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Rep. Ralph Abraham Proposes Bill to Hold Federal Agency Heads Accountable for Cyber Breaches


Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) has introduced a bill that seeks to help federal agencies build up their cybersecurity procedures and hold agency heads accountable for failure to enforce measures needed to prevent cyber attacks. The proposed “Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act” would direct the director of the National Institutes of …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments


The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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NIST Issues Draft Self-Assessment Tool for Cybersecurity Mgmt Efforts


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a self-assessment tool in a move to help organizations assess the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management initiatives. NIST said Thursday the draft Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder integrates the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program‘s organizational performance evaluation strategies with the Cybersecurity Framework‘s risk management mechanisms. The Baldrige program partnered with …

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Marc Groman: OMB Updates Guidance for Agencies’ Privacy Mgmt Responsibilities


The Office of Management and Budget has updated its guidance on the role and responsibilities of senior agency officials for privacy amid advancements in technology and information analytics. Marc Groman, senior adviser for privacy at OMB, wrote in a blog post published Thursday  the new guidance outlines requirements for the designation of SAOPs and seeks to help …

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GAO Study: Agencies ‘Generally Satisfied’ With 18F, USDS Support Services

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A survey by the Government Accountability Office has found that agency project managers are “generally satisified” with the information technology support services they have received from the Office of Management and Budget‘s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that 18F provided development and consulting …

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Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey Appointed Naval Surface Force Chief for US Atlantic Fleet

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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, director of maritime operations for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named commander of the naval surface force for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Piercey’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Wednesday. The 31-year …

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PSC Report Cites Role of Federal CTOs as Innovation Agents; Casey Coleman, Robin Lineberger Comment


The Professional Services Council has released a report that details the roles and responsibilities of federal chief technology officers and offers recommendations on priorities for government CTOs. PSC said Tuesday the report is based on a study led by Robin Lineberger, principal at Deloitte, and Casey Coleman, group vice president for …

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GSA Creates 4 New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers


The General Services Administration has established four special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity service offerings under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contracting vehicle to support the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan. GSA said Monday all Schedule 70 vendors that offer penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and risk and vulnerability assessment services will …

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