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Guidehouse awarded five-year contract to enhance FBI’s IT operations

Guidehouse has been chosen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a five-year contract to bolster the IT operations of the FBI’s Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The size of the contract was not shared.

In this partnership, Guidehouse will focus on three key objectives: refining IT resources to support customer-centricity and operational flexibility, enhancing the FBI’s cybersecurity measures, and aiding in IT transformation initiatives, including managing strategic roadmaps and standardizing technology to ensure service interoperability across the FBI.

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