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ISC Study: Federal Cyber Officials Cite Lack of Breach Response Plans at Agencies


Forty percent of federal cybersecurity executives who responded to an ISC survey said their agencies still lack “effective” incident response plans nearly a year after the U.S. government suffered a large-scale breach of employee and contractor records. ISC said Thursday findings in the nonprofit’s 2016 State of Cybersecurity from the Federal Cyber Executive Perspective report were based on …

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Education Dept Seeks New Deputy CIO


The Education Department has announced a job opening for a new deputy chief information officer who will be responsible for information technology acquisition and information resources management efforts. The deputy CIO will also advise department executives and agency officials in the planning and implementation of IT programs, a USAJobs notice stated …

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Tony Montemarano: DISA to Focus on Six Key Aspects in Scope Expansion Initiatives

Defense Information Systems Agency DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency will start to take on a series of new mission sets from May 1 as part of its efforts to expand the agency’s scope in technology initiatives for the military. DISA said Thursday that Tony Montemarano, DISA executive deputy director, told a workshop at the  Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s …

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Beth Cobert: Agencies Should Continue on Efforts to Fill Skill Gaps for “At Risk” Govt Occupations

Beth Cobert

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council are continuing on their collaboration to address potential skill gaps in what agencies deem as “mission critical” occupations in government, Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said Friday. Cobert wrote in a memo to federal agency HR leaders that the partnership aims to bolster …

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UMass Amherst’s Jane Fountain: Next Administration Should Promote Shared Services, Designate COO at White House


Jane Fountain, a political science and public policy professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has said the next U.S. administration should establish within the transition team a group that will work to address policy implementation and management concerns. Fountain wrote in a March 2016 report that such a …

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