VA RFQ: Security Architecture Services

Updated July 16, 2021

Notice ID: 36C77621Q0418

“This requirement involves the gathering of data and transfer of knowledge to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Health Care Security (HCS) Program Office, and the VHA Security Architect. The contractor is tasked with identifying, researching, and assessing emerging technologies in the healthcare security space as potential candidates for improving the quality and efficiency of VHA healthcare. The Contractor further reviews, analyzes, and parses federal policy, regulations, and industry standards to develop security and privacy requirements to guide healthcare information technology development. And the Contractor finally develops a security architecture and strategic plan to outline the results of the above stated work and presents a plan for VHA to leverage that work. All work is completed under the auspices, and for the support, or the Health Care Security (HCS) Program Office.”

“The HCS mission is to lead the integration of security solutions within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) through architecture, requirements, and compliance built upon robust foundations of internal and external cross-organizational collaborations to safeguard Veteran health information.”

“HCS ensures that the VHA healthcare security program supports compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through:

  • The development and use of a secure enterprise architecture based on approved standards;
  • The integration of health care security requirements implemented throughout the System/Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); and,
  • The assessment and support of HIPAA compliance efforts for VHA facilities and business associates.”

“SPECIFIC TASKS AND DELIVERABLES

  • Task 1: Healthcare Security and Privacy Policy/Technology Analysis
  • Task 2: VHA Security Architecture
  • Task 3: Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Requirements (HISPR) Support
  • Task 4: Weekly Activity Report”

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Posted April 26, 2021

Notice ID: 36C77621Q0276

This requirement involves the gathering of data and transfer of knowledge to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Health Care Security (HCS) Program Office, and the VHA Security Architect. The contractor is tasked with identifying, researching, and assessing emerging technologies in the healthcare security space as potential candidates for improving the quality and efficiency of VHA healthcare. The Contractor further reviews, analyzes, and parses federal policy, regulations, and industry standards to develop security and privacy requirements to guide healthcare information technology development. And the Contractor finally develops a security architecture and strategic plan to outline the results of the above stated work and presents a plan for VHA to leverage that work. All work is completed under the auspices, and for the support, or the Health Care Security (HCS) Program Office.

In support of technology and policy interests, emerging health technology projects, programs and initiatives investigative work, the contractor shall perform targeted research, produce analysis reports and white papers; provide policy documentation support; conduct analyses of existing or best practice processes or discovery methodologies; produce processes and make recommendations to establish repeatable practices; and identify potential business requirements suggested by selected emerging technologies and policies. Analysts act as subject experts for targeted technologies and near-term and strategic teams in conducting hands-on investigations that validate or extend their investigative work.

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