Shutdown hits CISA’s transition

From: FCW

By Derek B. Johnson


“The challenge is that you’re trying to stand up a new entity amidst a government shutdown that is paralyzing your ability to do procurements, to hire people where there are fairly significant vacancy rates in [Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation] and Einstein already,” said Cummiskey.

The cyber policy portfolio at DHS has grown significantly since the 2013 shutdown, adding new responsibilities in election security, implementing new systems and programs like CDM and Automated Indicator Sharing. But during a lapse in appropriations, operations revert to an emergency-only stance.

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