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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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FedRAMP Team Aims to Cut Readiness Assessment Time for Cloud Vendors; William Hamilton, Claudio Belloli Comment

The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program team seeks to revamp the readiness assessment process for cloud service providers in an effort to help reduce wait times for vendors seeking authorization, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Meredith Somers writes William Hamilton, FedRAMP program manager for operations, and his team currently work …

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GAO: Gov’t, Industry Should Coordinate to Address Electromagnetic Risks to US Power Grid System

The Government Accountability Office has called for greater coordination between federal agencies and external partner organizations to explore potential approaches to mitigate the impact of electromagnetic pulses on the U.S. electrical grid system. GAO said Tuesday more opportunities exist within the Department of Homeland Security to assist in federal programs to address electromagnetic risks to grid …

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FAA, Partners Conduct UAS Detection Tests at JFK Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has collaborated with several other agencies and academic and commercial organizations to test an unmanned aircraft system detection technology at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. FAA said Tuesday it aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an FBI-provided “rogue” UAS detector system in some of the busiest commercial airports in …

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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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CBO: Natl Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Bill Would Not Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that calls for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to support state and local cybersecurity efforts would not directly affect  government spending or revenues. CBO said Friday it estimates that the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness …

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