Effectively, TIC 3.0 really isn't that much about networking. It's really about data protection and privileged access management. Who is on the network? What's happening on the network? What data is on the network, and how is it being protected? While TIC 3.0 is mandated, it's already in force. Although the vast majority of agencies, perhaps all, are behind on addressing those things, part of it is just sheer procurement delays based on their existing TIC 2.0 and Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) networking procurements. But the reality is TIC 3.0, I think, is the silver bullet and it's a mandate. While it doesn't specifically have any dollars behind it, it does completely round out the vast array of cybersecurity challenges that CIOs, IT leadership and chief information security officers are having to deal with.
Federal Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity, Micro Focus Government Solutions