Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Panama City-Information Security

Challenge

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), a 2,000-user Combat Support Systems (CSS) community with myriad operating systems and software needed for continuous lifecycle IT support, including information assurance (IA).

Solution

Engility provides IA, security management, and support for the primary CSS Navy Security Manager. Engility is fully responsible for Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet) administration and maintenance, developing/administering information security training, installing Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs), and ensuring all systems are compliant with the DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process (DITSCAP) in storage, transmission, and network/system processes. We review the System Security Authorization Agreements (SSAAs), which establish guidelines for system identification, environment, system architecture, security requirements, organization and resources, and DITSCAP plan. We ensure security loopholes are closed before they can be exploited, only qualified users are granted access, and denial of service attacks are quickly detected and isolated. We monitor and identify anomalies and use firewall security and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for monitoring network security. Engility conducts daily scans on all network infrastructure equipment and reviews daily logs for any possible threats to the network. Engility was instrumental in developing IA training, and we administer the IA intranet website that allows Government and contracted employees to take researcher training and resolve IA questions.

Benefits/Achievements

NSWC PCD received a satisfactory rating from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Inspector General (IG) IA team. NSWC PCD was the only warfare center to receive a satisfactory rating in that 18-month period, and Engility was instrumental in preparing all required documentation for this inspection.