Federal News Network: SBA’s CDM approach demonstrates the power of cost negotiation

“The Small Business Administration has been an innovator when it comes to continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM). Over the past few years, the agency has implemented CDM by migrating programs to the cloud and noticed some surprising cybersecurity possibilities in the process.

Guy Cavallo, SBA deputy chief information officer, said a previous Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) pilot project, with the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget, led SBA to ask to conduct a pilot on CDM.

“The amount of logging data that we’re collecting, and the ability of artificial intelligence to then go through those millions of records of logs to find vulnerabilities and attacks – we said, ‘Let’s see if we can work towards meeting the objectives of the CDM program, but not…” Read or listen to the podcast here.

Source: SBA’s CDM approach demonstrates the power of cost negotiation – By Amelia Brust, March 12, 2020. Federal News Network.


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