM requirements. 

About DISA/DBC
DISA/DBC provides next generation, net-centric network operations (NetOps) and defensive cyber operations (DCO) capabilities for combatant commanders, joint/combined task forces, services, and agencies across the entire Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN).  In concert with the Department of Defense (DoD) migration to the Big Data Platform (BDP) concept, DoD programs are designated to provide the situational awareness by employing specialized components and analytic architectures that result in dynamic visualizations of potential and actual malicious trends and behavior. 

For more information please contact Mark Cosgrove.

Foxhole Technology Supports Autism in 5K Run/Walk

The 2018 Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) Autism Run/Walk was held on a cold and rainy day, April 15 at 2 p.m. in Norlo Park, Chambersburg, PA. Foxhole Technology family member, Simran Sehgal, clocked the lowest female time in her age group!

We would like to thank Dee Rider, PM, DISA CMRS, for sprearheading this event, and bringing more awareness to autism initiatives. 

WAY TO GO TEAM FOXHOLE!

  Monika Segal, and her daughters Neha and Simran, finish the 5k. 

Monika Segal, and her daughters Neha and Simran, finish the 5k. 

  Foxhole Technology employees and who braved the cold to run and walk for this great cause are from left: Mark Malonis, Jeff Bert, Tom Kershner, Dee Rider, Stewart Kerr, Joe Burke and Monika Segal; and family members, Neha Sehgal and Simran Sehga (and their dog).

Foxhole Technology employees and who braved the cold to run and walk for this great cause are from left: Mark Malonis, Jeff Bert, Tom Kershner, Dee Rider, Stewart Kerr, Joe Burke and Monika Segal; and family members, Neha Sehgal and Simran Sehga (and their dog).

  Tom Kershner, Jeff Bert and Dee Rider are happy to cross the finish line.

Tom Kershner, Jeff Bert and Dee Rider are happy to cross the finish line.

Foxhole Technology Awarded CIO-SP3 Small Business

Foxhole Technology has been awarded, as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), the Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business, Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), a 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of $20B.  This contract will provide Information Technology (IT) solutions and services, as defined in FAR 2.101(b) and further clarified in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, from April 2, 2018 through April 29, 2022.

Through this contract, Foxhole Technology will provide IT solutions and services that include, but are not limited to, health and biomedical related IT services to meet scientific, health, administrative, operational, managerial, and information management requirements. The contract also contains general IT services as medical systems are increasingly integrated within a broader IT architecture that requires a systems approach to implementation, as well as a sound infrastructure for their operation. 

“We are excited by this opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to solve the challenging problems associated with a rapidly changing, mission driven environment, while reducing overall cost and risk to the organization,”  stated Wes Hester, CEO Foxhole Technology.

Foxhole Technology Supports STEM

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This year Foxhole Technology donated $1,600 to PIE3, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs to help students pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Donations to PIE3 are used to support a workspace for the students to safely build their projects, pay registration costs, purchase materials, and pay other expenses related to robotics.

The workspace, known as the "Carroll County Center of Robotics and Engineering", is the first of it's kind in Carroll County Maryland and is currently supporting 2-3 robotics teams. Read More

One of the robotics teams is known as the Robo Lions, and consists of 13 high school students.  This team has competed multiple times, wearing our Foxhole corporate logo on their t-shirts, robot, and "pit" signage.  This past weekend, the Robo Lions entered the Chesapeake District Championship at Xfinity center where they placed 24/60. 

North Carolina A&T’s Extreme IT Day

Foxhole Technology participated in North Carolina A&T’s Extreme IT Day activities at the University.  Approximately 250 high school students from around the Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham, and Winston-Salem/High Point region with interests in technology attended the event. Students participated in five hands-on sessions, including  the Marshmallow Challenge, Web Development, BlockChain, Robotics, App Development. 

