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Report: Alma Cole Returns to CBP as Chief Info Security Officer

Alma Cole, formerly vice president of Robbins Gioia‘s cybersecurity business, has rejoined the Customs and Border Protection as chief information security officer and executive director of the cybersecurity directorate at CBP, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Morgan Lynch writes Cole succeeded former CBP CISO Shaun Khalfan, who left the agency in January to …

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David Shive: GSA’s 18F Hub Plans to Recover Costs in 2019

Dave Shive, acting commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s technology transformation service, has said GSA’s 18F digital services organization plans to become cost recoverable by 2019, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Shive told a MeriTalk event audience that 18F is required to be cost recoverable and the organization is faced with a challenge …

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FedTech Magazine: Agencies Continue Campaign Against Insider Threats Under Task Force Standards

Government agencies continue to develop measures to prevent and detect insider threats in efforts to meet the standards of the National Insider Threat Task Force formed by President Barack Obama following the WikiLeaks release, FedTech Magazine reported Monday. Calvin Hennick writes Patricia Larsen, co-director of the task force, said agencies have deployed various …

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Rep. Will Hurd: Federal Agencies Slow to Adopt Cloud Computing Tech

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) told MeriTalk in an interview published Friday he has observed an organizational culture that has prevented agencies from implementing cloud migration efforts at a faster pace. Hurd, chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s information technology subcommittee, added he believes discussions on how cloud computing technology can …

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Tony Scott: Agency Action Plans on FITARA Should Cover CIO’s Role

Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined the potential federal IT reforms in the action plans of government agencies regarding their implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the Office of Management and Budget expects agencies to identify “breakthrough” opportunities, develop a “believable” plan of …

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GSA’s Mark Day: Security Tops Federal CIOs’ Cloud Concerns

Mark Day, deputy assistant commissioner for the General Services Administration’s office of integrated technology services, has cited security as the primary concern for government officials that eye cloud transition, CIO reported Friday. Day said in an online presentation that federal customers worry about the kind of support cloud vendors provide …

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