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GSA’s 18F Integrates ‘Agile’ Methods Into IT Security Certification Process

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has developed a security certification process for government information technology systems through the use of agile development methods, Nextgov reported Tuesday. 18F’s agile-based authority-to-operate process aims to apply an iterative approach to IT security authorizations and place security work at the start of a project. …

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Inspector General: 64 of DHS’ National Security, Unclassified Systems Lack Authority to Operate

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general evaluated DHS’ information security program for fiscal 2017 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and found that 64 of its national security and unclassified systems lacked authority to operate. DHS IG said in a report published Wednesday the department failed …

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FedRAMP Adds New Requirements for ‘In Process’ Cloud Platform Designation

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced new requirements for cloud service providers that aim to obtain FedRAMP “In Process” designation in cooperation with an authorizing government agency. Cloud vendors that receive In Process designation are actively pursuing FedRAMP authorization and are added to the FedRAMP Marketplace website, which provides information on …

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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday. Project Boise aims to update the federal government’s software security compliance process that require an agency to obtain an ATO and comply …

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NSWC Division Bases Automated Inventory System on RFID Tech; Ryan Mabry Comments

The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Panama City Division has developed an automated inventory system that uses Radio Frequency Identification technology to tag and track mission package support containers during maintenance, embarkation and debarkation activities. The Mission Package Automated Inventory Information System inventories each container within 7.5 minutes on average, the Navy said Aug. 13. “[We] installed MPAIIS …

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DHS IG: Dept Should Bolster Info Systems Monitoring

A report by the Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has identified potential weaknesses in cybersecurity and system monitoring processes at the agency, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the IG found that DHS organizations still use information systems with expired authorizations to operate and do not have a …

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