CDM Acquisition Approach

The CDM acquisition approach includes providing products and services to federal civilian agencies to strengthen agency cybersecurity. The acquisition approach includes the following components:

  • CDM Approved Products List (APL)
    CISA manages the CDM APL and has ensured that approved CDM products are easily available for purchase by federal agencies through several options, including the CDM DEFEND contract vehicle, the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Information Technology (IT) contract (through GSA Advantage!), and the NASA SEWP CDM Catalog. Note that on GSA Advantage! all CDM APL products have a CDM tag, giving purchasers the confidence that these products are CDM approved. Please visit CDM APL for more information.

  • CDM DEFEND Task Orders
    CDM Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense (DEFEND) is a series of task orders offering an all-encompassing approach for addressing CDM Program requirements. Each DEFEND task order is executed by an industry partner that is responsible for installing and deploying CDM capabilities at federal civilian agencies. DEFEND offers a wide array of benefits, such as providing flexibility to purchase new tools as they are developed and allowing agencies to shorten acquisition timelines by reducing the frequency of recompetes.

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