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Ashley Mahan Named FedRAMP Agency Evangelist


Ashley Mahan, a 10-year cybersecurity adviser to the federal government, has joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team as an agency evangelist. Mahan will assist the FedRAMP team in consolidating FedRAMP and cloud computing into the information technology portfolios of the agency, FedRAMP said Wednesday. Since 2014, Mahan has …

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Mark Kneidinger: DHS Aims to Help Other Agencies Secure IT Migration to Cloud

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The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office to help accelerate agencies’ adoption of cloud-based information technology applications, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes Mark Kneidinger, DHS director of federal network resilience, said Tuesday at …

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DHS Awards DDoS-Focused Cyber Research Contracts to Universities of Delaware, Houston


The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected the University of Delaware and University of Houston to conduct cybersecurity research focused on distributed-denial-of-service attacks under contracts worth $4.5 million combined. DHS said Thursday the $1.9 million “Ensuring Energy and Power Safety in Data Centers” contract with the University of Delaware …

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Profile: David Bray, CIO of FCC

David Bray

David Bray has served as the chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission since 2013 and is in charge of the agency’s information technology transformation efforts. His team won the Association for Federal Information Resources Management’s 2015 cloud computing leadership award for the rollout of a new cloud-based IT at …

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HHS Kicks Off Search for New Deputy CIO

HHS Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services has outlined criteria for a new hire to the deputy chief information officer position. A July 16 USAJobs notice says DHS will grant top secret-level security clearance to the selected candidate who will become part of the senior executive service group of government leaders. HHS will accept applications …

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James Kurose: NSF Prototype Cloud Architectures Available to Researchers


The National Science Foundation‘s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering is calling on researchers to utilize technology prototypes developed under the NSFFutureCloud program in future studies with NSF. CISE Assistant Director James Kurose said in a “Dear Colleague” letter posted May 21 that researchers can use the experimental Chameleon and CloudLab cloud architectures …

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Interview: Matt Goodrich on FedRAMP In The Year Ahead, Cloud Barriers at Agencies

Matthew Goodrich

The Potomac Officers Club — owned by this website’s parent company Executive Mosaic — held its FedRAMP Forum Thursday in Falls Church, Va. for government and contracting executives to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative’s current state and exchange ideas on how to navigate this program. Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP’s program director, …

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FedRAMP Unveils Draft of High-Impact Cloud Security Standards; Matt Goodrich Comments

Matthew Goodrich

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office seeks public feedback on a draft baseline for hosting and securing high-impact federal information systems in cloud environments, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board currently only authorizes cloud offerings that require low- to moderate-level security. The higher baseline …

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