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DOE Details Gaps in Capability to Mitigate Effects of Cyber Attacks on US Electric Grid

The Energy Department has released a report that assesses the risk of cyber threats to the U.S. power grid. DOE said Wednesday the report “Assessment of Electricity Disruption Incident Response Capabilities” was prepared in accordance with President Donald Trump’s executive order that aims to build up the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and …

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OPM Mulls Direct Hire Authority for STEM, Cyber Posts

The Office of Personnel Management is considering the issuance of direct hire authority in efforts to fill government positions related to science, technology, engineering, math and cybersecurity. OPM said in a memo published Wednesday it will distribute a survey to chief human capital officers in the coming weeks as part of …

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GAO Pushes Continued Effort to Manage Government IT Investments

The Government Accountability Office has found through a study that there are still a number of actions the government has to take in order to improve the management of information technology procurement. These actions encompass further review of chief information officer responsibilities, IT contract approval, data center consolidation, software license management and security …

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GAO Cites Gaps in NASA’s IT Mgmt Practices for Cybersecurity, Workforce Planning

The Government Accountability Office has found deficiencies in NASA’s implementation of information technology management practices. GAO said in a report published Tuesday those deficiencies were observed in the space agency’s practices for cybersecurity, governance, workforce and strategic planning. NASA falls short of implementing an effective cybersecurity risk management process that includes …

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Back Warfighters Through Innovation, Cyber Defense, Tech Delivery

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network, has said DISA and JFHQ-DODIN support warfighters through innovation, technology delivery and cyber domain defense. Norton said at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium …

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