[ISN] DHS seeks cybersecurity capablity info

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:04:24 -0500 (CDT)

By Ben Bain
July 21, 2008

The Homeland Security Department is interested in learning how the 
private sector can help secure the perimeter of the government’s 
information technology networks — a key DHS role in the Bush 
Administration’s largely classified Comprehensive National Cybersecurity 

DHS asked companies interested in assisting with ongoing efforts to 
reduce the number access points that agencies use to connect to the 
Internet and efforts to further monitor and analyze agency networks to 
submit their qualifications by July 22. The department issued the 
request for information on July 15.

Specifically, DHS is looking for a contractor with extensive knowledge 
of the EINSTEIN and Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Initiatives, two 
ongoing cybersecurity efforts that DHS officials frequently reference 
when discussing the administration’s largely classified, multiyear, 
multiagency, potentially multibillion-dollar effort to boost federal 


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