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Tony Scott: Agencies Should Share Cyber Systems as Part of Long-Term Strategy

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Federal CIO Tony Scott believes federal agencies must share cyber systems alongside information to build up government cybersecurity and shared responsibility, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Scott said at the publication’s FedTalks event the sharing of cybersecurity technologies narrows down potential vulnerabilities. “You need partners and you need [an] …

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Mac Thornberry: OMB, DHS, OPM Officials Absent From House Committee’s Data Breach Meeting


Representatives from the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Homeland Security and Office of Personnel Management failed to attend a House committee-hosted classified meeting on the OPM breaches Tuesday, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said the officials’ last-minute decision not to …

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White House Updates Info Mgmt Principles


The White House has released a proposal that seeks to update the federal government’s information management principles, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes the proposal’s draft minimum requirements aim to prevent abuse of authorized privileges and mitigate the risk of malicious activity. The proposal also calls on agencies to monitor …

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Ashley Mahan Named FedRAMP Agency Evangelist


Ashley Mahan, a 10-year cybersecurity adviser to the federal government, has joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team as an agency evangelist. Mahan will assist the FedRAMP team in consolidating FedRAMP and cloud computing into the information technology portfolios of the agency, FedRAMP said Wednesday. Since 2014, Mahan has …

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