Tag Archives: ciso

How will CMMC Directly Affect Defense Contractors: What You Need to Stay Informed as Regulations Change; Katie Arrington Quoted

The Department of Defense (DoD) has noted that cybersecurity requirements for the Department of Defense contractors will view the model as being in a “constant state of evolution” over the next few years, so what can contractors do to keep up with the current changes? 

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Katherine Arrington, Wash100 Award Recipient, CISO for DoD OUSDA, to Speak During Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd

Katherine "Katie" Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),  will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Thursday, April 2nd. Click here to register for POC’s Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020.

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Report: Agencies Introduce IT Reskilling Initiatives for Employees

Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts. 

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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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FDIC Ramps Up CISO Search

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation looks for a new chief information security officer to oversee information technology security activities across the agency. A USAJobs notice posted Oct. 26 says the CISO will oversee and direct security programs involving FDIC’s IT infrastructure and communications systems as well as agency and personnel data. …

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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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FTC Seeks IT Specialist/CISO for CIO Office

The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the search for an information technology specialist or chief information security officer who will work for the office of the chief information officer within the commission’s office of the executive director. The IT specialist/CISO will oversee IT services and employees or vendors that work …

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Report: VA Deputy CIO Sean Kelley Named EPA CISO

Sean Kelley, deputy chief information officer for account management of benefits and veteran experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named chief information security officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, FCW Insider reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Kelley’s appointment will take effect Jan. 9. His move to EPA …

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