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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce …

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Reince Priebus: Trump Accepts Intell Community’s Conclusion on Russia-Linked Election Hacks

Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff, has said President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election through cyber hacking operations, Reuters reported Monday. Toni Clarke and Dustin Volz write Priebus said on the program “Fox News Sunday” Trump planned to ask …

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James Clapper: Foreign Counterparts Raise Concern Over ‘Disparagement’ of US Intell Community

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he has received concerns from foreign intelligence agencies about the “disparagement of the U.S. Intelligence Community” by President-elect Donald Trump, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes Clapper told Senate Armed Services Committee members at a Thursday hearing on international cyber threats that he believes …

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Sen. John McCain: Senate Armed Services Committee to Draft Cyber Policy Bill

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said SASC will create a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to draft a cybersecurity policy and strategy in response to Russia’s cyber hacking operations during the 2016 presidential elections, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes McCain noted that …

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CSIS Task Force Recommends Cybersecurity Agenda for Trump Administration

A task force of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has published a report that suggests a list of cybersecurity objectives for President-elect Donald Trump, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force’s report titled “From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President” calls on the …

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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U.S. cybersecurity posture. Brown wrote in a Nextgov article published Wednesday that organizations should facilitate continuous authentication …

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Military Times: Trump Should Complete First Defense Budget Plan by April

President-elect Donald Trump needs to complete his first spending plan for the Defense Department before a continuing resolution that currently funds government operations expires in April, Military Times reported Monday. Leo Shane writes Trump’s first budget request will establish a baseline for at least four years of defense spending. The report said Trump looks to grow …

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DHS: Russian Intell Services Conducted Spearphishing Attacks Against US Critical Infrastructure, Govt Agencies

A Department of Homeland Security report says Russian intelligence services performed spearphishing attacks and other malicious cyber operations called Grizzly Steppe in order to gain access into networks of U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure, companies and academic institutions. Todd Breasseale, assistant secretary for public affairs at DHS, said in an executive summary published …

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Trey Hodgkins: Industry Seeks Collaboration With Incoming Administration to Address Govt IT, Cyber Challenges

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, said the technology industry wants to collaborate with the incoming administration to help address cybersecurity, IT modernization and procurement challenges in the federal government, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Terry Wing writes that Hodgkins said there is a common understanding within the …

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