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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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DoD-GSA Report Recommends Cybersecurity Controls in Contractor Operations

A joint study from the Defense Department and General Services Administration recommends implementing cybersecurity requirements in processes and services of government contractors, Fierce Government IT reported Monday. David Perera writes the “Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition” report proposes security controls to be integrated into a company’s operations and contracted …

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Karen Evans Proposes Cybersecurity Plan for Federal Cloud

Karen Evans, a former Office of Management and Budget official, has co-authored a white paper on the government’s cybersecurity activities and cloud computing initiatives, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. David Perera writes the paper, entitled “Staying Safe in Cyberspace: Cloud Security on the Horizon,” focuses on the implementation of stronger information technology …

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New Congressional Caucus to Focus on Cloud Tech Acquisitions

A congressional caucus has been formed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to tackle issues relating to the procurement of cloud technology by agencies, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes the two legislators announced the bipartisan caucus at the MeriTalk-hosted Cloud Computing Brainstorm event last Thursday. …

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