An effort to help government agencies zero in on relevant cyber vendors is underway.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is now using a special item number to tag vendors specializing in services such as penetration testing, incident response and vulnerability assessment. As of Oct. 20th, 15 vendors have been approved under the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services section of the IT Schedule 70, a list of companies pre-vetted to sell tech services to the government.
Now, agencies can create blanket purchase agreements with those 15 vendors or place individual own task orders, according to a GSA blog post.
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