Department of Homeland security (DHS) has awarded a CONTRACT TO GNS,
INC. to provide INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION AND
VALIDATION (IV&V) SUPPORT SERVICES TO THE CUSTOMS AND BOARDER PROTECTION
Rockville - Sept/2017
Network Systems, Inc. (GNS),
an IT solution provider, specializing in information assurance, network
design and IV&V services, has been awarded a DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
(DHS) contract to provide INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION
AND VALIDATION (IV&V) SUPPORT SERVICES. CBP requires Independent systems
Verification, Validation & Testing (IVV&T) services from the proof of
concept phase through production and maintenance to ensure products and
developments are ready for the CBP production environment.
National Challenges and Goals for Cybersecurity
The 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan
creates the science and technology to ensure America’s prosperity, national
security in cyberspace.
The President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most
important challenges we face as a Nation. Advances in cybersecurity science
and engineering are urgently needed to preserve the Internet’s social and
As part of the President’s
Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the Administration also
2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan,
which was coordinated by the National Science and Technology Council. This
is the most comprehensive federal cybersecurity research and development
(R&D) plan to date, and it updates 2011’s
Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity
Research and Development Program.
Software defects, which are currently common, also give rise to many
vulnerabilities. Science and technology advances are needed for the
design and implementation of software, firmware, and hardware that are
highly resistant to malicious cyber activities. And because system breaches
are often due to innocent actions by well-intentioned users, we also need to
develop effective, measurable technical and non-technical security controls
that consider human behavior and economic incentives in cyberspace.
As we accelerate the important work of making computing and the Internet
inherently more secure through implementation of the plan, it will be
critical to re-examine, refine, and extend the plan over time. Today,
the President also established the
Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to provide
recommendations on actions that can be taken over the next decade to
strengthen cybersecurity, including further investments in research and
development initiatives. While their work is just beginning, the Federal
Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan will provide the
Commission a valuable reference point as they consider the challenges and
opportunities in cybersecurity R&D.
Courtesy of Whithouse.gov
by Greg Shannon and Tim Polk
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