Congressmen Voice Support for Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Efforts
As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to protect federal networks against cyberattacks, the agency has created the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. The program was originally launched as a four-phase initiative in 2012. In February, government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton won an award of over $600 million for a six-year contract to execute the three remaining phases.
In a display of the program’s relevance, three members of Congress, Representatives John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) recently submitted a letter to Appropriations Committee leadership requesting $237 million for the program in FY19. This request is in line with the President’s FY19 budget request, which allocated $237.6 million to the program. In their letter, the Congressmen, who all sit on the Homeland Security Committee, explained, “The CDM program is of paramount importance because of the ability to monitor and assess the vulnerabilities and threats to its networks and systems in an ever-changing cyber threat landscape.
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