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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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GSA Revises Special Item Number on Professional Services Schedule to Cover ID Protection Services

The General Services Administration has revised a special item number on its Professional Services Schedule in an effort to meet the rising demand for identity protection services and changing requirements of federal agency customers. GSA’s office of professional services and human capital categories renamed SIN 520-20 on PSS as Data …

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Discloses 2016 Cyber Breach of Disclosure Document Collection System

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency found in August that a previously identified cyber incident “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading,” MeriTalk reported Thursday. Clayton refers to a 2016 breach of the test filing component of SEC’s Electronic Data …

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NIST Nominee Walter Copan Cites Cybersecurity, Govt-Industry Partnerships as Top Priorities

Walter Copan, nominee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology director post, has said he intends to prioritize the implementation of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework that seeks to help federal agencies and industry protect their networks from cyber threats, the Science Magazine reported Monday. “I think we all see cybersecurity as …

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