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GAO: OPM Completed Actions on 11 US-CERT Recommendations for Data Security Controls

The Government Accountability Office has evaluated the Office of Personnel Management’s efforts to implement the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s 19 recommendations to build up information security controls and practices following the data breaches in 2015 and found that OPM completed actions on 11 recommendations. GAO said in a report published …

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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS has kicked off five pilot programs for the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Immigration and Custom Enforcement …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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Janet Stevens: 2 USDA Bureaus to Test Cybersecurity Tools Under Federal CDM Program

Two component agencies of the Agriculture Department will implement commercial network security tools from a continuous diagnostic and mitigation program run by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes USDA chose its Food Safety and Inspection Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service organizations to test a …

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

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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