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Report: DHS Names Stephen Rice Acting CIO

Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will assume the role of acting DHS CIO on Sept. 1, FCW reported Monday. He will succeed Richard Staropoli, who will leave DHS after three months in the CIO position. Rice previously served as assistant administrator for the Transportation …

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GAO: OPM Completed Actions on 11 US-CERT Recommendations for Data Security Controls

The Government Accountability Office has evaluated the Office of Personnel Management’s efforts to implement the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s 19 recommendations to build up information security controls and practices following the data breaches in 2015 and found that OPM completed actions on 11 recommendations. GAO said in a report published …

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DHS CIO Richard Staropoli Steps Down

Richard Staropoli, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned from his post, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. His resignation came three months after he was appointed by President Donald Trump to replace Luke McCormack in the CIO role. Stephen Rice, principal deputy CIO at DHS, told information …

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George Mason University-Led Consortium to Manage DHS-Funded Criminal Network Analysis CoE

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected George Mason University to lead a consortium of academic, government, laboratory and industry partners that will operate a new Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence. DHS said Wednesday the center will work alongside federal, state and local law enforcement agencies …

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Senate Bill Would Establish Security Requirements for Internet-Connected Devices

Four senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal suppliers of internet-connected devices to ensure that their products are free of “hard-coded passwords” and cyber vulnerabilities, patchable and comply with industry standard protocols. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 calls for the Office of Management and Budget to …

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