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GAO: DHS Should Modify Testing, Evaluation Process for Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Program

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify the administration process during the testing and evaluation phase of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter program. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Coast Guard should work to define key performance parameters for the operation of cutter boats under the …

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Mary Davie: GSA Implements Programs to Ensure Gov’t IT Product Security

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The General Services Administration has launched several efforts to manage cybersecurity of information technology products and services that vendors provide to customer agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the agency will establish a supply chain …

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Andy Ozment: DHS Adds Netflow Analysis Offering to Cyber Info-Sharing Program

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The Department of Homeland Security has authorized four companies to offer a network analysis service to their commercial and government clients as part of DHS’ Enhanced Cybersecurity Services voluntary information-sharing program. The NetFlow Analysis tool will work to help AT&T, CenturyLink, Lockheed Martin and Verizon identify and examine malicious activity in enterprise computer systems, …

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GAO: DHS Must Develop Guidance for ‘Einstein’ Tool’s Intrusion Detection, Prevention Functions

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to develop network routing guidance for agencies and identify ways on how to build up the National Cybersecurity Protection System’s capability to detect and prevent intrusions in federal computer networks. GAO made the recommendations after an analysis showed that NCPS, also …

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GAO: DHS Should Set Milestones, Time Frames for Devt of Biometric Exit System Evaluation Framework

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to create milestones and time frames for the development of an assessment framework with regard to the implementation of a biometric exit system at airports. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that DHS should also evaluate the reliability of its …

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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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CBO: Cyber Bill’s Information System Updates Requirement Would Cost ‘Hundreds of Millions’ Over 5 Years

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A Congressional Budget Office report says a requirement to replace or update information systems within a year under the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 would cost the government “hundreds of millions of dollars” over a five-year period ending in 2020. CBO also estimates that there would be significant costs associated …

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