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Former Transportation CIO Richard Mckinney Details Agency’s Network Security Mgmt Effort

Richard McKinney, former chief information officer at the Transportation Department, has said Riverbed‘s performance monitoring and diagnostics tools helped the department detect 200 unexpected devices on its networks, FedTech Magazine reported Friday. Mckinney told Mike Gruss in an interview that the Transportation Department used Riverbed’s SteelCentral suite of products to measure bandwidth use which …

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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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Tony Scott: White House Unveils Proposed Federal IT Modernization Guidance

The White House has released draft guidance that details several actions on how federal agencies can develop and execute plans to update their information technology systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post published Thursday the Obama administration issued the proposed guidance as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. 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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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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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB’s Category Mgmt Policy Seeks to Streamline Mobile Device Procurement

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a policy that aims to facilitate the procurement and management of mobile devices and related services by federal agencies through category management. OMB’s Category Management Policy 16-3 seeks to reduce duplicate mobile contracts and help agencies manage their mobile service inventories, Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and …

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