Navy cyber security experts ask industry for network configuration tool to safeguard information security

June 25, 2020
The government also is interested in the capability of companies to develop, produce, and deliver any future COTS and NDI items at their own expense.

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Navy information security experts are looking for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools to assist its program that hosts network configuration data to monitor for cyber security vulnerabilities, according to a request for information (RFI). Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

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25 June 2020 -- Officials of the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command in San Diego are asking for industry's help to support the Vulnerability Remediation Asset Manager (VRAM), a web-based information security repository for network configuration data.

The Navy's request for information for the VRAM project is for ready-to-use commercial tools that will help monitor the Navy’s network configurations.

VRAM catalogs network configuration data to ensure compliance to technical directives and mitigate against known vulnerabilities. Some of the new requirements for tools include the ability to be hosted on .mil domains, the ability to parse large files and the capacity to work with other parts of the cybersecurity infrastructure.

Navy officials will release additional information on the VRAM project only through a password-protected link at Email the Navy's Chris Thompson for more information at [email protected].

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