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OMB: Federal Agencies Reported 30,899 Cybersecurity Incidents to DHS in FY 2016

A report from the Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team during fiscal year 2016. Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, wrote in a White House blog post that the annual Federal Information Security Modernization …

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CIO Council Report Recommends Federal IT Measures for Trump Administration

The federal Chief Information Officers Council has released a report that includes an independent analysis of the current federal information technology environment as well as recommendations for the new administration. The CIO Council said it collaborated with two contractor teams to produce content for the “State of Federal Information Technology” report. A REI …

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Dell’s Cameron Chehreh: Govt Legacy Software Structure is Main IT Modernization Challenge

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell’s federal business, has said the structure of legacy software for government off-the-shelf products is the main challenge facing the government’s information technology modernization efforts in an interview with Signal Magazine posted Tuesday. Chehreh told the publication the use of virtualization technology, software-defined networking and virtualized data centers as …

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Tony Scott: Gov’t Spends $3B on Maintenance Contracts for End-of-Life IT Products

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said government agencies spend more than $3 billion on maintenance contracts for information technology products that are nearing retirement and no longer have available spare parts, service or patches, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott told Jason Miller in an interview at the ACT-IAC Management of Change …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: Gov’t Works on New Cybersecurity Measures for People, Process & Technology

Casey Coleman, group vice president for federal civilian agencies at Unisys, has called for new approaches for the protection of federal data and networks. “[Traditional] perimeter-based defenses are not going to keep attackers out 100 percent of the time,” Coleman wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on the Federal Times. She said IT …

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