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Janet Stevens: 2 USDA Bureaus to Test Cybersecurity Tools Under Federal CDM Program

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cybersecurityTwo component agencies of the Agriculture Department will implement commercial network security tools from a continuous diagnostic and mitigation program run by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jason Miller writes USDA chose its Food Safety and Inspection Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service organizations to test a set of tools built by Forescout and several other cybersecurity vendors that support the federal CDM initiative.

“We do expect to learn a lot, frankly, I think, as soon as they turn the devices on,” Janet Stevens, FSIS’ chief information officer, told Federal News Radio.

“Then we will need to evaluate not only our processes but do we have the right tools to analyze this information and make decisions on it,” Stevens added.

The report said she will prioritize adoption of agile development and DevOps strategies as well as cloud computing and analytics technologies at FSIS.

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