By Alice Lipowicz
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
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