Tag Archives: authentication

GSA to Expand Single Sign-In Tool to State, Local Government Agencies

Containerization

The General Services Administration (GSA) intends to partner with local and state governments to expand the use of a website that offers single sign-in services to users of programs funded by the federal government. Login .gov provides a cloud-based authentication service that protects the privacy of users.

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OMB Issues Guidance for Agencies to Accept Digital Requests for Records

Office of Management

The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday released a memo providing guidance for federal agencies to start accepting digital requests for disclosure of records protected under the Privacy Act of 1974. Under the memo, federal agencies should facilitate remote identity-proofing and authentication process for individuals requesting access to records. 

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NIST Updates Cybersecurity Guide for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the updated version of its cybersecurity practice guide to secure applications used in emergencies for first responders. The document details how organizations can utilize single sign-on and multi-factor authentication tools. The Mobile Application Single Sign-On: Improving Authentication for Public Safety First Responders aims to help public safety organizations accelerate authentication of responders. 

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DISA to Develop DoD User Authentication Protocol

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking to create a method to help the Department of Defense validate user logins to the latter's information systems. DISA said Thursday it wants to utilize an authentication process to allow users to access information to any DoD network through mobile devices. Additionally, the agency intends to apply a continuous multifactor authentication process to establish and confirm user identification.

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CA Technologies’ Jamie Brown on Privileged Users Mgmt, Continuous Authentication as Cyber Priorities

Jamie Brown, director of global government relations at CA Technologies, has said the incoming administration should give more emphasis on the management of privileged users as part of efforts to build up the U.S. cybersecurity posture. Brown wrote in a Nextgov article published Wednesday that organizations should facilitate continuous authentication …

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