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Kevin Cox: CDM on Track to Field Cyber Dashboard at All CFO Act Civilian Agencies

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Kevin Cox, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said the program management office is on schedule to implement the CDM dashboard and related capabilities at 23 CFO Act agencies by the end of fiscal year 2021.

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GAO Examines Federal Agencies’ Implementation of Practices to Manage ICT Supply Chain Risks

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A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says few of the 23 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies had implemented seven fundamental practices for managing risks to the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain. GAO said in its report that none of the 23 CFO Act agencies fully implemented all the supply chain risk management practices

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Kevin Cox: DHS Provides Agencies Better Network Visibility Through CDM Program

Kevin Cox, a Department of Homeland Security official, said agencies were able to discover 75 percent more devices within their information technology infrastructure using automated tools offered through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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OMB Announces White House’s Strategy for Shared Services Adoption Through New Memo

The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum Friday to advance the adoption of shared services to improve government operations’ efficiency and meet the cross-agency priority goal for sharing quality services in the President’s Management Agenda. “The memo establishes the new model for identifying, planning and operating government-wide shared services,” Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Friday.

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GAO: OMB, DHS Should Help Agencies Work on Intrusion Detection Capabilities

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security help federal agencies build up their capabilities to detect and prevent intrusions and other cyber threats. Inspectors general at 23 civilian agencies covered under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 assessed the data security programs of their organizations using performance measures related to five security functions and reported that 17 of those agencies did not effectively implement those programs, GAO said Tuesday.

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GAO Prompts OPM Agencies to Fully Implement Workforce Cybersecurity Assessment, Coding Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that agencies under the Office of Personnel Management fully implement the requirements for baseline cybersecurity assessments and coding procedures for federal finance personnel. The GAO, in a report issued Thursday, said that 13 of the Chief Financial Officers Act’s 24 agencies provided limited assessment accuracy …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon at ‘Midfield’ in Audit Preparations

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Friday the Pentagon is roughly at “midfield” in meeting a 2014 deadline to prepare an auditable statement of budgetary resources, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu reports Hale testified before the the House Armed Services Committee on the Pentagon’s preparations for an audit. However, …

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