DHS seeks information on role-based access control

The Homeland Security Department's CIO office and central IT purchasing organization have asked the public for advice on how to adopt role-based control of access to computer systems.

In a request for information issued August 3rd, DHS' CIO office and the Information Technology Acquisition Center described the topics they are exploring.

As is normal in the case of RFI releases, the department emphasized that its information request did not comprise a request for proposals or bind DHS to issue a proposal request. But procurement organizations tend to issue RFIs as a method of gathering technology, policy and market research on topics that later generate contracts.

DHS specified several areas of role-based access control about which it seeks detailed information, including:

  • Methodology
  • Approach
  • Published standards or best practices
  • Implementations and similar efforts
  • Support tools
  • Organizations
  • Time and cost estimates.

The department asked for responses by 2 p.m. Aug. 15.

The RFI affords vendors an opportunity to display their expertise in the field. DHS limited responses to 25 pages.

Featured

  • business meeting (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com)

    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

  • data analytics (Shutterstock.com)

    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

Stay Connected