NIST seeks CDM trial

What: A National Institute of Standards and Technology "sources sought" notice seeks information on vendors that can help the agency test a proven risk-scoring methodology that would lead to a long-term, real-time continuous monitoring program.

Why: NIST is looking for a plan, software and technical services for a year-long pilot for five categories of users at the agency: authorizing officials, information system owners, information system security officers, operating unit security officers and security control assessors.

Officials are encouraging large, small and foreign companies to provide information about their abilities. If at least two qualified small businesses are identified, the resulting contract would be conducted as a small-business set-aside.

The notice states that interested companies should have experience with e-governance, risk and compliance tools, preferably RSA Archer, which is the approved vendor solution for the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Companies should also have deep knowledge of NIST's Risk Management Framework and its Cybersecurity Framework.

After the results of the pilot project are analyzed, NIST might conduct a competitive procurement and award a purchase order for a system.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:45 AM


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