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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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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’s Tech Transformation Service Launches Bug Bounty Program

The General Service Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has launched a bug bounty program that will offer incentives for independent researchers who can identify security vulnerabilities in TTS-operated software. GSA’s 18F organization said Thursday the agency awarded HackerOne a contract to provide a software-as-a-service bug reporting platform and help set up bug bounties for various TTS …

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FedRAMP Extends Feedback Deadline for ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Platforms to April 24

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has pushed back from March 17 to April 24 the deadline for public comments on the proposed baseline that seeks to expedite the authorization of low-risk, software-as-a-service cloud platforms. FedRAMP said Monday it decided to extend the public feedback period for the Tailored baseline in response …

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Army Fields Cloud-Based System for Ammo Management

The U.S. Army started to implement an updated management platform in January to help the military branch’s reserve and active components monitor and control ammunition supply activities. The Standard Army Ammunition System is a cloud-based platform that has a centralized database and server that work to provide users real-time visibility on …

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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks public feedback on a draft “tailored” baseline meant to accelerate the authorization of low risk cloud services for government use. FedRAMP said Thursday the Tailored baseline will cover minimum security control requirements for low-impact cloud offerings and that authorizing officials could identify additional security controls if needed. The proposed …

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Deltek Report: DoD JIE Initiative Presents Opportunities for Data Center Services, SaaS Providers

A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment will open opportunities for industry providers of on-premise data center services and software-as-a-service platforms. The company’s “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found that  DoD aims to integrate big data analytics into JIE to help strengthen cybersecurity of …

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GSA Unveils 10-Year Administrative Services Delivery Vision

The General Services Administration has crafted a 10-year vision for the delivery of administrative mission support services to customers in the federal government. GSA said Wednesday its unified shared services management office collaborated with the Shared Service Governance Board, providers and clients to develop the administrative function support delivery vision. The agency aims to transition the federal …

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MeriTalk Study: Threat Monitoring & Protection Automation Could Save Federal Govt $5B Annually

A new MeriTalk study estimates the federal government can save up to $5 billion in annual cybersecurity funds through optimized threat monitoring, correlation and protection automation. The report titled “Pedal to the Metal: Mitigating New Threats Faster with Rapid Intel and Automation” is underwritten by Palo Alto Networks and is based on an online survey of …

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