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Zina Sutch Joins OPM as Diversity & Inclusion Director; Beth Cobert Comments

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Zina Sutch, former director of the Agriculture Department’s Office of the Executive Secretariat, has joined the Office of Personnel Management as director of OPM’s diversity and inclusion office. OPM said Wednesday Sutch will work to review federal policies, government-wide data trends and employee survey findings that influence how the agency handles human …

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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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