Procurement can be challenging in any organization. Gathering requirements, assessing needs, determining the most cost-effective solutions, and finding reliable and trustworthy vendors can tax the savviest of IT organizations. Adding the layers of regulation faced by federal agencies and contractors only compounds procurement issues and decision-making difficulties.
Five agencies in the Federal Government (DISA, NSA, USCYBERCOM, NIST, and DHS) play major roles in determining which cybersecurity products and solutions are deployed in federal information technology systems. They do this by writing strong standards and best practice guidelines, establishing and managing rigorous certification programs and product lists, and through . . .