GSA Hosts First-Ever Conversation on Cybersecurity National Action Plan
Industry and Government Leaders Convene to Discuss Next-Gen Cybersecurity Solutions
WASHINGTON, DC- Today the General Services Administration (GSA) hosted a collaborative workshop for leaders from both Industry and the government to discuss the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) and where the government should be heading with respect to new security solutions. More than 500 attendees participated both in-person and virtually.
Speakers included Federal CIO Tony Scott, GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, OMB Chief of Cyber and National Security Trevor Rudolph, Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Jermaine Roebuck, GSA Director of IT Strategic Programs Bill Zielinski and GSA Security Services Division Director, Shon Lyublanovits.
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth Said:
“Whether on the federal side, or from an industry perspective we are united in making government work as efficiently and effectively as possible. And nowhere is this shared commitment more crucial than in the area of cybersecurity. Changing how we develop and acquire technology is vital to keeping data and systems safe. And addressing the needs of federal agencies with a comprehensive strategy and the best solutions available from the private sector is critical. Challenges and threats to our security develop quickly- so government has to not only move much faster to respond, we also need to have the tools to get ahead of those threats. That’s why today’s event and our collaborative efforts are so important.”
The event brought together government and industry partners to discuss the development of effective proactive and reactive cybersecurity services that will better assist federal agencies in identifying critical cybersecurity risks, responding effectively to threats, and accessing innovative private sector cybersecurity talent to remediate vulnerabilities..
Attendees also learned about DHS’s Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (RVA) and Incident Response (IR) processes as well as emerging acquisition solutions through IT Schedule 70 (IT70). GSA speakers discussed the upcoming addition of Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) on IT70, the results of GSA’s Cybersecurity Services RFI, how GSA’s new Making It Easier initiative and FAStlane process can help new and innovative companies more seamlessly access the Federal marketplace and provide inventive products and services that meet government cybersecurity goals.
For more information on GSA’s Cybersecurity initiatives visit www.gsa.gov/cybersecurity