The Department of Homeland Security wasÂ named a Quality Services Management Office for cybersecurity as part of the Trump administrationâs new centralizedÂ âshared servicesâ policy, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The new designation enables DHS to develop standards to guide all civilian agenciesâ cybersecurity decisions.
Previously, DHS launched a similar effort to unify security procedures and government cybersecurity tools through the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. According toÂ Tarrazzia Martin, the Housing and Urban Development Department’s senior adviser for enterprise technology planning, many agencies suffered from the effort becauseÂ “there was a lack of understanding by DHS of their cultures.”
âI think DHS has to consider that many of these agencies are infants in their understanding and take their time to make sure things actually happen as theyâre supposed to and they donât get left behind,â she added.