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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds 15 Vendors Under New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has awarded 15 vendors spots under four new special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity services as part of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA’s integrated technology services branch, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that agencies can now place task orders or establish blanket purchase …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Rolls Out Cyber Special Item Number in Support of White House Cybersecurity Plan

The General Services Administration has launched a new special item number for cybersecurity platforms and services and collaborated with other federal agencies to develop procurement support to facilitate cyber vulnerability assessments of government information technology systems. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog post published Monday such actions are part …

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Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt’s Cyber Strategy Should Prioritize Encryption, Access Controls

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, has said the federal government should develop a cybersecurity strategy that focuses on the adoption of encryption and access controls for privileged users in order to safeguard critical data from cyber attacks. Lewandowski wrote in a Federal News Radio commentary published Wednesday …

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White House Develops $19B Cybersecurity Action Plan

The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy meant to help agencies, companies and individuals bolster defense of their computer systems and sensitive data, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Sara Sorcher writes President Barack Obama’s proposed $19 billion cybersecurity budget for fiscal 2017 includes $3.1 billion for government information technology modernization efforts as part of the Cybersecurity …

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