Tag Archives: civilian agencies

Margie Graves on Civilian Counterpart to DoD’s Cyber Certification Framework

Margie Graves, federal deputy chief information officer, said a civilian counterpart to the Department of Defense’s proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification would require a different structure to meet civilian agencies’ wide range of missions, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Sehlke Consulting Recognized as 28th Fastest Growing Veteran-Owned U.S. Business; Chad Sehlke Quoted

Inc. Magazine’s annual Vet50 list, recognizing the 50 fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses in the nation, listed Sehlke Consulting in the 28th position, Sehlke announced on April 18th. The selections for this list were based on the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000|500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.

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President’s FY 2020 Budget Request Includes $88B for IT Spending at Civilian Agencies, DoD

The Department of Defense and civilian agencies would get approximately $87.8B in combined funds for information technology spending under President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Civilian agencies would get $51B in IT budget for fiscal 2020 and DoD would receive $36.7B, according to supplemental budget information in the White House’s Analytical Perspectives report.

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GAO Asks NNSA to Establish Program Mgmt, Training Standards

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the National Nuclear Security Administration develop new standards for program management functions and a training program for program managers. GAO said Monday it found a lack of policies for responsibility assignment, authority delegation and required competence for program managers, as well as a lack of training …

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Commerce Department Awards $15M in Product Commercialization Support Funds; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded close to $15 million to nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and entrepreneurship-focused groups in support of efforts to turn their proof-of-concept ideas into commercial products. A total of 35 organizations will also receive seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and …

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DHS Selects 11 New Foreign Airports for Possible Preclearance Expansion

The Department of Homeland Security has selected 11 new foreign airports located in nine countries for the department’s possible preclearance expansion effort. DHS said Friday U.S.-bound travelers will go through the immigration, customs and agriculture inspection processes conducted by the Customs and Border Protection prior to boarding aircraft instead of upon …

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FDIC Board to Hold Open Meeting on Flood Insurance, Cyber Risk Mgmt Policies

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.‘s board of directors is scheduled to conduct an open session meeting on Wednesday to discuss various public policies. FDIC said in a Federal Register notice published Monday it plans to discuss the temporary waiver of appraisal requirements for certain flood-affected areas in Louisiana and review regulations transferred from the former Office of …

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