The Government wants YOU! (And Your Input on Cybersecurity Acquisition) Blog Feature
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By: Kevin Lancaster on May 30th, 2013

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The Government wants YOU! (And Your Input on Cybersecurity Acquisition)

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The General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with a federal cybersecurity interagency working group (comprised of members of the DoD, GSA, DHS, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), released an RFI for stakeholders’ input to improve the governments’ cybersecurity acquisition and implementation.

This Request for Information (RFI) is in response to Executive Order 13636 on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (EO) and Presidential Policy Directive-21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (PPD-21). Both of these directives have the goal of standardizing cybersecurity contract elements and procurement requirements. The RFI is being touted by Dan Tanglieri, current Acting Administrator of the GSA, as “an important first step to a public private partnership that will help secure out nation’s infrastructure.” If you would like to provide comments you must do so by June 12th, at the Federal Register site.

When responding to an RFI, companies should seek out expert advice. Utilizing a proposal development service is the best way to deal with government RFI’s, RFP’s and RFQ’s. Government solicitations can be extremely complicated and short response periods mean they need to be dealt with promptly and accurately. Managing government proposals requires a blend of project and people management skills. By working with an experienced proposal development team, companies can be sure that there proposals are being crafted with focus and direction and meeting all government requirements.

 

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