Develop and Execute Defensive Cyber Capabilities
We built our reputation supporting the creation of the Air Force’s CVA/H Cyber Weapon System and employing the platform on initial AF Cyber Protection Team missions. Our ability to develop and execute defensive cyber capability grows from our solid foundation in the Cyber Weapon Systems, mission employment from the tactical to the strategic, Information Technology & Assurance, Network & Host Security, Systems Engineering, and Telecom Engineering and Security. SandTech has exceptional depth in Vulnerability Assessment and Adversary Hunt planning and Execution, with background in the development and maturation of the Air Force’s enclave defense methodology.
GSA’s Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) III is a small business set-aside Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) to provide flexible access to customized IT solutions from a large, diverse pool of 8(a) industry partners. A GWAC is a pre-competed, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that agencies can use to buy total IT solutions. The 8(a) STARS III GWAC ordering period is a five year base with one three-year option, with the ordering period beginning on July 2, 2021. The ceiling for 8(a) STARS III is $50 billion. 8(a) STARS III allows for fixed price, time and materials, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types.
The GSA Schedule 70 is by far one of the most-used and largest acquisition vehicle in the US federal government. Like other GSA Schedules, Schedule 70 is a multiple-award schedule that allows government agencies to have direct access to the products, solutions, and services that are offered by the partners on the schedule. SandTech’s inclusion on the GSA IT Schedule 70 greatly increases its availability to prospective customers and increases the predictability and transparency of rates as well. Additionally, because negotiation has been done up front, prospective clients save the time of negotiating and seeking out the best rates.
Under the GSA award are included the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Numbers (SIN). These awards, under the GSA IT Schedule 70 program, denote superior capability, skill, and experience. The HACS SIN program was established in support of the President’s 2016 Cybersecurity National Action Plan*. As of December 2019, SandTech is one of only nine SBA 8(a) companies nationally that earned all five of the GSA’s Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Special Item Number (HACS SIN) subcategories.