DLT’s Don Maclean Takes an In-Depth Look at CDM

To improve the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, the Department of Homeland Security created the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.  On September 6, the House of Representatives voted to codify CDM, and barely two weeks later, the White House’s National Cyber Strategy assigned to DHS still more authority over cybersecurity in the United States.  What’s more, government contractors are winning 9- and 10-figure CDM contracts, so it’s clear that CDM’s time has come.

The Next Chapter in Federal Cybersecurity

I recently appeared on a panel for Federal Times at their “The Next Chapter in Federal Cybersecurity: Continuous Monitoring & Identity Access for Secure Networks” breakfast event. I was joined by Deborah Gallagher, Director, Identity Assurance & Trusted Access Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA and Paul Grant, Strategy Advisor for Cybersecurity, Defense Department, Office of the CIO. We didn’t get through all the questions so I thought I’d continue the conversation here.