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DHS taps GovReady to help small businesses with C&A

DHS taps GovReady to help small businesses with C&A

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected to GovReady PBC to provide tools that can help prepare small and medium-sized businesses to develop software and IT systems for the federal market.

GovReady will receive $1.1 million DHS S&T to develop tools to help firms through the certification and accreditation process the government uses to test, evaluate and ensure IT systems and software are ready to be deployed. That C&A process can be long and difficult, and it can discourage smaller companies from trying to do business with the government.

The project, known as “Security Controls Compliance Server,” is part of the Homeland Open Security Technology program administered by S&T’s Cyber Security Division.

“The C&A process is essential but, in its current state, unnecessarily difficult for small businesses to navigate,” Dan Massey, S&T's HOST program manager, said in announcing the award. “This project will help to even the playing field between large and small business by giving everyone an opportunity to provide software to the government.”

Posted by Derek Major on Mar 07, 2016 at 10:03 AM


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