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DHS Deputy CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Look to Accept Continuous Monitoring Tools

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Margie GravesMargie Graves, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, noted growing acceptance of continuous cyber threat monitoring across agencies at a panel discussion earlier this week, FCW reported Thursday.

Mark Rockwell writes that Graves characterized the change as a cultural shift as more federal offices open communication lines and collaborate toward diagnostics and mitigation.

Graves told the Association for Federal Information Resources Management audience that one of the hurdles to transition has been adopting the latest technologies, including cloud computing and big data.

Meanwhile, new contracts for electronic dashboards for collecting and analyzing intrusion data will be awarded soon, said Steve Viar, GSA Federal Systems Integration and Management Center director.

The General Services Administration is working with DHS to provide of continuous diagnostics and mitigation products across government and agencies have begun implementing phase one of the program, Rockwell reports.

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