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Lisa Schlosser: OMB New Division to Oversee Federal Cyber Defense Initiatives

cybersecurityThe U.S. Office of Management and Budget has created a new group that will develop policies for dot-gov network security and ensure that federal agencies follow those protocols, Nextgov reported Monday.

Aliya Sternstein writes the agency’s E-Gov Cyber division also aims to establish a timetable for breach notifications across the government.

Acting Federal Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser told Nextgov the new OMB unit will work with the National Security Council and the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce to oversee federal cybersecurity using data analytics and risk-based methods.

“E-gov Cyber will target oversight through CyberStat reviews, based on agencies’ risk factors, determined by the cybersecurity performance data that we monitor,” Schlosser added, according to the publication.

The White House has proposed $35 million to fund the organization in its fiscal 2016 budget request, Sternstein writes.

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