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Beth Anne Killoran Takes HHS CIO Role

Beth Killoran, acting deputy chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has taken a new role as the department’s CIO. She will lead the department’s efforts to create a cyber-savvy workforce, collaborate with HHS offices and its partners, participate in IT investment planning and manage cybersecurity and privacy protection projects …

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DHS Alerts Employees of Security Breach on Personnel Files

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has informed employees that software it uses to process personnel information has been susceptible to a security attack. The agency recently learned of the vulnerability and has taken steps to  resolve the issue in cooperation with the software vendor, DHS announced on its website. The …

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DHS HQ Project Facing Another Delay

A six-month continuing resolution recently passed by Congress will again delay construction of a new Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Southeast Washington, Federal Times reports. According to Andy Medici’s story, the project will be pushed back at least five more years. This comes nearly seven months after DHS announced …

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Report: State Exec Danny Toler to Join DHS Cyber Team

State Department executive Danny Toler is set to join the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber division, according to an announcement obtained by Federal News Radio. Toler, State’s director of information resource management’s office of enterprise network management, will join the DHS’ office of cybersecurity and communications as director of federal …

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Defense Officials: Cyber Strategy, Rules in the Making

The Defense Department’s rules outlining how the military should react and when it can practice active cyber defense should come in the next few months, according to military officials. Pentagon officials told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the Joint Staff and the defense secretary’s policy office are collaborating to …

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FedRAMP’s Controls, Tasks; QinetiQ’s John Lambeth Comments

The  General Services Administration has taken another step in implementing FedRAMP by issuing new baseline security controls for federal agencies and cloud providers. The GSA included measures similar to those in a publication issued in August 2009 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to FedScoop. Similar measures include …

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