Cybersecurity

DHS picks RSA Archer for CDM dashboard

Update: Sources tell FCW that RSA Archer's announcement was premature, and that a final decision for the CDM dashboard has not yet been made. Click here for updated coverage.

The Department of Homeland Security has selected RSA Archer's GRC solution for its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation dashboard, according to RSA officials.

Former Navy Rear Adm. Michael Brown, vice president and general manager of RSA's Global Public Sector, made the announcement in a Sept. 2 blog post.

DHS declined to comment.

GRC is the latest commercial tool to be added to the CDM program. In August, the General Services Administration awarded blanket purchase agreements to 17 companies and teams of companies to provide monitoring tools under CDM.

The RSA dashboard was chosen by InfoReliance, which is part of the Metrica Team Venture group that received a contract in March to design and implement the CDM dashboard. InfoReliance worked with DHS' Federal Network Resilience office to analyze commercial alternatives in designing the dashboard.

Brown said the dashboard is designed to allow federal agencies to collect data, such as scan reports from sensors, and export customized reports for IT leaders.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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