Federal Cloud Computing Strategy [Draft for Public Comment]



Trusted Internet Connections

In 2007, M-08-05 Implementation of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC)3 was released, with the purpose of standardizing the security of external network connections used by Federal agencies while reducing the number of those external network connections. The Trusted Internet Connections policy was established when agencies maintained the majority of their systems within their agency-owned and operated networks, and when networking was constrained by physical limitations. Since then, the technology landscape has changed dramatically with the proliferation of private-sector cloud offerings, the emergence of software-defined networks, and an increase in the mobile workforce. Improvements to security are now driven by standards and secured connections instead of limited physical connections.


ManTech secures $668M CDM contract

From: FedScoop

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The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $668 million contract to ManTech as part of its efforts to upgrade the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program.

The Fairfax, Virginia, technology company secured the Group E contract of DHS’s Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) program, ManTech officials said Tuesday in a statement. The company will provide cybersecurity services to nine federal agencies.

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CDM moves to mobile

From: GCN

By Sara Friedman

With the first two phases of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program firmly established on agency networks governmentwide, the CDM team is starting to look into how to monitor mobile devices as well.

“We want to be able to help agencies identify where incidents are, orchestrate those incidents throughout their organization and [send] the information to the [National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center],” CDM Program Manager Kevin Cox, said at the Aug. 30 ATARC Federal Mobile Technology Summit. “We also want to add some optimization on the agency response.”