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DHS’ Andy Ozment: CDM Program’s Second Task Order on Schedule

cybersecurityThe Department of Homeland Security is moving into the second task order under Phase 1 of its continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to extend the list of covered agency networks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes DHS recently received orders from the Office of Management and Budget to check the networks of more agencies.

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at DHS, told the radio station that his office plans to carry forward agency network security through 2016.

The report also quoted Ozmentas saying the CDM, Einstein and Enhanced Cybersecurity Services programs are on schedule.

“Our biggest problem right now is increasingly departments and agencies realize how incredibly useful this will be… So honestly, one of our biggest challenges is coming up with a fair and equitable way of determining who is first in line,” he told Federal News Radio.

Ozment also indicated that DHS has yet to deploy tools and services across several agencies under phase one, Miller reports.

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