The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) on Monday issued the final request for proposals (RFP) for its Defender program, which will procure cybersecurity capabilities and services from a single vendor as a small business set aside.

The primary goal of the program is to ensure the “availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation” of NGA’s information and information systems. The program will support the NGA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Services Directorate.

The NGA provides geospatial intelligence to warfighters, the intelligence community, policymakers and first responders.

“The Defender acquisition includes an overarching scope that provides state of the art cybersecurity capabilities and services that perform Cybersecurity Risk Management, Automation and Optimization, Computer Network Exploitation, Cross Domain Governance, Cyber-Supply Chain Risk Management, Cybersecurity Integration, and Cybersecurity Software Assurance to secure and deliver the nation’s most trusted geospatial intelligence services and data,” NGA said.

The contractor will also help the NGA chief information security officer in mitigating the chances of cyber-attacks and limiting their impact.

The eventual award will have a base-year and seven one-year options. Bids are due by Dec. 30, 2022. Defender at one time was called Cybersecurity Support Services.