The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS), Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies. The GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract is directly applicable to this BPA.
The tools and services delivered through the CDM (also known as Continuous Monitoring) program will provide federal agencies, and state and local governments, with the ability to enhance/automate their existing continuous network monitoring capabilities, correlate and analyze critical security-related information, and enhance risk-based decision-making at the agency and federal enterprise level. Information obtained from the automated monitoring tools will allow for the correlation and analysis of security-related information across the federal enterprise.
While the scope of the program is primarily for civilian ".gov" networks, DHS anticipates use of this BPA by any federal entity, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and ".mil" networks, further enhancing the value to the government of this acquisition. Finally, in its overall cyber-defense role, DHS has the strategic goal of making the CDM tools and CMaaS available for use by state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. This BPA, through the Cooperative Purchasing Program (CPP), will allow these local entities to benefit from the same consistency, pricing, and speed of procurement for CDM as will be available to federal entities under this acquisition.