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Wanted: DHS IT Security Contractor Help

Jul 14, 20081 min
Data and Information Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a request for information from contractors to provide technical support and analysis for their information security program.

The solicitation from DHS closes on July 16. Here’s an excerpt:

“The requirement entails the contractors to provide policy development and implementation support; independent technology assessments; acquisition documentation, evaluation and review support; engineering review and configuration management board support; and support for strategic planning for the National Security Systems (NSS) security initiatives and policy.”

“…This is not a Request for Quotation. Any information submitted by respondents to this synopsis is strictly voluntary. This Sources Sought Synopsis is in support of a market survey being conducted by DHS to determine potential sources capable of fulfilling the above requirements.”

Washington Technology online described this opportunity as well.

Despite a tough economy, it appears that plenty of information security Requests for Proposals (RFPs) continue to be issued. That is, security expertise is still a fairly hot field right now.   


Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist and author. During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, including enterprise-wide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan State Government. Dan was named: "CSO of the Year," "Public Official of the Year," and a Computerworld "Premier 100 IT Leader." Dan is the co-author of the Wiley book, “Cyber Mayday and the Day After: A Leader’s Guide to Preparing, Managing and Recovering From Inevitable Business Disruptions.” Dan Lohrmann joined Presidio in November 2021 as an advisory CISO supporting mainly public sector clients. He formerly served as the Chief Strategist and Chief Security Officer for Security Mentor, Inc. Dan started his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). He worked for three years in England as a senior network engineer for Lockheed Martin (formerly Loral Aerospace) and for four years as a technical director for ManTech International in a US / UK military facility. Lohrmann is on the advisory board for four university information assurance (IA) programs, including Norwich University, University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Valparaiso University and Walsh College. Earlier in his career he authored two books - Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web and BYOD For You: The Guide to Bring Your Own Device to Work. Mr. Lohrmann holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor's Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

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