The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.
Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.
Knowledge Consulting Group will implement tools and services from three vendors on the Homeland Security Department’s network.
HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.
The first iteration of the cybersecurity dashboard under the continuous diagnostic and mitigation (CDM) is scheduled to be released this month.
The time to move from contract award to full implementation under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program will force agencies to decide whether to spend money on new tools or wait for those coming from DHS.
DHS and GSA choose Booz Allen and HP Enterprise Services to provide tools and services under two task orders under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.
The latest task order under the continuous diagnostic and mitigation (CDM) program would bring continuous monitoring-as-a-service (CMaaS) to 41 small and micro agencies.
Vendors are submitting bids on the next set of tools under phase 2 of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program while DHS is preparing for phase 3.
Janet Stevens, the chief information officer of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in USDA, said her bureau will join APHIS in testing out new cyber tools and sensors under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program.