The National Cyber Security Center under the Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to use a wiki to communicate important information among federal agencies. The goal is for interested parties to use the wiki to share time sensitive information on threats, attacks and responses. It will also serve as a storage center for documents on standards and procedures.
This is the latest in efforts to coordinate federal cybersecurity, a primary objective of DHS and the Obama administration.
In a statement, a DHS spokeswoman said, “NCSC is engaging industry expertise to develop a Web 2.0- and 3.0-enabled collaboration platform — this is an important piece of the larger NCSC vision of meaningful collaboration across government… Once completed, the wiki and other mechanisms will leverage the individual strengths and technical competencies among the federal government’s cybersecurity centers.”
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness team, the Department of Defense Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations, the Intelligence Community Incident Response Center, the Defense Cyber Crimes Center, the National Security Agency’s Central Security Service Threat Operations Center, and the FBI’s National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force are among the collaborators on the wiki initiative.
A presolicitation notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website states that unless other firms place bids on this project, DHS will award collaboration start-up WiiKno the contract.