The General Services Administration (GSA) will move the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) acquisition vehicle into its second phase within the next month by issuing modifications to the blanket purchase agreement, a GSA official said June 2.
The CDM vehicle, which has a $6 billion ceiling, is one of the prime federal tools for defending civilian networks that are under siege daily from hackers.
Whereas Phase I of CDM is giving agencies tools to detect what devices are on their networks, Phase 2 will focus on better identifying who is on those networks. Thus, security products for identity management and network boundary protection will be in the offing from vendors during Phase 2.
The third phase, to come at an undetermined date, will delve further into boundary protection and tackle incident response.
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