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Report: DHS Plans Govt Internet Connection Program Revamp to Facilitate Cloud Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security aims to update the Trusted Internet Connection  program to account for cloud computing and cybersecurity initiatives across the federal government, FCW reported Tuesday. The TIC 3.0 update is intended to guide agencies amid a continued increase in cloud adoption efforts and mobile device usage. Mark Bunn, a program manager …

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Report: Jeff Eisensmith to Retire as DHS CISO

Jeff Eisensmith, chief information security officer of the Department of Homeland Security, will retire by the end of April after more than 23 years in the government, Federal News Radio reported Monday. He has served as DHS CISO over the past five years and helped implement the department’s cybersecurity maturity …

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS to Update Automated Cyber Threat Indicator Sharing Platform

The Department of Homeland Security wants to update an automated technology platform DHS personnel use to share threat information with other federal agencies, infrastructure operators and companies, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said at a US Telecom-hosted cybersecurity …

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DISA Backs Mission Partners’ Security Compliance Efforts Through Risk Mgmt Service

The Defense Information Systems Agency offers risk management service packages to its mission partners as part of efforts to help them meet the agency’s security requirements. DISA said Tuesday its Service Product packages are designed to aid the compliance of partners whose programs and systems are hosted within the agency’s Computing Ecosystem. …

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NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities. NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes. “State CIOs continue …

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House OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Office

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bill that would put back a State Department office that works to facilitate negotiations on international cybersecurity policies, The Hill reported Wednesday. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the House panel’s ranking member, …

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GSA to Update Acquisition Regulation With Data Security, Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements

The General Services Administration has announced plans to amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation to integrate new information security and cyber incident reporting requirements for government contractors and contracting officers as part of its unified regulatory agenda. A Federal Register notice posted Friday says GSA plans to require contractors to protect agency-related …

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Bill Would Penalize Credit Reporting Agencies for Consumer Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill that would penalize credit reporting agencies in the event of a security breach that affects consumer data. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to directly supervise CRAs’ data security measures; impose penalties on CRAs …

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