The General Services Administration (GSA) filed a request for information (RFI) on behalf of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to gather industry feedback on a potential cyber threat intelligence exchange platform.

CISA’s Capacity Building (CB) Cybersecurity Shared Services Office (CSSO) is working to establish Threat Information Enterprise Services (TIES) that will offer customers cyber threat intelligence (CTI) services, standards, and guidance.

The Federal cyber ecosystem faces a number of barriers, including a lack of cyber threat information tools and services, inefficient procurement, and fragmented information sharing, according to CISA.

Faced with those challenges, the nation’s cyber defense agency is hoping TIES will address such problems and help facilitate CTI generation, use, and sharing capabilities.

“The CB CTI exchange platform will be a one stop integration point for analysts and infrastructure to receive, share, and collaborate on relevant and timely CTI, enabling teams to protect their environments and others,” the RFI says. “The platform’s collaboration capabilities allow analysts to work with others to further enrich CTI. Customers will have access to a centralized interoperable CTI platform to efficiently exchange, enrich, and analyze CTI to better reduce cyber risk.”

Additionally, CISA hopes the CTI exchange platform will “ingest and aggregate” CTI from Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) and commercial threat intelligence feeds, among other sources.

Questions to the RFI are due on Nov. 28 and RFI responses are due on Dec. 19.

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