Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP)

CNAP Background

In 2016, former President Obama launched the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which creates a long-term strategy to enhance:

  • Cybersecurity awareness and protections;
  • Protect privacy;
  • Public safety;
  • Economic and national security; and
  • Federal agencies to take better control of their digital security.

GSA is a strategic partner that supports the goals outlined in the CNAP of helping strengthen and protect our country's IT infrastructure.

GSA is leading on several initiatives in the CNAP.  A key part of that plan is the IT Modernization Fund, which will channel $3.1 Billion in IT spending towards the most vulnerable and important system in government and help address unmet opportunities.

We are also creating new acquisition vehicles and helping agencies find the best talent to assess, test, and address vulnerabilities.

Additionally, federal agency customers can use sites such as and the Acquisition Gateway to quickly identify and purchase new products, services, and solutions that will increase security through their IT enterprise. 

Executing on our roles and responsibilities in the CNAP is an integral, important part of improving cybersecurity throughout government. GSA will continue to develop new initiatives and provide better access to the products and services that meet the cybersecurity needs of our federal customers.

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Last Reviewed 2017-01-20