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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: Trust Key to Threat Info Sharing Between Agencies, Companies

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, believes the government should establish trust with companies in order to encourage them to share digital threat information, Fedscoop reported Monday. Schneck told Fedscoop reporter Greg Otto in an interview that DHS and its partner agencies work to ensure privacy in the department’s …

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Mark Kneidinger: Congress Should Establish Legal Authority for Federal CISO Post

Mark Kneidinger, director of the Department of Homeland Security‘s federal network resilience division, has said he believes a federal chief information security officer will not be able to demonstrate leadership potential without legal authority, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes Kneidinger told audience during an Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association-hosted panel discussion Thursday …

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DHS Eyes Implementation of New Insider Threat Data System

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed establishing a centralized system for DHS to manage inquiries, complaints and investigations about potential insider threats. DHS said in a public notice posted Feb. 26 on Regulations.gov it plans to implement an  Insider Threat Program system of records to enable agency personnel to examine unauthorized disclosures of classified …

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Report: DHS to Open Up Geodata on Critical US Facilities

The Department of Homeland Security plans to give the public access to an online repository of location data about government facilities, power plants, mining sites, school buildings and other critical infrastructure assets in the U.S., Fedscoop reported Friday. Grayson Ullman writes the DHS will open up 250 geospatial datasets catalogued by the Homeland Infrastructure …

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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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HITRUST Releases NIST Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide for Healthcare

The Health Information Trust Alliance has issued a document meant to guide healthcare organizations on how to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework. HITRUST consulted the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to develop the …

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