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Report: DHS to Introduce Federal Dashboard for Cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security will introduce a government-wide dashboard in October to compile data from federal agencies that currently use sensor networks and dashboards within their organizations, GCN reported Monday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity office, said at a Professional Services Council-hosted event held Monday the federal …

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Looks for Associate Director to Oversee IT Programs

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has kicked off search for a new associate director who will oversee the bureau’s information technology systems, networks, system authorization and policies and procedures. According to notice published Monday on USAJobs, the BEP Associate Director (Chief Information Officer) will work to administer IT budgets, capital investments, …

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FedScoop: California Seeks FedRAMP Certification for State’s Cloud Service

California’s department of technology has applied for a certification to cover the state’s cloud service offerings through the U.S. General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Alex Koma writes the state’s Chief Information Officer Carlos Romero announced a pending application of CalCloud for the FedRAMP certification that would make California the …

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GAO: Complete Guidance Needed for Consistent Agency Security Performance

The Government Accountability Office found that many federal agencies continue to have what auditors believe are weaknesses in several security aspects that affect the implementation of information security programs. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that 24 agencies identified vulnerabilities in the areas of access control, configuration management, segregation of duties, …

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David Wennergren Suggests Cybersecurity Focus Shift to Measurable Outcomes

David Wennergren, senior vice president of technology at the Professional Services Council, has suggested a change in industry and government attitudes towards the adoption of new technologies and focus on measurable outcomes for cybersecurity strategies. In an FCW opinion piece published Friday, Wennergren wrote agencies can apply continuous monitoring to network defense as opposed …

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