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Tony Scott Eyes Plans to Institutionalize Cybersecurity Sprint, CyberStat

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott believes that the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management‘s databases has brought a needed sense of urgency into the government’s cybersecurity policies, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Jack Moore writes that Scott plans to institutionalize the 30-day cybersecurity sprint done following the data breaches as well as other lessons learned as part of a federal civilian cybersecurity strategy.

The CIO noted that his office will work to ensure that short-term developments such as the use of two-factor authentication continue into the long term, the report said.

Other plans include face-to-face CyberStat sessions and talent and skills gap assessments.

Stephanie Kanowitz also reports on FierceGovernmentIT that the continuous cyber oversight efforts will be centered around the inspectors general and Government Accountability Office.

“We may have created some work for people — especially the IGs and GAO — because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies,” Scott said at the 930gov Conference, according to the report.

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