As continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) approaches the four-year mark, the Homeland Security Department is transforming how agencies take advantage of the program’s tools and services while not losing sight of the ultimate goal: real-time monitoring and mitigation of threats against agency systems and data.
DHS’ outline for the future of CDM is based on the trials and tribulations of the program over the last three-plus years. The initial blanket purchase agreement (BPA) lacked flexibility for customer agencies and vendors, and didn’t include a long-term approach to sustaining the tools and services. These challenges made the roll-out slow and frustrating for federal chief information officers, lawmakers and cybersecurity experts.
In our latest downloadable Expert Edition, Cyber: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, you’ll learn from CDM Program Manager Kevin Cox how agencies are progressing with implementation of Phases 1 and 2; what to expect after the BPA expires in August 2018; and what that means for Phases 3 and 4. Our ebook also explores whether a DISA-like agency could lead all civilian cyber efforts and how a new contracting approach to CDM makes it easier for agencies to acquire the tools and services they need.
As cyber-attacks continue to increase in severity and complexity, the next year will be a critical time for DHS and agencies to move the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program from concept to reality.
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