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U.S.: CDM Contracts Could Open Door to More Efficient Security Monitoring
Source: fcw.com
Source Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Country: United States
Created: Nov 04, 2013

Federal officials and technologists who pushed to advance continuous monitoring cybersecurity capabilities are hoping the awarding of 17 continuous diagnostics and mitigation contracts this summer is the beginning of more efficient -- and less expensive -- IT operations for federal, state and local agencies.

 

"CDM can change the way government does security," said Mark Weatherford, former deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security. Weatherford joined a group of current and ex-DHS officials at an Oct. 29 Chertoff Group event who said the blanket purchase agreements awarded this past summer to 17 vendors could allow agencies to save billions in labor costs, as well as provide better security information.

 

DHS is preparing to issue task orders for services under the BPAs, choosing which tools and capabilities it wants to deploy, said Streufert. It will provide continuous monitoring as a service for other federal, state and local agencies, looking to put a common set of technical tools in place incorporating national and industry standards to help detect network anomalies in real-time, speeding the ability respond to problems.

 

Although the overall CDM program is overseen by the General Services Administration, the BPAs were established on behalf of the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. The program, according to GSA, brings an enterprise approach to continuous diagnostics and allows consistent application of best practices.

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