Industry Insider

MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

SRA Gets $115 Million EPA Contract

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information (OEI) awarded a contract on Aug. 28 to SRA International, a subsidiary of CSRA. The contract has a potential value of $115 million. “For nearly 20 years, CSRA has provided management, technical advisory, and assistance for the EPA, and we are excited to continue this work,” said Executive Vice President Paul Nedzbala, head of CSRA’s Health and Civil Group. “I am proud of our team’s passion for supporting OEI and its mission of protecting the health and well-being of all Americans. We look forward to this new chapter and using innovation to solve complex challenges for our customers.”

New Jersey OKs Level 3 Acquisition

The State of New Jersey has approved CenturyLink’s pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications. California is the only state that has yet to approve or clear the acquisition. “We’re pleased to announce, with the addition of New Jersey, 24 states and territories have approved or cleared CenturyLink’s acquisition of Level 3 and recognize this transaction is clearly in the public interest,” said CenturyLink Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations John F. Jones. “We continue to work with the California Public Utilities Commission and Federal regulatory agencies to secure the remaining approvals necessary to reach our target transaction closing date at the end of the third quarter 2017.”

Forcepoint Acquires RedOwl

Forcepoint announced Aug. 28 the acquisition of RedOwl, a security analytics company focused on helping customers understand and manage human risk. RedOwl’s user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) technology is suited for Forcepoint’s human-first approach to addressing security and regulatory use cases. “The world has fundamentally changed and the way we think about security must change, as well. If the cybersecurity industry fails to put people at the center, it is certain to fall short in helping customers protect their most vital assets,” said Matthew P. Moynahan, chief executive officer of Forcepoint. “Forcepoint is absolutely committed to empowering customers with human-centric security systems, and RedOwl fits squarely into this promise.”

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