The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) is a contract to provide information technology (IT) solutions through performance of a wide range of support services.

Functional Category 3 – Independent Test, Validation, Verification, and Evaluation (IV&V)

Awardees in Functional Category (FC) 3 provide independent test, validation, verification, and evaluation solutions to ensure that all IT products and services meet DHS standards, and are performing to defined design, cost, schedule and performance specifications/capabilities. Services include quality and operational assessments, integration testing and system test and evaluation, including security certification and accreditation, assessments, process and procedure audits, project and performance management, systems analysis and design. Independent test, validation, verification, and evaluation solutions ensures that all IT products and services meet DHS security standards, and will be tested and evaluated in accordance with all Federal security requirements, e.g., Defense Information Technology Security Certification & Accreditation Process (DITSCAP), National Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation (NIACAP), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Department of Justice (DOJ) Directives, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), etc. Independent verification and validation is provided for all aspects of systems security as it relates to Government practices, policies, and procedures, such as risk analysis and the development of recommendations and implementations, as well as plans for new procedures and changes to existing systems. Areas may include development and implementation, transition and verifications, testing plans for installing new security-related products within the existing client organization technology infrastructure, and mitigation strategies and mitigation activities for residual risks identified for specific organizations or systems.