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NIST Issues Cyber Threat Recovery Guide

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a guide the agency developed to help organizations resume their normal operations after a cybersecurity incident. NIST said in the guide issued June 6 that the document aims to assist government agencies in efforts to incorporate cyber recovery processes and procedures …

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

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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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DHS Creates Mobile App Development Playbook for Agencies

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The Department of Homeland Security has released a guide for federal agencies to develop, test and implement mobile applications. DHS said its Mobile Application Playbook aims to help agencies streamline the process for managing protected apps across their life cycle while adhering to agency policies. “MAP addresses the challenges of mobile application development and deployment within the government, provides solutions …

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Reports: House Bill Would Open Access to Online Gov’t Data Inventories

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A House bill sponsored by Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) seeks to establish an “open by default” standard for government data, FCW reported Thursday. FCW reports the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act would mandate agencies to publish enterprise-wide data inventories online in a machine-readable open format. Sens. Ben …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Adopts ‘Open-Door Policy’ to Help Address Agency Cloud IT Needs

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Ashley Mahan, agency evangelist for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, told Federal Times in an interview published Wednesday she will reach out to agencies that need assistance to use FedRAMP-compliant cloud products and services. “We have a very open-door policy,” Mahan said to Federal Times reporter Aaron Boyd. She added the FedRAMP team considers …

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Sen. Tom Carper Asks OMB for Info on Federal Cyber Defense Tech Acquisition Process

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Sen. Tom Carper has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to provide information about OMB’s efforts to help agencies accelerate their procurement and implementation of cyber defense tools. Carper told Donovan in a letter published Thursday that he wants the OMB to submit its response to the Senate Homeland Security and …

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