Overview[edit | edit source]
The Situational Awareness and Incident Response (SAIR) initiative provides local, tribal, state, and federal governments with quick access to Blanket Purchase Agreements to procure products and services that address gaps in configuration management, network mapping/path discovery, and vulnerability management.
SAIR tools and practices compliment existing programs by providing viable solutions that ensure consistent implementation of security standards across the government. Specifically, the SAIR program provides:
- affordable alternatives for smaller agencies to be served by a larger agency to assist with information security without the large cost to maintain the capability locally;
- a uniform service approach, as the work will be mapped to a standard method for conducting the activity — thus improving the consistency across government;
- aggregate requirements for tools and services, offering a choice of solutions to meet specific needs or proven practices; and
- shared experience among agencies, with a particular product or service prior to making purchasing decisions.