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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Non-Military Service DoD Spending on IT Goods to Decline Through 2020

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Spending on information technology goods and services by Defense Department agencies excluding the military services will record a negative growth rate of 0.2 percent from fiscal year 2016 to 2021, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the firm’s “Federal Information Technology Market, 2016-2021 Forecast Report” has …

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Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches

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House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked acting Office of Personnel Management chief Beth Cobert for documents and responses on inquiries related to OPM’s cybersecurity posture and causes of data breaches in the agency. Smith said in that letter to Cobert sent Tuesday the Government Accountability Office has conducted a study that identified foreign cyber attacks as a …

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Report Outlines Priority Tech Areas for DHS’ Integrated Product Teams

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The Department of Homeland Security has published a report that outlines 24 focus areas of  technology research-and-development initiatives by DHS’ integrated product teams in fiscal year 2016. DHS said Monday it categorized the IPTs’ technical focus areas into aviation security, biological threats, border security, cybersecurity and counterterrorism. “Threats to our homeland are …

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Reps. Jim Langevin, John Ratcliffe Propose Bills to Facilitate U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity R&D Partnerships

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Reps. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) have introduced bills that seek to facilitate research and development collaboration in cybersecurity between the U.S. and Israel. The proposed United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2016 seeks to establish a grant program for joint cybersecurity R&D projects, Langevin’s office said in …

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Baldrige Program, NIST to Develop Assessment Tool for Cyber Risk Management Programs

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The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a tool designed to help organizations evaluate their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. The Baldrige program proposed the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder platform in compliance with NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, …

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DOE to Back Grid Security Efforts of 2 Industry Groups; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Comments

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The Energy Department will invest up to $15 million in cybersecurity programs of two industry groups that aim to help protect the country’s electric grid infrastructure from cyber and physical attacks. DOE said Tuesday the funds will support grid security efforts at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. “As our definition …

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CBO: House Bill on Cybersecurity Support for Small Businesses Would Cost $1M From 2017 to 2021

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security and Small Business Administration to create a strategy for small business development centers to provide cybersecurity training and counseling to clients would cost approximately $1 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Thursday that …

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