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Former HHS OIG InfoSec Official Steven Hernandez Moves to Education Dept

Steven Hernandez, former chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the Inspector General, will assume the CISO role at the Education Department effective Dec. 10, Cyberscoop reported Thursday. The report noted Hernandez will bring government information technology experience to drive integrity and privacy …

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FBI, DHS Link Fallchill Malware to North Korea

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released an alert saying the government of North Korea appears to have been using a malware to home in on telecommunications, finance and aerospace sectors since 2016, ZDNet reported Tuesday. The FBI and DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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DISA to Start Hawaii Telecom Infrastructure Modernization Effort in 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to kick off a project next year to update telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Department personnel based in Hawaii. DISA said Thursday it aims to modernize DoD’s analog communications systems on the island to a new internet protocol-technology base under the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii program. PES-HI will offer new …

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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Report: Trump Discusses Emerging Tech With Telecom, UAS Company Execs

President Donald Trump met with venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bring emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday. The meeting included executives of AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink, among others, …

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Reuters: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Urges ISPs to Comply With Open Internet Principles

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has asked U.S. internet service providers to enter into voluntary agreements that will reflect their commitment to maintain an open internet, Reuters reported Thursday. David Shepardson writes Pai also discussed his plans to reverse current net neutrality rules with trade groups that represent the telecommunications industry during …

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FCC White Paper Outlines Plan to Mitigate Cyber Risks

The Federal Communications Commission has published a white paper that details FCC’s strategy to help the telecommunications sector address cybersecurity risks. FCC aims to promote cyber risk management best practices; urge providers to incorporate cyber during the development of new products and services; and tighten network outage and data breach reporting requirements, according to the …

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GSA Seeks Acquisition Mgmt Specialist

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for an acquisition management specialist to work in the office of information technology category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJOBS notice posted Tuesday says the chosen candidate will develop strategies to procure products and services for the ITC business portfolio. The acquisition management specialist will also advise …

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