Contracts Awarded For Protection Of US Dams From Cyber Attacks

29 Jun 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC
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The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation earlier this month awarded a $45 million, five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for IT risk management services to two private companies. The two companies, Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (NYSE: BAH) and Spry Methods will provide technical and professional services to support the threat monitoring systems for more than 600 dams scattered across 17 western states and managed by the bureau.The threat to the US's dams is very real, military trade publication Defense One reportsIn 2016, an Iran-based group of hackers is reported to have succeeded in gaining control of the (Rye Brook, NY) Bowman Avenue Dam’s sluice gate, the device the controls water flow out of the dam...

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