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Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding information refers to protecting electronic information from unwanted access, sometimes known as a breach. The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires each federal agency to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program providing information security and information systems that support the operations and assets of that agency.

An effective information security program for a federal agency should include:

  • Policies and procedures that cost-effectively reduce information security risks;
  • Backup plans for providing adequate information security for networks, facilities, information systems, or groups of information systems;
  • Security awareness training;
  • Periodic testing and evaluation of the effectiveness of information security policies, procedures, practices, and security controls;
  • Periodic assessments of risk, including the magnitude of harm that could result from the unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of information and information systems.
  • A process for planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting remedial actions to address any deficiencies in the information security policies, procedures, and practices; and
  • Procedures for detecting, reporting, and responding to security incidents.

Your Agency Has Unique Needs; GSA Offers Many Solutions

Federal agencies have unique missions, run different systems, and operate purchasing plans with diverse levels of contracting expertise. In response, GSA offers a variety of purchasing programs to fit each agency’s requirements. Purchasers can call upon GSA’s office of specialists to customize a program for their agency.

Find the Right Vendors and Best Prices - Multiple Award Schedules

GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program offers more than 12 million high-quality products and services at volume-discount prices from thousands of vendors. Agency purchasers can use MAS to efficiently craft a comprehensive security solution.

Vendors Working Together - Contractor Team Arrangements

Consider a Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) when no single vendor can meet all your security needs. Contractors join a CTA to combine their supplies and/or services to provide a total security solution.

Convenient, No Hassle Reordering - Blanket Purchase Agreements

Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) allow agencies to use a single refillable contract instead of making time-consuming and repetitive individual purchases. Consider a BPA to reduce contracting and open market costs, cut paperwork, and save time.

A Custom-Made Solution - Assisted Acquisition Services

GSA’s Assisted Acquisition Services group offers fee-based scalable support with its technical, financial, and project management resources. The Assisted Acquisition team will create the information technology and services program that works for your agency.

A list of the Schedule contracts relevant to safeguarding information is identified below.

GSA MAS 36 OFFICE, IMAGING AND DOCUMENT SOLUTION

SIN Description
47 147 Security Applications for Business Machines
51 507 Destruction Services

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GSA MAS 520 FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (FABS)

SIN Description
520 16 Business Information Services
520 17 Risk Assessment and Mitigation Services
520 18 Independent Risk Analysis
520 19 Data Breach Analysis
520 20 Comprehensive Protection Solutions

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GSA MAS 70 GENERAL PURPOSE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES

SIN Description
132 8 Purchase Of Equipment
132 32 Term Software License
132 33 Perpetual Software License
132 34 Maintenance of Software
132 50 Classroom Training
132 51 Information Technology Services
132 53 Wireless Services
132 60A Electronic Credentials, Not Identity Proofed (Assurance Level 1 OMB M-04-04) Managed Service Offering
132 60B Electronic Credentials, Identity Proofed (Assurance Level 2 OMB M-04-04) Managed Service Offering
132 60C Digital Certificates, including ACES (Assurance Level 3 and 4 / OMB M-04-04)
132 60D E-authentication Hardware Token
132 60E Remote Identity and Access Managed Service Offering
132 60F Identity and Access Management Professional Services
132 62 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Product and Service Components

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GSA MAS 71 FURNITURE

SIN Description
Various National Stock Numbers (NSNs) GSA Approved Security Containers and Vault Doors
489 190 Filing Cabinet, Uninsulated, Security Maps And Plans, General Filing And Storage
489 166 Safe, Burglary Resistant

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GSA MAS 81 I B SHIPPING, PACKAGING, AND PACKING SUPPLIES

SIN Description
617 13 Unique Identification (UID)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

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GSA MAS 84 TOTAL SOLUTIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURITY, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, FIRE, RESCUE, CLOTHING, MARINE CRAFT, AND EMERGENCY/DISASTER RESPONSE

SIN Description
246 35 1 Access Control Systems, Door entry control by card access, magnetic proximity
246 35 2 Access Control Systems, Door entry control by touch access, dial, digital, keyboard, keypad 
246 35 4 Access Control Systems, Emergency exit door access/alarm systems for security and/or fire safety

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GSA MAS 874 MISSION ORIENTED BUSINESS INTEGRATED SERVICES (MOBIS)

SIN Description
874 1 MOBIS Consulting Services

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If you have any questions, please call the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at (800) 488-3111 or direct your email inquiries to the Multiple Award Schedule Helpdesk at mashelpdesk@gsa.gov.

CONTACTS

National Customer Service Center
(800) 488-3111


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