Securing and modernizing the Federal Government's IT Systems

It has become a crucial priority to modernize and secure all federal IT data and infrastructure.

 

Life is digital: teams work, plan, and collaborate with more speed and mobility than ever before. Sophisticated cybersecurity attacks emerge just as quickly. In May 2021, the White House signed an executive order aimed at improving the nation’s cybersecurity across the public and private sectors. Federal and commercial organizations will need to quickly navigate new requirements involving zero-trust architecture, multi-factor authentication, threat information sharing, and supply chain risk management. The recent high-profile, high-impact attacks on SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline Company have demonstrated that the stakes are high.

The recent high-profile, high-impact attacks on SolarWinds and the Colonial Pipeline Company have demonstrated that the stakes are high.

By strengthening the entire supply chain and enhancing the government’s threat intelligence, detection, and response capabilities, this executive order seeks to “defend the vital institutions that underpin the American way of life” by leveraging the combined power of the nation’s federal and commercial enterprises.

The accelerated timeline means that Federal organizations will need to assess their vulnerabilities and modernize many of their legacy systems rapidly. Guidelines for commercial enterprises will quickly follow, taking effect within the year. The considerable technical challenges mean that federal and commercial enterprises will need to rely heavily on their trusted contractors and partners to enact the required solutions.

Our Federal Government division, ECS, has a long history of providing mission-critical IT services to departments and agencies in the US government. With deep relationships across government agencies, ECS is regarded as a trusted resource, having earned the industry’s highest certifications for quality management and IT service delivery. The ECS Cyber Center of Excellence (CoE) combines practice, training, and thought leadership to deliver state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions.

Through ECS, ASGN is exceptionally well positioned to assist in these crucial initiatives and grow as a result.