The Trump administration is asking for 2020 funding for IT modernization at both for governmentwide and specific agency needs.
The fiscal 2019 spending bill increases funding for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program by more than $37 million.
Kevin Cox, the CDM program manager at the Homeland Security Department, said the future for CDM includes security operations-as-a-service (SOCaaS), shared services and moving to a continuous improvement cycle.
The Office of Management and Budget released the 2019 Federal Information Security Management Act guidance giving agencies more options to meet the intent of the CDM program.
Jeanette Manfra of DHS said her office will help agencies manage and mitigate vulnerabilities through the CDM program.
GSA and DHS award a $668 million contract under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program that comes under protest.
The Veteran Affairs Department has been told it can help stem the rise in veteran suicides by speeding the hiring process for mental health workers.
Kevin Cox, the program manager for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, said ongoing assessments and mobile security are among the top priorities for 2018 and beyond.
OMB’s 2017 FISMA report to Congress highlighted several areas where agencies have improved the security of their data and networks.
A recent hearing of the House Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform committees highlighted the importance of leadership to make progress with CDM.