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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofit recommended priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusion in a cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday. …

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Matt Goodrich: Agencies to Evaluate Low-Impact Cloud Services Under FedRAMP Tailored Baseline

Matt Goodrich, director of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said agencies will play a role in the assessment of low-impact, software-as-a-service offerings via the program’s “tailored” certification process, GCN reported Wednesday. Sarah Friedman writes GSA introduced the FedRAMP Tailored baseline in an effort to help providers complete the approval process for …

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Report: Trump’s Proposed $54B Defense Budget Increase Would Top BCA Spending Limit

A Congressional Research Service report says President Donald Trump’s proposal to increase defense spending by $54 billion for fiscal 2018 would exceed the $549 billion spending cap under the Budget Control Act, GovExec reported Tuesday. Charles Clark writes that Trump has proposed cuts to domestic programs to offset 60 percent of the defense funding boost. …

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Reports: Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeks “immunity from prosecution” in exchange for testimony before House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s involvement in U.S. presidential electoral activities, Reuters reported Thursday. Eric Beech writes Flynn resigned last month amid reports that he gave top White House officials incomplete information about his …

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Former Govt Officials Push for DHS Cyber Reorganization

Some former government cybersecurity experts said at a House committee hearing held Wednesday they believe Congress should elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal networks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul asked a panel of four cyber specialists during the panel meeting …

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