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Stephen Warren Outlines VA Steps to Address Cyber Issues

Stephen Warren, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief information officer, has said the department is making progress on its cyber goals despite the deficiencies highlighted in a recent Inspector General audit, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes the IG’s 16th Federal Information Security Management Act report found shortcomings …

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OMB Report Details Progress, Challenges in Gov’t Cybersecurity Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has indicated that government agencies reported a 15-percent increase in information security incidents in 2014 as they gain more insight into their networks, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes OMB’s latest Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress pointed to almost 70,000 cybersecurity …

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Report: DHS Cybersecurity Office to Reorganize as John Streufert Plans Departure

John Streufert, director of federal network resilience at the Department of Homeland Security, will be leaving government after 25 years of public service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told staff in an email that Streufert will continue as FNR director until an …

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Congress OKs FISMA Reform, DHS Workforce Bills; Phyllis Schneck Comments

Congress has approved two bills that seek to reform the existing cybersecurity law and assist the Department of Homeland Security in recruiting and retaining cyber personnel, GovInfoSecurity reported Wednesday. Eric Chabrow writes the Federal Information Security Management Act reform bill would require agencies to implement continuous monitoring of their information systems for …

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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP Acting Director Matt Goodrich pointed to the increasing adoption of cloud and the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous diagnostics …

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Sen. Tom Carper: Lawmakers to Debate DHS’ Security Role in FISMA Reform Push

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says his collaboration with ranking member Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has helped bolster their push for cybersecurity policy reforms, GovInfoSecurity reported Tuesday. Eric Chabrow writes that Carper and Coburn have submitted three cybersecurity bills to the Senate, including reforms to the Federal Information …

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Phase2 Updates OpenPublic CMS for Open Gov’t Programs; Jeff Walpole Comments

Application developer Phase2 has launched an updated version of its open source content management system based on Drupal to support government agencies’ information-sharing initiatives, GCN reported Oct. 9. The report said Phase2 designed OpenPublic 1.0 to further bolster open government projects across several websites in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. According to the …

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Qualys’ Billy Rios: Procurement Process Key to Stopping Cyber Attacks on Federal Facilities

Billy Rios, director of threat intelligence at Qualys, has called for increased effort to protect private industry and federal industrial control systems over existing security regulations in place, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that a paper Rios presented during the Black Hat cybersecurity convention in August revealed backdoors, hard-coded …

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Senate Homeland Security Committee Passes FISMA Reform Bill; Tom Carper Comments

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, a move that could draw closer to reforms in the 12-year-old Federal Information Security Management Act, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Jeffrey Roman writes the modernization bill could reach the President despite facing a long process, from …

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