GDIT works diligently to conceive and build solutions that address our customers’ need for security and speed – without tradeoffs. We recently discussed how our Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) solution does precisely that.
It tracks user identities across a network and ensures access is limited to only those who can verify they need it. In traditional cybersecurity models, log-in points at the perimeter are used to secure a network. However, in these scenarios, a breach gives bad actors access to everything within the perimeter.
GDIT’s ICAM solution enables Zero Trust because of the way it strictly limits access within a network. This is important, because across the Federal government, agencies are moving to centralize identity management to enable safer, more secure networks. Additionally, our solution is portable, operating on premise and in the cloud and it can be scaled to support up to 100 million users.
Dr. Jim Matney, GDIT’s Vice President and General Manager for our DISA and Enterprise Services Sector spoke with Government Matters about our ICAM capability, noting how we are working with DISA to build an DoD-wide ICAM solution that not only makes DoD networks and information safer, but that enables Joint All-Demand Command and Control (JADC2).
“This is an exciting time for ICAM,” Matney said. “It’s good to see that DISA and the agencies are all marching in parallel when it comes to centralizing identities and federating them so they can be used across the enterprise. This is important for Zero Trust as well since ICAM is foundational to Zero Trust.”
He went on to note, “The DISA approach of taking on hard [ICAM] challenges first will benefit them and has given them some early wins. Our solution will make it that much easier for them to scale and get more of those wins.”
GDIT recently announced its selection for Other Transactional Authority Phase III contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract has a total estimated value of $162 million with a one-year base period and four option years. In Phase III, GDIT will continue to onboard financial management applications into the ICAM solution while expanding the scope of the program to include non-financial management applications.