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DHS Finalizes Draft Cyber Breach Notification Guidance

The Department of Homeland Security has crafted a set of guidelines on how government agencies can notify affected individuals in the event of a cyber breach, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee approved a final draft of the guidance during a committee meeting held Feb. 21 …

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VA Seeks New Deputy CIO for Info Security

The Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technology has started its search to hire a new deputy chief information officer for information security. An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs website says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on its pool of Senior Executive Service …

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GAO: DOE, DHS, FERC Implement 27 Federal Efforts to Increase Power Grid Resiliency

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the departments of Energy and Homeland Security have implemented 27 federal efforts that aim to build up the U.S. power grid’s resiliency. GAO said in a report released Friday the efforts were not duplicative and supported several activities such as research …

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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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Inspector General: NASA Should Coordinate Physical & Cyber Security Efforts

NASA‘s inspector general has called on the space agency to establish a framework to coordinate physical and cyber efforts. The space agency’s use of information technology equipment to control physical processes makes operational technology systems vulnerable to security challenges such as malicious hacking, NASA’s IG said in a report published Wednesday. The report noted …

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