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XLA Wins 5 Year IT Security Support Services Contract at NARA

XLA Wins 5-Year IT Security Support Services Contract at NARA


Vienna, VA., March 23, 2020 – XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) is thrilled to announce that The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), has awarded a 5 year task order for IT Security Support Services to XLA.


NARA is the nation’s record keeper and it is an independent agency established in 1934 to identify, protect, preserve, and make publicly available the historically valuable records of all three branches of the Federal government.  Archives has locations from coast-to-coast, protect and provide public access to millions of records and provide Federal agencies superior records storage, access, and disposition services through a national network of facilities distributed across approximately 45 geographic locations.


Since 2006, XLA has supported NARA by providing Cybersecurity services in support of the office of the CIO performing authorization & accreditation, vulnerability assessment, incident response, policy development, annual training development, systems administration, and security engineering support services. XLA also supports other functions within NARA’s Information Services organization, providing Information Security Support Officer (ISSO) support services, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) Compliant Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Authentication Engineering and Design, and Configuration Management for many of the enterprise-wide initiatives.


XLA brings years of knowledge and experience serving as subject matter experts in the information system security arena, having built and delivered many of the mission-critical services and modules used within enterprise security management systems.  A defining feature of XLA’s security methodology is the constant striving to automate tasks to improve the performance of our engineers, reduce mundane data analysis, and provide improved views of the security posture in an agency. XLA consistently deliver tangible results that save agencies time and money and establish the foundation for future improvements.


“We are very proud of our talented workforce and we look forward to continuing supporting NARA and meet the organizational challenges of NARA’s IT transformation,” states Asim Malik, Director, Programs and Technical Solutions at XLA. “XLA has been a reliable partner during NARA’s maturation and adaptation to the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. This win is a true testament of our credibility in providing critical mission support activities enabling XLA to expand our presence into areas that require high-level clearances.”


About XLA

Headquartered in Vienna, VA, XL Associates, Inc. (XLA) is an IT-enabled Law Enforcement and Security services enterprise principally engaged in providing cybersecurity, data management and analytics, technical solutions, and international program-support services to the Federal government.


XLA’s Coronavirus Response

March 27 – As we continue to navigate through this global health crisis and learn how to operate in what will be our new normal for the time being, XLA continues to be responsive and proactive to try to maintain business as usual. Although the situation with the COVID 19 virus is fluid and rapidly progressing, we as an organization, have taken measures for safety and work continuity. These include:


  • XLA Corporate has moved to telework to adhere to social distancing and help to stop the spread of germs.  Onsite visits that are absolutely essential to business continuity are pre-planned and spaced 6’ apart with no more than 10 individuals.

  • We still continue to interview candidates for all of our open positions, but have moved to virtual/online interviewing to ensure the health and safety of our staff and prospective employees.

  • Utilizing technology – XLA has moved to a virtual new hire orientation and on-boarding process to ensure a seamless and safety-first approach to hiring.

  • We maintain daily and weekly check-ins with our remote workforce through email, phone calls, texts, video chats, and group teleconferencing.




XLA Participates in Womble’s 3rd Annual Community Food Drive

September 2019, XLA recently again joined Womble Bond Dickinson at Womble’s 3rd Annual Community Food Drive in support of Food for Others, a local food bank which works tirelessly to feed over 90,000 people who live in poverty in Fairfax County.   Together, through all of their services the food bank serves 400-600 families every day Monday through Friday.  XLA remains dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we work and live.