The relatively new Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Tools SIN (132-44 on IT Schedule 70) provides agencies with easier access to a government-wide set of information security continuous monitoring (ISCM) tools. This SIN was created to make it easier for agencies to strengthen their networks, be aware of who is on their network, and what is happening there. Of course, the main goal is to keep their data protected.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) vets all products on the CDM Tools SIN through a two-step process. Products are first added to a DHS CDM approved products list (APL), and then added to the CDM Tools SIN. DHS reviews new products every month, allowing for new and emerging products to become part of the CDM marketplace. Once approved and placed on the APL, vendors can apply to IT Schedule 70 to sell their product from SIN 132-44.
Five subcategories under CDM include the following:
- managing what is on the network;
- managing who is on the network;
- managing network protection;
- managing events/incidents and what is happening on the network; and
- emerging tools and technology.
Agencies can order from the GSA eLibrary’s CDM Tools page, and new vendors/products are added monthly.
If you have questions about getting your product listed with GSA’s CDM SIN, give us a call at 301-913-5000.