The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has awarded a $13.5 million contract to Endyna. The contract is aimed at providing the Vulnerability Disclosure Platform and associated services to help protect Federal civilian Executive Branch networks.
The Platform will promote good-faith security research, thus helping with improved security and coordinated disclosure across the federal civilian enterprise.
Also, the Platform will use a centrally-managed system to intake vulnerability information and use that information to protect critical cyber infrastructure.
The Platform is scheduled for launch in early 2021.
Bryan Ware, CISA’s Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, added that the agency plans to build on its current cybersecurity offerings. The goal is to provide a marketplace of services to agencies to protect and defend systems and operations.
Additionally, CISA plans to deliver “cybersecurity solutions that continuously leverage industry innovation, in alignment with the National Cybersecurity Strategy.”
The award duration is a one-year base contract period of performance with the potential for exercising four one-year options.