SAIC awarded $78M cybersecurity contract from CMS

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was awarded a $78 million contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to try to tackle the issue of identity proofing, Healthcare IT News reports. The contract requires SAIC to build an infrastructure to lower fraud risks involved with utilizing the cloud and mobile devices. According to the article, the contract initially lasts one year, and has four one-year options. SAIC was at the heart of a massive TRICARE data breach last September. Article

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