Homeland recruits non-profit for cybersecurity software licensing

The Homeland Security Department is enlisting the help of a non-profit organization to obtain cybersecurity tools for operating systems, servers and databases used by the federal government.

The DHS Office of Procurement Operations said it is awarding a sole-source contract to the Hershey, Pa.-based Center for Internet Security to "provide software licenses for security configuration benchmarks and scoring tools capability," according to a presolicitation announcement. The contract, which is of an unspecified amount, will last for a year.

The center is chaired by Franklin Reeder, a former White House director of administration and a former chief of information policy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Its president is Clint Kreitner, former president of a multihospital region of Adventist Health Systems.

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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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