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OMB Memo Asks Agencies to Send Monthly Continuous Monitoring Reports

The Office of Management and Budget announced that agencies no longer need to do a three-year security reauthorization for information systems, Fierce Government IT reports. Jeff Zients, OMB’s acting director, told agencies in a memo they should instead just enforce more frequent reporting of ongoing authorizations of information systems through …

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Rep. Mike Rogers: New Cyber Threat Will Revive CISPA Bill

According to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, a new and undisclosed cyberthreat might start a new debate on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act during the lame duck session, National Defense Magazine reports. Rogers said that the threat might target US networks that will have “some very …

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Farzad Mostashari: Immunization Records Could Come to Blue Button

Immunization records could be coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Blue Button system within the coming weeks, the nation’s lead coordinator for health information technology said last week. According to AOL Government, VA CTO Peter Levin and Dr. Farzad Mostashari, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for …

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Roger Baker: BYOD Data Reimbursements an HR Function

Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker recently said he does not have the authority to determine if data plans for the VA’s bring-your-own-device strategy can be reimbursed, Fierce Government IT reports. According to Molly Bernhart Walker’s story, he told reporters those are mainly human resource and business functions, adding …

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GAO Updates Govt Progress on Civilian Drone Integration

The Government Accountability Office has updated a report issued in 2008 on use of drones in civilian airspace, finding agencies have made progress in integrating the unmanned systems but still need to address several issues on safety and national security. In its summary of the 49-page report, GAO said work …

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