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Kevin Cox: DHS Eyes Cloud Deployment for Federal CDM Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security considers plans to field the federal dashboard for continuous diagnostics and mitigation in the cloud, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

“Definitely as we go forward we’re looking at doing more in the cloud, including potentially at some point in the future, placing the federal dashboard in a high [baseline] cloud,” Kevin Cox, CDM program manager at DHS, said Wednesday at the MeriTalk’s GovProtect forum in Washington.

DHS plans to introduce later this summer the federal CDM dashboard designed to combine feeds from all agency dashboards, assess the agencies’ cybersecurity posture and help the department and the Office of Management and Budget identify data systems that need protection from cyber threats.

“We’re looking at how we interface with the cloud, whether it be infrastructure, platform or software,” Cox said.

“But at the end of the day wherever there is government data being processed… [w]e need to get federal leadership the visibility as to how that data is being secured, who’s accessing it and how it’s being used,” he added.

 

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