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Federal CIO Suzette Kent: Federal IT Leaders Should Expect New Cybersecurity Reporting Metrics Before Year Ends

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said federal agencies should expect the White House to implement new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, as part of the administration's efforts to have agencies reflect its IT goals, NextGov reported Tuesday.

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Inspector General: 64 of DHS’ National Security, Unclassified Systems Lack Authority to Operate

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general evaluated DHS’ information security program for fiscal 2017 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and found that 64 of its national security and unclassified systems lacked authority to operate. DHS IG said in a report published Wednesday the department failed …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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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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Inspector General: IRS Cybersecurity Center Should Improve Incident Reporting, Employee Training Activities

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has urged the Internal Revenue Service‘s cybersecurity center to address gaps in its employee training and incident reporting and response efforts. TIGTA said in a report published Aug. 28 it reviewed 100 cyber incidents in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and found that IRS’ Computer …

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OMB Moves to Reduce Agency IT, Procurement Data Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new memorandum that aims to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies, NextGov reported Thursday. OMB Mick Mulvaney revoked several directives in the areas of information technology, procurement, financial management, performance management and customer service. OMB eliminated five memoranda on IT security that were issued …

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Cyber Best Practices for Federal Agencies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled new draft guidance that suggests best practices for agencies to secure federal information systems, Nextgov reported Monday. The Interagency Report 8170 document provides instructions on how federal agencies can utilize NIST frameworks to assess the cybersecurity of technology vendors and allocate cybersecurity responsibilities to …

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