DHS plans cybersecurity wiki

DHS plans cybersecurity wiki
DHS plans cybersecurity wiki

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By Ben Bain
Aug 13, 2009

The Homeland Security Department plans to develop a =E2=80=9Ccyber ops wiki=E2=80=9D 
that agencies can use to improve collaboration on cybersecurity efforts, 
according to a notice from the department.

The wiki will be used by DHS=E2=80=99 National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and 
the six other federal cybersecurity centers as a collaboration tool and 
a way to develop improved situational awareness, communication and 
information sharing, DHS said in a notice published on Aug. 11 on the 
Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Amy Kudwa, a DHS spokeswoman, said "NCSC is engaging industry expertise 
to develop a Web 2.0/3.0-enabled collaboration platform =E2=80=94 this is an 
important piece of the larger NCSC vision of meaningful collaboration 
across government."

DHS' NCSC was established during the George W. Bush administration to 
coordinate cybersecurity efforts across the government.  Phil Reitinger, 
DHS' deputy undersecretary of the department=E2=80=99s National Protection and 
Programs Directorate now leads the center.


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