Foxhole Technology co-sponsored the Marshmallow Challenge with Cisco. For each thirty-five minute session, with forty to fifty students in attendance, the activity brought four-five students together around a table, with instructions to build the tallest free-standing structure in 20 minutes – using only twenty sticks of uncooked spaghetti, a yard of string, a yard of tape, a marshmallow, and the small paper bag that the materials were stored in. The marshmallow had to be placed on the top of the structure.  Sounds easy – but it wasn’t. The team with the tallest free-standing structure in each session received prizes from Foxhole Technologyand Cisco.

The remainder of each session was spent in open discussion about the challenges that the students faced during the structure build – the role that leadership plays in the activity; the benefits surrounding project planning, collaboration, and testing assumptions;  and how each team handled time-ending pressures to complete their build. The tallest structure built was 21.5" tall.

Copies of the Marshmallow Challenge Rules of Play and After-Event questions were given to the teacher/chaperones for each school.  Each was encouraged to conduct a similar event in their classrooms -- a lessons-learned second attempt at building the structure, and discussing the values that the activity brings to each student.

NC A&T University, founded in 1891, is the largest public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) university in the country, and is nationally recognized as the largest producer of engineering degrees awarded to African Americans at the undergraduate level.  Its Center for Academic Studies in Identify Science is the first and only National Intelligence Science and Technology CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) in the United States.

Opening Ceremony for the New Foxhole Technology Innovation Lab

 Wes Hester, CEO, cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the new Innovation Lab.

Wes Hester, CEO, cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the new Innovation Lab.

Foxhole Technology welcomed numerous friends, clients, political leaders and local Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce representatives to the ribbon cutting opening ceremony for the Foxhole Technology Innovation Lab, located adjacent to the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. 

The lab, consisting of 6,000 square feet of office and collaboration space,  supports a myriad of Innovation and Research and Development (R&D) initiatives for our clients, and provides fully integrated cloud services, worldwide SIEM capabilities, Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS) and First of a Kind (FOAK) solutions. Fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS),  our lab provides secure, virtual connection to our clients – enabling innovative, thorough development and testing of software and solutions in a mirrored environment – resulting in greatly reduced cost and time to field, while also eliminating deployment risks.

"The new lab space will ultimately house 40 additional Foxhole Technology employees, and is a critical enabler in achieving our aggressive growth targets. It is a win-win for our company, our clients and the local Chambersburg economy,” stated Wes Hester, CEO, Foxhole Technology.

Foxhole Technology Named Best Workplace for Commuters

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has recognized Foxhole Technology, Inc., along with 15 other employers, who have taken the initiative to become a Best Workplace for Commuters (BWC). By implementing BWC practices, Foxhole Technology is proud to be among Fairfax County employers working to improve employee commutes, and continues to excel in creating flexible, productive workplace for employees.

Qualifying for the BWC guidelines also includes positive outcomes – such as increased productivity; enhanced recruitment and retention efforts; reduced environmental impacts; and a better quality of life.

Best Workplaces for Commuters is a membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition and an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits. Employers that meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—can get on the list and receive high level programs and services. The Best Workplaces for Commuters program is managed by the National Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.

For more information on the requirements and standards for Best Workplace for Commuters, visit https://www.bestworkplaces.org/.

Foxhole Technology Awarded GSA VETS 2 Contract

Foxhole Technology is pleased to announce it has been awarded The General Services Administration (GSA) Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) contract, a potential 10-year, $5B, IT services contract vehicle reserved specifically for Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). This contract vehicle also fulfills the demand for commercial and non-commercial IT services, as defined in the Clinger-Cohen Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101.

As one of 70 awardees, Foxhole Technology will have the opportunity to bid on task orders in a myriad of areas, including data management; information and communications technology;  IT operations and maintenance; software development; systems design; and new and emerging technologies.

About Foxhole Technology
Foxhole Technology is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides robust IT capabilities for DoD, federal and civilian agencies across the globe. Our agile, scalable solutions provide a unified approach to cyber security that traverses seamlessly across the entire organization – and across the world.

About GSA
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), established by President Harry S. Truman in 1949, has been delivering the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services, to the federal government and American people for more than 67 years. The agency’s core mission is to help federal agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, provide efficient, cost saving technology and create a better, faster federal government.