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Tony Scott: Govt to Release Cyber Guidelines in the Fall

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Federal CIO Tony Scott has indicated that the government will release guidance on federal network security and incident response measures in the fall, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Jack Moore writes that the guidelines will provide policy and process recommendations that build on the 30-day cybersecurity sprint held across government in June.

“I look forward to some of these important changes, because I think it will make us faster, more responsive and more thorough in our response,” Scott told his audience at Nextgov’s Prime conference, according to the report.

The CIO also noted developments such as the increased usage of both passwords and smart cards as network login and the continued work of the “E-gov Cyber” division within the Office of Management and Budget, the report added.

Nicole Ogrysko of Federal News Radio reports that Scott pointed to next steps that focus on collaboration with the OMB unit and cyber industry stakeholders to establish measures that prevent “defects” in the government’s legacy systems and networks.

He likened this approach to the manufacturing industry’s practice of measuring defects or errors, the report said.

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