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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on Updated ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Impact Cloud Platforms

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has begun to seek public comments on the updated “tailored” baseline that seeks to accelerate the authorization of low-risk, software-as-a-service cloud platforms. FedRAMP said Thursday it will accept public feedback through July 28 with a plan to release the final version of the Tailored baseline …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GAO Recommends Strategies to Boost Federal IT System Security

The Government Accountability Office has recommended five strategies the agency believes can help the federal government strengthen the security of federal information systems and critical infrastructure in the U.S. GAO said Wednesday federal agencies should consistently implement risk-based entity-wide data security programs; optimize cyber incident detection, response and mitigation functions; and expand cyber workforce planning …

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OMB Sets New Data Breach Preparation, Response Policies

The Office of Management and Budget has established new policies on how federal agencies should prepare for and address a breach of personally identifiable information. In a memo published Tuesday, OMB offers a framework for efforts to assess and mitigate risks facing affected individuals as well as guidance on how to provide notification and assistance to …

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DHS OIG: CBP Should Update Privacy Policies and Require Specific Privacy Training for Employees

The Department of Homeland Security‘s office of the inspector general has suggested that the Customs and Border Protection revise its privacy policies and require more specific privacy training for Office of Professional Responsibility employees to help address law enforcement priorities. According to a DHS OIG report published in August CBP OPR employees have shared information with …

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Navy, Tracen Technologies Unveil 2 Mobile Apps to Assist Mandatory Sailor Training

The U.S. Navy has released two new mobile applications that work to deliver “anytime, anywhere” access to resources for mandatory sailor training on records management and privacy and personally identifiable information awareness. Tracen Technologies helped build the apps with the Navy under the branch’s Sea Warrior program in an effort to aid users in …

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Bill Evanina Updates House Panel on ODNI’s Security Clearance Reform Efforts

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has provided lawmakers an update on the efforts of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s NCSC to introduce reforms to the security clearance investigation process. Evanina said in written testimony Thursday before the House Oversight Committee that NCSC has partnered with …

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Andy Ozment: DHS Adds Netflow Analysis Offering to Cyber Info-Sharing Program

The Department of Homeland Security has authorized four companies to offer a network analysis service to their commercial and government clients as part of DHS’ Enhanced Cybersecurity Services voluntary information-sharing program. The NetFlow Analysis tool will work to help AT&T, CenturyLink, Lockheed Martin and Verizon identify and examine malicious activity in enterprise computer systems, …

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