[ISN] Homeland recruits non-profit for cybersecurity software licensing

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 01:12:18 PDT


By Alice Lipowicz
Staff Writer 

The Homeland Security Department is enlisting the help of a non-profit
organization to obtain cybersecurity tools for operating systems,
servers and databases used by the federal government.

The DHS Office of Procurement Operations said it is awarding a
sole-source contract to the Hershey, Pa.-based Center for Internet
Security to "provide software licenses for security configuration
benchmarks and scoring tools capability," according to a
presolicitation announcement [1]. The contract, which is of an
unspecified amount, will last for a year.

The center is chaired by Franklin Reeder, a former White House
director of administration and a former chief of information policy in
the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Its president is Clint
Kreitner, former president of a multihospital region of Adventist
Health Systems.

[1] http://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/OCPO/DHS-OCPO/HSHQDC%2D06%2DR%2D00033/SynopsisP.html

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