The Department of Information and Communication Technology said it is open to any investigation on the P512-million Cyber Security Management project.
“The Cybersecurity bidding process is above board and can pass any scrutiny. We welcome any investigation on this matter,” DICT acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said.
A taxpayer recently filed a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against the DICT over the CSM Project.
The DICT in January 2019 launched the CMSP, the country’s national platform for intelligence sharing to comprehensively monitor threats and defend the country’s cyber infrastructure from cyberattacks.
The project is set to be completed in 10 and a half months starting from the issuance of the notice to proceed on Jan. 15.
“This kick-off for the CMS project is a great cue for us to keep taking bold action in this gargantuan task of safeguarding our citizens in the cyber realm,” Rio earlier said in a statement.
The platform aims to build the resilience of the country as part of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022.