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Report: DHS Tests Cyber Tech Acquisition Mgmt Model

The Department of Homeland Security has initiated a pilot program to test a new acquisition management directive that seeks to help increase the flexibility of DHS cybersecurity processes with the use of agile methodology, Fedscoop reported Thursday.

Jeffrey Eisensmith, chief information security officer of DHS, told audience at the Consortium for IT Software Quality-hosted summit held Thursday the department is testing the directive in an effort to define security requirements for software platforms.

Eisensmith added that DHS seeks to provide smaller federal agencies access to cloud-based cybersecurity defense tools via a group F task order under the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation Program.

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